Bards and Sages Publishing

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Established in 2002, Bards and Sages Publishing publishes speculative fiction and roleplaying games. We sponsor an annual writing contest for charity. Visit our site to learn more about our projects and programs.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Bridgeton, NJ. I had the good fortune of having many teachers who encouraged creativity and a love of writing. We had a lot of freedom with our writing assignments that I think is lacking in education today. It was at the high school library that I first discovered Stephen King. I checked out the library's copy of 'Salem's Lot. I remember thinking two things. First, this was the scariest thing I had ever come across. Second, I could do that.
When did you first start writing?
I started seriously writing when I was thirteen. I would write short horror stories to share with my friends and teachers. I'm pretty sure if a teenager today showed the types of stories I wrote to a teacher now, the poor kid would at best end up with detention and at worst end up medicated and labeled unstable. But thankfully my teachers all had a firm grasp of the difference between fantasy and reality and recognized fiction as fiction.
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Where to find Bards and Sages Publishing online

The Society of Misfit Stories Presents (May 2020)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,480. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2020 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Society of Misfit Stories provides a home for long-form fiction. In this issue: stories by T.L. Barrett, Michael Benson, Sarah Cannavo, Mitch Lam, Aaron Moskalik, Jeff Sullins, and Elizabeth Wilcox.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...February 2020
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,530. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Each issue of the Society of Misfit Stories Presents… is a celebration of long-form fiction. These novelettes and novellas will entertain and surprise fans of the form.
The Society of Misfit Stories (Volume Three)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 348,380. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2019 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Society of Misfit Stories is a home for those wonderful stories that are too long for most magazines but too short for print as stand-alone books. Whether you call them short stories, novelettes, or novellas, these stories are all of a length that often struggles to find publication traditionally.
22 Stories: Falling Up
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,900. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2019 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Phillip and Emily volunteered for a secret project that left them with missing memories. Tonight, Virtual Design is throwing a party in a New York City hi-rise, and Phillip and Emily are attending in the hope of networking so that they may unravel what was done to them. But as they explore the building and gather information, they begin to uncover a sinister plot that endangers all of humanity.
Walnut Street
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2019 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Bards and Sages Publishing is pleased to bring readers Walnut Street, our seventh short story collection by KJ Hannah Greenberg. Greenberg's flair for the peculiar and eclectic shines through in this collection of over fifty flash and short fiction works featuring anthropomorphic starship pilots, angsty authors, strange neighbors, and more.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...May 2019
Series: The Society of Misfit Stories Presents.... Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,460. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2019 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A journal of long-form literary genre fiction published three times a year. Featuring eight tales of the speculative, the strange, the peculiar, and the curious that don’t quite fit in with the mainstream.
The Mictlan Murders
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2019 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Presented as a collection of research and found documents intertwined within a first-person narrative, The Mictlan Murders explores a tale of supernatural manipulation and human sacrifice. The investigation into a series of ritualistic murders unfolds through witness interviews, police affidavits, journal entries, and email transcripts.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Family Complications
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2019 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
At the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may very well be possessed. Magically Delicious: Eric and Houston attempt to sneak a Leprechaun into the house the day before Thanksgiving. Family Complication: After navigating Thanksgiving dinner to avoid the discussion of magic around her niece, Nancy gets dragged into a family secret involving Lee’s sister.
Nancy Werlock's Diary
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,430. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2019 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately for her fate, and a bunch of conniving spirits, have other plans. Now Nancy finds herself fumbling through exorcisms and sorting applications for a new apprentice. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may be possessed.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...(February 2019)
Series: The Society of Misfit Stories Presents.... Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 148,260. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2019 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents... is a unique periodical of long form fiction published three times a year. Each issue provides an eclectic collection of novelette and novella-length speculative and literary fiction.
Champion Standing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Disgraced Chinese warrior, Liao, is a mercenary for the Kingdom of Kush. In an unprecedented decision, the Chancellor of the Han Dynasty has permitted Liao to fight in a tournament against the best warriors the empire has to offer. His presence in the epic event could restore Liao’s honor.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...Volume Two
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 298,460. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents this eclectic collection of exceptional novelettes and novellas from some of the most unique voices in the speculative genres. This diverse anthology offers readers an enticing assortment of high fantasy, alien adventure, paranormal investigations, haunts both real and imagined, and more.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume X)
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,950. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Though originally meant as a stand-alone anthology, the Bardic Tales and Sage Advice collection has evolved into an annual celebration of speculative fiction. Our tenth installment in the annual anthology features not only the winners from our annual writing competition and Reader's Choice Awards, but also selected stories from previous installments as we look back on where we have been.
