Tuesday Teaser As Promised!

The editing for Coven is going extremely well! Three of the seventeen stories are edited and ready for formatting! As promised, enjoy this beautiful and intriguing teaser is from the opening of Shenoa Carroll-Bradd’s The Coral Queen. One of the amazing stories we’re happy to have in Coven!

“The water we glide through grows warmer by the day. Shallower. And as my world gains focus, the ocean floor slowly comes into view. What once was clouded mystery is now suggestions and hints of familiar shapes below us in the dark, which means we’re returning to the place where I died.”

*This quote is taken from Shenoa Carroll-Bradd’s  The Coral Queen which will be featured in Coven.*

Editing Party!

IMG_1060It’s an editing party here at PSP! That’s right! Editing for Coven has officially begun! *does a little happy dance*

If all goes well, we should be ready for initial formatting by the beginning of April. We’re still brainstorming ideas for the cover, so any and all suggestions are welcome! To know why the title was chosen and hopefully help get your creative juices flowing, check this out.

I’m so excited to have stories from 17 wonderfully talented authors in PSP’s first anthology! Though all fantasy, there is no common theme. The stories are unique and engaging and will appeal to a wide range of readers, even those of you who don’t usually partake in fantasy!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook! Stay posted, because I won’t be able to contain myself from sharing little teasers!





1. a meeting of witches
2. a company of 13 witches
3. an anthology of fantasy stories from gifted authors all over the world published by Purple Sun Press
Word Origin
C16: probably from Old French covin group, ultimately from Latinconvenīre to come together; compare convent
(if you couldn’t guess, #3 isn’t an ‘official’ definition, but it’s our favorite!)

So why was the word Coven chosen for the title of our first anthology? In the most basic definition of the word (ignoring the witches, of course) it is a meeting, a gathering. And so is our anthology. But instead of witches coming together, we have a group of seventeen talented fantasy authors. Yet, in a way, they are witches. Not in the ‘dropping a bat’s wing into a boiling cauldron’ sense. (Though…maybe…I don’t really know.) But they’re witches in their own unique special way. They’re wielding their own magic with each and every word they put down on a page. They’re crafting a wondrous story out of nothing but their creativity and imaginations. They’re introducing us to new people and worlds and making us wish it wasn’t fantasy – that it was real.

What do you think of the title? Do you have any ideas for what would make a great cover? Let us know!

UPDATE – Anthology

Happy Friday, everyone! All of the contracts for Purple Sun Press’s first anthology have been sent via email. If you have have been accepted and haven’t received an email from me with the contract, please let me know ASAP and I will send out another email.

For those of you who’ve already sent the signed/dated contracts, you rock! I will be away next week, so I won’t be able to get my regular old mail. I will let you know that I’ve received it as soon as I get back! Congratulations again! I’m looking forward to working with all of you!

Anthology Update

Happy Monday, everyone. This is just a quick update for those of you who’ve been accepted in the anthology to let you know the contracts have not yet been sent. (please don’t hit me with a stick!) I am getting everything finalized and hope to have them sent out to all of you by the end of this week. IF that doesn’t happen because life decides to send a squadron of angry dragons my way, I will have them emailed to you by the end of the month. Thanks for your patience and again, a big congratulations!


Submissions for PSP’s first Anthology are now CLOSED

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work. If you have not received a yay or nay, your submission is still being reviewed. We hope to have all decisions made and responses sent by the end of October. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with the title, artwork, cover, etc. as well as future submission opportunities!


Deadline for Submissions

It’s almost that time, everyone! Deadline for submissions for PSP’s first Fantasy Anthology is tomorrow 9/30! We’ve received some great stories so far. If you’ve submitted and have yet to hear yay or nay, your story is still being reviewed. Final decisions will be made by the end of October.

If you have a fantasy short story you think would be a good fit for our first anthology, read the Guidelines and send it in! Submissions will be accepted until midnight Eastern tomorrow! Good luck!

There’s Still Time!

We are still accepting submissions for our first Fantasy Anthology! Fantasy short stories between 1,000 and 7,500 words will continue to be accepted until September 30th. We’ve received some awesome pieces so far, so keep them coming! For full details and guidelines, go to to the following link:


Please let us know if you have any questions! Andi@purplesunpress.com or (717) 743-1332 We look forward to reading your work!

Fantasy And All Its Forms

DragonFrom Dark to Contemporary to Medieval, the Fantasy genre encompasses a wide range of subgenres and themes. What is your favorite to read or write? What types of Fantasy would you like to see included in PSP’s first anthology? Let us know in a comment! We want to make this something everyone can enjoy!

Have a short story? Don’t forget to check out the Submission Guidelines! We can’t wait to read what you’ve created!