Tuesday, June 19, 2018

It's Official!

Welcome to our brand new webpage. Feel free to take a look around, check out some of our books, have a seat, and relax. We have some news to share. 

Nightscape Press is back!

After nearly two and a half years of hiatus, we have risen from the not-quite-dead-but-almost-kind-of-nearly-not-so-alive state we were in for a little bit there. And we have lots of lovely things in store (for those of you who follow us on Facebook both personally and/or through our business page, a good bit of this will feel like a recap to you, but I assure you, stick with me until the end, it'll be worth it. If you have no idea who we are or little knowledge of our history of publishing books, check out our newly written About section that covers all that and maybe a bit more). 

First and foremost, that charity publishing model we've been hinting about for so long. Yeah, it's here. 

Our debut into charitable single author works will be the first book in our Charitable Chapbooks line, THE BROKER OF NIGHTMARES by none other than Jon Padgett, whose first collection, The Secret of Ventriloquism, was named best fiction book of 2016 by Rue Morgue Magazine. This brand new Dunnstown-based novelette will be published in a signed, numbered, and illustrated chapbook limited to 100 copies and then again approximately six months later in a Kindle eBook edition. Each of our Charitable Chapbook titles will contribute to the charity of the author's choice. Jon has chosen a wonderful charity for BROKER OF NIGHTMARES: the ACLU

More chapbooks will be announced as things progress. But chapbooks are not the only charitable books we'll be publishing. In September, we'll open to unsolicited submissions for our upcoming charity novel line. You can find more about that on our submissions page

In April we woke the machine, dusty cogs, gunked up bearings and all, and released Tim Waggoner's brand new amazing weird horror collection DARK AND DISTANT VOICES. So far it is getting some great reviews and turning a lot of heads and we're ecstatic to see it make a splash out there in the big dark world. It's available now in beautifully illustrated trade paperback and Kindle eBook editions, so if you haven't grabbed it up yet, definitely jump on that while you can. DARK AND DISTANT VOICES is one of our three last titles from the old model that we'll be publishing this year. We are, however, working on developing a new model for our previous books to be able to also contribute to some great charities. We'll update folks on that when we have it all mapped out. 

We'll also be publishing THE COMING by Bryan Hall, a lovely dark and blasphemous new take on the demon-possession novel. And Jonathan Templar's witty and quirky Detective Noridel from his gritty and bizarre 2013 horror steampunk novella THE ANGEL OF SHADWELL will return in Templar's first novel TALONS OF THE GREEN. More details on both of these titles will be coming very soon. 

Lastly, and this is the newest of the new news, Nightscape Press is elated to be able to bring you a brand new anthology of cosmic horror and noir/neonoir: ASHES AND ENTROPY edited by Robert S. Wilson. ASHES AND ENTROPY will include brand new stories by Laird Barron, Damien Angelica Walters, John Langan, Kristi DeMeester, Jon Padgett, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, Lucy Snyder, Tim Waggoner, Jessica McHugh, Paul Michael Anderson, Max Booth III, Lynne Jamneck, Greg Sisco, Lisa Mannetti, Nate Southard, and more, and will be published in December, 2018. 

For those of you who have been following Robert's occasional updates on Facebook about this anthology, you probably know this book was initially supposed to be published by Crystal Lake Publishing. Due to delays caused by some unfortunate health issues Joe Mynhardt of Crystal Lake has been going through, Robert and Joe agreed to go ahead and part ways on the project amicably and after some discussion and planning, Jennifer and Robert decided for Nightscape Press to take over publishing duties for the book.

So, on August 1st of this year, a crowdfunding campaign will be unleashed giving readers the chance to grab up some really special treats including chapbooks of the individual stories from ASHES AND ENTROPY limited to only five copies each, a limited hardcover book including Jon Padgett's The Broker of Nightmares and his story from ASHES AND ENTROPY, Yellow House, as well as some other rare items and novelties we'll talk about more as we get closer to the campaign launch. 

As shown below, each story in ASHES AND ENTROPY will be illustrated by the amazing Luke Spooner of Carrion House Illustration. You might recognize Luke's work from the aforementioned DARK AND DISTANT VOICES and the illustrated limited edition chapbooks of Robert S. Wilson's serial HEX: A Novel of Cosmic Horror. Luke will also be providing some general artwork for the book and its campaign as well.

And what crowdfunding campaign would be complete without some wonderful stretch goals? The campaign for ASHES AND ENTROPY will certainly have its share including a pay raise for all the authors and the creation of two open submission slots for those of underrepresented demographics including but not limited to women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. 

Finally, we will also be holding a contest for the cover artwork of ASHES AND ENTROPY. The winning artist will get to have their full spread cover on the book and will receive a payment of $500. However, if the campaign is funded successfully, they will get a $500 bonus. That's right, a thousand US dollars in total. We'll unleash the guidelines for this contest here on this website very soon, so keep an eye out for that. 

So, that's all the news we have for today. Be good to each other in these dark times and be sure and check here for more details as they become available. We're glad to have had you as our guest here and we're so excited to be publishing again. Thank you so much for reading!


Jennifer and Robert S. Wilson
Nightscape Press

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