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STREET MAGICKS…

…has officially been released! You can get all the info from the previous post just below!


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StreetMagicks-250We cordially invite you to download a review copy of STREET MAGICKS. Just login with NetGalley!

Streets are more than thoroughfares: they are sources of knowledge, points of connection, routes to hidden levels. In worlds where magic is real, streets can be full of dangerous shadows or paths to salvation. Wizards walk them, transformations abound, boulevards might seethe with sorcery, roads can lead to delightful enchantment… and, often, dead ends. Cobblestone or concrete, state of mind or situation, with magic in the equation these street stories from the minds of some of fantasy’s finest writers and myriad sources will take you for a walk through wild realms of imagination.

Contents:

  • Introduction: “Practices and Paved Paths” by Paula Guran
  • “Freewheeling” by Charles de Lint
  • “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch
  • “Caligo Lane” by Ellen Klages
  • “Socks” by Delia Sherman
  • “Painted Birds and Shivered Bones” by Kat Howard
  • “The Goldfish Pond and Other Stories” by Neil Gaiman
  • “One-Eyed Jack and the Suicide King” by Elizabeth Bear
  • “Street Worm” by Nisi Shawl
  • “A Water Matter” by Jay Lake
  • “Last Call” by Jim Butcher
  • “Bridle” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “The Last Triangle” by Jeffrey Ford
  • “Working for the God of the Love of Money” by Kaaron Warren
  • “Hello, Moto” by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “The Spirit of the Thing: A Nightside Story” by Simon R. Green
  • “A Night in Electric Squidland” by Sarah Monette
  • “Speechless in Seattle” by Lisa Silverthorne
  • “Palimpsest” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “Ash” by John Shirley
  • “In Our Block” by R. A. Lafferty

Call for Submissions: Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017

YBDFHAs the editor of the anthology series The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Prime Books) I am reading for the 2017 edition, which will cover material published in 2016. (The 2016 edition—seventh in the series—will be published this July.)

We define “dark fantasy” and “horror” broadly; it can also include dark science fiction. Try reading the previous previous volumes or read: www.prime-books.com/intro-ybdfh2010/

Guidelines: The work must be published during the calendar year of 2016. Publishers and Editors: You need not send a physical book/issue; a PDF emailed to me will be fine. (Ebook if there’s no other alternative.) Authors: Direct submissions to the editor can be made, but try to get your publisher to send the entire volume if possible. (PDF, Word doc, or RTF are preferred.) Readers: Sincere suggestions are always appreciated, just email me. Send submissions to: paula@prime-books.com, subject: YBDF&H. If a physical copy is submitted please email me for mailing address.

Deadline: December 1, 2016. If your work/publication is being published in December, please try to get it to me in some form by that date. Overall: The earlier I get the material the better.

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Prime Books 2016 & 2017 Release Schedules

Although there is always the possibility of changes, we are scheduled for this year and next! Check out any of 2016’s books by clicking the titles links for more information.

2016

Apr: Street Magicks, ed. Paula Guran
May: Cthulhu’s Daughters: Stories of Lovecraftian Horror, eds. Paula R. Stiles & Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Jun: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2016 Edition, ed. Rich Horton
Jul The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2016 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Aug: The Year’s Best Science & Fantasy Novellas: 2016 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Sep: Yamada Monogatori: The Emperor in Shadow by Richard Parks (novel)
Oct: A Feast of Sorrows: Stories by Angela Slatter (collection)
Oct: The Mammoth Book of Kaiju, ed. Sean Wallace

2017

Feb: The Mammoth Book of the Mummy, ed. Paula Guran
Mar: Swords Against Darkness, ed. Guran
Apr: Clarkesworld Magazine: Ten Years of Science Fiction & Fantasy & Horror, eds. Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace
May: Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore, ed. Paula Guran
Jun: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2017 Edition, ed.Rich Horton
Jul: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Aug: War Machines, ed. Neil Clarke
Sep: Witch’s Brew: Stories for the Season, ed. Paula Guran
Oct: The Promise of Space and Other Stories by James Patrick Kelly (collection)


Street Magicks: ToC and Cover

StreetMagicks-250

Streets are more than thoroughfares: they are sources of knowledge, points of connection, routes to hidden levels. In worlds where magic is real, streets can be full of dangerous shadows or paths to salvation. Wizards walk them, transformations abound, boulevards might seethe with sorcery, roads can lead to delightful enchantment . . . and, often, dead ends. Cobblestone or concrete, state of mind or situation, with magic in the equation these street stories from the minds of some of fantasy’s finest writers and myriad sources will take you for a walk through wild realms of imagination.

Read the introduction here!

Trade Paperback
384 Pages
Size: 6″ x 9″
Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Price: $15.95

Contents:

Introduction: “Practices and Paved Paths” by Paula Guran
“Freewheeling” by Charles de Lint
“A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch
“Caligo Lane” by Ellen Klages
“Socks” by Delia Sherman
“Painted Birds and Shivered Bones” by Kat Howard
“The Goldfish Pond and Other Stories” by Neil Gaiman
“One-Eyed Jack and the Suicide King” by Elizabeth Bear
“Street Worm” by Nisi Shawl
“A Water Matter” by Jay Lake
“Last Call” by Jim Butcher
“Bridle” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
“The Last Triangle” by Jeffrey Ford
“Working for the God of the Love of Money” by Kaaron Warren
“Hello, Moto” by Nnedi Okorafor
“The Spirit of the Thing: A Nightside Story” by Simon R. Green
“A Night in Electric Squidland” by Sarah Monette
“Speechless in Seattle” by Lisa Silverthorne
“Palimpsest” by Catherynne M. Valente
“Ash” by John Shirley
“In Our Block” by R. A. Lafferty


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Forthcoming

2016

May: Cthulhu’s Daughters: Stories of Lovecraftian Horror, eds. Paula R. Stiles & Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Jun: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2016 Edition, ed. Rich Horton
Jul The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2016 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Aug: The Year’s Best Science & Fantasy Novellas: 2016 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Sep: Yamada Monogatori: The Emperor in Shadow by Richard Parks (novel)
Oct: A Feast of Sorrows: Stories by Angela Slatter (collection)
Oct: The Mammoth Book of Kaiju, ed. Sean Wallace

2017

Feb: The Mammoth Book of the Mummy, ed. Paula Guran
Mar: Swords Against Darkness, ed. Guran
Apr: Clarkesworld Magazine: Ten Years of Science Fiction & Fantasy & Horror, eds. Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace
May: Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore, ed. Paula Guran
Jun: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2017 Edition, ed.Rich Horton
Jul: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Aug: War Machines, ed. Neil Clarke
Sep: Witch’s Brew: Stories for the Season, ed. Paula Guran
Oct: The Promise of Space and Other Stories by James Patrick Kelly (collection)

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