We’re very excited to make a few huge announcements along with this release, so grab a tasty beverage and get settled.
First, this is our 10th issue! How exciting! There are a ton of fabulous stories ready and waiting for you. We love putting these issues together for you and this one was a pleasure from start to finish. We’re humbled that so many talented women chose to send their stories to us.
We heartily encourage you to go enjoy the issue. We have science fiction, fantasy, creepy stories, light-hearted stories, and odd things that defy categorization; the scope is as wonderfully varied as the women who wrote them. You can start, for example, with our featured story of the week, “Deep Deck 9” by Charlotte Nash. Then continue on to the next and just keep going. We’ll be here when you get back.
The second huge announcement is rather huge and effects the mission of LSQ and its scope.
As Editor and Publisher of Luna Station Quarterly, I am thrilled to announce the formation of Luna Station Press!!!
And as this project is so personal, I’m stepping out of ‘we’ to talk to you all like the friends you are. :)
This huge, exciting, new venture is built on the foundation of LSQ. The last two and a half years I have worked to grow LSQ and its mission of bringing women speculative fiction authors to a larger audience. I’m very excited to have this issue of LSQ be part of the first batch of releases (along with a short novel and a poetry collection).
As part of this new press, LSQ will now be published as a true ebook! Available in a variety of formats (epub, mobi, and PDF) your purchase options are also varied. You can buy direct from Luna Station Press (which puts the most money back into the kitty and toward paying the authors) or you can purchase from DriveThruFiction, a site that’s wonderfully supportive of independent genre publishing.
In the coming months, all of the LSQ archives will be converted to ebooks. As soon as that conversion is done, back issues will be sold singly as well as a package of all the issues for a discount.
Speaking of pricing and selling and all of that, the price of these ebooks is a very reasonable $2.99 per issue, and you get all three major formats! (EPUB, MOBI and PDF) I also want to assure you that LSQ will always be free to read online. Women’s voices need to be heard and I believe in giving them the biggest megaphone I can muster.
And just a reminder that the money being raised is to pay the LSQ authors. LSQ has been a ‘for the love’ market since its foundation. I have always wanted to pay the wonderfully supportive authors and this is our first step in raising those funds. All profits from the sale of the LSQ ebook editions go directly toward that goal.
The same goes for that little donation button to your right. All donations go directly back to the authors, starting with issue 013, next year.
Is that enough news for you? I know I’m very excited and I hope you are, too. There are a few more announcements that will be coming down the pike over the summer, so be sure to watch this space, follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook!
Or, if you’d like, you can sign up for the Luna Station Press newsletter. Once or twice a month there will be news about upcoming releases, sneak peeks and, of course, the occasional coupon and little surprise.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy some stories while you’re here. Happy Reading!
P. S. - If you would like to know a little more about the whys and wherefores of how I decided to take this leap, you can read my editorial from this issue. And if you’d like to learn more about the press itself, you can visit the shiny, new website. :)
P. P. S - Authors: The Press is also now officially open for submissions! Slots are available for our late-2012 release and beyond. You can check out the Luna Station Press submissions page for all the details. If you’d like to be notified of when we are open and closed for regular submissions as well as submissions to LSQ, you can sign up for our special author newsletter. read more