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Today! Anthology Cover Reveal Party

Hello readers!

We’re kicking off a cover reveal party across social media and our Discord server right now! Come join us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and help us hype the amazing anthologies below!

From Steampunk to Cyberware; The World Anvil Anthology; Visions of Darkness

From Steampunk to Cyberware

One man’s cog in the machine may be another’s exploit to hack.

Since the 1980s, Punk fiction has captured the hearts and minds of readers. Whether looking for another time and place to escape to, or hoping our own future might hold the seeds of revolution, these genres have bucked both the trends of speculative fiction and the conventions of society.

Join us with four tales that explore two of the most common punk genres: steampunk and cyberpunk; along with one that may introduce you to something new: clockpunk!

So sit back, plug into the net, and get the gears turning; because the world may never look the same again.

The World Anvil Anthology

From the community of the award-winning online worldbuilding service – World Anvil – comes a collection of novelettes that span the breadth of imagination and beyond. Explore ten realms of the fantastic through the eyes of those who inhabit them, each showcasing a creation from World Anvil’s extraordinary community.

Visions of Darkness

Every world holds darkness in the shadowed corners of reality. In some worlds, darkness is all there is.

From the unknown lurking over the horizon to what dwells in the dark below a city, some of the most engaging moments in fantasy fiction blur a line with horror. Dark fantasy embraces this and creates something both fantastic and terrifying. Join us in exploring eight novelettes that delve into the dark and explore worlds of fantasy that don’t reserve nightmares merely for the night. Have your sword ready, because danger lurks in every shadow.

Cover Reveal on Youtube at 4pm EST

We are posting a cover reveal on Youtube at 4pm EST. You can follow the link and chat with us in the comments right now.

Author Livestream

We are going live on Youtube in just a few minutes. You can follow us there and you’ll be able to see the video as soon as we connect!

There’s still time to join our eBook giveaway on Twitter as well!

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Pre-Orders Now Available for Song of the Wild and Your Side of Midnight

Happy Friday, readers!

We have great news! Pre-orders packages, including signed copies, are now on sale for Song of the Wild by Melissa Matos, and Your Side of Midnight by K. Baldwin and Lyra Ricci.

We’ve also opened pre-orders on several other fantastic novels and novellas, all of which you can find on our home page!

We are so proud of our authors and our catalog. We look forward to hearing what you think of the worlds they’ve built in your reviews and social media posts.

If you aren’t following us on social media yet, now is a great time. We frequently list giveaways, contests, and special events there. We’re currently on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If you’d like to see us (or our authors) somewhere else-let us know!

Until next time,

The Kyanite Crew

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More About Our New Pre-Order Packages

Among many innovations in response to the global pandemic, all our new releases will launch with custom pre-order packages that feature signed copies, bookmarks and mugs, and other exclusive gifts from the author! They’ll be available on our website for a limited time before pre-orders open with retailers. We are excited to offer these packages as a way to further extend the reading experience and connect authors with their fans.

Books now available for pre-order are: Night Life (Book Two in the Night Series) by B.K. Bass, The Great Traitor (Book Two in the Galaxy on Fire Series) by Joseph Kassabian, The Darkness Within (Book Two in the Darkness Trilogy) by Michael D. Nadeau, Remnants (an anthology created by Stephen Coghlan), Around the Dark Dial by J.D. Sanderson, Roadside Attractions by Eric Lahti, Zachariah Lars and the Time Travel Conundrum (Book Two in the Case Files of Zachariah Lars Series) by Jonathan Lazar, Life 2 by Aisha Tritle, and The Assimilation Agent by Sam Hendricks.

Included in some of the pre-order packages is the new Content Hub, which houses short stories and even full-length books, articles and essays, and other offerings from Kyanite authors. It is now available on a subscription basis as well.

And just in case you missed it: we are hosting ongoing live readings, interviews, and panels throughout the week and weekend on our Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. The participating authors are often available for questions before and after, and reader engagement is encouraged! We do this for you!

Sincerely,

Sam Hendricks, Co-Founder & Publisher

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New Kyanite Press Online Article!

“Do you know what a sentence is?” I write in a comment on a young writer’s work.

He replies, “Five to ten for possession?”

