NEXT ISSUE – NOV 1ST!
– B.K. Bass, Editor in Chief
– B.K. Bass, Editor in Chief
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com! We’ll do our best to answer within 48 hours.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.