What is The Salmagundi?

Apr 29, 2014 by

 

You’ve been hearing about it off and on for the last few months and now it’s actually about to happen.  The first publication from our publishing partner, 67 Press, will be released on May 15th!  We have 13 authors who’ve written 20 stories and they’re pretty damn awesome if we do say so ourselves.  If you’re a regular reader of our site, then you’ll be familiar with a few of the names, while others may be brand new to you.  Since you do read our site, and you like what we do, we’re counting on you to help us get the word out.

Over the next two weeks we’re going to send out some teasers from selected stories.  We’ll post them on here, we’ll tweet them out and I might even dust off the ol’ Facebook account.  Please re-post and re-tweet any time you can, we’ll greatly appreciate it and our wives will be happy to know we haven’t been driving them crazy for nothing over the last 6 months.

Below is the introduction for The Salmagundi, as it appears in the book.

 

Love, Infidelity, Drugs, Death and Dinosaurs… an Introduction

The stories that follow are the product of a small sample of the immense talent banging away on keyboards, scribbling in notebooks and working on their craft. They do this because they love it, because they find meaning in it. After all, why else would they decide to become writers? This is a gig that pays big for only a few; the rest of us have to put our heads down, keep our butts in the seat and write – because it’s what we are driven to do.

We’re fortunate at 67 Press. We get to read the inspirations and tribulations of a new generation of writers. It’s the reason we started this business and it’s the reason you’re holding this book right now, because you love good stories, too.

As we worked our way through all the submissions and began to whittle the list down to the final pieces, we went in with no particular theme in mind. Yet these seemingly disparate tales work together to present a larger vision of humanity, albeit on the small scale.

This is the beauty of the short story. In limiting the number of words we use, we’re forced to make them count. The author is constantly working to distill the world into easily managed bits, without stripping them of their complexities. Short stories, more than any other brand of fiction, show us the significance of the smallest actions or thoughts. Through their minimalism, they should show us a glimpse of something bigger.

We think the twenty stories that make up “The Salmagundi” are everything short stories should be. They tell us what it’s like to be human and they do it through some pretty universal themes – love, infidelity, drugs, death and even, dinosaurs.

It’s going to be a hell of a ride folks, hope you enjoy it as much as we do…

67 Press

 

If that doesn’t make you want to read the book, I’m not sure what will!  If you want to know more about 67 Press and what we do, please click here. If you think you might want to work with us, click here!

Stay tuned for more samples!

 

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419 Comments

  1. Excellent depth 🙂

    my website – http://journal-cinema.org/

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