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)

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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)

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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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New Release: “Little Girl Lost”

October 15, 2019

Little Girl Lost:
Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted

This anthology has brought together authors from across America and Canada. Genres include horror, fantasy, science fiction, and crime drama. What binds these authors and their stories together are the disruptions: losses of innocence, of people, of hope…of one’s way. Fraught with peril, emotion, and journeys most incredible, this collection of tales is sure to draw you in.

Just don’t get lost.

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Read the Introduction.

Featuring original stories by PIERS ANTHONY, Roxanne Dent, Ashleigh Hatter, Nicola Kapron, Ronald Linson, Rhiannon Lotze, Caitlin Marceau, Bradley R. Mitzelfelt, Rachel Nussbaum, Deidre J Owen, Hailey Piper, Drew Piston, and J. B. Rockwell.

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Piers Anthony is an established author of more than 190 books of fantasy and other genres. He is, perhaps, best known for his Xanth and Incarnations of Immortality series. He lives with his wife of over 62 years on a tree farm they own in the Florida backwoods. His website is www.hipiers.com.

Roxanne Dent has sold nine novels and dozens of short stories in a variety of genres including Paranormal Fantasy, Regency, Mystery, Horror, Sci-fi, Steampunk, Westerns, drabbles, YA and Middle Grade. She has also co-authored short stories and plays with her sister, Karen Dent. Member of New England Horror Writers, The Fiction Writers Guild, Berlin Writers’ Group, Essex Writers and Artists Group. writersgroupred@gmail.com

Ashleigh Hatter is a staff writer for Drunken Pen Writing online and has been published in Gallows Hill magazine. Aside from writing, he also enjoys hiking, attending comedy shows, and treating his wife to exciting dates.

Nicola Kapron is a Canadian student who has just finished her 4th year of Digital Media Studies and Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University. She’s previously contributed poetry to Portal Magazine and non-fiction to Rebel Mountain Press’s upcoming anthology Disabled Voices. She lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, with a hoard of books—mostly fantasy and horror—and an extremely fluffy cat.10.

Ronald Linson was born and raised in western Connecticut. He now lives in New York City working as a freelance editor and is co-founder and editor-in-chief at Mannison Press. He writes primarily science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but has been known to dabble in other genres as well. In November 2017, Linson won first place in the On the Premises Mini-Short Story Contest 35. Many of his short stories and poems can be found for free online.

Rhiannon Lotze is a Canadian author from Windsor, Ontario, which means she’s 97% maple syrup and 3% Timbit. She’s been a writer (and huge nerd) since she was nine years old and writing her first Star Wars fanfiction, although she didn’t know it was called “fanfiction” at the time. Rhiannon is also an avid reader and camper, and her favourite place to do both is on the shores of Lake Huron.   

Caitlin Marceau is an author, editor, and the co-owner and CEO of Sanitarium Publishing. She is a member of both the Horror Writers Association and the Quebec Writers’ Federation, and spends most of her time writing fiction. She’s been published for journalism, poetry, as well as creative non-fiction, and has spoken at several Canadian conventions. Her first co-authored collection, Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror, was released in June of 2017.

Bradley R. Mitzelfelt is a previously published author with Realmwalker Publishing Group (RPG, Inc) in 2016. Currently, Bradley publishes his work as an indie author, with two fantasy novels available on Amazon through his imprint, Hawks Barrow Press.

Rachel Nussbaum is a writer and artist from the Big Island of Hawaii (and recent California transplant). She writes horror, science fiction and urban fantasy– basically anything with monsters. Rachel’s short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies including Night Terrors III from Blood Bound Books and The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk from Running Press.   

Deidre J Owen is a versatile writer who takes delight in exploring many different genres, including contemporary fiction, speculative fiction, children’s fiction, Christian themes, humor, and horror. Owen has a number of published short stories and children’s books (including The Heaven Zoo series and We’re All Just People series) and is co-founder and designer at Mannison Press. She is currently loving life with her husband in Lithia, Florida, as a writer, publisher, and work-from-home mother. Learn more about Owen’s work at www.deidrejowen.com.

Hailey Piper is a writer of horror short fiction. Since her debut novella, The Haunting of Natalie Glasgow, was published in October 2018, her short stories have appeared in various websites, magazines, and anthologies. After spending her childhood surrounded by the creepy woods of the American northeast, she’s now settled into a mostly civilized life with her wife in the D.C. metro area. Find out more about her work at www.haileypiper.com.   

Drew Piston lives on Vashon Island with his girlfriend, Ellen, and their three chickens (Lorraine, Cheepers, and Bruiser). He writes science fiction for youth and adults. In addition to reading and writing, he spends his time coding, playing music, making lamps, and throwing/catching/hitting some sort of ball.

J. B. Rockwell is a writer and avid reader of all things speculative—science fiction, fantasy, horror, she loves it all. Best known for her Serengeti series from Severed Press (Serengeti, Serengeti 2: Dark and Darks, and Hecate), Rockwell also dabbles in short stories in her spare time and writes Bad Movie Reviews for Sci-Fi and Scary, an indie publications review and blog site. Find about more about J.B. Rockwell and writing at http://www.jenniferbrockwell.com.

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