Rocket Kapre is an imprint of Eight Ray Sun Publishing Inc. (a new Philippine-based publisher), dedicated to bringing the very best of Philippine Speculative Fiction in English to a worldwide audience by means of digital distribution.
We’re driven by a dream: that someday Filipino writers will be able to quit their day jobs and make a living from writing Speculative Fiction, that someday we’ll have a legion of Filipino-created worlds and characters spawning conventions, thesis papers, cosplay and, yes, even slash fanfic–that is our dream and our mission.
To succeed though, we’ll need your help dear reader.
As a Reader: Help us build a community of people passionate about Philippine Speculative Fiction. We’ve tried to build a site with all the necessary tools for online social interaction, but without an active community those are about as useful as mechas without svelte teen-aged pilots. We’ll make sure you have a reason to keep coming back–with regular updates, contests, and exclusive features–but in turn, we’d love it if you could buy our books, comment on our stories (and on the comments of others), spread the word when we do something awesome, and let us know how we can serve you better.
As a Creator: We’re dying to promote great works of the Filipino Fantastic–but to do that we need you to create those great works. Submit to USOK and our anthologies, and get cracking on that novel-idea that just won’t go away. Give us your best shot–and if it doesn’t quite hit the mark at first, please don’t be discouraged. Believe us when we say no one wants you to succeed as much as we do, and as long as you’re willing to aim high, we’ll be right at your side passing the ammo.
And hey, even if you’re not releasing your work through us, if you’re a Filipino creator with a work our readers would find interesting, we’ll gladly promote your wares on the blog. Just let us know how we can help get the word out, and if it’s within our power, we’re there.
As a Patron: If you’re an organization or an individual who would like to take a more active role in the promotion of quality Philippine Speculative Fiction, or render financial aid to Rocket Kapre, we’d be more than happy to talk about what we can do for you in return. Likewise, if you would like to advertise on the site, please drop us an email and we can discuss our rates.
Questions? Comments? Challenges to the death? You can reach us at rocketkapre[at] g m a i l.com or check out the FAQ.