We are now accepting dark fantasy submissions for Visions of Darkness, Volume One; the first of an annual dark fantasy anthology series.
What we are looking for
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Word Count: 7,500 – 20,000 words
Deadline: April 30, 2020
What we are looking for
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Word Count: 7,500 – 20,000 words
Deadline: April 30, 2020
The submission window for Volume 2, Issue 3 has closed. Thank you to everybody who submitted for our Shattered Worlds issue. You should hear back from us within a couple weeks!
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Volume 2, Issue 4: Autumn 2020
Coming in August 2020
Theme: Visions of War
Preferred Genres*: military science fiction
Word Count: We are looking for short stories and novelettes ranging from 2,500 to 15,000 words, and poetry of up to 20 pages in length**.
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2020
Written by prolific Canadian author Stephen Coghlan, 50 Shades of Neigh is a fantasy parody sure to please.
Now available in eBook and Paperback formats, we invite all voracious fantasy readers to purchase or rent their copy today!
A fun, twisted fairy tale for grown-ups with a unique, unpredictable story. If you grew up playing with My Little Pony while also pulling the heads off of Barbie Dolls (like I did), then you’ll get a kick out of this book. I also learned some stuff about anatomy that I didn’t know before…although it’s not really knowledge I’ll be able to put into practice.
Mel, from Kornicky & Mel in the Morning, Rebel 101.7 FM; Ottowa, ON, Canada
Title: 50 Shades of Neigh
Author: Stephen Coghlan
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Fantasy Romance
Retailers: Kyanite Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo
ISBNs: eBook (978-1-949645-95-8); Paperback (978-1-949645-96-5)
Length: Novella, approximately 175 pages
With the threat of World War 1 and its technological horrors looming, the heir apparent to the deadliest warrior kingdom, and home to honest-to-god Centaurs, must find a new path for her peoples before they are massacred in the trenches.
Journeying to America, she searches for a future free of death, but will her absence leave the kingdom vulnerable to her conniving siblings?
Note: this title contains graphic sexual imagery and content.
Hailing from the capital of the Great White North [Canada], Stephen Coghlan spends his days erecting buildings and his nights reveling in the dreamscape. Since 2017, he has produced a myriad of flash fictions, short stories, novellas, and novels, including, but not limited to, Urban Gothic, the GENMOS Saga, the Nobilis series, and has had his works read on podcasts and featured in anthologies.
Book covers for Endgame by Aisha Tritle, Around the Dark Dial by J.D. Sanderson, Remnants created by Stephen Coghlan and edited by B.K. Bass, Dead Town (Book Two in the Dead Trilogy) by Anthony D. Redden, and Night Life (Book Two in the Night Trilogy) by B.K. Bass will be revealed. Pre-orders will be opened during the reveal, and the party will include games, giveaways, and even more news!
In fall 2019, we invited authors to submit their speculative fiction manuscripts with or without representation. The acquisitions committee reviewed those manuscripts and made final recommendations, resulting in a wave of offers. True to our mission, most offers were made to authors already published with us, including A.R. Vagnetti, Michael D. Nadeau, Jonathan Lazar, Joseph Kassabian, Crystal L. Kirkham, Aisha Tritle, and Chad D. Christy.
The “Storm” series by A.R. Vagnetti. The first book in the series, “Forgotten Storm,” was acquired in 2018 and published in 2019. Described as “steamier than expected” with “amazing worldbuilding,” the series will continue with “Forbidden Storm,” scheduled for publication in summer 2020.
“The Lythinall Saga” by Michael D. Nadeau. The first book, “The Darkness Returns,” was acquired in 2018 and published in 2019. Endorsed by Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms, this epic fantasy series has won fans internationally. The second book in the saga, “The Darkness Within,” is scheduled for publication in summer 2020.
The “Case Files of Zachariah Lars” series by Jonathan Lazar. The first book in the series, “Zachariah Lars and the High Elf Mystery,” was acquired in 2018 and published in 2019. Future plans for the fantasy detective include both novellas and novels. The next installment, “Zachariah Lars and the Time Travel Conundrum,” is scheduled for publication in fall 2020.
The “Galaxy on Fire” trilogy by Joseph Kassabian. The first book in the trilogy, “Citizen of Earth,” was acquired in 2018 and published in 2019. The second book in the trilogy, “The Great Traitor,” is scheduled for publication in summer 2020. Robyn Bennis, author of the Signal Airship series, said: “Half Old Man’s War and half Matterhorn, Citizen of Earth is a twisty, turny adventure filled with sass and action.” Kassabian is known for his sharp humor and war commentary.
“Falling Light” by Crystal L. Kirkham. This fantasy romance novel is scheduled for publication in 2021. Crystal L. Kirkham is the author of “Feathers and Fae” and several other works.
“Endgame” by Aisha Tritle is a science fiction novelette scheduled for publication on February 14, 2020. Kyanite Publishing LLC will also publish Tritle’s science fiction novel “Life2” in 2020.
“Ales, Agents, and Alchemy” by Jabe Stafford is a fantasy thriller scheduled to be published in 2021. It is the first book in the series. Jabe Stafford has also contributed to the “Kyanite Press: Journal of Speculative Fiction.”
“The Dark Corners of Eschos” by Chad D. Christy is a cosmic horror novella set in the same world as his forthcoming novel “Through the Blind,” both of which will be published in 2020, along with a science fiction novelette titled “Worlds.”
“Dead Town” by Anthony D. Redden. The second book in the “Dead Trilogy”, set for publication in 2020.
“Around the Dark Dial” by J.D. Sanderson. This science fiction, short story collection will be published in 2020.