Blood Debts (Chronicles of Cambrea: Book Two)
Series: Chronicles of Cambrea. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,300. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Nadia and Alexandros may have escaped the battle of Gadara, but they can't escape their growing list of enemies. Necromancers and Felsworn, however, may be the least of their concerns. The games played by House Thairentre threatens to ensnare them both in a web of deception. And one of the deadliest assassins in Cambrea has taken up the contract on Alexandros...for a very personal reason.
The Doom Guardian (Chronicles of Cambrea: Book One)
Series: Chronicles of Cambrea. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,290. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Cursed in life. Damned in death. The only person who can stop a terrible prophecy is the one born to fulfill it. For centuries, the Spirit Wall has protected the world from the terrible powers of the undead god Vagruth. But now the Spirit Wall has begun to crumble, and with it the only thing preventing the world from becoming overrun by undead hordes.
Concatenation
Series: KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2018 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
This special collection of flash fiction and short stories features highlights from the KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series, Volumes One through Five. Over 100 of the author's most unique, insightful, and whimsical stories in one edition. Greenberg's extensive bibliography includes works published in AntipodeanSF, Bewildering Stories, Calliope, Danse Macabre, and others.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...Volume One
Series: The Society of Misfit Stories Presents.... Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 199,590. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents this eclectic collection of novelettes and novellas from some of the most unique voices in the speculative genres. This diverse anthology offers readers an enticing assortment of high fantasy, alien adventure, paranormal investigations, haunts both real and imagined, and more.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume IX)
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,540. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2017 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Volume Nine of the Bardic Tales and Sage Advice collection features the winners of our annual writing competition, as well as selected works from some of the amazing authors we have had the pleasure of working with over the course of the previous year. This volume features Anna Cates, Deborah Cher, Craig Comer, Myke Edwards, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Hiroko Talbot, Kevin Wallis, and James Zahardis.
When Village with Village Comes to Parle
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,660. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Essay » Literature
With When Village with Village Comes to Parle, Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler presents over five dozen unique essays, articles, and vignettes covering an eclectic range of topics. Travel the world with Dr. Sadler and her husband as she details some of their adventures abroad. Experience a thought-provoking conversation with Robert Frost. Read a heart-felt letter to J.D. Salinger.
Can I Be Rare, Too?
Series: KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,530. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
National Endowment for the Humanities awardee and designated Keeper of the Hibernaculum of Imaginary Hedgehogs KJ Hannah Greenberg presents Can I Be Rare, Too?, book five of the KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series. This volume features almost five dozen of her flash fiction and short stories featuring a quirky cast of characters both human and anthropomorphic.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Dear Nancy,
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2017 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Episode 16 of the Series features Two stories (approx. word count 9000 words): One Step At a Time: Nancy and Lee take a field trip to test out a new ritual that will let him enter churches without spontaneously combusting. Dear Nancy,: Nancy must juggle running the shop, a new advice column, dealing with her apprentice’s damaged love life, and her dead mother’s anxiety over Thanksgiving dinner.
Friends and Rabid Hedgehogs
Series: KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,830. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fairy tales
National Endowment for the Humanities awardee and designated Keeper of the Hibernaculum of Imaginary Hedgehogs KJ Hannah Greenberg presents Friends and Rabid Hedgehogs, book four of the KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series.
Cryptids
Series: KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,090. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fairy tales
National Endowment for the Humanities awardee and designated Keeper of the Hibernaculum of Imaginary Hedgehogs KJ Hannah Greenberg presents Cryptids, the third installment of her short story series. I
The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfuffles
Series: KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,100. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fairy tales
National Endowment for the Humanities awardee and designated Keeper of the Hibernaculum of Imaginary Hedgehogs KJ Hannah Greenberg presents The Immediacy of Emotional Kerfuffles, a spellbinding collection of eighty speculative flash fiction and short fiction offerings.
Don't Pet the Sweaty Things
Series: KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,190. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fairy tales
National Endowment for the Humanities awardee and designated Keeper of the Hibernaculum of Imaginary Hedgehogs KJ Hannah Greenberg shares her whimsical and peculiar vision with "Don't Pet the Sweaty Things". This collection of seventy flash fiction and short stories will delight, amuse, and, in some cases, pleasantly confuse readers.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: The Politics of Warlocks
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 15. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
At the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may very well be possessed... Season Three of Nancy Werlock's Diary continues with three more tales of paranormal problems (approx word count 9200).
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Family Feud
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 14. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Family Feud The holidays can be a nerve-wracking time under the best of conditions. But when Nancy’s dead mother starts complaining about who should host Thanksgiving, things get unusually tense between Nancy and her brother. Wrath of the Turkey God Nancy and Houston find themselves investigating a paranormal poultry problem.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Last Rites
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Episode 12 of the series includes three short stories Couples Counseling: With only a few more days until Samhain, the last thing Nancy needs is to find Houston straddling a succubus. Interview With the Vampire: Nobody wants to be stalked by a vampire…even if it is just an ambush-style job interview. Last Rites: Nancy is unexpectedly confronted by the widow of the man who killed her mother.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Judgement Day
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Episode Thirteen of the Nancy Werlock's Diary series includes two stories (estimated word count 7400 words) Blame Games: A formal investigation from the Justicars into the attempt on Nancy’s life reveals unexpected information. Judgement Day: The trap has been set for Chana Magus, but will it catch her?
The Indie Author Potluck Cookbook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,720. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Courses & dishes / general, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
The Indie Author Potluck Cookbook is a privately operated charity project designed to raise funds and awareness for the Food Bank of South Jersey. All contributors to this collection have donated their time and recipes in support of the project. This cookbook features a true "potluck" feel with a variety of appetizers, main courses, and desserts, as well as short stories, book excerpts, and more.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: A Deal With the Devil
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may possessed.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: In a Bind
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Marriage counselor Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately for her fate, and a bunch of conniving but well-meaning spirits, have other plans. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but but he may very well be possessed.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Parental Advisory
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Marriage counselor Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately for her a bunch of conniving but well-meaning spirits have other plans. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may very well be possessed. Episode 9 of the series includes three new short stories.
Triptych: an Omnibus of Wonder
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 132,110. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Bards and Sages Publishing is proud to present Triptych: An Omnibus of Wonder. Triptych features three complete works from award-winning author Peter A. Baslaskas, including: The Grandmaster, The Chameleon's Addiction, and In Out House: Tantalizing Tales of Terror
Nancy Werlock's Diary: The Walking Dead
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Season Two of the Nancy Werlock's Diary series begins with Nancy Werlock's Diary: The Walking Dead. This collection features two short stories (approximately 9100 words total).
Soulmates
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,930. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
For Jack Chandler, death meant eventually being reunited with his wife, who had died in a car accident a year earlier. But that small comfort is shattered when he is shot by a strange duo seeking his help against a mysterious entity known as the Shadowman. Now Jack must come to terms with this “Gift” that has upended his life and find the strength to confront a monster that cannot die.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: In the Cards
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Marriage counselor Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately for her fate, and a bunch of conniving spirits, have other plans. Now Nancy finds herself fumbling through exorcisms and training an apprentice. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may be possessed.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Possession is 9/10th of the Law
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,240. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Marriage counselor Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately for her fate, and a bunch of conniving spirits, have other plans. Now Nancy finds herself fumbling through exorcisms and training an apprentice. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may be possessed.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: 'Til Death Do Us Part
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately for her fate, and a bunch of conniving spirits, have other plans. Now Nancy finds herself fumbling through exorcisms and sorting applications for a new apprentice. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may possessed.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Family Affairs
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,250. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately for her fate, and a bunch of conniving spirits, have other plans. Now Nancy finds herself fumbling through exorcisms and sorting applications for a new apprentice. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may possessed.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Karma's a Witch
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The third installment of the Nancy Werlock series. Includes three short stories (8100 words) Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately fate, and a bunch of conniving spirits, have other plans. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may very well be possessed.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Mother Knows Worst
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
The second installment in the Nancy Werlock series features two more original short stories. Nancy didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately fate, and a bunch of conniving spirits, have other plans. Now Nancy finds herself fumbling through exorcisms and training a sexy new apprentice.
