Monday, March 2, 2015

Hellos and Goodbyes

BD-Winter2015-Iss2-v2One Eye Press is marching into a busy season with the release of Blight Digest: Winter 2015 on March 9th, followed closely by the release of Knuckleball by Tom Pitts on March 24th and Shotgun Honey Presents: Locked and Loaded (Both Barrels Vol. 3) in April. These projects are a labor of love not only for the writers but the editors behind the scenes, and at times the things we love conflict with our real world issues. There is only so much time, isn’t there?

janchrisirvin-smallWith that thought, I want to give my humble thanks to Jan Kozlowski who worked diligently on issue 1 of Blight Digest and was critical to the selection of issue 2’s lineup, and to Chris Irvin who has helped steadfastly for the last 2 plus years select and edit stories for Shotgun Honey and it’s anthology series Both Barrels. Jan is a talented writer and a tremendous editor who knows not only horror, but genre fiction. And Chris, who has been more than an editor, a contributor, a spark, but a sounding board and a friend. Both will be missed going forward. Best of luck with your current and future endeavors.

angelcolonfranklarnerdThankfully, there are those who have stepped in to help keep the ships on course. I am please to welcome Frank Larnerd, a writer and editor, and former contributor, who has jumped in to help finalize the upcoming issue of Blight Digest. Frank will be working on Blight Digest until at least issue 4 which is the Fall 2015 edition this coming October. Filling the vacancy by Chris Irvin will be past Shotgun Honey contributor Angel Luis Colón, and author of the upcoming One Eye Press Single The Fury of Blacky Jaguar. Angel sidled in well, and reading your submissions like a champ. A little warning, Angel is a harsh critic, so bring your A game!

big-badgeCurrently, in hiatus land is The Big Adios Western Digest. I hate to leave it’s fate open ended, but sometimes things just do not work out or reach the needed audience. We are hopeful of a summer release, with the possibility of doing an annual summer anthology.

Not to leave things on a negative note, One Eye Press is negotiating an ongoing character series that we look forward to announce and schedule for the second half of 2015. It’s a little PI, a little horror, a little sci-fi mash-up. Fun stuff that falls right into our wheelhouse of short fiction that packs a punch.