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Title: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on March 31, 2012, 12:52:05 pm
http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/alchemy-press-book-of-ancient-wonders.html


The Alchemy Press is seeking submissions for THE ALCHEMY PRESS BOOK OF ANCIENT WONDERS edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber.

Standing stones, burial mounds, ruined castles or sunken settlements, the ancient sites that litter our landscapes have a mysterious appeal which cannot be denied. Think myth come to life; old folktales updated; the consequences of tomb raiding; hidden guardians and secret civilisations; archaeology to tourism, mysticism and myth, folklore to the fantastical. Take us on a journey around the esoteric and enigmatic places that cannot fail to fire the imagination.
Intrigue us, thrill us, make us wonder about the where, the what and the who.  

We are interested in fantasy, sf, weird and horror tales of all kinds. (No erotica, romance or poetry.)

THE ALCHEMY PRESS BOOK OF ANCIENT WONDERS will be a paperback to be published in September 2012, to be followed by an eBook edition. Successful contributors will receive a copy of the book and a £10.00 advance against royalties on publication. We are after original fiction; but reprints will be considered if they are exceptional. No simultaneous submissions. We will only accept electronic submissions as email attachments in standard MS format, .rtf, .doc or .docx. Any submissions included in the body of the email will be rejected unread. The subject line should take the form “Title/author’s name” (i.e. The Hobbit/ JRR Tolkien). Contributions must be in the range of 2,000-6,000 words firm, with full contact details on the front page. The submission period runs from April 1st to June 30th 2012. Do no submit outside those dates. No acceptances or rejections will be made until after the deadline; we will endeavour to report back to you six to eight weeks after that. If you have heard nothing after nine weeks you may query at the email address below.

Email all submissions to alchemybookJJ[at]gmail.com

THRILL US, ENTERTAIN US – MAKE US CARE.
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on April 15, 2012, 11:38:55 am
You still have time to get your subs sent to the editors. I'm sure you have a story in you, featuring Menhirs or standing stones or pyramids or other ancient wonders.
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on May 31, 2012, 03:22:07 pm
There is just one month remaining in which to write (or finish writing) your stories for The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders. There are so many possibilities to chose from, from burial mounds to pyramids to lost artefacts...

Submission details: http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/p/ancient-wonders.html

Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Jec on June 07, 2012, 10:32:24 am
The fabulous 'Jenny B  and Me' are waiting for those tales of wonder.
Keep them coming! ;D
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 08, 2012, 02:53:45 pm
Here is the cover -- artwork by the wonderful Dominic Harman:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8YbRRmv4DYw/T9G_XOusYLI/AAAAAAAAA7o/TF3ZcSQ5OxI/s1600/Publication7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: BevArgent on June 08, 2012, 04:31:25 pm
That's quite inspiring!
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: CarolineC on June 08, 2012, 05:04:19 pm
Terrific cover, Peter!
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 08, 2012, 09:55:49 pm
Thanks for the comments re. the covers of both books
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Ray on June 09, 2012, 04:12:42 pm
It is lovely - but isn't it the same as the Tenebres anthology from last year? I guess that doesn't matter as that particular book is in French! Love the colour, and the eyes of those shadowy figures.
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 09, 2012, 04:33:25 pm
It is lovely - but isn't it the same as the Tenebres anthology from last year? I guess that doesn't matter as that particular book is in French! Love the colour, and the eyes of those shadowy figures.

Possibly, but great artwork is often re-sold for reuse
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Rolnikov on June 09, 2012, 05:20:13 pm
Also the back cover of Dark Horizons 54. Looks good on a front cover, though!
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Ray on June 09, 2012, 07:45:28 pm
Fair enough! And good art work it is.
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Jec on June 26, 2012, 11:44:52 am
A reminder that the deadline for this anthology is getting very close.

Those big blue gates will be closing at midnight this Saturday (30th June). ;D
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on July 23, 2012, 03:41:50 pm
We can now reveal the contents for The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders, edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber:

Kari Sperring – Introduction
Adrian Tchaikovsky – Bones 
James Brogden – If Street
Shannon Connor Winward - Passage   
Pauline E. Dungate – One Man’s Folly
Anne Nicholls - Dragonsbridge 
Peter Crowther – Gandalph Cohen and the Land at the End of the Working Day 
Misha Herwin – The Satan Stones 
Lynn M. Cochrane – Ringfenced
Bryn Fortey – Ithica or Bust 
Adrian Cole – The Sound of Distant Gunfire
William Meikle – The Cauldron of Camulos
John Howard – Time and the City
Selina Lock – The Great and Powerful 
Aliette de Bodard - Ys

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/ancient-wonders-toc.html
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: CarolineC on July 24, 2012, 08:50:03 pm
That's a mighty fine looking line-up you have there!  :)
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on July 25, 2012, 08:14:28 am
That's a mighty fine looking line-up you have there!  :)

Thanks -- we think so, too
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Jec on July 25, 2012, 08:30:12 am
Thank you Caroline  ;D
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on August 28, 2012, 08:33:30 pm
I've accepted the proofs for Ancient Wonders -- we're on target for FantasyCon  :)
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on September 04, 2012, 08:18:08 pm

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0dgMcj2DaaU/UEZTBK5n4SI/AAAAAAAABhg/sxoCmmwcVqk/s1600/DSCN0107+edit.JPG)

Advance copies of The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders have arrived at Oldhaven -- an impressive-looking book.
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on September 07, 2012, 06:33:10 pm
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders is now available from Barnes & Noble.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-alchemy-press-book-of-ancient-wonders-jan-edwards/1112714440?ean=9780953226085

The official launch is still scheduled for FantasyCon.



Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on September 08, 2012, 03:16:49 pm
Available via Amazon US and UK, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository. Details here:

http://alchemypress02.blogspot.co.uk/p/ancient-wonders.html


Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on February 05, 2013, 10:53:52 am
The Alchemy Press Book os Ancient Wonders is now available for the Kindle:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BB0FXA0/ref=oh_d__o00_details_o00__i00

If you want an ePub version contact me directly: alchemypress [at] gmail.com
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on February 19, 2013, 03:29:57 pm
The EPUB edition of The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders is now available from Weightless Books:

http://weightlessbooks.com/genre/fiction/horror/the-alchemy-press-book-of-ancient-wonders/

“When we think of a wonder, our minds go most often to the great buildings of the past – the pyramids, the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge – but the human mind can make almost anything wondrous. We walk with wonders every day, through the power of curiosity and imagination and our human tendency to make stories about what we fear, what we desire, what we wish to understand. This collection offers new glimpses into the wonder we all feel.” – Kari Sperring

Discover standing stones, burial mounds, ruined castles or sunken cities: the ancient sites that litter our landscapes; the ancient wonders that possess a mysterious appeal that cannot be denied.
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders is edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber.

Contents:

Karri Sperring – Introduction
Adrian Tchaikovsky – Bones
James Brogden – If Street
Shannon Connor Winward – Passage
Pauline E. Dungate – One Man’s Folly
Anne Nicholls – Dragonsbridge
Peter Crowther – Gandalph Cohen and the Land at the End of the Working Day
Misha Herwin – The Satan Stones
Lynn M. Cochrane – Ringfenced
Bryn Fortey – Ithica or Bust
Adrian Cole – The Sound of Distant Gunfire
William Meikle – The Cauldron of Camulos
John Howard – Time and the City
Selina Lock – The Great and Powerful
Aliette de Bodard – Ys


Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on February 23, 2013, 11:22:59 am
The lovely editors of Ancient Wonders have interrogated the book's contributors. So far we have replies from Adrian Tchaikovsky and William Meikle. More to follow:

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/q-adrian-tchaikovsky_22.html and

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/q-william-meikle.html

Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on March 03, 2013, 04:45:25 pm
Here's a rather good review of Ancient Wonders by Rod MacDonald on the SF Crowsnest website:

http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/the-alchemy-press-book-of-ancient-wonders-edited-by-jan-edwards-and-jenny-barberbook-review/

Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on April 08, 2013, 05:00:14 pm
More Q&As by the Ancient Wonders team:

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/q-shannon-connor-winward.html

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/q-james-brogden.html

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/q-peter-crowther.html

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/q-bryn-fortey.html

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/q-aliette-de-bodard.html

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/q-misha-herwin.html

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/q-john-howard.html

Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 11, 2013, 05:31:47 pm
The final Q&A session:

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Andrew Hook on June 12, 2013, 09:50:44 am
Found these interviews really interesting Pete!
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 12, 2013, 12:30:09 pm
Found these interviews really interesting Pete!

Thanks for your comment, Andrew. And thanks go to Jan and Jenny -- their idea. They (the interviews) are fun.
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on June 13, 2013, 05:33:20 pm
Another great review of an Alchemy Press book, this time for The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders. Reviewed by Jim McLeod:

http://gingernutsofhorror.com/4/post/2013/06/the-alchemy-press-book-of-ancient-wonders.html

Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on September 01, 2013, 05:25:56 pm
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders gets a 4 STAR review on Amazon:

http://alchemypress.wordpress.com/reviews/ancient-wonders-reviewed-by-rowena-hoseason/

Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on March 08, 2016, 10:02:00 am
(https://alchemypress.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ancient-wonders-170kb.jpg?w=365&h=510)


Discover standing stones, burial mounds, ruined castles or sunken cities: the ancient sites that litter our landscapes; the ancient wonders that possess a mysterious appeal that cannot be denied. The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders will cease to be available in print from the end of March 2016 — it will remain available as an eBook. If you want a copy pop over to Amazon US, Amazon UK or another online seller.


https://alchemypress.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/ancient-wonders-update/
Title: Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
Post by: Peter Coleborn on February 28, 2017, 04:02:08 pm
The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders will be OOP in a few weeks. Now would be a good time to buy a copy if you don't have one   ;D

https://alchemypress.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/ancient-wonders-soon-to-go-oop/