From the publisher:
GODDESSMODE is Cool Skull Press’ biggest undertaking yet, bringing together 20+ women and non-binary artists for a collection of poems, stories, experiments, and short essays exploring video games, gender, and everything in-between. Within these pages, readers will find draculas, elves, explosions, shotguns, heartbreak, orcs, sims, asteroids, slices of life, grand theft autos, and basically anything else you could want, all bound together in one pocket-sized unstoppable unkillable literary force.
All profits from GODDESSMODE will go towards Girls Who Code, an organization that aims to close the gender gap in computer science and technology fields, and Feminist Frequency, a webseries that explores female representation in video games and pop culture.
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A Collection of poetry and prose inspired by The Great Gatsby from 80 established and up-and-coming authors: Katie Aliferis, E. Kristin Anderson, M. Ivana Trevisani Bach, Johannes S.H. Bjerg, Julie E. Bloemeke, Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier, Ed Bremson, Tanya Bryan, Ana Maria Caballero, Sam Cha, Jan Chronister, Maryann Corbett, Anthony Costello, Tasha Cotter, Helen Dallas, Tracy Davidson, Susan de Sola, Andrea Janelle Dickens, Michelle Donfrio , Jennifer Finstrom, Ashley Ford, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Shivapriya Ganapathy, Marielle Gauthier, Trina Gaynon, Gary Glauber, Douglas Goetsch, Lois Marie Harrod, Senna Heyatawin, Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike, Shawn P. Hosking, Veronica Hosking, Mathias Jansson, Jen Cullerton Johnson, David M. Katz, Becca Klaver, Laurie Kolp, Linda Kraus, Jean L. Kreiling, Kathryn Kulpa, David W. Landrum, Samantha LeVan, Stefanie Lipsey, Caolan Madden, Shahé Mankerian, Marjorie Manwaring, John McCarthy, Catfish McDaris, George McKim, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Christina Murphy, Leslie Nichols, Lewis Oakwood, Alysson B. Parker, Martha Patterson, James Penha, David S. Pointer, Christina M. Rau, Suzanne Rawlinson, Patrick T. Reardon, Marybeth Rua-Larsen, Shloka Shankar, Sheikha A., Edward W.L. Smith, Matthew Oldham Smith, Sherry Steiner, Christine Stroud, Marianne Titiriga, Sally Toner, Lee Upton, Sylvia Riojas Vaughn, Melanie Villines, Rachel Voss, Alan Walowitz, Amy Schreibman Walter, Susannah White, Lin Whitehouse, Neal Whitman, Scott Wiggerman, Matthew Wilson, Theodora Ziolkowski
EMILY: An Anthology of Dickinson Inspired Works
Porkbelly Press, February 2015
From the Publisher:
EMILY is a 40 page anthology in limited edition (125). The cover art is a composed from detail shots of two pieces of art (see below). The binding is sewn by hand with heavy thread. | $8.50
EMILY is a special edition outside of the regular submission period & subscription. We asked for works inspired by Emily Dickinson’s life and letters, suggesting only broad themes. We’re enamored of the smart, savvy poet, the woman who lowered cookies from her window for neighborhood children, baked bread for neighbors, and coconut cake for friends, penned over 1,700 poems, shared so much of herself in letters, and maintained intimate correspondence with her brother’s wife, Suzie, from across the hedge for all of those years.
Included in this edition you’ll find works inspired sweet Emilie and found poetry pulled from bits of her lines & letters.
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FUTUREDAZE includes 33 original short stories and poems that spark the imagination, twist the heart, and make us yearn for the possibilities of a world yet to come. Futuredaze includes pieces by Jack McDevitt, Nancy Holder, Gregory Frost, Lavie Tidhar, Sandra McDonald, Brittany Warman, Stephen Covey, E. Kristin Anderson, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Jenny Blackford, and many more! Reflecting many of the ideals first set forth by science fiction icons such as Isaac Asimov, George Orwell, and Ray Bradbury, FUTUREDAZE challenges the imagination with young adult fiction that includes far-flung futures, dystopian alternate worlds, life among the stars, and a host of startling stories that embrace the idea of “What if?” that has driven the science fiction genre forward for more then a century. Now, it’s time to give voice to the next generation of science fiction readers and to those of us still young at heart.
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The worlds of gaming and poetry collide and combine for a second time in this, the gargantuan sequel to Sidekick’s first mini-book, COIN OPERA. Once again, Dr Fulminare has set the latest generation of plundering wild-head poets loose on the whole four-decade span of electronic gaming, compelling them to seek out mystery and meaning in the entire panoply of virtual realities. But the scale is grander, the rewards richer, the effects dazzling in their variety.
Collecting together existing game-poems by well known writer-performers like Ross Sutherland and Nathan Penlington, and adding into the mix newly commissioned work from a plethora of young British and American writers, COIN OPERA 2 uncovers the surprising similarities between the two mediums: the hidden rules and restrictions, the role of rhythm and structural repetition, the need to occupy that vital space between ‘too hard’ and ‘too easy’ which snares the human imagination – and, perhaps most fundamentally, the importance of play.
These are poems that don’t just respond to the bright and bounteous interiors of the games that inspired them, but mould and reshape them, mimic and tinker with form and convention, fuse and confuse our world with theirs. Whether it’s a poem made entirely out of Playstation controller inputs or Lemmings as a metaphysical tale of transcendence, Caligula cynically gunning for a role in Final Fantasy IV or a lament for the conquered giants of Shadow of the Colossus, two-player head-to-head and collaborative poems or mega-size boss poems, Dr F has all the ingr