John Joseph Adams Books SFF Imprint Discontinued

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is ending its John Joseph Adams Books sff imprint after five years. Adams told Facebook followers:

Sad news, friends: HMH has decided to discontinue John Joseph Adams Books. We’ve still got several books forthcoming, and those will still be published, but nothing new beyond those, alas. Cheers to all of the authors who went on this ride with me, and to all who bought & read.

Adams emphasized that HMH is still publishing another project:

I should note that Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy is not connected to JJA Books in a technical sense, so the 2020 and 2021 volumes of that will still be published, and then we’ll see. This doesn’t impact whether or not THAT continues.

And he added, “This also has no impact on Lightspeed or Nightmare [magazines] or the impending relaunch of Fantasy, or any of my anthologies.” 

[Thanks to rcade and Andrew Porter for the story.]

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3 thoughts on “John Joseph Adams Books SFF Imprint Discontinued

  1. This is a shame. That imprint brought out some gems, including Peter Cawdron’s Retrograde and Carrie Vaughn’s The Wild Dead.

    Does this include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Mariner Books imprint, for which JJA has been the editor for recent publications?

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