Welcome to Week 2 of my series spotlighting independent publishers, presses, magazines and writers. While the name 'small press' suggests something tiny, mini or even wee, it won't take you long to see that there is an abundance of talent just waiting to be discovered. That's where I come in. I'm here to help. Let me help you discover something (or someone) new, or remind you of an old favourite…
Blood Routes – If you don't feel you've got the time to devote to an honest to goodness paperback, you can still get a healthy serving of the dark & twisted. The online serial Blood Routes is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the talents of Barry Napier. With a slew of recent publishing credits in the works, and his new comic Birdwatching from Mars also in the pipelines, Mr. Napier is going places – fast! Check out Barry's blog for updates & a sneak peak of some of the book art.
Bucket 'O' Guts – New on the scene, B'O'G recently put out a wonderful little chapbook, The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon by Miss Cate Gardner. Don't let the dancing apples fool you – Cate knows how to wield her weird little pen with exquisite artistry. And she does so with dazzling results. See Cate blog at The Poisoned Apple. Don't forget to check out the Featured Gizzard at Bucket 'O' Guts for free monthly-ish fiction.
Got an independent press, emerging writer or indie publication you love? Share it in the comments![NWC]