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The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« on: March 31, 2012, 12:52:05 PM »
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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

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #2 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


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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #3 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

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 02:53:45 PM »
Here is the cover -- artwork by the wonderful Dominic Harman:



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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 04:31:25 PM »
That's quite inspiring!
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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 05:04:19 PM »
Terrific cover, Peter!
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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 09:55:49 PM »
Thanks for the comments re. the covers of both books

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« Reply #8 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.

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #9 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

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2012, 05:20:13 PM »
Also the back cover of Dark Horizons 54. Looks good on a front cover, though!

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2012, 07:45:28 PM »
Fair enough! And good art work it is.

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« Reply #12 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

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #13 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

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 08:50:03 PM »
That's a mighty fine looking line-up you have there!  :)
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