Friday 22 May 2015

News from Parallel Universe Publications

Our next book will be Kitchen Sink Gothic in June.

Although the final date for submissions is the end of May, the TOC so far is:

1964 by Franklin Marsh
Derek and the Sun-Spots by Andrew Darlington
Daddy Giggles by Stephen Bacon
Black Sheep by Gary Fry
Jamal Comes Home by Benedict J. Jones
Waiting by Kate Farrell
Lilly Finds a Place to Stay by Charles Black
The Mutant's Cry by David A. Sutton
The Sanitation Solution by Walter Gascoigne
Up and Out of Here by Mark Patrick Lynch
Late Shift by Adrian Cole

After this we have lined up a great collection of short stories by Kate Farrell, with an introduction by Reggie Oliver, And Nobody Lived Happily Ever After.

We are also working with Jim Pitts on a book dedicated to British fantasy artists, hopefully including Jim himself, Dave Carson, and John Stewart. We'll probably cover three artists per book, with articles, photos, bibliographies, biographies, and, of course, as much art as we can cram in. This will be a larger size than our fiction books, possibly 8.5 in x 11 in, with full colour covers. As yet we haven't decided on a title for the series, but we hope to have the first book out before the end of the year. This will be a major item.


  1. Is KSG still slated for release this month?

  2. Probably July. There was a surge of late submissions in the weeks leading up to the deadline at the end of May, so making the final selection is taking a little longer than expected. We hope to make an annoucement of the TOC within the next week. Then it will be a case of formatting the book and giving it a thorough proofreading before getting it printed. It's our most ambitious amd expensive project so far and we want to make sure it is done right.