I am a member of Nittany Valley Writers' Network, and I write the monthly newsletter. Our group frequently receives info and releases on new upstarts--agents, but mostly publishers. Some quickly reveal themselves as organizations or companies we would not wish to encourage our members to contact.
I have just received a notice on a new publisher and I can't get any info on them (no doubt, because they are very very new.) I'm hoping some of the AW posters have feedback here. In its entirety, here is the email I received:
Hello Nittany Valley Writers' Network,
My name is Bob Griffin. I have just started a small publishing company
that will be publishing fantasy, science fiction and horror stories. Listed
below is my company's first press release. If anybody in your organization
is interested in submitting their works of fiction please visit us at
Thank you for your time,
OCTOBER 31, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Hampshire Authors Launch Publishing Company.
Rochester, NH - New Hampshire authors Rick DeCost and Bob Griffin are proud
to announce the launch of their publishing company and its online presence.
Absent Willow Publishing LLC is an independent book publisher that will
provide its readers with high quality stories of horror, fantasy and
science fiction. Its online efforts include The Absent Willow Review. The
Absent Willow Review plans to publish fictional stories in the horror,
fantasy, and science fiction genre while allowing its readers access to the
magazine anywhere in the world. Additionally, the Absent Willow Review will
publish paperback anthologies from their collected works. "Wešre huge
fans of the genres we publish," remarked Griffin. "We started this
company to find greats works of fiction and to locate the next generation
of great writers." With its online magazine spotlighting new works and
its print publications soon to be available through Amazon.com and other
retailers, the Company is planning to renew interest in short works of
fiction. "For new and established authors of short fiction in the horror
or fantasy vein, the market is light," DeCost added. "We are hoping to
change that." Absent Willow Publishing LLC is located in Rochester,
NH USA MEDIA CONTACT: Rick Decost & Bob Griffin
Absent Willow Publishing LLC
PO Box 66
Rochester, NH 03866
Some here may also see bells and whistles that I don't see. Any info or feedback or advice you may have is greatly appreciated. I am going to wait until the February newsletter to decide whether to include this in our announcements. Please let me know.