Well, hello people who pay attention to Solarwyrm! There hasn’t been much to pay attention to recently, has there?
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, depending on how you look at it), the people behind the world of Solarwyrm have both been swamped by real life recently. But in good ways! Dom moved to SF, and has been very busy there doing all sorts of amazing things, some of which you can read about on her blog. I moved to Wellington (NZ) to actually study publishing, and learn all the things we’ve been doing wrong. And I am learning a LOT! So you can expect some subtle and maybe not so subtle changes around here as I start to implement the things I’m discovering.
As for the Solarwyrm projects, Latchkey Tales continues to discover and publish amazing, quirky stories and poetry every two months. I’ve just spent some time making sure they’re all up and running on Amazon as both physical books and ebooks, so if you missed some and would like to go back and get them, they should be up in the next couple of days, depending on how long it takes Amazon to process it. Once they’re all up, I’ll be posting a bunch of links, and maybe even indulging in some specials and promos for all our books, so keep an eye on the blog and the Facebook page for those. For the new editions coming out over the next few months, though, the Patreon page is still the best, and cheapest, way of getting your mitts on Latchkey.
Dom is working away on our next anthology, Marked by Scorn, so you can expect an update on that sometime in the next little while as well.
And in general I am going to be a bit more active around here. So look forward to a bit more from us in the near future. And thanks for sticking around. You guys are the reason we do this. 🙂
I can now reveal the Table of Contents for the next edition of Latchkey Tales: Wings of Air! This is the last one for the year, and, if I say so myself, I think it’s our best yet.
I’ve been proud of all of them, but this one has that magical anthology alchemy you get sometimes. I’m super excited about it. So! Without further ado, the ToC is below, along with the updated cover with the names of our awesome writers.
The Tallest Tree by Recle Etino Vibal
The Breath and the Word by Shauna Aura Knight
Kindling by Donnelle Belanger-Taylor
Sink Holes and Whirlwinds by Deborah Guzzi
New Roachelle by Joel A. Nichols
Reichelt by Lora Gray
Vacation’s End by Mark Mellon
Learning to fly by Jax Goss
How Bird Found Its Feathers by Zoe McAuley
Wings of Air
Submissions for this year’s last edition of Latchkey Tales, “Wings of Air” closed over the weekend, so I will be starting to work through them and put it together over the next couple of weeks. Remember, the best way to get your hands on Latchkey Tales is to subscribe at our Patreon page, where you can get an electronic version of each edition for one tiny dollar every two months.
Omnibus Edition 2014
As soon as I have finished putting “Wings of Air” together, I’ll be starting work on the Omnibus 2014 book. I haven’t yet decided if I will be running a crowdfunding campaign for this, but if I do, it will be a relatively small, low key one, probably just to cover the costs of the cover art, and to top up payments for all the amazing writers and artists who have helped me make this project a possibility over the last eight months. It really has been a labour of love, I thoroughly enjoy being able to bring these stories and poems to you every two months, and i couldn’t do it without their astonishing work.
The Omnibus edition should be available on Amazon in time for it to be a perfect Christmas present for that short story junkie in your life.
2015’s overarching cycle is Clockwise and the six themes take us through six parts of a single day. They are:
February: “The Morning After”
April: “The Afternoon Storms”
June: “The Gloaming Dusk”
August: “The Midnight Blues”
October: “The Darkest Hour”
December: “The Rising Dawn”
Submissions for the first two editions are already open, so if you have stories or poems that fit those themes, please feel free to start submitting. I will also soon be actively seeking artists for these covers, so if you’re an artist interested in working on one of these covers, please email me at email@example.com and let me know which one interests you.
This is the beautiful cover for December’s edition of Latchkey Tales (Wings of Air). It is designed by the talented Rosaria Battiloro, and is the last in our Elementals cycle.
NOTE: Submissions for this edition close on the 31st October, which is this Friday! I’m a little low on submissions this month, so if you have a story or poem that needs a home that fits the “WINGS OF AIR” theme, please submit it NOW!
Submission information is here.