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.

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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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Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2015)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,450. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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)
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,570. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » 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)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,980. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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 contains twelve original tales of dragons, zombies, and exotic places and bizarre mysteries.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2013)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,390. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
America the Horrific: An Anthology of Horror
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,290. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
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)
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2010. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Category: 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
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 43,560. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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.
Legendary Horrors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,490. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A tourist unlocks a terrible secret that has cursed a small town for generations. A man desperate to hold on to his love at all costs makes a deal with too high of a price. A quiet vacation in a cabin turns into a nightmare for an elderly couple. An investigative reporter gets the interview of the century...with the Boogeyman. These tales and others await.

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