View Full Version : Midnight Hour Publishing / Midnight Fire Publishing

05-04-2012, 11:34 AM
http://midnighthourpublishing.com/News/ I spotted postings on Facebook for antho calls.

05-04-2012, 06:51 PM
The website isn't working for me?

05-04-2012, 07:15 PM
Doesn't work for me either. Just a big blank with categories on top, the links there also don't work.

05-04-2012, 07:17 PM
I'm a little confused. I can go to your news ink, brains, also to the facebook link on there, but their website is... well...


Are they no longer in business?

05-04-2012, 08:01 PM
It took a while to load but the website came through for me.

Can you point where exactly they are looking for stories for an anthology? I really couldn't find their "Submission Guidelines" page when I checked.

05-04-2012, 09:42 PM
The submission calls (from Facebook) point to these two anthologies:

05-04-2012, 09:43 PM
As someone noted on the EREC blog, the links are broken. They have 'publushing' instead of 'publishing' in them so they return error messages when clicked.

05-04-2012, 11:18 PM
It took ages for it to load for me too.

11-12-2012, 08:11 AM
I didn't find this one on the threads. Has anyone heard anything about Midnight Fire Publishing, imprint of Midnight Hour Publishing?

11-12-2012, 08:31 AM
This one?


and this?


The imprint looks very new (2012), which comes with the standard advice: give it some time before trying. There's nothing up about who's running/editing the company; no bios on experience etc (not that I can see).

11-12-2012, 08:56 AM
I didn't see any either, I thought maybe I missed it. Thank you.

11-12-2012, 01:37 PM
According to their website Midnight Fire's only book to date is Sweet Dreams by Benjamin Daniels, but Amazon reveals that he has another recently released MF book out - Hell's Gate. This book is edited by Emily Walker, a name that rang a bell with me:

Submissions or questions can be sent to Emily Walker at Midnightfire@hotmail.com

From the blog Self Publish or Die:

Author Emily Walker

I have books coming out in January that I will be publishing and in December with Midnight Hour Publishing that I am very excited about.

MF's two forthcoming books are both by the pseudonymous Jewels Moss, and since she effectively outed herself here - http://www.shelfari.com/jewelsmoss/shelf - I'm hardly revealing a big secret!

It sounds like yet another case of a self-pubbed author setting up as a publisher in their own right, but I also came across this:

Emily Walker
Sometimes I'm Lyra Mcken, sometimes I'm someone else. I like to be just Emily sometimes too. I love to write in every genre and my head is constantly coming up with new story ideas. I run the website http://www.selfpublishordie.com where I strive to get other author's names out there. My biggest interviewee yet was Jamie McGuire.

I work for GMTA Publishing, and Midnight Hour Publishing. You can tweet me @authorewalker or find me on Facebook. I love social media, and I love to read every opportunity I get. My favorite author is Heinlein, but I also have a weak spot for Jane Austin.
My next Novel due out is The Reluctant Succubus with Midnight Hour Publishing and then a self published release in January, Long Road Full Speed Ahead.

Lyra McKen/Emily Walker is published by GMTA Publishing (http://gmtapublishing.com/new-page.html) but neither name appears on the list of their staff.

12-12-2012, 09:45 PM
Disregard my previous message.

05-23-2013, 08:19 PM
I am with GMTA as an author which is what I meant when I said I work for them, but I wanted to clarify that I write for them, but do not do any other work for any publisher. Thank you!

11-26-2013, 11:31 PM
Sites are gone. Still has a Smashwords page, although it's anthos only: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/MidnightHour

11-27-2013, 12:20 AM
I swear, some of these things have about the same lifespan as a second lieutenant on Omaha Beach.

04-03-2015, 06:18 PM
Midnight Hour Publishing is up and running, and they're accepting submissions for anthologies and books.
They insist that the company has completely different owners (https://www.facebook.com/MidnightHourPublishing/posts/994312433919705), but say on both their FB and website that the company was founded in 2012, and that they're keeping old books and authors.
Here's their website (https://www.tumblr.com/search/midnight%20hour%20publishing)
Their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MidnightHourPublishing)
Their LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/midnight-hour-publishing/69/44/430)
On Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/MidnightHour)
Their Tumblr (https://www.tumblr.com/search/midnight%20hour%20publishing)
And their Twitter (https://twitter.com/MidnightHour12?lang=en)

04-03-2015, 07:31 PM
I think this is Tumbler page you're trying to link to: http://midnighthourpublishing.tumblr.com/

Website is actually: http://midnighthourpublish6.wix.com/midnighthourpub

04-09-2015, 12:55 AM
Update: The woman that's running Midnight Hour now is the daughter of the person who ran it before. So whether or not it really has changed hands is a dubious question.

04-09-2015, 04:18 AM
And the stray apostrophe in their announcement doesn't give me faith in them, either. They're *publishers* FFS, they should know the language or get proofreaders who do.

04-29-2016, 07:10 PM
No further activity. FB and Tumblr are gone.