Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!
A few months ago we announced our exciting new venture: Book Smugglers Publishing. BSP (for the initiated) will be publishing original short stories from all around the world. Our original goal was to publish at least three short stories every year, unified by a central theme, but given the incredible response we received and the high quality of the stories that were submitted, we could not limit ourselves to just three stories. We are thrilled to announce that in 2014 we will be publishing six amazing stories, every two weeks beginning on October 7.
Our goal with BSP was to find, curate, and publish stories that are not only entertaining, but that uphold all the tenets we value as Book Smugglers: we want stories that are subversive, feminist, and from diverse voices that reflect the world we live in.
We believe that the first six stories we picked meet this criteria, and we cannot wait to share them all with you. We will be announcing the line-up of authors and stories as well as revealing the first amazing (OMG so amazing) cover very soon.
For now, though, how about we reveal our official logo, designed by the fabulous Jacqueline Pytyck?
BOOM! What do you think?
The three winners of Signal to Noise are:
Congratulations to the winners! You know the drill – send an email to us (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible.
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
We kick off the week with a guest post (and giveaway!) by Kat Zhang to celebrate the release of Echoes of Us, the latest book in the Hybrid Chronicles.
On Tuesday, we reveal the cover (and process behind shooting the cover) for Y S Lee’s final Mary Quinn novel, Rivals in the City, plus a very generous giveaway.
Then on Wednesday, we are a stop on Horrorstor: The Blog Tour!. Thea reviews the novel, plus we have a guest post from the author! We will also post the Poll for the Old School Wednesdays October readalong (it’s almost October, what the heck!?)…
And on Thursday, Ana is back with a round-up of recent and upcoming Contemporary YA novels
Finally, we close out the week with Ana’s review of The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry. Plus, she is over at Kirkus with a review of Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper
Phew! It’s another busy week! Until tomorrow, we remain…
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers