I've had a busy couple of weeks with Martinus Publishing.
Cover art by Yelyzaveta Trygubova
First off, the final story selections have been made for "To Hell with Dante," and I hope to announce the official list of stories soon. I'm still waiting to hear back from one author, and waiting for a rewrite from another, but overall the collection is locked in. This set of cynical afterlife stories will be making its way to market in early October, just in time for Halloween shoppers.
Next, I am pleased to set a deadline for "Yarr, A SpacePirate Anthology." The submissions have been slow but steady to this collection, and there is still plenty of room, but there are enough qualified stories now accepted and contracted that I am confident that we can set a date for closing submissions. So, if you've got a story you think may be a good fit for this collection (or want to write one to fit it), get the story to me no later than November 30, 2014.
The slush pile is shrinking now, as I get through a backlog of stories that have been building up. I still have quite a few to read through for both Altered Europa and We WereHeroes. With any luck, we'll soon have deadlines for those anthologies as well.
The Temporal Element II is now accepting submissions, and cover art has been commissioned. Expect to see the grand unveiling for the new art sometime in the next couple of months.
As you can see, a lot is going on for the small press, and there are still other things in the works that will be coming to light soon. Stay tuned.