Mariner is expanding its reach into the creative writing market by forming a partnership with the online publishing company _trekden.

StoryMill, the novel writing software from Mariner, now includes an integrated Publish feature, providing free editing and publishing services through _trekden. When using Mariner’s StoryMill, writers will be able to bring their story from conception to completion, says _trekden President T.K. Dennis. With _trekden, StoryMill users will have the advantage of their stories being expedited through the _trekden publishing process as premium clients, he adds.

StoryMill is available as a full working demo from the Mariner Software website ( Registration is US$49.95 for an electronic download.