Revealing Sarah Gailey’s Upright Women Wanted

“That girl’s got more wrong notions than a barn owl’s got mean looks.”

We’re excited to share the cover for Sarah Gailey’s Upright Women Wanted, coming February 2020 from Tor.com Publishing!

Esther is a stowaway. She’s hidden herself away in the Librarian’s book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her—a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda. The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.

Cover art and design by Will Staehle

Hugo award winner Sarah Gailey is an internationally published writer of fiction and nonfiction. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and the Boston Globe, and they are a regular contributor for Tor.com and Barnes & Noble. Their most recent fiction credits include Fireside Fiction, Tor.com, and The Atlantic. Their debut novella, River of Teeth, was published in 2017 via Tor.com and was a 2018 Hugo and Nebula award finalist. You can find links to their work at www.sarahgailey.com; find them on social media @gaileyfrey.

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