Liberty Island publishes fiction, pop culture, and more fun stuff for conservatives, libertarians, and contrarians.
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What is Liberty Island?
Liberty Island is a home and launching pad for the rising right-of-center counterculture. It combines a curated magazine, an open range self-publishing platform, and a commercial book and media division.
New counterculture? What are you guys, a bunch of pot-smoking, hemp-wearing hippies?
Once upon a time the cultural establishment was conservative and the counterculture was left wing. Today that establishment is dogmatically (if often unconsciously) liberal, while the rising counterculture reflects the tastes and values of those (conservatives, libertarians, independents, and even many liberals) who are sick of the ideological conformity and political correctness that stifles freedom of speech and imagination today.
What the heck is "conservative fiction"?
Conservative fiction is not fiction that promotes a partisan ideology, agenda, or electoral outcome. Nor is it a genre unto itself. Rather it is a set of values that underlie the work we aim to publish across multiple genres. These basic tenets include a fundamental belief in American values and exceptionalism, a willingness to take on liberal taboos and flout political correctness, and an understanding that individual liberty is the paramount human right.
Oh, so this is a right wing plot.
Liberty Island's founders are conservatives but it is by no means a partisan enterprise. Nor do we apply a litmus test to members. Liberty Island's community is made up of self-described conservative, libertarian or independent writers and artists. Their views range widely from hardcore libertarian to religious conservative, and everything in between. Seek not here for any kind of ideological conformity. There are plenty of other sites for true believers.
Why the name "Liberty Island"?
Liberty Island is the home of the Statue of Liberty, a cherished symbol of American freedom since 1886 and a welcoming beacon to the rest of the world. For us, Liberty Island is more a state of mind than a physical place: a creative colony where kindred spirits can join and build a new community. An island of freedom in a sea of conformity. A place where the imagination can run free.