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Launch of The Reckless

Launch of new Candlemark imprint of intermediate-length digital works. Submissions open!

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Red Spawn Delivery

This time, Webrid’s cart turns into an interplanetary playpen—for fifty kidnapped arachnid spawn!

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Drakon

What made the dragons defect from Russia to Turkey? And will the answer to this mystery redeem the Tarasov family from past sins and protect them from present dangers?

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Candlemark & Gleam is open for submissions! If you've created a fantastic work of fantastika, consider submitting it.

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Reckless Imprint: Cover Reveal

Two weeks ago we launched The Reckless, our new imprint of novelette/novella-length digital works. In that post and in the submission guidelines I mentioned that works in this category will sport semi-customized covers. With great pleasure I can now reveal these covers, created by Alan C. Caum — an artist of unusually broad range who […]

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Launch of The Reckless

“It ain’t all buttons and charts, little albatross. You know what the first rule of flying is?” — Mal Reynolds, captain of the Firefly-class starship Serenity ****** Around last year’s winter solstice, I mentioned that in 2017 Candlemark & Gleam would launch an imprint of novelette/novella-length digital works. Those checking the submission guidelines must have […]

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Drakon Inspiration: The Villain

Athena’s note: A.M. Tuomala and I had a blast imagining the cast and music of the film version of Drakon. But the foundations of this immersive work are deep, and as fascinating as the part that’s above ground.  Below is a repost of the author’s reflections about the story’s non-obvious villain.  It’s interesting that the […]