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Quills & Quartos Publishing


A traditional, independent digital, print and audiobook publisher of romantic historical fiction inspired by the works of Jane Austen.

Publishing stories we love by writers we admire.

The Q&Q Queue

KaraLynne Mackrory's novels are back in newly edited Kindle, paperback and audiobook editions. Available now on Amazon:

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Coming in February: Yours Forevermore, Darcy and Bluebells in the Mourning

Our recent releases, on paperback, ebook and audiobook on Amazon. Click to buy!


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While her sister Jane is ill at Netherfield, Elizabeth Bennet overhears Miss Bingley and the proud Mr Darcy discussing his admiration of Elizabeth and her fine eyes.


Not sure what to think of his praise after all of their previous disagreements, and more flattered than she wants to admit, Elizabeth teases him for the disparaging remark he made about her at the Meryton Assembly. Darcy is forced to reconsider his opinion of a woman who has bewitched him more than any other.


This unintended eavesdropping leads to confrontations and apologies on both sides and, eventually, the beginnings of a friendship between Darcy and Elizabeth. Their warming acquaintance impacts the courtship of Darcy’s friend and Elizabeth’s sister, the jealous temper of Miss Bingley, and even the behavior of Mr Wickham after he arrives in Meryton.


How are the events of the winter drastically affected by the Bennet sisters choosing to spend two more days at Netherfield?

"The person, be it a gentleman or a lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."  


Quills & Quartos Publishing is the creation of Amy D’Orazio and Jan Ashton, authors and readers of Jane Austen variations.


We formed Quills & Quartos with one goal in mind: to pair the best stories, both new and classic, with the best in editing and cover design, for a superlative reading experience. We are not a vanity press, imprint or services-for-hire company, but a traditional royalty-paying publishing house, staffed with editors and designers, looking for books people will want to read.

But we need authors to write those stories. Are you a writer or potential author who is interested in publishing your work? We would love to hear from you! Our submission process and contact information is below. Further guidelines are on the Q&Q Submissions Page.

Quills & Quartos Publishing is accepting submissions of novellas and novels--ranging from 40,000 to 150,000 words in length--in the Jane Austen and historical romance genres.


Authors should email their manuscript, along with a detailed synopsis of the story, a word count, and a short biography, to submissions@quillsandquartos.com. Submissions will be read by our editorial panel, and we'll be in touch within a few weeks with our publishing decision.  


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