Fantasy Short Stories – new Heroic, Epic and High Fantasy ‘zineComments Off
Fantasy Short Stories is a new publication established with the aim of publishing the best short stories in Heroic, Epic, and High Fantasy, and with plenty of Swords and Sorcery thrown in. The publisher states: “Although many of our authors may be unknown to you, we aim to set high standards for publication, and to discover some great new talent in the world of fantasy fiction.
Fantasy Short Stories will provide a safe haven for all lovers of proper fantasy: we wave garlic maces in the face of all urban vampires. If you want tales of magic, dragons and sword-play then Fantasy Short Stories is for you. We love the work of writers such as George R.R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, Lord Dunsany, J.R.R. Tolkien, Gene Wolfe, Jack Vance, Roger Zelazny, Joe Abercrombie, Ursula Le Guin, Robin Hobb and David Gemmell, and hope that you do too.”
If you would like to contribute to Fantasy Short Stories, they are looking for fantasy stories up to 10,000 words, offering token payments of $10. Guidelines HERE.
Double Dragon eBooks publishes The Valerian Chronicles by T.R. RankinComments Off
“Double Dragon eBooks, the flagship banner of Double Dragon Publishing, has announced the publication of The Valerian Chronicles, a four-novel heroic fantasy series by T.R. Rankin. The series, which had been available only on Kindle Books, will now be available on all major eBook platforms, including Fictionwise, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Sony, Kobo, MobiPocket, Apple and more. Print versions will be available on a POD basis.
The Valerian Chronicles trace the saga of a man’s search for redemption and his struggle to regain an Empire usurped by the power-mad regicide, Fantar. Set in a mythical time around the shores of a Mediterranean-like Inland Sea, the Chronicles are shaped from human clay. The characters—Valerius, Thorngere, Vahla, Koltar, Grumwald, Eomer, Chad and the rest—all struggle with their own personal demons. Behind the scenes, gods and other mystical powers manifest themselves in the mysteries of an ancient red power stone—the Eye of Valeria—which as King, Valerius is supposed to command. Books in the series include The Eye of Valeria, Valerius the King, Valerius Everreigning, and Valerius and the Bastard Son.
Double Dragon Publishing is a Canadian company responsible for the publication of many top-rated e-book titles in a variety of genres. Composed of a number of imprints, Double Dragon eBooks is by far the largest division under the DDP umbrella with over 1000 titles and 8000 editions. Opening its doors in 2000 with only 12 authors, Double Dragon eBooks (Double Dragon’s flagship imprint) quickly gained the respect and dedication of hundreds of would-be authors around the world. Touted as, “one of the best, perhaps THE best, of the electronic publishers” by Piers Anthony in 2004, Double Dragon print and eBooks are available at their website.”