Nancy Werlock's Diary: Dear Diary,
Series: Nancy Werlock's Diary, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nancy Werlock didn't want to take over the family business. Unfortunately fate, and a bunch of conniving spirits, have other plans. Now she finds herself fumbling through exorcisms and sorting applications for a new apprentice. Because for Werlock women, the family business is demonology. And at the Three Wishes Boutique, the customer may not always be right, but he may be possessed.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume V)
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The fifth installment in the series presents award-winning stories by Craig Comer, Jamie Lackey, David Lawrence, Viktor Kowalski, Viktor James Night, Lynn Veach Sadler, Chad Strong, and George S. Walker. Each installment in the series presents the winners of the annual Bards and Sages writing competition, as well as winners from our annual Readers' Choice Awards program.
Folklore and Fairy Tales of the East
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,150. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Compiled from a variety of classic works, Folklore and Fairy Tales of the East introduces readers to the rich and wonderful storytelling heritage of China, India, Japan, Persia, the Phillipines, and Tibet. Explore 15 whimsical, amusing, and thought-provoking tales.
Pantheon Building
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Whether you are designing a new campaign setting for a roleplaying game or looking to create a world for your fantasy fiction, the creation of a pantheon will be an important part of the process. Pantheon Building provides a short primer on the issues to consider while developing your pantheon.
Return of the Dead Men (and Women) Walking
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,480. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
The undead return with more strange, terrifying, and bizarre tales of the unlife beyond life. Zombies, ghouls, vampires, and other things that should not be shamble through the pages of this anthology. Collection includes 14 tales.
World Building 101
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Originally designed for a seminar conducted by author and game designer Julie Ann Dawson at Suny College, World Building 101 provides both writers and RPG designers with an easy-to-follow process through which to create a functional and believable setting.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume IV)
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,720. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Though originally meant as a standalone anthology, the Bardic Tales and Sage Advice collection has evolved into an annual celebration of speculative fiction. The collection is now an invitation-only anthology. Each volume features the winners of our annual writing competition, the winners of our annual Reader's Choice Awards, and select private invitation authors.
In Our House: Tantalizing Tales of Terror
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,060. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Award-winning author Peter A. Balaskas unleashes his unique style of mesmerizing horror once again. This collection of short stories takes readers on a dark journey into that shadow realm between the real and surreal, where ordinary people find themselves confronted by extraordinary things. Close the windows. Lock the doors. Check under the bed. And make yourself at home…In Our House.
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Bards and Sages Quarterly
The Bards and Sages Quarterly features original short speculative fiction from both new and established authors. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees, and Nebula award winners. With each issue, our goal is to bring readers the most inclusive collection of speculative fiction available.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...
What is The Society of Misfit Stories? These are stories often trapped in the forsaken shadowlands of the publishing industry: too long for traditional magazines and journals, but too short for print. Launched in 2016, The Society of Misfit Stories provides a loving home for longer short fiction. Each entry in the series is a stand-alone tale from talented new and established voices in a wide range of genres. The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...Volume One is available in digital, paperback, and hardcover formats and features the stories first published in 2016. Volume Two will be available in late 2018 and will feature all of the Misfits published in 2017.
Chronicles of Cambrea
An ancient death cult works to tear down the Spirit Wall and unleash an undead horde upon the world. Felsworn mercenaries prowl the wilds, collecting coin and souls for their demonic masters. A holy order of assassins waits in the shadows for their chosen targets.
KJ Hannah Greenberg Short Story Series
National Endowment for the Humanities awardee and designated Keeper of the Hibernaculum of Imaginary Hedgehogs KJ Hannah Greenberg presents her Short Story Series. If you like your literary fiction sprinkled with friendly insanity, or if you prefer your contemporary fantasy to resonate with profound realism, or if you simply enjoy reading about anthropomorphic critters and everyday people in unusual situations both mundane and bizarre, this collection is for you.
Cryptids
Price: $4.99 USD.
Can I Be Rare, Too?
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Concatenation
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Books

Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2020)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,300. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly brings fans of speculative fiction a variety of new and established voices in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2020)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,250. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
The Bards and Sages Quarterly starts its 12th year in publication with eight speculative tales by Guy Belleranti, William Duffy, Andrew Knighton, L.P. Melling, Wendy Nikel, David Rich, Michael Wheatley, and John Wolf.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2019)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
The Bards and Sages Quarterly closes out its eleventh year in publication with an appropriately creepy and peculiar issue featuring works by Joe Vasicek, Sara Pauling, John Post, Zachary Kellian, Lucy Stone, Kay ben-Avraham, Claire Simpson, Emily Sorensen, Thea Boodhoo, and Lisa Timpf.
