Attention, writers! B Cubed Press has two new anthologies open for submissions:
Alternative Truths: Endgame — This will be the third and likely final book in the best-selling Alternative Truths series. Editors Jess Faraday and Bob Brown are looking for stories, poems, and essays that address the theme of Endgame: How will the current political nightmare end? Find out more.
Alternative Theology for the Religious Right — The editors, Bob Brown and Irene Radford, are looking for stories, poems, and essays that address the way that core biblical themes are being used in modern evangelical theology. Find out more.
Marleen S. Barr, author of the forthcoming B Cubed Press collection The Feminist Science Fiction Justice League Quashes the Orange Outrage Pussy Grabber: Political Power Fantasy Fiction, was the featured guest on the Feb. 9 episode of the podcast Sci-Fi Lab.
Barr, an award-winning feminist science fiction scholar, literary critic, and fiction writer, read from her satirical short stories in which she subjects the controversial denizen of the White House to close encounters with feminist extraterrestrials, alternative Hillary-winning history, and Godzilla-esque male metamorphosis.
Give it a listen!
The book will be available from B Cubed Press later this spring.
Vonda N. McIntyre, Louise Marley, John A. Pitts, Manny Frishberg, Edd Vick, Janka Hobbs, K.G. Anderson, Blaze Ward, Stephanie Weippert, and Debora Godfrey read from the B Cubed Press anthologies Alternative Truths and More Alternative Truths: Stories from the Resistance Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the University Bookstore on the Ave. The readings begin at 7 p.m.
Join these authors as they explore the strange new world of American politics. The evening will include readings from “A Modest Proposal for the Perfection of Nature” (Vonda N. McIntyre); “Relics: a fable” (Louise Marley); “Letters from the Heartland” (Janka Hobbs); “The Last Ranger” (Blaze Ward); “Tweetstorm” (Edd Vick and Manny Frishberg); “Desperate Resolve” (John A. Pitts); “Non-White in America” (Debora Godfrey); “A Letter from the Federal Women’s Prison” (Stephanie Weippert); and “The Right Man for the Job” (K.G. Anderson).
This is, of course, a great opportunity to buy the books from one of our favorite bookstores — and get them signed. B Cubed Press donates a portion of the proceeds from the anthologies’ sales to the ACLU of Washington.
Now you can hear the More Alternative Truths authors and editors on the podcast Madame Perry’s Salon. The podcast is available on Blog Talk Radio, Apple iTunes, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Podcast Fanatic, Blubrrry, and several other platforms.
“This insanity of Der Fuhrengrabber has brought together a superbly talented group of writers,” host Jennifer Modette Perry said. “If he only knew.”
Hear readings and commentary from Marleen S. Barr, Phyllis Irene Radford, Becky Kyle, Manny Frishberg, K.G. Anderson, Rebecca McFarland Kyle, Debora Godfrey, Melinda LaFevers, and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.
Listen to the podcast for an exciting announcement from Marleen S. Barr about an upcoming publication from BCubedPress. We’ll blog the details later this week. Meanwhile, you can buy your own copy of More Alternative Truths as an ebook or print volume.
For the holiday season B Cubed Press has put both Alternative Truths and More Alternative Truths: Stories from the Resistance on sale on Amazon.com.
These are the perfect gifts to awaken the complacent, support the resister — and startle your right-wing relatives or coworkers. There’s still time to give an ebook copy that will arrive before Dec. 25!
Alternative Truths — Stories, poems, and essays including: “President Trump, Gettysburg, November 19, 1863” by Jim Wright; “Relics: a fable” by Louise Marley; and “The Last Ranger” by Blaze Ward. Five stars on Amazon.com, with 90 reviews.
“Shocked on election night? This book is for you.” — Amazon review
- Free! on Kindle Unlimited
- $2.99 Kindle ebook
- ON SALE: $11.00 paperback
- Buy now
More Alternative Truths: Stories from the Resistance — Stories, poems and essays includi: “The Ten Commandments Renegotiated” by Jim Wright and Bobby Lee Featherson; “A Modest Proposal for the Perfection of Nature” by Vonda N. McIntyre; and “Queens Crossing” by Lou Antonelli. Foreward by David Gerrold. Five stars on Amazon.com.
- Free! on Kindle Unlimited
- $5.99 Kindle ebook
- ON SALE: $14.66 paperback
- Buy now
The Witch’s Kitchen recipe ebook awaits you on Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble, with French Toast Bake, The Perfect Mint Julep, Plum Pudding, Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake and British Scones (with an Americanized version of the recipe).
Anyone who puts love into their cooking and makes the kitchen the heart of the family and the home can be a Kitchen Witch. This is the premise of Irene Radford’s new book Spoonful of Magic (DAW Books). She puts that philosophy into practice in her companion cookbook, Witch’s Kitchen. It’s chock-full of family recipes from twenty-three contributors, many of them writers (many of the B-Cubed Press writers!). Readers can explore recipes from basic to fanciful, ethnic to homegrown, along with the charming stories behind them.
Recipes include Irene’s own Daffy’s Cupcakes (filled with jam), Mindy Klasky’s Almond Lust, Deborah J. Ross’ Pumpkin Spoon Bread, and Gillian Pollock’s Feminist Biscuits. There’s Beef Stew from Brad Cozzens and Lamb Stew from Rebecca McFarland Kyle. David G. Nordley and Michael Kabongo contribute kitchen tips and tricks.
“Just reading these recipes will make you hungry,” says Bob Brown, B Cubed Press publisher, who contributed his own recipe for Cushaw Squash Pie.
All proceeds from sales of the $4.99 ebook will benefit UNICEF.
More Alternative Truths: Stories from the Resistance is back from a great weekend at Orycon in Portland, ready to send out more review copies (want one? contact us) and work with independent bookstores to get them their copies of the book in time for the holidays. (And there’s a Kindle sale for the holidays — the ebook version of More Alternative Truths is now just $5.99.)
A big thank you to Phyllis Irene Radford who graciously invited us join her book launch party for A Spoonful of Magic. With More Alternative Truths still on its way from the printer, Bob was marketing the first volume in the series, Alternative Truths, as well. Here are some photos from the weekend with both books (plus a shot of author Debora Godfrey, who’d held her own book launch gala earlier in the week).