The next open invitation for submissions will be in March 2020, though it will be limited to a small subset of genres (details to follow). More acquisitions are expected throughout the year.
Our first release of the year is out today! Blood of the Desert (The Burning Sands: Book One) by Kyanite Publishing co-founder B.K. Bass is an action-packed sword and sorcery novella that you won’t want to put down. It’s available now as an eBook at your favorite retailer and right here on our website–where for a limited time, we’re offering it for $1.99!
After escaping a life of slavery, the Taerwyn nomad Brego crosses the wastelands of Erimos. He must flee slavers, bounty hunters, and other more nefarious threats. As he seeks to shed the iron bonds of his youth, Brego treks across the Northern Peninsula in search of something he has never known: a home. In the process he finds something he never expected to find: a family. Allying with an assortment of unsavory misfits, Brego must fight his way across the Cressian Badlands to find the Taerwyn of the Great Sand Sea.
Here, Brego seeks to rejoin the people of his blood: the blood of the desert.
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Embark on intrepid adventures fantastic, futuristic, and horrifying. From lost islands to the very fabric of space and time, no corner of the universe will remain unexplored as our talented contributors guide us to the far reaches of imagination, and beyond.
Over 200 pages of exciting adventures into the unexplored!
Gate of Bone by O. Sander
Sanctuary by Alexis Ames
Journey to the Isle of Xim by Michael D. Nadeau
Little Round Window by Richard D. Mellinger, Jr.
Yusupov and Marinov: the Merchants of Death by Sam Amenn
Interrupted Thoughts by Professor Cognome
Dylath by Enkelli Arn Robertson
Catching Feels by C.F. Welsh
Escape from Ogre Island by Daniel Dickinson
The Voidship by Alan G. Provance
Last Shuttle to Sirius by Mark J. Schultis
The Eternal War by Erica Ciko Campbell
Translation by Gary J. Mack
Diamond Tears by Kenneth Amenn
Since our founding in July 2018, our focus has been on finding and sharing stories we love. Both of us founders rated speculative fiction as a favorite genre, so we began by publishing exactly that. In the last year and a half, we’ve grown exponentially, immersed ourselves in the industry, and developed a loyal readership. We’re excited to announce that as part of our strategic planning, we’ll now be expanding beyond the scope of speculative fiction to other genres we are equally passionate about.
Sam Hendricks, Publisher
I’m thrilled about this expansion and I look forward to seeing our catalog–essentially, our identity–grow and change as we do. I’ve always had an eclectic taste in books, and some of my first favorites were thrillers. I love stories that can keep me awake at night, speed reading just to get to the end, and there’s a robust market for thrillers that can bend genres and offer fresh takes on the old tropes. Mysteries were also some of the first books to line my shelves. I love every kind of mystery, especially noir and police procedurals. Last but not least, I’m enamored with non-fiction. I’m always game for educational texts in subjects I’m interested in (like geology, history, mythology, and anthropology) and biographies. I think there’s a good chance we’ll focus on just a few sub-genres of non-fiction that best fit our wheelhouse and readership–but more on that later.
B.K. Bass, Editor-in-Chief
As a life-long student of history, one of my favorite genres has been historical fiction; be it in the form of the printed word or on film. To me, there’s nothing quite as exciting as taking a step back in time and—for a moment—experiencing what life was like in another era. Also, as one who is constantly striving to learn more about not only history, but all aspects of our universe, non-fiction books have been the lifeblood of my continuing education. While I love reading for entertainment, I feel there’s nothing more rewarding than reading for education. That’s why we’ve already been publishing a variety of non-fiction articles via the Kyanite Press Online. We strongly value the importance of education and sharing knowledge with the world, so we feel it is an important step that we grow our catalog to include more novel-length non-fiction as well.
Our readership knows we’ve already published quite a few mysteries and thrillers that just so happened to be speculative in nature. From B.K.’s own Night Shift to Jonathan Lazar’s Zachariah Lars and the High Elf Mystery, we’ve been entertained and intrigued. Now, we’re opening the door for more of these gripping stories whether they have a speculative element or not.
We will have an open window in March of 2020, specifically seeking out works in the mystery, thriller, and historical fiction genres. We will not be accepting non-fiction submissions yet, but keep an eye out for more news on that front soon.
We appreciate you reading this announcement and sharing it with anyone you think would benefit from the information. We’ll be revealing more details soon, including a “manuscript wish list” with specific sub-genres we’re most likely to love.
Sam & B.K.
Join us as we explore ten different realms of magic, adventure, and
excitement! From exploring ancient ruins to save a sickly child in The
Hand That Holds to the classic sword and sorcery action of The Iron
Sorcerer, this issue proves that high fantasy can provide a platform for
a variety of entertaining, exciting, and thoughtful stories.
A new beginning to a beloved franchise.
Five novelettes, five short stories, ten amazing authors.
Almost 100,000 words, four times as many as our previous regular issues.
Over 200 pages of fantasy adventures!
Our great friend and co-founder Sophia LeRoux is stepping down to spend more time on other personal and professional endeavors. We would like to take a moment to thank Sophia for everything she’s done along the way, and we wish her the best of luck in all her pursuits!
From the beginning, Sophia has been a key part of the vision of Kyanite Publishing. Her graphic design and layout skills have helped shape our company image and products. We have her to thank for everything from our logos to our book covers.
More than this, she has been a true friend. Sam, Sarah, and B.K. will always treasure the time spent working with Sophia, and look forward to further collaborations in the future. For now, Sophia, good luck in all you do! Continue to be a wonderful, warm-hearted individual!