A "sockdolager" is a forceful blow, or an exceptional thing or person.

The Sockdolager is a very small publisher.

We publish genre fiction that's very good & mostly short. You can read some, if you like.


The third Sockdolager anthology has landed! 

Check out You Gotta Wear Shades: Seven tales of brighter futures, from Martian camping to neo-Victorian improv to busybody robots, all available to read in their friggin' entirety for free right now. And hey, if you like them, you can buy a copy to take with you.

Featuring stories by
Alison Wilgus
Meredith McKenzie
Meg Belviso
Miriam Oudin
John Leavitt
Laura Blackwell
and Jenifer K. Leigh

Sockdolager Book Two: Puzzle Box

Our second venture into the wild and wooly world of publication features eleven stories across a delightful assortment of genres—and yet, somehow, they all fit together in the same tidy container. Open up Puzzle Box today!

Our first step down this mad path: The Ships We Sail

We got it into our heads that artisanal text-based malarkey was a racket we needed to get into. The Ships we Sail—an anthology of stories about romances on the move—is the delightful result of our foolhardy bravado.