Yes, there was a wedding in the middle of June which took me away for a week, but other than that, I’ve been home—even more than usual. And yes, I’ve needed to spend a lot of time working on the lay-out and typesetting of the Grey Area manuscript. That is now, I’m happy to report, at the proofreading stage. Almost ready! Release in late October! And yes, there’s the Grey Area Inidegogo campaign, now just finishing its first week. Visit us here and pick out one of our perks to
My indie publishing house, Third Person Press, decided to put together a ghost story anthology because we get more ghost story submissions than any other kind, too many for our other anthologies where we like to have a nice mix of genre sub-types. The resultant book, Grey Area, will be released in late October, just in time for Halloween.
😉 I had never written a ghost story before and in writing one for this collection, I finally clued into why people like them. They give a
Once again Third Person Press has illustrated the incredible speculative work of Cape Breton authors with the third instalment of their Speculative Elements Series: UnEarthed. In discussing the anthology, Derek says, The Earth theme serves as a great platform for the classic speculative quality of questioning the hidden aspects of the world around us, and encompasses the horror element of turning the normative, the predictable, the familiar into an unpredictable quality, an u
First, Chuck gives us a tool that will check your writing excerpt for readability. It gives an amazing level of detail. You will get a table with several grade level rating scales, so you can see what reading level the writing is geared toward. This information can be especially useful when writing YA. It also provides sentence information (percent of passive sentences!), word usage (number of adverbs!) (number of “to be” verbs!) and even what kinds of words your sentences st
A writer, an editor and a reader walk into an Establishment Pub[lishing] House.
The affronted publisher asks, “What’s the story here?”
The writer: “I’d like people to read what I’ve written.”
The editor: “I’d like to edit fresh, original stories by real people rather than celebrities.”
The reader: “I’d like to read the best fiction rather than what will sell whether it’s good or not.”
The publisher: “Sorry, you’re not my type.” ***laughter***applause*** Thank you. Thank
Third Person Press is coming out with Unearthed, Volume 3 of The Speculative Elements Series in late June. In a lead-up to this release, they’ve been posting interviews with all the contributors. Check out mine here and stay to read the others. #anthology #series #writingadvice #collection #stories #Publishing #speculativefiction #questions #interviews #capebreton #thirdpersonpress #qanda #fiction #Writing #shortstories
Emerald Guardians, Rigel Ailur – Rigel Ailur’s other stories include “Brigadoon” in the Star Trek anthology Strange New Worlds 10 and (writing as Kris Katzen) “Kaboom, Ka-bye” in the Origins Awards nominated Shadowrun Sourcebook Seattle 2072. Blazing Bodices, Robert T. Jeschonek – Robert T. Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, and podcasts have been published around the world. Watch for his young adult fantasy novel, MY FAVORITE BAND DOES NOT E
Third Person Press Third Person Press is excited to announce a call for submissions for Unearthed, Volume III in the Speculative Elements Series. This anthology of speculative fiction from writers who have a connection to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia follows on the heels of the phenomenally successful, Undercurrents, released in December 2008. Volume II in the series,Airborne, will be released at our launch on October 6, 2010 at the McConnell Library in Sydney, NS.