March Newsletter

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Friday the thirteenth. Lucky 13. What better day to launch our three latest titles? On that day we officially launch:

Dead Water and Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton, with an introduction by David A. Riley and interior art by Jim Pitts.

Whatever it was, the object was too large for a bird, too slim for a boat, too streamlined for flotsam… She pressed her face closer to the glass, fascinated and terrified at the same time. In the net … bilious white, flesh that might have been partly consumed by some predator.

My eyes could not block out the sight of the shapes, flopping, wading, barking as they inexorably massed in my direction… the texture of their skins bore the suggestion of the final stages of gangrenous flesh.

Eighteen stories of horror, fantasy and science fiction from award-winning editor and writer David A. Sutton:

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The Alchemy Press Newsletter: November 2014

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Alchemy Towers is deep in an editing and commissioning labyrinth, as we work our way through to many new and exciting publications that will be coming to you over the next few months!

The first of these will be Tell No Lies, a collection of stunning stories by John Grant. John is author of some seventy books, of which about twenty-five are fiction, including novels like The World, The Hundredfold Problem, The Far-Enough Window, The Dragons of Manhattan and Leaving Fortusa. His “book-length fiction” Dragonhenge, illustrated by Bob Eggleton, was shortlisted for a Hugo Award in 2003; its successor was The Stardragons. His first story collection, Take No Prisoners, appeared in 2004. His anthology New Writings in the Fantastic was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award. His novellas The City in These Pages and The Lonely Hunter appeared from PS Publishing.

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The Alchemy Press Newsletter: September 2014

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Here we are just past the autumn equinox and still reeling from our recent successes. For those who may have missed the news, THE ALCHEMY PRESS was winner of the 2014 British Fantasy Awards for Best Small Press, presented at FantasyCon 2014. To prove we aren’t resting on our laurels, we launched a number of books over the FantasyCon weekend in the historic city of York:

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Alchemy Press Newsletter: June

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Exciting news: The Alchemy Press has been short-listed for the British Fantasy Awards in three categories:

  • Short Story: “Family Business” by Adrian Tchaikovsky from The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic, edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber
  • Non-fiction: Doors to Elsewhere by Mike Barrett
  • And finally, the press itself is nominated for the Best Small Press Award.

There is stiff opposition in all categories (you can read the entire list of nominations on the British Fantasy Society website); nevertheless, we are extremely pleased to be in such august company. The awards will be announced at this year’s FantasyCon, held in the historic and haunted city of York.

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Alchemy Newsletter: May

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The Alchemy Press Newsletter: May 2014

April was a really busy month here at Alchemy Towers. Our main event was the publication of Merry-Go-Round and Other Words by Bryn Fortey. Merry-Go-Roundwas launchedat the Birmingham Independent Book Fair, held at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham on 12 April, where we met up with fellow publishers and editors from Shadow Publishing, Pigeon Park Press and Boo Books amongst many others. It was a good day with an excellent reception of a fantastic book. Books, in fact; The Alchemy Press’s table featured an impressive display of our titles.

In addition to local stalwarts (local to the West Midlands, that is – Mike Chinn, David and Sandra Sutton, Chris and Pauline Morgan, James Brogden, et al), we also had visits from Stephen Jones, Mandy Slater, Johnny Mains, and Rod and Nelli Rees. In the evening a number of us repaired to the Malthouse for drinks and a meal – the very pub where Bill Clinton, the then US President, ate a plate of chips (he was in Birmingham for a G6 or 7 or 8 or whatever-number-it-was conference).

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