2 new indie presses, many new titles

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Things are hopping here. Orders are piling up for Ginn Hale’s epic serial The Rifter. The good news is that she’s finished writing the whole thing. The bad news is the editing and polishing and so on will go down to the last minute before publication. How do I know this? Because that’s the way the world works!

This week we’ve got sexy books, smart books, fantasy, and all of the above. We have more titles from a fave press, Lethe, a new anthology, Jabberwocky, from our pals at Prime, and we’re bowled over with joy (we’re an excitable bunch) to introduce two indie publishers to Weightless readers: Papaveria and Senses Five, both of whom have a strong visual sense, albeit very different from one another, but lovely in their own ways.

You might be familiar with Ezrabet Yellowboy’s Papaveria Press from her beautiful handmade books as she “deal[s] primarily in very small or miniature handbound editions and trade paperbacks, seeking out poetry and prose from the fields of fantasy, fairy tales and myth.” But we’re very happy  their two latest titles, Jack o’ the Hills by C.S.E. Cooney and The Winter Triptych by Nicole Kornher-Stace available here in epub and mobi formats.

And I hope anyone interested in indie publishers in the speculative side of fiction will know of Sense Five Press. Run by Matt Kressel and a knowledgeable bunch of other writers and editors, they’ve been publishing the zine-turned-anthology Sybil’s Garage for a while and we have the two most recent issues. And, their one book, an anthology Paper Cities, edited by Ekaterina Sedia, won the World Fantasy Award. Not bad! Check it out and enjoy.

Lethe’s new books include Will Ludwigsen’s hilariously titled collection, Cthulhu Fhtagn, Baby! and Other Cosmic Insolence, Dan Boyle’s novel Wonder, Toby Johnson’s Secret Matter, and (another great title) Nick Mamatas and Jay Lake’s anthology, Spicy Slipstream Stories, featuring such wild talents as, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Joe Murphy, Lori Selke, and Carrie Vaughn.

If you enjoy Fantasy Magazine (or the Papaveria titles), try Sean Wallace and Erzabet Yellowboy’s Jabberwocky. With stories and poems from Genevieve Valentine, Sonya Taaffe, Becca de la Rosa, and many others I think there are quite a few readers of LCRW and such that this is a good fit for.

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