Tuesday, March 15, 2022

SCANTIC BOOKS ~ HOME

SCANTIC BOOKS ~ HOME

~~ Scantic Books will be closed for submissions June 1, 2022 through September 1, 2022.  ~~

Scantic Books is a small, independent publisher located in New England.

The Scantic River flows through many small towns of Connecticut and Massachusetts and brings with it local history and lore. Named after a local Native American tribe who settled nearby, the Scantic roars in the spring, murmurs in the summer, and once powered such mills as the Hazard Gunpowder Company. This hidden river in the heart of New England now lends its name to a publishing house dedicated to bringing high-quality authors to light.

New!  View the Scantic Books trailer by clicking the link below!

Scantic Books

 
Our Editors:
Are experienced writers, editors, and instructors who work in higher education teaching English (Composition, Literature, Creative Writing, Communication, etc) to college students. They are widely traveled, have held seminars on writer's block, led fiction writing and journalism clubs, and have served as reviewers and tutors for other authors. They are animal lovers, newspaper columnists, and literary club advisors. They believe small press has the ability to publish voices that otherwise may go unheard by major publishing corporations. They believe in working closely with their authors to produce and publish quality literature that all involved can be proud of.
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What We Are Looking For:
In FICTION:
Women’s Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror (for Horror think scary, not buckets of blood.) Short Story Collections, Novels and Novellas, Young Adult, and Children’s Literature.  Limited Historical Fiction.
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In NON - FICTION:
Memoir, Essay Collections, Politics/Current Events.
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We are now accepting GRAPHIC NOVELS.  Finished PDFs only.  If your novel falls under one of the genres listed above (For example, fantasy), and is finished in PDF format, send it along!
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What We DON’T Look For:
No Romance, Dystopia, Mystery, Religion.
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What Acquisitions would LOVE to see: female-focused fantasy.
 
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS TO SCANTIC BOOKS:
Please send a cover letter, synopsis, and first 15-25 pages in the body of the email to: ScanticEditors@yahoo.com Be sure to include the word QUERY in the subject line, followed by the title of the manuscript. For example: Query - Heartbreak Hill.  No attachments unless requested.
Questions? Contact us via email.  We are also on Facebook.
We prefer to work with un-agented authors, and never charge reading fees.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

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GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS TO SCANTIC BOOKS:
Please send a cover letter, synopsis, and first 15-25 pages in the body of the email to: ScanticEditors@yahoo.com Be sure to include the word QUERY in the subject line, followed by the title of the manuscript. For example: Query - Heartbreak Hill.  No attachments unless requested.
Questions? Contact us via email.  We are also on Facebook.
We never charge reading fees. 

What We Are Looking For:
In FICTION:
Women’s Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror (for Horror think scary, not buckets of blood.) Short Story Collections, Novels and Novellas, Young Adult, and Children’s Literature.  Limited Historical Fiction.
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In NON - FICTION:
Memoir, Essay Collections, Politics/Current Events.
*
We are now accepting GRAPHIC NOVELS.  Finished PDFs only.  If your novel falls under one of the genres listed above (For example, fantasy), and is finished in PDF format, send it along!
 *
What We DON’T Look For:
No Romance, Dystopia, Mystery, Religion.
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What Acquisitions would love to see: female-focused fantasy.

"Hotel of the Siren" by Antoinette Carone

Scantic Books is proud to publish Hotel of the Siren, the richly textured debut novel by Antionette Carone. 

In the late twentieth-century, before cell phones and the internet, Lucy comes home from work and finds her artist husband Jon slumped over his easel. Some days later, Jon dies. At his funeral, Lucy watches a lady in a green scarf linger by his grave. When Lucy later finds the green scarf carefully placed over Jon’s grave, she begins to suspect Jon may have been having an affair. Lucy collects Jon’s life insurance, sells her house, and moves to Naples, Italy. She takes the scarf with her. There, she changes her name to Lucia, meets new friends, enjoys running along the bay, and begins a love affair of her own with Antonio. Unbeknownst to Lucia, Antonio is The Lady of the Green Scarf’s cousin. Hotel of the Siren tells of lovers and a city where reality can differ from appearance and expectations can be overturned.

 


You can order Hotel of the Siren here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09V34QY2Q 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

"Ways to Read the World" by Robert Scotellaro

Scantic Books is proud to publish Ways to Read the World, the new collection from flash fiction master, Robert Scotellaro. 

There's an old saying that postulates there are two sides to every story. Scotellaro goes one step beyond with these triptych tales. These three-part stories present three unique and interconnection literary explorations, giving readers three distinct ways to consider each character, relationship, event, mood, theme. In short, over and over again, Scotellaro expertly packs three stories into one with the skill of someone packing for three separate sojourns in one compact carry-on bag. Join him on his journeys and discover a multitude of ways to read the world in what author Meg Pokrass calls, "mini-marvels of diamond-cut prose." Author Michael C. Keith calls this book, "A triple delight and triumph," while author Robin Stratton notes that, "No one--no one--does flash fiction better than Robert Scotellaro."

