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The Kyanite Press v1i2, coming November 1st, 2018

NEXT ISSUE – NOV 1ST!

This issue of the Kyanite Press contains some amazing stories that all examine the human condition in one way or another. From the introspective psychology of “The Teacup” by David McAlister to the grand social drama of “Stone Faces” by Marcus Hansson, these stories all examine different facets of our humanity. Be it exploring our deepest fear – the fear of the unknown – or showing how a society of people works together to overcome obstacles. “Worth Dying For” by Chad D. Christy and “Breakpoint” by Darius Jones both explore questions of what makes us human and what we would do to preserve what is most important to us. “The Greatest Confidence” by Martin Berman-Gorvine explores ways in which we prey upon and take advantage of the trust of others. “In the Under Realm” by Steven M. Nedeau shows the human spirit to fight for our survival. “Below the Cubicle Sea” by Dennis Mombauer examines the mark we leave on the world and ways in which the world might one day work to erase those marks, illustrating the uncomfortable truth that all we do is potentially fleeting and temporary in the grand scheme of the cosmos.

– B.K. Bass, Editor in Chief

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Kyanite Press v1i1

The paperback version of Volume 1, Issue 1 (V1I1) of the Kyanite Press is no longer available for direct order, but can still be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The eBook version is still available for immediate download as a PDF file directly from Kyanite Publishing HERE.

We would like to take a moment to thank all of the authors who contributed to this issue and made it a resounding success!

Don’t miss our special Halloween edition available now! Our next regular issue will be available on November 1st, and our special Winter Digest is coming on December 1st!

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Join us for the Kyanite Press Halloween Issue Launch Party!

Hello readers, authors, and friendly folks who found this page by accident!

We’re excited to announce the launch of the first annual Halloween edition of the Kyanite Press! It features over 20 amazing authors and guest editor in chief Sophia LeRoux! The best part is, it’s double-sized!

The Kyanite Press Halloween edition drops on October 1st, 2018 and we’ll be having a launch party all day on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Each platform will have its own giveaway and content (including a year subscription!), so be sure to check us out on all of them!

October will be a big month for us, as we’re also launching two (2) e-books! “Night Shift,” by B.K. Bass will be available 10.12.2018 and “Dead Boat,” by Anthony Redden will be available 10.26.2018!

We hope to see you on our social media on Monday, the 1st of October!

*The Kyanite Press is available in paperback and ebook formats. Neither feature any outside advertising. The subscription options are an affordable way to make sure you never miss an issue!

If you love what we’re doing with the Press, the greatest compliment you can give us is passing it along to a friend! And don’t forget, we’re looking for retailers to stock this awesome journal! If you know of any, send them to our Director of Marketing and Distribution at sam@kyanitepublishing.com.

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Launch Day Q&A with Editor in Chief B.K. Bass

It’s a special day here at Kyanite Publishing because we’re launching our first volume of the Kyanite Press! You can order it now from our website or Amazon. It’s also being carried at The Wyvern’s Tale in Asheville, NC and in more locations soon!

We’ve received a ton of questions from interested readers and writers. Editor in Chief, B.K. Bass answers the most pressing (get it?) below. If you have more questions for B.K., simply comment or send an email to info@kyanitepublishing.com! We’ll do our best to answer within 48 hours.

 

How do you pick the stories? Is there anything you’re looking for in particular?

Quality is the primary factor.  I’m looking for stories that are polished with an easy, readable flow.  Considering the Press publishes only short fiction, the narrative needs to be tightly constructed and convey its message within a limited length. I want to find stories that are either fast-paced and entertaining or that offer something new to the world.  Something that breaks the rules or explores an idea that hasn’t been explored before. Either way, the story needs to be a lot of fun or very intellectually engaging.

 

Does an author need a platform to submit?

No! One of the benefits of being a Kyanite Press author is that you have a permanent home on our website with links to your website and social media accounts. It’s a way to refer traffic to your platform, but if you don’t have a way to engage the audience it won’t do much for you.  If you just want to submit for fun or see your words in print, that’s not a problem. Not everybody is after the same thing.

 

What are your standard contract terms?

We use a licensing agreement.  The author retains all rights to the work.  In other words, they give us permission to use the story. We ask for a 90-day exclusivity. After, the author is free to publish the story anywhere. We have annual anthologies planned, and the author will receive a pro rata royalty for those sales.

 

Where will the Kyanite Press be sold?

As of September 2018, it’s available online through retailers such as Amazon, at The Wyvern’s Tale in North Carolina, and on our website. We are growing every day and will be adding retailers to our website as we reach terms.  Check out our events page for conferences and book fairs we’ll be attending – the Press will be sold there, too!

 

Is appearing in the Kyanite Press a good step to securing a book deal with Kyanite Publishing?

Establishing mutually beneficial relationships with all our authors and creating a family atmosphere within our community is our core philosophy. Publishing a short story with the Kyanite Press is a great way to start building that relationship but it’s in no way a requirement.

 

Tell us about the Halloween issue. How will it be different?

The Halloween volume is 100% horror.  We accept speculative horror for the Press year-round, but this issue is dedicated to it.  It’s also a whopping 200+ pages!

 

Does the Press take speculative romance/erotica short stories, like Kyanite Kiss?

If you have something that’s action-packed with a romantic sub-plot, that would be more up our alley. Think of the old pulp fiction magazines in the 1920’s, and you’ll have an idea of what we are looking for.  We’re marketing to a wide audience and at family-friend conferences, so a sexy, blonde cyberpunk detective or a scantily clad damsel in distress saved by the sword-wielding barbarian is great, but they can’t indulge in any graphic sex on our pages.

 

Well, that’s it for this round of questions and answers about the Kyanite Press. Stay tuned for more insider posts next week!

 

-Sam Hendricks

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Kyanite Press First Issue!

The first issue of the Kyanite Press is coming out in just a week!  On Saturday, September 1st, 2018, a new speculative fiction journal will be released upon the world!

To celebrate, we are giving away a complimentary upgrade to a 1-year print subscription for one person who pre-orders between 8/25/18 and 8/31/18.

To be entered in this drawing, all you have to do is follow THIS LINK and pre-order the first issue of the Kyanite Press in print for $8.85.  One lucky reader will get upgraded to the $48.85 value 1-year print subscription for no additional cost!

In this premier issue of The Kyanite Press we explore distant worlds where gladiators battle fierce monsters, a post apocalyptic future where nothing is what it seems, the thoughts of a man driven insane by cosmic horrors, and more!  This amazing issue is jam-packed with some of the most innovative speculative fiction we have seen in a long time!  Don’t miss this premier issue that is sure to become a collector’s item!

The Kyanite Press

Volume 1, Issue 1
SEP/OCT 2018

PRE-ORDER PRODUCT – Available September 1st, 2018

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Kyanite Press Open Submissions

We want to see your science fiction and fantasy short story in the pages of the Kyanite Press, a periodical journal of science fiction and fantasy.  Join a growing family of creative talent and help us to discover amazing new worlds and mystical landscapes!

We are looking for science fiction and fantasy short stories between 500-7,500 words and SFF themed poetry. For longer pieces please refer to our main submissions page for information on submitting for a book contract.

Please include a cover letter in the email body with a short (50) word bio, story synopsis, and contact information including website address and social media links.  The story itself should be attached to the email in .doc or .docx format.  Please include “Kyanite Press Submission” in the subject line.

Send your cover letter and attached submission to info@kyanitepublishing.com.