Candle Room, Great Tome Preliminary Galley Received, Contents List Announced
As we settle into the new year, a preliminary galley came today from Bards and Sages Publishing for THE GREAT TOME OF FORGOTTEN RELICS AND ARTIFACTS (cf. November 19, October 21). This is for a reprint story, “The Candle Room,” originally published in Summer 1995 in TERMINAL FRIGHT and also in THE TEARS OF ISIS. Still on course for a March publication, this galley was just to verify such things as spellings of authors’ names and titles, use of Italics, and scene break positioning — much of this a check on the publisher’s converting files to their own system. Thus okayed, a second galley with editing corrections or changes, if any, should come around the end of the month.
This volume, when it comes out, will be the first of four “GREAT TOMES” projected by the publisher. The second will be THE GREAT TOME OF DARKEST HORRORS AND UNSPEAKABLE EVIL, submissions for which closed at the end of December, to then be followed by FANTASTIC AND WONDEROUS PLACES (reading from now till the end of March) and CRYPTIDS AND LEGENDARY CREATURES (submissions from March 31 to June 30). And will I have stories in some of these too?
Time will tell — but in the meantime here is a contents list (not in final publication order, e.g., in the preliminary galley at least, my story is listed fourth) as announced for THE GREAT TOME OF FORGOTTEN RELICS AND ARTIFACTS on the Bards and Sages website.
The Candle Room by James Dorr
The Heart of Irelda by Jeff Sullins
Her Long Hair Shining by Simon Kewin
Digging for Paradise by Ian Creasey
Light Bringer by Deborah Walker
The Nimrod Lexicon by Taylor Harbin
Life Sentence by Miranda Stewart
The Shepherd by CB Droege
The Rightful Owner by Linda Tyler
The Head of John the Baptist by G. Miki Hayden
The Binding Agent by Douglas J. Ogurek
Seamus Tripp and the Golden Plates by Richard Walsh and Jon Garett
Oracle at Delphi Street by Jon Etter
Special Collections by Jon Etter
The Djinn at the Wheel by Kathy L. Brown