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...September 2019
Series: The Society of Misfit Stories Presents.... Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,700. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A journal of long-form literary genre fiction published three times a year. Featuring thirteen tales of the speculative, the strange, the peculiar, and the curious that don’t quite fit in with the mainstream.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2019)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,670. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For eleven years, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has introduces readers to an eclectic collection of talented speculative fiction authors.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2019)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,540. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
For over ten years, The Bards and Sages Quarterly has provided fans of speculative fiction with a unique mix of tales from both new and established authors. With each issue, we strive to introduce readers to exciting and entertaining voices in the horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres. In this issue, stories by Jenny Swisher, Daniel Stride, Carrie Vaccaro Nelkin, Dana Beehr, and Dawn Hebein.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2019)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,270. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
For over ten years, The Bards and Sages Quarterly has provided fans of speculative fiction with a unique mix of tales from both new and established authors. With each issue, we strive to introduce readers to exciting and entertaining voices in the horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2018)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,050. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First launched in January 2009, The Bards and Sages Quarterly is a celebration of short speculative fiction. Each issue brings readers a vibrant collection of speculative works from both new and established writers. Our goal remains the same today as when we began: to create a showcase in which to introduce readers to amazing voices they might have otherwise missed.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2018)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,600. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
First launched in January 2009, The Bards and Sages Quarterly is a celebration of short speculative fiction. Each issue brings readers a vibrant collection of speculative works from both new and established writers. Our goal remains the same today as when we began: to create a showcase in which to introduce readers to amazing voices they might have otherwise missed.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2018)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 59,250. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
First launched in January 2009, The Bards and Sages Quarterly is a celebration of short speculative fiction. Each issue brings readers a vibrant collection of speculative works from both new and established writers. Our goal remains the same today as when we began: to create a showcase in which to introduce readers to amazing voices they might have otherwise missed.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2018)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 34,250. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First launched in January 2009, The Bards and Sages Quarterly is a celebration of short speculative fiction. Each issue brings readers a vibrant collection of speculative works from both new and established writers. Our goal remains the same today as when we began: to create a showcase in which to introduce readers to amazing voices they might have otherwise missed.
The Great Tome of Magicians, Necromancers, and Mystics
Series: The Great Tome Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,810. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Volume Six of The Great Tome Series features eight original tales featuring historical and mythical magic-users. Includes stories by Vonnie Winslow Crist, CB Droege, Bill Hiatt, ErlyAnne Toomey, J.M. Williams, Larry Lefkowitz, Mark Charke, and Julie Ann Dawson.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2017)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
With each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly, we strive to bring fans of speculative fiction an engaging and entertaining variety of stories from new and established authors in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres. In this issue: Tom Barlow, Jason Bougger, Milo James Fowler, Blake Gilmore, Rebecca Linam, Matthew C. Lucas, DC Mallery, Matthew McAyeal, Dennis Mombauer, and more.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2017)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,780. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celebrating our 9th year in publication! Each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly is compiled to bring readers an eclectic and entertaining collection of works from both new and established voices in the speculative fiction genres.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2017)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,500. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in our NINTH YEAR! Celebrate the wonderful range of styles within the speculative fiction genres with our newest issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly. From the lighthearted to the heart-pounding, this special double-length issue will delight short fiction fans.
The Great Tome of Dragons and Draconic Lore
Series: The Great Tome Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,830. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Great Tome Series continues with The Great Tome of Dragons and Draconic Lore. Enjoy this collection of tales that provide a unique exploration of the legendary creature and its kin.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2017)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,230. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celebrating our 9th year! Each issue offers readers a unique collection of original speculative fiction tales from both new and established writers. An interview with the authors of War of the Worlds: Retaliation. Fiction by Andrew Knighton, A.J. Flowers, Stephen C Evans, Taylor Harbin, Walter G Esselman, Steve Coate, Sean Garvey, PJ Keuning, Molly N Moss, B.C. Nance, Eric Lewis, & Josh Pearce.
The Great Tome of Fantastic and Wondrous Places
Series: The Great Tome Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,890. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The wonder and mystery of The Great Tomes series continues with The Great Tome of Fantastic and Wondrous Places. Volume Three of this collection features narratives revolving around the exploration of fantasy or alien locales in which the acts of exploration and adventure are central to the plot.
