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We’re thrilled to bring you CG’s 33rd issue, with 5 chances for the Villains to tell their side of the tale! The stories are free to read on the website:

The Fire in Your Sky by Ibi Zoboi

Baba Yaga Knows All, Sees All by Sarah A. Drew

Just Lucky, I Guess by Tom Dillon

Sing For Me by Ben O’Neill

Just Passing Through by Stoney M. Setzer

Please read, enjoy, and let the authors know what you think with a comment!

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There are so many things going on in the CGP world, we decided a newsletter was in order!

1. CROSSED GENRES #30: LUCK RELEASED
2. CG MAGAZINE RE-OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS
3. CGP TITLES NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH EBOOK RETAILERS
4. SCIENCE IN MY FICTION CONTEST 2011: OFFWORLD
5. READERCON


CROSSED GENRES #30: LUCK RELEASED

CG Magazine’s 30th issue is out! There are 5 remarkable stories of LUCK to read for free on the website:

How the Goddess Came to Spring Flowering Valley by Andrew Penn Romine
Little Magic by Tom Howard
Luck Be a Lady by Amy Sundberg
Paid by DeAnna Knippling
I Can’t Imagine by Sandra Wickham

Please read, enjoy, and let the authors know what you think with a comment!


CG MAGAZINE RE-OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS

We are once again open to submissions to the monthly magazine!

The May theme is Heroes & Heroines! Please read the submission guidelines here.


CGP TITLES NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH EBOOK RETAILERS

Titles from Crossed Genres Publications from now on will be available via all the major online ebook retailers!

Our 4 current major titles:

A Festival of Skeletons by RJ Astruc
Crossed Genres Quarterly 1
Crossed Genres Year One
Crossed Genres Year Two

…are now all available from Smashwords, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble PubIt and Apple iBookstore, and will soon be available from Sony, Kobo and more!

All future titles, including Crossed Genres Quarterly 2 (Release: 6/1/11) and Kelly Jennings’ Broken Slate (Release: 7/15/11), will be available through the same channels.

For more information about our titles & distribution please visit our catalog.


SCIENCE IN MY FICTION CONTEST 2011: OFFWORLD

The Science in My Fiction blog has officially announced the 2nd annual short story contest! Short stories between 2,000-6,000 words will be considered by our judges panel:

Tobias Buckell – Author (NYT Bestselling novel Halo: The Cole Protocol)
Liz Gorinsky – Hugo-nominated editor, Tor Books & Tor.com
Cameron McClure – Agent, Donald Maass Literary Agency
Joan Slonczewski – Campbell Award-winning author; Professor of Biology
Lavie Tidhar – Author (The Bookman, Camera Obscura)

The winning story will be paid professional rates (5 cents per word) for the story to be published in the 2011 Science in My Fiction anthology! Prizes for 2nd and 3rd places too!

This year there’s an additional twist: All stories must be set off Earth! Please read the submission guidelines for more details. Submissions will be accepted from June 1 through August 31.


READERCON

Speaking of Crossed Genres Quarterly 2 and Broken Slate: Both will be available at ReaderCon, where CGP will have a table in the Bookshop! ReaderCon will see the official release of Broken Slate in print and ebook!


We have so much more coming over the next several months, but we’re not quite ready to announce any of it! Expect more excitement in the near future!

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We’re very pleased to bring you CG’s 30th issue! There are 5 remarkable stories of LUCK to read for free on the website:

How the Goddess Came to Spring Flowering Valley by Andrew Penn Romine

Little Magic by Tom Howard

Luck Be a Lady by Amy Sundberg

Paid by DeAnna Knippling

I Can’t Imagine by Sandra Wickham

Please read, enjoy, and let the authors know what you think with a comment!

(Also of note: CG has now reopened for submissions. Current genre: Heroes/Heroines.)

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The Mystery issue of Crossed Genres is live with new fiction!

In the House of the Brelsh
by Barbara Krasnoff

Soul of the City
by Jamie Mason

The Body and the Bomb
by John P. Murphy

Down There
by Aaron Polson

The Peculiar People
by Erik T. Johnson

Enjoy, and please leave a comment or two telling the authors what you thought of their work!

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Crossed Genres is proud to officially release RJ Astruc’s novel A Festival of Skeletons!

When Kamphor’s west end sees a series of prostitutes murdered, its citizens are fearful that a serial killer known as the Knife has returned. But the mortician Sink, owner of Kamphor’s finest morgue, doesn’t believe that the Knife has resumed killing – and he’d prove it, if his former student and current hateful rival Damien Torvault wasn’t getting in the way.

Sink and his two apprentices, handsome-if-loony Joshua Finkle and merkind Vona Urgarth, investigate the murders on their own. Sink’s ability to tell exactly when and how a person will die just by touching them earns him no friends, but it does yield some interesting clues – as does Sink’s other gift. The one which incites him to wear women’s clothing.

The investigation is further complicated when Joshua’s time is taken up running a 15-Step program, and Vona becomes intrigued by a repugnant yet strangely irresistible cook. Even Sink’s next-door neighbor, Policewoman Arifia Fowles, seems hell-bent on not just hindering Sink but arresting him, regardless of a crime.

But Sink presses urgently on, because he senses a strangeness in the air: the magic-smell of necromancy, a magic that has long been illegal in Kamphor… for it requires human sacrifice.


