News for January 1st, 2010

Rick Copple says: You asked for it, you got it. As Paul Harvey would say, "And now for the
rest of the story." Here's what happens when Sisko brings an ogre home for Christmas.
http://blog.rlcopple.com/?p=177 [You can find the first part at http://blog.rlcopple.com/?p=174]
Hope everyone had a great celebration, and will have a happy new year.

Ken Pick says: "Down to Cathuria" (an episode of Adventures of Jill Noir set between "Mask of the Ferret" and "Dyads") just came out in the small-press anthology Different Worlds, Different Skins by Anthropomorphic Dreams:
Also note that this is a FURRY anthology, Not a CHRISTIAN one. Some of the stories have PG-13 erotica.

Scott M. Sandridge says: I'll have stories in some anthologies both currently out and upcoming.

"In the near future, the world awakens to the corporate threat of the New World Order: a leaderless resistance defeats the global elite. Stories from Alex Severin, Tina Starr, Paul Pinn, Andrew Hook, Danny O'Connor, James A. Stewart, Arley Sorg, Robert Guffey, Sheri Fresonke Harper, Justin Oldham, Thomas Henry Dylan, Mitchell Warren, C. C. Parker, Jeff Drake, Tim Lieder, Aaron Polson, Scott M. Sandridge, John Walters, Peter Diseth, Kevin James Miller, Richard Marsden, J.W. Ocker and You The People."

My story, "Transhuman," is in the antho. After the defeat of the New World Order, a small community within the Free States must face a new threat from the D.C. Hive Mind–a verichipped "transhuman" supersoldier.

A word or three of warning: some stories in the above antho are not suitable for young readers (unless they're already as mentally warped as me, of course).

Also, "A Nighttime Business Arrangement" will be reprinted in DREAMS & SCREAMS, a corroborative anthology courtesy of: House of Horror, Silver Blade, Static Movement, Lame Goat Press, Aurora Wolf, and Liquid Imagination.
The story is set in my PANKEA world. Yavar is sent to "negotiate" a deal with a troublesome noble. (Publication TBA)

And last but not least, "The God-King," a story set in ancient Sumeria, in my CHRONICLES OF CAIN & LILITH world (which I'm still in the process of developing), will appear in the upcoming anthology (with illustrations!) THE FOUR HORSEMEN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONQUEST, WAR, FAMINE, AND DEATH. (publication TBA)

Enjoy! (As soon as they're out, in the case of two of them).


News for December 30th, 2009

Ken Pick says: "Kill 23", first of my "Khrysha the Hangvixen" stories (circa 1992)
has been podcast-published by the small-press podcaster
"Anthrodreams". Here's a link to the (very short) "audiobook" version:
Additionally, "Kill 23" and its aftermath are alluded to in the
novella "Dyads", appearing this spring in Infinite Space, Infinite God II.

The Coalition of Christian Indy Presses is a new venture set up by C. Maggie Woychik of Port Yonder Press, to bring together small business owners and keep each other updated on progress. Many of these presses involve speculative fiction. You can find out more at http://portyonderpress.com/CCIP.aspx.

December 31st is the final day for voting in the final round of Marcher Lord Select. Come on over to the Anomaly and help choose what gets published next! The excitement of the past few months is now coming to a head, and you can be part of it too. The final poll is located here: http://wherethemapends.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=mlpselect - look for Phase 4.


Call for Submissions: Short Stories

Port Yonder Press is currently seeking submissions for the following Anthologies:

SeaBeast Anthology: Tales from the Deepest Seas, Volume 1
What happens during a modern day meeting with the Loch Ness monster – are there survivors – and what does the "creature" really look like? A ship carries a secret cargo but is waylaid by a beastly storm on the Bay of Fundy – the year -- ?? A crew of scientists is sent to explore the treacherous waters near the North Pole – but what they didn’t reckon on was...pirates...and an iceberg of unparalleled proportions!

SeaBeast Anthology: Elves, Volume 1
For the purpose of this collection, focus on elves in the vein of those on LOTR, more skillful and long-lived than magical (though a few light "powers" are welcome; this is fantasy, after all). Bring us a story of elves in a kingdom of their own but contained within the world of man. Will the two worlds interact? That depends on you, the author. Will we see a war between good and bad elves? Maybe. Will your elves have a language of their own? What drama can you bring into their lives? Will they fall in love? Will you choose a timeline distinct from ours?

SeaBeast Anthology: Dragons, Volume 1
All about DRAGONS! We're looking for the imaginative, the amazing, the true or the made-up, stories of gentle or warlike dragons, etc., etc. Do you have a sustained epic dragon poem? We would consider that, as well, but the poetry must either rhyme well or be a great piece of free verse or blank verse.

For more information, visit the Submissions page at Port Yonder Press.