Shadow Atlas Release

It is November 30th, and the day I’ve been waiting for all year is finally here. Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas has finally been released into the world!

Reviews are starting to come in, and the praise is glowing.

“Dead serious in its horror, yet delightful and inviting in its design and conceit, Shadow Atlas is a rare, beguiling treat, a collective fantasy with teeth, vision, and grounded in urgent, ancient truths.” – BookLife Reviews (BookLife section of Publishers Weekly)

“Think The DaVinci Code or Indiana Jones, but with more literary force, as it comments on mortals, immortals, and the intersection of worlds which holds them.” – Midwest Book Reviews

“A host of sublime writers and settings create an entertainingly macabre collection.”– Kirkus Reviews

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the book. That initial response makes a HUGE difference. I hope you will continue to share the anthology far and wide. And for those of you who’ve read it and loved it, we’d be grateful if you’d leave a review. Thank you in advance!

The other editors (Hillary Dodge and Joshua Viola) and I recently had the honor of selecting six entries to submit as Hex Publishers‘ official nominations for the The Pushcart Prize. We decided to nominate three stories and three poems. It was extremely difficult narrowing down our nominations, but we feel confident with our final decision:

“Moon-Eyed Women” by Kay Chronister

“The Scarlet Tanager” by Starlene Justice

“The Sugar Castle of St. Lucia” by E. Lily Yu

“No More Prying Eyes” by Maxwell I. Gold

“Waay Chivo” by Jimena Jurado

“For the Fires of Floreana” by Cameron E. Quinn

Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas, edited by Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge and Joshua Viola, illustrations by Aaron Lovett

“There is an old saying that wisdom sits in places. Open an atlas across the Americas, and you will soon discover this knowledge hidden in fragments of shared memory marked on maps. The ancient peoples knew which areas to avoid, which spirits to appease. Later, invasive superstitions from far-flung countries seeded into the landscape. In order to survive, newcomers learned the cautionary tales and secret lore linked to the terrain. But not all paid heed to superstitions. These are their stories, each tale a new entry in the field guide to dark landscapes.”

You can find more about Shadow Atlas and purchase links at Hex Publishers.

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-7365964-3-2

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-7365964-1-8

eBook ISBN: 978-1-7365964-2-5

Published by cmariebissett

Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of dark fiction and fabulism. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in multiple journals and anthologies including Arterial Bloom, Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Hath No Fury, NonBinary Review, and the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V and VI. In addition to writing, she also teaches online workshops at The Storied Imaginarium.

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