Our Latest Acquisitions

We are pleased to announce the addition of a pair of short story collections, a poetry collection, and a collection of short stories and poetry to GusGus’s 2016 publication schedule.

Elaine Burnes is no stranger to Bedazzled Ink. We published her first story, “A Perfect Life,” in the anthology Skulls & Crossbones: Tales of Women Pirates and several of her stories appeared in our old ezine Khimairal Ink. We’re also honored to have published her first novel, Wishbone. Now we have the privilege to publish another first from Elaine–a collection of her short stories. A Perfect Life and Other Stories will be published September 2016.

Karen Richard’s collection Women of the Year comes to us as the result of a failed experiment. At the beginning of 2015, we tried to resurrect the spirit of Khimairal Ink by posting a once of month challenge for short stories. While we got a few submissions, Karen grabbed onto the challenge with gusto and we decided that her stories–each taking place in the month they were written in–would make a great collection. Watch for Women of the Year in February 2016.

Cat Mac’s collection of poems is about getting out from negative influences and becoming a happy, healthy, poet-singer-songwriter. It also won the Milieu’s National Emerging Writer’s Contest presented by Simon Fraser University’s Creative Writing Program. under the influence will be out September 2016.

Ruth Rouff had submitted a collection of poems and a collection of short stories and we thought, why not publish both in a single volume–Pagan Heaven. Her work has been published in various literary journals, including Exquisite Corpse, Philadelphia Poets, Wilde Magazine, SNReview.org, and Four Ties Literary Review. Her young adult books, Ida B. Wells: A Woman of Courage and Great Moments in Sports were published by Townsend Press. Pagan Heaven will be available November 2016.