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!

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! or (717) 743-1332 We look forward to reading your work!

Now Accepting Submissions!

Well, the time has finally come for Purple Sun Press to accept submissions!

Now, before you all start sending me your 150,000 word epic fantasy novels, submissions are only open for short stories in Fantasy and all its sub-genres.

OK, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, the idea of this project is to introduce new and lesser-known fantasy authors to readers by including their work in an awesome Fantasy short-story compilation! I want to help gifted fantasy writers get their work out in the world to be enjoyed! Stories submitted should be between 1,000 and 7,500 words and must fall into the Fantasy genre. Depending on the length and quality of submissions, approximately 10 to 20 stories will be chosen to be included in the Fantasy short-story compilation (title yet to be determined) to be published in both eBook and print.

Check out the full Submission Guidelines.

So all you fantasy writers, get your creative juices flowing and submit your stories! LET’S DO THIS!