Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ChiZine Publications Announces Spring 2011 Line-Up

TORONTO, Ontario (September 28, 2010) - ChiZine Publications has released the seven titles it will be publishing in Spring 2011.

This year will mark the first step in what co-publisher Brett Alexander Savory is calling “CZP’s aggressive growth strategy” by increasing their output by two more titles in 2011. This upcoming line-up also illustrates CZP’s loyalty to past authors, in addition to underscoring the continuing diversity of their titles.

The Spring 2011 line up includes four titles by authors that ChiZine has published in the past. Most notable among these is The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter by Brent Hayward, whose novel Filaria was the first book that CZP published in 2009. Also expected is the eagerly anticipated sequel in Gemma Files’ Hexslinger series, A Rope of Thorns, whose predecessor A Book of Tongues was well-reviewed numerous times for its ‘weird western’ genre bending and intense prose. This spring will also showcase two authors who are moving from their successful forays with short story collections into the novel and novella categories, respectively: David Nickle with Eutopia and Claude Lalumière with The Door to Lost Pages.

“We pride ourselves on having built very strong working relationships with our authors, and it’s really great to have a loyal rapport,” says co-publisher Sandra Kasturi. “We are thrilled that these authors have come back to us with their next book rather than going bigger elsewhere. It really speaks to the strengths of the small press community as a whole.”

But this doesn’t mean that CZP is shy on new authors, according to Savory. “Next spring’s line-up is quite diverse, both in terms of the authors and the books themselves. Whether it’s the mathematical-alchemy-driven Napier’s Bones (by Derryl Murphy), the ultra-hardboiled crime fiction Every Shallow Cut (by multiple-award-winning author Tom Piccirilli), or the dark fantasy The Isles of the Forsaken (by Carolyn Ives Gilman), we are still pushing the envelope when it comes to diversifying our list and the authors as well.”

As with all CZP titles, hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and eBooks will be released at the same time. Pre-ordering for the March hardcovers will begin in October.

Details on the releases are:

Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli
Pub date: March 15th
Genre: Crime/Noir

Napier’s Bones by Derryl Murphy
Pub date: March 15th
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy

The Door to Lost Pages by Claude Lalumière
Pub date: April 15th
Genre: Dark Fantasy

Eutopia by David Nickle
Pub date: April 15th
Genre: Horror

A Rope of Thorns: Volume Two of the Hexslinger Series by Gemma Files
Pub date: May 15th
Genre: Western/Fantasy/Horror

The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter by Brent Hayward
Pub date: May 15th
Genre: New Weird/Dark Fantasy

The Isles of the Forsaken by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Pub date: June 15th
Genre: Dark Fantasy

Brett Alexander Savory, Publisher
ChiZine Publications

About ChiZine Publications

ChiZine Publications (CZP) is an independent publisher of weird, subtle, surreal and disturbing dark fiction. It is the book-length, print outgrowth of ChiZine (, an online professional market in operation since 1997 focused on the same type of story material. All of CZP's publications are hand-picked by co-Publishers and Bram Stoker Award-winners Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi. Other staff includes Designer Extraordinaire Erik Mohr, Marketing Director Matt Moore, Editor Helen Marshall and Marketing Assistant Laura Marshall.

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