Independent Publisher | Est. 2018

About Hedera Felix

Motivation

Hedera Felix was founded to provide a publishing house dedicated to Weird fiction and experimental literature. Our inspiration draws from the work of Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, Mark Fisher, Virginia Woolf, BS Johnson and Donna Haraway, among many others. We also publish Weird and experimental visual art.

We do this through our print magazine, Mycelia, which we curate carefully to ensure we offer a balance of both international and Scottish work, from both emerging and established authors and artists.

We also experiment in publishing digital forms of narrative in our online platform, SiSM, which includes moving image, VR literature and sound works.

Both avenues of publishing are pulled together in a programme of events.

Who we are

The project was initiated by Simone Hutchinson in February 2018. As Hedera Felix developed it welcomed two additional directors, as well as freelance consultants. In February 2019 Hedera Felix incorporated as a Community Interest Company registered in Scotland.

CIC Directors: Pamela Clarke, Simone Hutchinson, Richard Taylor
Managing Editor: Simone Hutchinson
Editors: Pamela Clarke and Richard Taylor
Web Support: Oort Systems

Collaborations

The spirit of cooperative creativity is special.

Hedera Felix is interested to hear from like-minded enterprises and individuals to discuss proposals for making interesting things happen, such as events and collaborative publications.

Previously…

Enfolding Each Other“, written for Beyond Cataclysm, curated by Marcus Jack of Transit Arts, Glasgow. Screened at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, 20 July 2018.

Hedera Felix was invited to write a text for a cinema programme being presented at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle by Glasgow-based moving image curator, Marcus Jack of Transit Arts earlier this summer. The programme was called Beyond Cataclysm and presented a selection of artists’ films that engaged with ideas of the post-human landscape. This theme was inspired by the eco-feminist subtext in John Wyndham’s novel, Day of the Triffids. To accompany the two-parter screening, We provided a short essay on two major speculative fiction trilogies that explore concerns with the post-human landscape, and especially capitalism’s relation to the ecosystem, and the human position within that relation.