Matt Morrow, 2013

Howdy, I’m Martin Ralya, the owner of Engine Publishing. When I say Engine Publishing is a small-press company, I mean small-press: It’s just me! If you contact Engine Publishing, you’ll get a reply directly from me.

Feel free to email me at any time: martin (at) enginepublishing (dot) com.


I’m always interested in seeing the work of talented freelancers.

Whether you’ve done one project or 50, if you’d like your writing, editing, artwork, or other creative output to be considered for future Engine Publishing products, send me an email. The more information you can include (portfolio link, rate sheet, etc.), the better.

As a former freelancer myself, I’m committed to making working for Engine Publishing as pleasant as possible — and I pay on time, generally within 24 hours of acceptance.

Prize support for gaming events

I’ve made so many friends, had so much fun, and opened so many doors through gaming that I think it’s only right that I give back to the gaming community. Gnome Stew is part of that effort, but I also love providing support to conventions, contests, charity auctions, and other gaming-related events — large and small — by donating copies of Engine Publishing books to be used as prizes.

Engine Publishing has provided hundreds of products as prize support to a wide range of conventions and events, including Iron GM, the One Page Dungeon Contest, Genghis Con, Virtuacon, SCARAB, FRAGCon, PrairieCon, Undercity Game Fair, Queen City Conquest, Jamestown Gamerati Game Day, Pacificon, and others, as well as contests and a charity auction to benefit the March of Dimes.

Here are some of the comments folks have shared about our prize support:

Engine Publishing to sponsor the 2018 One Page Dungeon Contest by providing prizes! Martin Ralya has once again offered support this year, and I don’t mind sharing that it was great working with him last year. Being a new organizer in 2017 and trying to sort everything out and make sure prizes got to their destinations, Martin was incredibly helpful and made the process easy. Engine Publishing is a proven “Friend of the One Page Dungeon Contest”, offering sponsorship year after year!

The Rocky Mountain Savages would like to thank Engine Publishing for donating copies of both Eureka and Masks. These were given out at Savage Saturday Night at Genghis Con 2012 in Denver.

I just wanted to take a moment and tell you about the Iron GM World Championship 2012 that you helped sponsor — and to thank you again. Your generous contributions made a big impact on the fans. We gave away over $30,000 in prizes, which might just be the single largest prize chest ever divided at Gen Con for an RPG event!

Queen City Conquest was awesome! I ran my first two Con games there, and it was a ton of fun. The Engine Pack we donated to the charity auction helped to raise $600 for Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. That money was used to buy things for the hospital, in terms of games and such for the common areas on the hospital floors. — Phil Vecchione, author of Never Unprepared

If you’d like to request prize support for your event, please drop me a line at martin (at) enginepublishing (dot) com.