Lycan Valley Press, started up and owned by Jo-Anne Russell, will be making waves, positive ones, in the publishing business. Her first project is Morbid Metamorphosis: Terrifying Tales of Transformation, a very unique anthology with some superb authors. I know. I have read some of these stories. Jo-Anne has contacted many great authors who are signed on. The list below is a partial acceptance one. Many more authors are on the way:
1. Become Him, by Greg Chapman
2. Joey’s Grove, by Roy C. Booth and R. Thomas Riley
3. The Skelly Effect, by Terri DelCampo
4. Keep the Change, by Dave Gammon
5. … and Thou!, by Nancy Kilpatrick
6. Crowded, by Rodney Charles Marsden
7. You Are What You Eat, by Fictisha Moon
Lycan Valley Press is not offering a mere % of royalty split, which as any author knows, does not yield much for the authors when the booty is divvied up. Jo-Anne is paying a flat rate of $25 per story. There has been a lot of discussion lately about authors not wishing to be paid on a royalty only split. At $25 a story, the author is assured of getting paid. Some Presses, no names mentioned here, have not been forthcoming with royalties even. It appears that a number of groups with submissions listings will no longer accept anything less than $25. As time goes on, Jo-Anne is hoping to go even higher with her flat rate. More on that at some other time.
This is quite a grand undertaking on Jo-Anne's part. That is why I volunteered to help her out with editing and marketing. I wouldn't be doing this for just anyone. I believe in her vision and the outstanding authors and rest of the Staff. We will have a Staff list soon as well as an active website. I just feel it is necessary to start spreading the word now.
Since I am on the Staff, I asked Jo-Anne if I got to have a staff. She said yes. Here's mine.
Pretty cool, I would say.