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.*

Coven

coven

noun 

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

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!

Best!

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:

http://purplesunpress.com/submissions/

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