For Immediate Release
February 11, 2013
Seventh Star Press proudly announces a call for entries for Fires of Liberty (Volume One): A Speculative Fiction Celebration of Freedom, the first release of an exciting new anthology series that will be as inspiring as it is thought-provoking.
Co-edited by David J. Guyton and Stephen Zimmer, the anthology challenges authors to explore what freedom really means, and the unique value of the individual, within a speculative fiction environment. Fires of Liberty is an invitation to exploration, celebration, and self-discovery.
The project welcomes stories of 2,000 to 10,000 words in size from all corners of the speculative fiction world, including science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, alternate history, dystopian, and more. Special consideration for inclusion is being given to stories that are prequels, or preludes, to an author’s existing or upcoming series. Fires of Liberty is scheduled for a Fall 2013 release in trade paperback and eBook formats, and will feature cover art from one of SSP’s award-winning artists.
The themes of the anthology are very close to heart for both of the project’s editors, who are speculative fiction authors with ongoing series that explore the kinds of themes to be featured in Fires of Liberty.
David J. Guyton is a fantasy author and artist currently residing in the eastern United States. He is known for his Legend of Reason series, a fantasy saga which currently features three titles, Mighty Hammer Down, Blood and Bronze, and Soul Under the Mountain.
Stephen Zimmer is an author and filmmaker residing in Lexington, Kentucky. His work as an author includes the epic-scale, urban fantasy Rising Dawn Saga, the epic fantasy Fires in Eden series, the Harvey and Solomon steampunk tales, and the forthcoming Hellscapes horror stories.
“David and I are really excited about Fires of Liberty,” Stephen remarked. ”The themes are very important to both of us, and we are really looking forward to seeing some very inspiring and insightful stories brought to life as a result of this project. The life of an author requires an independent streak, the pursuit of a dream, self-determination and self-motivation, so I am very confident that all kinds of writers will be able to connect and resonate with the themes featured in this anthology.”
The deadline for story submissions is June 1, 2013, and full information on the anthology project can be found at: http://www.seventhstarpress.com/submissions/
Contact: C.C. James
Public Relations, Seventh Star Press
ccjames (at) seventhstarpress.com
Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky