New Short Story Collection: "SKYWAY"

“SKYWAY”
By K. C. Shaw

Fantasy/Steampunk (200 pages)

Available in paperback and ebook formats.

It’s 10 + 1 tales of fantasy and adventure in the sky! The adventures of airship pirates Jo and Lizzy have appeared in numerous anthologies since their debut in 2011. Now, they’re finally together in one collection, along with several stories never before published! Join Jo and Lizzy as they. . .

. . . chase a necromancer under a full moon in “Plague Ship”
. . . fight fairy dogs and their eerie master in “Eggs Full of Flame”
. . . hunt a river monster to its mountain lair in “The Ice River’s Teeth”
. . . fall in love with a fractious stolen unicorn in “Aniseed”
. . . and much more!

From the friends’ first meeting to events set after the novel Skytown, hop aboard an airship with Jo and Lizzy and soar along the SKYWAY

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About K. C. Shaw
K.C. Shaw lives in East Tennessee, where she spends her valuable free time playing drums, producing Strange Animals Podcast, and attending conventions instead of actually writing. She also reads a lot of books other people wrote. Her short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Daily Science Fiction and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Visit her website at www.kcshaw.net to learn more.


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Little Boy Lost Crowdfunding Campaign

Hello to our Mannison Press friends, fans, and supporters!

You may recall in early December of 2019 we opened submissions for a new anthology called “Little Boy Lost: More Tales of Youth Disrupted.” This will be the companion volume to our inaugural anthology published in October of last year, “Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted.”

And we are very excited!

However, as we are still a fledgling company, we humbly appeal to our friends and supporters for their assistance. The authors who contribute stories to our publishing house — regardless of the project — deserve to be compensated for their hard work. While our Minibooks operate on a royalty model which requires little up-front investment, our anthology projects are based on a cents-per-word form of payment. This is a very fair and industry-standard arrangement, but can be rather costly for a small operation like ours.

So, to help pay our authors and offset production costs, we are running a crowdfunding campaign through IndieGoGo. From February 1st through March 14th, you will have the opportunity to support writers, artists, and small business…and even receive something in return.

Visit the campaign page now

While the option always remains open for an anonymous donation in the amount of your choice, we also have some really great products to offer for your support! The PERKS for this campaign include a nice variety of book bundlings of one or both anthologies in price points ranging from $5 to $100.

But even if you can’t contribute at this time, you can still help. Make some noise! Share on social media, mention it to your book club, tell your mom…help us get the word out.

Help “Little Boy Lost” get found.


Stay tuned for news of the campaign launch, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates and author acceptances!

Thanks for reading.

Deidre J Owen, Co-Founder/Designer
Ronald Linson, Co-Founder/Editor


New Minibook: "Dina's Dryad"

“Dina’s Dryad”
By Chris Doerner

Dark Fantasy (46 pages)

Available in paperback and ebook formats.

An isolated and troubled teen finds her life shredded after a mysterious figure crashes her thirteenth birthday party. This uninvited guest grants the teen her fondest wishes…whether she wants them granted or not.

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About Chris Doerner
Chris Doerner has been at different times in his life a consultant for folks with disabilities, a free-lance videographer, an Indie film producer, and most recently, an antiques and collectibles auctioneer. He vowed two years ago to return to creative writing and has been hacking away at it ever since.


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New Minibook: "Tricks of the Blade"

“Tricks of the Blade”
By Eric Lwis

Fantasy/Speculative Fiction (120 pages)

Available in paperback and ebook formats.

Bridging the gaps between classic fantasy, low fantasy, and speculative realism, these six tales show that sometimes our own preconceptions, doubts, and self-delusions can prove more troublesome than any magical or sword-wielding foe. 

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About Eric Lewis
By day, Eric Lewis is a research scientist weathering the latest rounds of mergers and layoffs and still trying to remember how to be a person again long after surviving grad school. His short fiction has been published in “Nature,” “Electric Spec,” “Allegory,” “Bards and Sages Quarterly,” the anthologies “Into Darkness Peering,” “Best Indie Speculative Fiction Vol. 1,” and the upcoming “Crash Code,” as well as other venues detailed on his website at ericlewis.ink. His debut novel “The Heron Kings” is due out in 2020 from Flame Tree Press.


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January 2020: ENVIE Magazine Feature


ENVIE Magazine

A Magazine for the Literary Curious
January 2020

Mannison Press was featured in ENVIE Magazine’s “A Guide to Publishing Connections” segment (pg. 22). MP co-founder and designer Deidre J Owen also gave ENVIE an in-depth interview (pg. 9-10). Visit their website below where you download the magazine…it’s FREE!

Visit ENVIE Magazine here.

[Correction: Of the featured publications on page 22, only “Little Girl Lost” and “Overworked” are Mannison Press publications. The other title presented is a Deidre J Owen publication.]


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New Minibook: "Dont Mess with Bunnies"

“Don’t Mess with Bunnies”
By Craig Crawford

Dark Fantasy (44 pages)

Available in paperback and ebook formats.

Avery is your average teenager with the usual teenage problems…until a seemingly mundane creature gets into her head. This meek and defenseless-looking animal reveals to her the startling cost for the abuse of its kind. Avery quickly learns that this mysterious animal means business, and that the punishment it metes out is no joke! 

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About Craig Crawford
Craig Crawford started writing in middle school, having gotten introduced to science fiction, fantasy, and horror by a new troupe of friends. A voracious reader, he started thinking about these people who actually wrote the stories he loved and thought he might be able to do it, too.
In college, Craig followed a track to expand his literary and writing knowledge. He got his first publication free-lancing for a gaming company called Palladium Books Inc., where he published two indices for source material for their RPG, Rifts. More interested in fiction, Craig turned his attention to novels. In 2008-2009, he earned an internship with the Wolf Pirate Project where he got the opportunity to workshop two of his novels with them.
Craig currently splits his time between writing short stories and novels. Visit his website to learn more about his work.


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New Minibook: "The Many Ways of Heartbreak"

“The Many Ways of Heartbreak”
By Cecily Winter

Literary Fiction (38 pages)

Available in paperback and ebook formats.

A schoolgirl and her mother are at odds when a job opportunity threatens to move them out of state. Determined to finish school in Manhattan—whatever the cost—young Jessamine discovers just how dark the back alleys of life can be.

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About Cecily Winter
Cecily Winter lives in semi-rural New England with her husband and four-legged companions. She loves wildlife near and far and writes crime, speculative, and fantasy fiction. Learn more about Cecily on her website.


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Submissions for "Little Boy Lost" are OPEN

On October 15, 2019, Mannison Press released a multi-author anthology called Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted. This collection brought together authors from across the United States and Canada, and spanned a variety of genres including horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi, and crime drama. (You can learn more about it here on our Anthologies Page.)

But even while the anthology was still in editing, the question was already starting to pop up: “Will there be a companion volume?” We played coy at first — after all, our plates were full! — but we were soon thrilled to be able to answer: Yes!

And now’s your chance.

As of December 1st, submissions are officially open for Little Boy Lost: More Tales of Youth Disrupted. While similar to the submissions requirements for Little Girl Lost, authors are encouraged to review the new guidelines carefully before submitting. The complete submissions guidelines can be found HERE.

Submissions are scheduled to be open until February 29, 2020, or until the anthology is filled. This means that should the anthology remain unfilled come this date, the submissions window may be extended; conversely, should the response be overwhelming, Mannison Press reserves the right to close submissions early. (If the latter situation arises, we will make efforts to provide adequate notice.)

Little Girl Lost was an amazing journey…we can’t wait to see where Little Boy Lost will take us!

Thanks for reading.

Deidre J Owen, Co-Founder/Designer
Ronald Linson, Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief

New Minibook: “Lovebirds”

“Lovebirds”
By Matthew Brady

Fiction/Horror (54 pages)

Available in paperback and ebook formats.

In Ballantine Bay, there are whispers of an enchanter called the Matchmaker who can bring love to the unrequited. So when lovesick young Aggie Lovett learns of this legend, inevitably she is unable to resist is allure. But after an unsettling pact is made, Aggie soon discovers the horrifying cost of love without limits.

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About Matthew Brady
Matthew Brady is a young writer currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Belmont University in 2010, where he studied writing and literature before earning his bachelor’s degree in 2014. He is the author of one self-published novel, Aesop Street, and has had work published in his college journal, as well. In 2018, his short story, Midnight Oil, was published in the second volume of Nosetouch Press’s The Asterisk Anthology, where it won first prize in the Southern Gothic genre. Learn more about Matthew here.


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New Minibook: “The Carriers”

“The Carriers”
By K. B. Bailey

Fiction/Horror (38 pages)

Available in paperback and ebook formats.

Panda McMann is a patient at St. Margaret’s Hospital, but she and her fellow inmates aren’t sick. Not anymore. Contained within the walls of the hospital and treated as lab rats, they undergo experiments as doctors search for a cure…tests the patients don’t always survive. Panda is convinced she’ll never see the outside world again, but there is more at work in St. Margaret’s.

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About K. B. Bailey
K. B. Bailey is a professional writer. She lives in Colorado with her husband, a fellow writer and artist, and their two cats. In addition to writing, she enjoys hiking the beautiful Colorado mountains, painting, and reading. You can learn more about K. B. on her website here.


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