Ever stay at an Airbnb or a hotel and gotten a little freaked out? If your imagination is wilder than your actual experiences and you’ve written a tidy little tale to scare the pants off your friends – submit it to us.
Jack is putting together a horror anthology inspired by a stay in an Airbnb, bnb, or a hotel. Fiction: 5000-10000 words. Authors will share in the profits. Submit to readlipspress at gmail by Sept 1. The subject should read “horror” or “attn: Jack.”
More Info: Authors receive one free copy. Publication will be in October – print and ebook.
On our end, Eddy, by Noreen Lace has been featured at the Poe Museum. Eddy is a fictional account of an actual event in Poe’s life, and as an expert, she delivered a sensitive and intimate portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe experiencing the results of a Laudanum overdose.
Our Summer Release of Delphinium is a touching compilation of international poets and writers. We are very fortunate to have such a vast array of artists submitting. Keep it up, loves.
Our new release is Chris Pellizzari’s Last Night in Granada! We are excited about this book. I, personally, want to run off to Spain for a little romance!
Ladies and gentlemen, Our beautiful winter edition of Delphinium is on sale for the next few weeks. Get a copy of this lovely journal filled with art, poetry, and fiction in hard copy for only 6.99 or on Kindle for a mere 2.99. Remember these prices will increase for the New Year. This is a holiday sale – please share with family and friends. All profits go to support recovery programs.
We are looking forward to the New Year – yes already! We’re not forgetting about Thanksgiving or Christmas, Hanukah, or any other lovely celebration that is coming up before then – and we might have a surprise or two before the new year as well – but we do have these two lovely little things.
Noreen Lace has dropped us into her deep and thoughtful prose once again with her upcoming release of Eddy.
Eddy is a fictional take on Edgar Allan Poe’s actual near suicide in 1848.
Our new author, Valerie Cooper, will be tantalizing readers for some time to come. We’ve contracted with her for two books and one short fiction. The short fiction should be hitting the market around the New Year – quite possibly before.
Valerie’s poetry and fiction has appeared in a number of literary journals.
The Kiss is a fictional story about a meeting another couple on a camping trip and, shall we say, they fall into experimentation. The memory stays with the female narrator long after the experience and affects the rest of her life.
We have a lot of exciting things happening at REaDLips! We’ve been reading and signing more women writers and making more connections in the world opening our authors and readers to a wide variety of opportunities.
Finally – the December Issue of Delphinium will be hitting the bookstores before December is finished!
One reader wrote: “Here’s a charming slab of story that just keeps twisting. As it opens, it seems to be a quiet coming of age tale — a slice of life Kentucky fried — and in many ways that remains the case throughout, but a primal violence seeps in there along the way and bloodies the water. Well, it so happens that’s my favorite kind of violence, so I was loving it.”
We have secured the rights to Barlow Adams’ Appalachian Alchemy, due out in September:
Life is different in Beattyville, Kentucky, a never-was town, one of the poorest in the state. Most people born there, along the shores of the Kentucky River, die on those same banks. For Marshall Merrick, called “Book” by just about everyone he knows, reading is an escape, and a salvation. Beckoned away from his tiny town by the allure of the world he has read about, his desire to escape his circumstances is warred upon by poverty and his obligations to the tribal lifestyle that would label him a traitor for his ambition.