New! Lower Price on FISH in Print: Now only $13.99

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We’ve lowered the price on our latest anthology. FISH is now available in print for $13.99. Amazon is even running a sale, which means that you can buy it today for only $12.49! We’re getting great reviews:

April 26, 2013 – “If the rest of the anthology is as clever and confounding as Polenth Blake’s opener, “Thwarting the Fiends,” I may have found a new favorite publisher.” – Guy L. Gonzalez, Library Journal

March 20, 2013 – “FISH is a genre-bending anthology that includes fantasy, science fiction, fable, and myths among its thirty-three stories. These stories are mostly short, with varying tones as well as genres. Together, they take on the rather broad titular topic in individual and idiosyncratic ways, often only obliquely, and sometimes rather explicitly.” Paul Weimer, SF Signal

March 8, 2013 – “The stories found within show the versatility of the genres collected under the umbrella of speculative fiction. Cuinn and Taylor have gathered together an interesting and talented bunch of authors and created a memorable reading experience.” – A Fantastical Librarian 

Buy it now or pick up the DRM-free ebooks direct from us:

EPUB for NOOK and other readers, $4.99: buy here, MOBI for Kindle and other readers, $4.99: buy here

Are You Ready For FISH?

We’re days away from releasing FISH, a genre-bending anthology of delightfully fishy tales.

You can enter to win a signed print copy of FISH now from Goodreads. We’re giving away three copies of the book, and will accept entries from readers in the US, Canada, GB, and Mexico. Submit your name and address by February 15, 2013, for your chance to win (we don’t see that information unless you win).

Goodreads Book Giveaway

FISH by Carrie Cuinn


by Carrie Cuinn

Giveaway ends February 15, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

While you’re there, add FISH to your “To Read” pile. You can also join the Dagan Books Goodreads group for news about our upcoming releases:

IN SITU is now available!

IN SITU is a new anthology of science fiction stories featuring alien archeology, hidden mysteries, and things that are better off left buried.

A quiet man finds more than he bargained for when he sets out with his metal detector on a lonely hill … A soldier meets a new kind of enemy fighting an altogether different kind of war … On a distant swamp planet, a woman questions what kind of human she’s becoming … a pregnant archeologist finds a connection with a long-dead alien child … while deep space scavengers wonder what it ever meant to be human at all. These fifteen evocative science fiction stories will take you from dusty archaeologists digging up our alien past into a distant future where we’ve become the relics. Thought-provoking and entertaining, IN SITU explores science, theology, preservation, and the art of alien finance, in a whole new way.

Edited by Carrie Cuinn. Contains stories by Ken Liu, KV Taylor, Paul A. Dixon, Bear Weiter, Mae Empson, Jason Andrew, Greg Burch, Sarah Hendrix, R.S. Hunter, Rebecca Lloyd, Alex Shvartsman, Kelly C. Stiles, Graham Storrs, David J. West, and Dawn Vogel.

Buy IN SITU now!

EPUB for nook and other readers, $3.99: Click here to buy DRM FREE

MOBI for nook and other readers, $3.99: Click here to buy DRM FREE

Trade paperback, 5″x8″, 248 pages, via Amazon, $9.99: Click here to buy ISBN-10: 0983137323

KINDLE edition via Amazon, $3.99: Click here to buy ASIN: B008J4ZBLW

As always, thank you for your support.

Submissions for BIBLIOTHECA FANTASTICA are now closed

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted a story for this anthology. At this time, the submissions are closed.

We can’t wait to share the Table of Contents for this book with you.

– Carrie Cuinn, Publisher

Updates and random data for BIBLIOTHECA FANTASTICA:

  • so far, we’ve received 110 submissions, and sent responses to all of them. If you have NOT received a response to your submission, please check your spam filter. If it is not there, please contact us.
  • of that total, we’ve passed on 90 and have kept 20 in the pool of stories we’re seriously considering.
  • of those 20, 11 are by men, and 9 by women.
  • of those 20, 6 are by Canadians.

Keep those submissions coming!

More information (and the submission form) can be found here:

Answers to Some Questions About Our Submissions Process

We’ve recently gotten some questions about our submissions process and have put together a few answers for you. If you’re thinking about submitting a novel to us, or a short story to one of our open anthologies, please read on.

Q. Who should I address my novel submission to?

A. All novel submissions are read by our Publisher and Head of Acquisitions, Carrie Cuinn. At this time she would be the person who would make a decision on your novel, novella, or short story collection, so please put your cover letters to her attention.

Q. What about Don Pizarro or K. V. Taylor?

A. K.V. Taylor is a frequent contributor and the co-editor of FISH, but is not an employee of Dagan Books. Don Pizarro is an editor on multiple projects, but is not currently reading novel submissions.

Q. If you turn down my novel, can I rewrite my query letter and try again?

A. Unless your novel has drastically changed from our first rejection, please don’t resubmit it. We do keep track of the queries we receive, and while multiple queries makes you memorable, it isn’t for a good reason.

Q. Why don’t you accept romance novels, sword-and-sorcery fantasy novels, works with religious themes or [insert other genre here]?

A. Because we don’t want to publish those things. Partially it’s because they’re not genres that we read much of, for fun, and partially because by limiting our books to the genres we truly love, we can make better decisions. We’ll be comparing your work to a wider range of books, because we’ll have read more in that genre, and we’ll know what’s selling, what’s lacking in the market, and so on. There are plenty of other publishers who would be interested in your manuscript about the power of Angels to bring you romance, for example, but that’s not what we’re looking for.

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NEW ANTHOLOGY: Bibliotheca Fantastica opens for submissions Dec 15, 2011

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing a new anthology for 2012, edited by Don Pizarro! With an original cover by Art Director Galen Dara, and a commitment to bringing the same kind of diversity and originality that you’ve come to expect from our publications, we are sure this anthology will be wonderful. Wouldn’t you like to be a part of it? Details are below:

Bibliotheca Fantastica

What we want: Stories having to do with lost, rare, weird, or imaginary books, or any aspect of book history or book culture, past, present, future, or uchronic. Any genre. Although the fantastical is not essential per se, stories should evoke a sense of the fantastic, the unknown, the weird, wonder, terror, mystery, pulp, and/or adventure, etc.

Originals only, no reprints. No simultaneous submissions. Prose fiction only (no poetry). Accepting stories of up to 10,000 words in length. We will accept two submissions per author.

Do not describe the story in your cover letter. Please put the word count on the first page of your submission. Please format italics in italics (no underline).

We will accept submissions from December 15, 2011, at noon EST, to midnight EST on March 31, 2012. We are taking submissions through an automated system that will not allow you to submit before December 15, but the link to do so will appear here:

Dagan Books is paying 2 cents per word for each accepted story, plus contributor copies. Bibliotheca Fantastica will be available in both print and ebook, and is scheduled to be published Fall 2012.