Alchemy Newsletter: April

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The Alchemy Press is off to Birmingham on Saturday, with a stall at the Birmingham Independent Book Fair at the Ikon Gallery, Oozells Street, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2HS. This is a day-long event (doors open at 11.00 am) and features independent publishers from the West Midlands and beyond. You will be able to buy all our in-print titles including Merry-Go-Round and Other Words by Bryn Fortey.

Merry-Go-Round and Other Words is the definitive collection of work by the South Wales poet and writer Bryn Fortey. The book includes a warm introduction by Johnny Mains plus an afterword by Bryn, in which he discusses some of the stories included in the book. We are certain you will all want a copy of this collection gracing your shelves.

We shall also have copies of Rod Rees’s book Invent-10n in both paperback and hard-cover, limited editions! If you missed the launch last December now is your chance to race down to Birmingham and grab a copy.

In preparing for the book fair we “unearthed” a few copies of the late Joel Lane-edited anthology, Beneath the Ground. We’re pretty sure that these are all the remaining copies in Alchemy Towers. We also came across a handful of Shadows of Light and Dark by award-winning poet Jo Fletcher. This collection of poems includes an introduction by Neil Gaiman plus art and photography by Les Edwards and Seamus Ryan. The book is signed and numbered by all contributors (including the book’s designer Michael Marshall Smith).

Other Alchemy Press titles available include Astrologica: Stories of the Zodiac, The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes (volumes 1 and 2), The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic and Doors to Elsewhere.

Other news is the imminent arrival of our next title Touchstones: Essays on the Fantastic by John Howard, a fascinating collection of essays on the writers of weird fiction from the early 20th century. This is volume comes on the wings of the aforementioned Doors to Elsewhere by Mike Barrett – both vanguard volumes in our non-fiction range dedicated to the history of weird and fantastical fiction.

Submissions have closed on our First World War-fiction anthology, Kneeling in the Silver Light edited by Dean Drinkel. A full TOC will be available very soon.

Finally, remember that the submission windows close at the end of this month for our other 2014 anthologies: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 3, edited by Mike Chinn, and The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2, edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber.



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