Victorian Secrets is an independent publishing house dedicated to producing high-quality books from and about the nineteenth century. We’ve also recently established an imprint called Twentieth Century Vox. We have no full-time staff and the press is a labour of love. Mindful that large publishers are interested only in canonical authors, we devote much of our free time to ensuring that important novels aren’t lost to posterity.
If you’d like to support our work, please buy some books! We can keep publishing titles only if people keep buying them. You can also help by asking your library to buy copies or including one of our titles on an undergraduate reading list.
We are not currently accepting submissions.
Apart from the elves, the people behind Victorian Secrets are:
Dr Catherine Pope – Managing Director
Catherine is the founder of Victorian Secrets and is responsible for most aspects of its operation: typesetting, production, cover design, promotion, running the website, and being nice to authors. Catherine also teaches research and digital skills at the University of Sussex and has published some geeky books, too.
Professor Carolyn Oulton – Literary Editor
Carolyn is a Reader in Victorian Literature and Co-Director of the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has a publications list as long as your arm, and recently wrote a biography of Jerome K. Jerome for Victorian Secrets. Carolyn has come on board in 2013 to provide editorial input for our forthcoming titles.
Dr Tanya Izzard – Consulting Editor & Indexer
Tanya compiles the indexes for our biographies and provides moral support when Photoshop doesn’t do what it’s supposed to. Tanya’s day job is in academic standards and she has recently completed her thesis on ‘E M Delafield and the Feminist Middlebrow’.
You can also find out more about us on our frequently asked questions page.