“If you have no interest at all in reading a fabulous, well thought-out, engaging story, stay away from RJ Astruc’s writing – you’ll get sucked in and read it anyway. The moment I started reading, she dragged me along for an extraordinary, outrageous ride through a perfectly ordinary universe filled with murder, madness, mystery, magic, merfolk, and morticians. Dark humor, light humor, macabre doings, cute little outfits, deluded cops, and afternoon tea with reformed alcoholics are all just the tip of the iceberg in this story. I’m not only reserving bookshelf space for the printed edition of A Festival of Skeletons, I’ll be reserving reading and re-reading time for it, too. Be careful of this one, readers; you won’t want to put it down, either!”
-Jean Johnson, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Sons of Destiny series

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…like a love child of Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin – a pacy, intelligent comedy novel that’s crazier than a cat on catnip … Highly recommended.”
SciFi & Fantasy Books

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“The plot follows an even pace with plenty of surprises that are perfectly foreshadowed. I was kicking myself that I didn’t catch on to them earlier, but I was amazed at how wonderfully put-together this story is.
Only the Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

~

“R. J. Astruc is fortunate that I don’t know where she lives. Otherwise I would be besieging her domicile and demanding, with money and menaces, a sequel…”
Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

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You can read the first three chapters of A Festival of Skeletons for free!

A Festival of Skeletons is now available in several formats. Please consider picking up a copy of the novel reviewers have called “…a must-read. It’s a cruel, humorous page-turner for the wicked at heart.

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TITLE: A Festival of Skeletons
Author: RJ Astruc
Publisher: Crossed Genres
Pages: 175
ISBN-13: 978-1453757352
ISBN-10: 145375735X
Release date: December 1, 2010
Edited by Kay T. Holt
Cover Art by Jonatan Iversen-Ejve
Design & layout by Bart R. Leib

* Zipped bundle contains 7 DRM-free formats: EPUB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PDF and PRC.

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Crossed Genres is proud to announce the release of our 24th issue! Theme: Characters of Color

ARTWORK:
Cover: “Long Walk” by Wilson Williams Jr.
Inside: “Regal” by Grace D. Palmer

FICTION:
Flying With the Dead by Sabrina Vourvoulias
Protected Entity by Daniel José Older
Drag Queen Astronaut by Sandra McDonald
Presence by Barbara Ann Wright
Sy Nebula and the Dream Tosser by Angela Ambroz
Equatorial Snow by Faslishah Johanabas
Blood Oranges by Audrey Fine
Dangerous Terrain by Kelly Jennings
December by Teresa Jusino
In the Half Light, a Woman by Lavanya Karthik
Diaspora by Paul Lamb

INTERVIEWS:
Author Tobias Buckell Interview by Kay T. Holt
Writer/Director Alex Rivera Interview by Kay T. Holt

We’re immensely pleased to be able to deliver a special end-of-year issue of such quality. Characters of Color are underrepresented in speculative fiction. We knew a year ago, when we were releasing our LGBTQ issue, that this would be the theme for our second special issue.

Please enjoy the issue for free on the website, and let us – and the contributors – know what you think. Leave a comment or two telling the contributors you appreciate their work. Tell people about the issue: help us show that there’s plenty of room for more Characters of Color in SFF- not just in themed issues but all the time!

And help us to continue producing this work: please purchase this issue (print & ebook) to support Crossed Genres!

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Crossed Genres is proud to announce the release of our 24th issue! Theme: Characters of Color

ARTWORK:
Cover: “Long Walk” by Wilson Williams Jr.
Inside: “Regal” by Grace D. Palmer

FICTION:
Flying With the Dead by Sabrina Vourvoulias
Protected Entity by Daniel José Older
Drag Queen Astronaut by Sandra McDonald
Presence by Barbara Ann Wright
Sy Nebula and the Dream Tosser by Angela Ambroz
Equatorial Snow by Faslishah Johanabas
Blood Oranges by Audrey Fine
Dangerous Terrain by Kelly Jennings
December by Teresa Jusino
In the Half Light, a Woman by Lavanya Karthik
Diaspora by Paul Lamb

INTERVIEWS:
Author Tobias Buckell Interview by Kay T. Holt
Writer/Director Alex Rivera Interview by Kay T. Holt

We’re immensely pleased to be able to deliver a special end-of-year issue of such quality. Characters of Color are underrepresented in speculative fiction. We knew a year ago, when we were releasing our LGBTQ issue, that this would be the theme for our second special issue.

Please enjoy the issue for free on the website, and let us – and the contributors – know what you think. Leave a comment or two telling the contributors you appreciate their work. Tell people about the issue: help us show that there’s plenty of room for more Characters of Color in SFF- not just in themed issues but all the time!

And help us to continue producing this work: please purchase this issue (print & ebook) to support Crossed Genres!

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Issue 23 of Crossed Genres has been released!


COVER ART:



“Torn Psyche” by Cloxboy


FICTION:

The Mongrel Scholar by Ursula Wood

Theft of Dreams by Tim Ford

Significantly Other by R.C. Lewis

Seeing Stars by Debi Carroll

The Frog Princess by Mae Empson

Butterfly Dreams by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt


Please read, enjoy, and comment! And consider supporting Crossed Genres by purchasing this issue in print or as an ebook!


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