The Great Tome of Cryptids and Legendary Creatures
Series: The Great Tome Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,010. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Great Tome series continues with The Great Tome of Cryptids and Legendary Creatures. This volume features over a dozen tales drawn from fantastic creatures found in folklore and urban legends.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2016)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,840. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume VIII)
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,850. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Though originally meant as a stand-alone anthology, the Bardic Tales and Sage Advice collection has evolved into an annual celebration of speculative fiction. Our Eighth installment of the series features the winners of our annual charity writing competition and our Reader's Choice Awards poll.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2016)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,390. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres. In this issue: Carl Alves, Chris Dean, Myke Edwards, A.J. Flowers, Milo James Fowler, Matt Hollingsworth, Ty Karnitz, Simon Kewin, Damien Krsteski, Bret McCormick, and Jennifer R. Povey.
The Great Tome of Darkest Horrors and Unspeakable Evils
Series: The Great Tome Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,080. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
The Great Tome series continues with The Great Tome of Darkest Horrors and Unspeakable Evils. This volume features eleven tales revolving around monsters, evil aliens, and otherworldly entities.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2016)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres.
The Great Tome of Forgotten Relics and Artifacts
Series: The Great Tome Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,000. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Great Tome of Forgotten Relics and Artifacts, volume one of The Great Tome Series, presents fifteen tales of cursed relics, ancient artifacts, magical items, and alien devices.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2016)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,060. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,560. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume VII)
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,210. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Though originally meant as a stand alone anthology, the Bardic Tales and Sage Advice collection has evolved into an annual celebration of speculative fiction. The collection is now an invitation-only anthology. Volume Seven includes short stories by Thaxson Patterson II, Jamie Lackey, Chad Strong, Carma Lynn Park, Doug Caverly, Michelle Ann King, L. Lambert Lawson, and Julie Ann Dawson.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,490. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,010. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,450. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2014)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Vol VI)
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,560. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The stories in this year’s collection include knights and dragons, lonely zombies, a musician with mystical powers, an overzealous security system, and more. We consider it the perfect sampler of the wonderful emerging talent in the speculative genres. We hope you will agree.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2014)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2014)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2014)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2013)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,980. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners. This issue contains twelve original tales of dragons, zombies, and exotic places and bizarre mysteries.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2013)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners. This issue features 21 original stories from Wil Ogden, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Jamie Lackey, Brenda Stokes Barron, and many others.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2013)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,390. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners.
America the Horrific: An Anthology of Horror
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,290. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » General
An empty stretch of highway. A freak electrical storm. A bus full of strangers. And a mysterious bus driver with a rather peculiar agenda. America the Horrific: An Anthology of Horror presents eleven tales of terror in the tradition of classic storytelling.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume 3)
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Volume Three of Bardic Tales and Sage Advice continues our tradition of presenting some of the most amazing voices in the speculative fiction field. Pushcart Prize nominees Kurt Bachard and Todd Austin Hunt, USA Book News Best Book Finalist Peter A. Balaskas, Best Horror of the Year Honorable Mention Kevin Wallis, and other exciting authors offer their unique visions for readers to explore.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Vol. 2
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ten tales of epic adventure that explore everything from the darkest recesses of the human mind to the strangest corners of outer space. Escape the mundane world with this exciting journey into the varied realms of speculative fiction.
Dead Men (and Women) Walking
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Zombies. Vampires. Undead things that should not be. Now the dead share their tales, with over two dozen tales of brain-feasting, blood-drinking, revenge-seeking horror. Follow the walking dead through playgrounds, shopping centers, deserted towns, and corporate complexes as they continue their relentless quests.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 43,560. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
As the gods prepare for their long sleep, a young woman must bear the burden of keeping their memory alive in "Winter of the Gods". A Police Officer discovers you can ban the weapons of destruction, but not humanity's destructive nature in "Netherlands Roulette". A Young Man develops a new perspective thanks to a stolen antique in "The Glass Eye". These tales and others await.

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Julie Ann Dawson
Latest book: The Society of Misfit Stories (Volume Three).
Published November 1, 2019.
Kevin Wallis
Latest book: Soulmates.
Published August 6, 2014.
KJ Hannah Greenberg
Latest book: Walnut Street.
Published June 14, 2019.