Quarterday Imbolc 2017

2 posts in as many days? Shocking!

Quarterday has released its Imbolc 2017 edition. We have a fine selection of poetry this go around for you to enjoy; even one of my poems made it in! 

The fact that my fellow staff likes my poetry still surprises me, though, given my difficulties with the form through high school and college.
To pass along an announcement, Quarterday will only be doing two publications this year (this issue is technically the last of last year’s cycle). We are still taking poems, but it might be longer before you see yourself in print via us.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements

 

No, I couldn’t resist that video.

So, some big things going on.

 

First, the classical poetry magazine I read for, The Quarterday Review, recently released its latest issue for Lughnasadh. As usual, there’s a great selection of poetry to check out, so I hope you will. There’s also options to purchase copies of the magazine as well now!

 

Second, I was asked by Sarah Kedar of The Fable Online to help out more with that magazine in the capacity of Associate Editor, which I happily accepted. We just released Issue 18 today, and we’re also happy to introduce options for purchase as well if you enjoy.

 

Finally, the Steampunk Fairy Tales anthology has been doing so well that we’re about to release a second volume! We had a number of new authors join us, so we’re all looking forward to showing you some more great fairy tales to enjoy. I’ll be back with more information as we get closer to the release. If you haven’t checked out the first collection, now’s a great time to do so 🙂

 

And maybe I’ll actually post more often.

New Release: Steampunk Fairy Tales

We’re live with the anthology! I’ll let Angela Castillo, the project’s fearless leader, give you the info:

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Drum roll PLEASE!!! We are thrilled to announce you can now upload Steampunk Fairy Tales on Smashwords for any platform for free here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/625579,
and for 99 cents from Amazon Kindle, if you prefer that format: http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Fairy-Tales-L…/…/ref=sr_1_2…
Sorry about the price difference, we are still working on getting the Kindle book free but it may be a few weeks. But it’s worth 99 cents! We would absolutely love your opinion of our book, if you could please leave us an honest review it would be lovely. Hope you enjoy!

 

And the blurb:

A toyshop owner builds a set of magic clockwork dolls that delight a factory town. A three-inch tall samurai faces a giant iron ogre with only a sewing needle and a coin. A scientist seeks an antidote to his formula gone wrong, with the help of his partner’s beautiful daughter.

All of these stories and more are included in Steampunk Fairy Tales. Written by authors from three different continents, every enchanting tale combines the futuristic Victorian concept of steam and fashion with memorable stories, from the recognizable “Jack and the Beanstalk”, to other popular and unfamiliar works from Germany, France, Italy and Japan.

With steam driven gadgets such as mechanical goggles, hoverboards, and an orchestra of automatons. Steampunk Fairy Tales is a charming and unique collection of works for current lovers of the genre, and those just diving in. 

The relationship between author and fandom

One of the feeds I follow on my personal Facebook page shared this link today. Brief summary: Kim Harrison, author of The Hollows series, is discussing the fact that her latest book isn’t doing well. And by not well, I mean that she’s apparently looking at the end of her career.

Which is a shame. I’m very familiar with her name, and while I don’t actually like The Hollows, she’s a name I’ve consistently seen in prominent places around the bookstores I frequent on my quest to get the Urban Fantasy I prefer.

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First submission

I just took a big step in my road to being a formal author. I’ve been writing for years now (I still have fanfic profiles set up), but I haven’t made the formal jump towards being published.

That changed just now.

So here’s hoping the response comes back positive, but in any case, here’s to the start of a new journey.