 


Order Ways to Read the World here:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TYSFMSS

Ways to Read the World is another masterwork by a brilliant weaver of the compact tale. Robert Scotellaro’s ability to compress whole worlds into a few sentences is singular and always profoundly entertaining and illuminating. As with the author’s previous short-short fiction collections, this new effort challenges the reader’s complacency and imagination––a sudden turn of phrase and the train is off its tracks and bound in unexpected directions. The innovative triptych format in Ways to Read the World works to marvelous effect as well, expanding and enriching the motifs and themes of its luminous prosetry. Scotellaro’s incomparable artistry, wit, and insight are all on exquisite display in this wonderful new volume. A triple delight and triumph. – Michael C. Keith, author Insomnia 11 and Quiet Geography.

 

Ways to Read the World is a dazzling collection of stories so beautifully written and so powerfully sad that your heart will break over and over. No one—no one—does flash fiction better than Robert Scotellaro. Is there such a thing as a perfect book? This might be it.  – Robin Stratton, Some Have Gone and Some Remain           


In Ways to Read the World, Robert Scotellaro’s head-of-the-pin triptych stories are miniature wonders. This author’s great gift is his power to condense human experience into mini-marvels of diamond-cut prose.  – Meg Pokrasss, author of Damn Sure Right and The Dog Seated Next to Me


Robert Scotellaro’s work has been included in W.W. Norton’s Flash Fiction International, Maryland Literary Review, Gargoyle, Matter Press, New World Writing, Best Small Fictions 2016, 2017, and 2021, Best Microfiction 2020, and elsewhere. He is the author of seven chapbooks, several books for children, and five flash fiction collections. He was the winner of Zone 3’s Rainmaker Award in Poetry and the Blue Light Book Award for his fiction. His flash collection, What Are the Chances? (Press 53), was a finalist for the 2020 Big Other Book Award for fiction. A new chapbook of flash and micro stories, God in a Can, is scheduled for release in 2022 (Bamboo Dart Press). He has, along with James Thomas, co-edited New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, published by W.W. Norton & Co. Robert is one of the founding donors to The Ransom Flash Fiction Collection at the University of Texas, Austin. He lives in San Francisco. Visit him at www.robertscotellaro.com.


 

Friday, October 29, 2021

OTHER SERVICES

 

FELDESIGN


 

 

 

FELDDESIGN asks only how we can help you breathe visual life into your most important projects and impart a professional measure of design and polish.  Contact us by email at jonathan@feldesign.com  Please let us know what your needs are, and we can start creating your solutions.

FELDESIGN is one of the amazing cover artists we contract for our books here at Scantic!  Visit them at https://feldesign.com/

 

WRITE TIME SERVICES

 

Maybe you have a great idea for a book, but don't know where to get started.  Maybe you want to submit your work to an agent or publisher, but don't know which witch is which.  Maybe your mortal enemy is the comma.  Maybe you have an essay due and just need an extra set of eyes.  Jessica has years of experience in writing, editing, proofreading (and correcting a gazillion student essays) and has very reasonable fees.  She will work with you one and one to make your writing the best it can be.

Jessica is one of our Editors here at Scantic Books and offers this service separate from our submission review process.  If you have a book idea but it's not quite ready for submission, check out Write Time Editing Services here: writetimeservices.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 4, 2021

"Dragon Slayer" by Jessica Barone

Scantic Books is proud to present the conclusion of Jessica Barone's thrilling four-book Shadowlands series, Dragon Slayer

 
Something is killing the coven. Old friends and enemies show up at Jason’s door asking for protection. Julia has her hands full with Jonathan, who seems to be pulling away and searching for a new companion. But blood is thicker than water, and Julia must come to Jason’s aid if any of the cover hard to survive. When it turns out that a necromancer has taken control of Alexander, Julia, Jason, and Jonathan must put aside their differences to keep the family alive.
 

"Crazybugs" by Julie Ann Rea

Scantic Books is proud to present Crazybugs by Julie Ann Rea!

Heather, a young novelist, is immobilized with writer's block and a badly broken leg. Then bed bugs carrying a deadly disease infest her apartment. Her circumstances set her creativity afire. But as she is bedeviled by parasites, poverty, and ill health, her sanity slips away. Will she get it back before she loses everything?
 

 
 
Find this exciting and timely novel here: https://www.amazon.com/Crazyb.../dp/B0915BFWG9/ref=sr_1_1...