In The Sentences of Writing, author Stephen Coghlan takes us back to school in a tongue-in-cheek breakdown of sentence structure and paragraphs.

Read the full article here!

Also, stop by the Kyanite Press Online homepage for many other great articles, some short fiction, and links to all kinds of interesting stories from around the web.

New link just added! Can science fiction save us from bad technology? The authors at The Conversation think so, especially after watching the new short film Slaughterbots!

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New Kyanite Press Online Article

Loose Body Parts: How to Keep them Attached in Fiction
by Constance Watson

Who here loves zombies? I know I do! Zombie stories are by far one of my favorite genres. But no matter how much you love zombies, that doesn’t mean that every character should be one, which unfortunately is what tends to happen. Unintended zombification can be a huge problem. Why, you ask?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE!

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Metaphor? What For?

Jasmine Arch takes a look at the simile and metaphor in this new article for our Behind the Page column on the Kyanite Press Online.

“How do you recognize good writing? It’s clean, well thought out, and well edited. Now, great writing, That’s another story. Great writing lives and breathes. It grabs you by the neck and drags you down the page. But how can you make a piece of writing truly stand out?”

Read the full article here!

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Kyanite Press: Submissions Temporarily Closed

Effective today – February 28, 2019 – submissions for the Kyanite Press are temporarily closed. 

We would like to thank everybody who has submitted their amazing stories since we announced the Kyanite Press over the summer. Starting with our very first issue, we have been fortunate to showcase some of the most innovative speculative fiction that can be found anywhere.

We are wrapping up the last two issues of Volume One with the submissions that have been received up to this point. We have some very exciting plans for Volume Two, and you can expect a huge announcement and the re-opening of submissions some time in May 2019.

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Welcome to the World, “What They Deserve!”

Today is the publishing day for our third novella, and Sam Hendricks’s first novella, “What They Deserve!”

We are excited to add to our collection of dystopian, cyberpunk stories. If you liked “Night Shift” by B.K. Bass, you’ll probably like “What They Deserve” too!

The story is set in Seattle, WA and follows Summer Wilkins, the official spokesperson for the New Republic. After a shocking murder rocks the city she must uncover the truth behind the new “Inevix patches” being distributed to the public.

Join us today on Twitter at 11am MT for a Q&A with Sam and afterwards, for an open Q&A with all three of us owner/editors.

-B.K., Sophia & Sam

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10% Off Back Issues of the Kyanite Press

Hello readers!

The first two regular issues of the Kyanite Press, along with the Halloween Special Edition and the Fables and Fairy Tales Digest, are 10% off in our web store right now with coupon KPBackIssue at checkout.

Get them while supplies last!

This is a fantastic time to explore the evolution of the journal and the stories from talented writers like Matthew Standiford, Zachary Ashford, Daniel Gunderson, Hanson Oak, Leo Charles M, Benjamin Hope, Chad D. Christy, Michael Nadeau, K. Baldwin & Lyra Ricci, Professor Cognome, Richard D. Mellinger Jr., Stephen Coghlan, C.L. Schneider & J.R. Swiger, Danielle Ancona, and Paul Blake!

Learn more about all our contributors here.

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Cover Reveal: Loved Mars, Hated the Food by Willie Handler

Hello readers!

We are excited to reveal the cover of Loved Mars, Hated the Food by Willie Handler!

Synopsis:

Dix Jenner, a self-proclaimed slacker, is the first chef to live—and maybe die—on Mars. After an explosion kills his colony companions and leaves him with nothing but his spacesuit, his time on the faraway planet is about to expire… until he’s rescued by friendly Martians and opens a cafe—who knew Martians loved espresso?

Unfortunately, his success attracts the attention of the corrupt and narcissistic Martian Grand Leader. Forced to run to avoid being imprisoned, Dix gets lucky: a NASA rescue mission lands on Mars. But seeing it brings back the dark secret he’s been keeping from himself about the colony’s explosion, and now Dix must choose between returning to Earth or spending the rest of his life in a cell on the dusty red planet where he belongs.

So without further ado, here is the cover!

You can find Loved Mars, Hated the Food here.
Learn more about the author, Willie Handler, on his website here.