Cover Reveal: Infectious Hope edited by Silvia Cantón Rondoni

IFWG is very pleased to reveal the cover art and design of our upcoming chapbook, Infectious Hope: Poems of Hope and Resilience From the Pandemic. Silvia Cantón Rondoni has edited an amazing collection of poems by leading poets and writers from around the world, and has exhibited additional talent by actually creating the cover art to boot.

Infectious Hope is a call out for positivism and resilience during lockdown and isolation. Editor and poet Silvia Cantón Rondoni has curated a poetry anthology that includes a spectacular range of diverse poets from around the globe, and focuses on their insights and strength during the pandemic.

A poetic vaccination of the soul, and a reminder that we are in this together and are stronger than we know.This anthology contains the creativity of 47 poets, including luminaries Fiona Wright, Joe R. Landsdale, Isobelle Carmody, Roz Kaveney, and Linda D. Addison, as well as an introduction by Lee Murray.

The following is a complete TOC of the publication:

Foreword by Lee Murray

Preface  To Infectious Hope by the editor

Linda D. Addison… HERE/NOW

Ryka Aoki… HUNGRY ONCE AGAIN, IN AMERICA

Crisosto Apache… A PRAYER FOR US—Ik ł’dá beedaajindánde

Allen Ashley… SYMPTOMS MAY VARY

Eugen Bacon… WHAT THE MASK SAW

Esther Belin… WASHING DISHES IS GOOD MEDICINE

Jenny Blackford… THE DANCE

Isobelle Carmody… THE CHICKENS OF THE APOCALYPSE

Jay Caselberg… CHRYSALIS

Anne Casey… WHERE GULLS CRY

Kat Clay… SMALL CHOICES

Claire G. Coleman… I CANNOT SING WITH THE RIVER

PS  Cottier… PATTERNS

Cardinal Cox… BEFORE THE DAWN

Jack Dann… HOUSE ARREST

Sebastien Doubinsky… IS POETRY CONTAGIOUS?

Nigel Ellis… IN THE TIME OF BREATHING

Stephanie Ellis… ANOTHER EVE

Rebecca Fraser… #breathe

Owl Goingback… QUIET STARS

Oz Hardwick… THE TROCADERO SHOPPING MALL

Dominique Hecq… FIVE DAYS IN FOUR HUNDRED WORDS

Dominic Hoey… THEY ONLY BECOME DREAMS WHEN YOU WAKE

Robert Hood… THE BALLAD OF THE MONSTERS 2020

Roz Kaveney… PERSIST

Joe R. Lansdale… THE MOMENT PASSES

Steph Lum… RECREATE

Alessandro Manzetti… WHEN SHE LEFT

Kirstyn Mcdermott… UNTOUCHED

Donna McLeod… Ka whawhai tonu mātou

Fiona Murphy… PERPETUAL STASIS

Jason Nahrung… GROUNDED

Biola Olatunde… THE UNBUCKLING

Yenn Purkis… A HAPPY THOUGHT

Dan Rabarts… DISJOINTED

Hester J. Rook… the things that would not have happened, were it not for this

Sumiko Saulson … WITH DECEMBER COMES ELUNE

Angela Yuriko Smith… A NEW MATCH

Ruby Smith… HOME ALONE

Christina Sng… OUR BRIEF TIME IN THE SUN

Heather Truett… GHAZAL FOR THE GOOD IN 2020

Kyla Lee Ward… WARDROBE MALFUNCTION

Janeen Webb… HOTEL QUARANTINA

Adam Wolfond… IN THE HEART OF MUSIC OPENS HOPE

Tabatha Wood… OF TIME AND TIDE

Fiona Wright… & normal

Marty Young… AN ENDLESS BARRAGE

Infectious Hope will be released world wide on 1 November 2021, and preorders will be available in coming weeks.

Upcoming Release: Infectious Hope (ed. Silvia Cantón Rondoni)

IFWG Publishing is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a poetry anthology chapbook, titled Infectious Hope, edited by Silvia Cantón Rondoni. It incorporates themes of hope and resilience during COVID, bringing the writing community together during the pandemic. Silvia has curated an exceptional anthology filled with diverse poets from all over the world.

The chapbook will be released worldwide in late 2021 (date will be finalised in coming weeks), and will comprise the following poets:

Linda D. Addison

Ryka Aoki

Crisosto Apache

Allen Ashley

Eugen Bacon

Esther Belin

Jenny Blackford

Isobelle Carmody

Jay Caselberg

Anne Casey

Kat Clay

Claire G. Coleman

PS Cottier

Cardinal Cox

Jack Dann

Sebastien Doubinsky

Nigel Ellis

Stephanie Ellis

Rebecca Fraser

Owl Goingback

Oz Hardwick

Dominique Hecq

Dominic Hoey

Robert Hood

Joe R. Lansdale

Stephanie Lum

Alessandro Manzetti

Kirstyn McDermott

Donna McLeod

Fi Murphy

Jason Nahrung

Biola Olatunde

Yenn Purkis

Dan Rabarts

Hester J. Rook

Sumiko Saulson

Angela Yuriko Smith

Ruby Smith

Christina Sng

Heather Truet

Kyla Lee Ward

Janeen Webb

Adam Wolfond

Tabatha Wood

Fiona Wright

Marty Young

…and a Foreward by Lee Murray.

Stay tuned for cover reveal and specifics on release.

Cover Reveal: Tool Tales by Ellen Datlow & Kaaron Warren

IFWG Publishing is very pleased to reveal the cover of the second in its Chapbook Series, Tool Tales, with photography by Ellen Datlow and microfiction by Kaaron Warren.

Multi-award winning creators Ellen Datlow and Kaaron Warren teamed up on Facebook a few years ago when Ellen posted photos of antique tools and Kaaron wrote microfiction pieces to accompany them, without either of them knowing what the tools were for.

This chapbook collects and preserves their playful interaction for readers to enjoy.

This unique 30-page book will be released in print-format only on 8 March 2021.

Cover Reveal: Gathering the Strands by Cary J Lenehan

IFWG Publishing is pleased to reveal the cover for Cary J Lenehan’s fifth instalment in his epic fantasy Warriors of Vhast series, Gathering the Strands. Artwork and design by UK-based Catherine Archer-Wills.

“We love the cover art and design for this volume in the series,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “and especially with a non-combative scene, depicting one of the series’ long-standing characters in a professional setting. The quality of Archer-Wills’ work is outstanding, and captures the vivid world that Lenehan has created.”

Gathering the Strands will be published world-wide on the 1st March 2021. Preorders will be offered in January 2021.

Cover Reveal: The Crying Forest by Venero (Veny) Armanno

CF Final Front Cover

It is with great pleasure that IFWG can reveal the cover for Veny Armanno’s upcoming novel, The Crying Forest. It contains wonderful artwork by Daniele Serra, an artist well known in the horror and dark fantasy market.

The novel will be finalised in coming months, to wait in the release queue, available for sale when the marketplace is stabilised following the current COVID-19 crisis.

Agata Rosso, a once-mighty yet now prematurely aged European witch, believes that the special gifts in a young girl named Lía Munro can restore youth and vitality both to herself and her bedridden husband. She sets a deadly plan in motion to capture and use Lía—but will the girl have enough power to protect herself, plus the father she loves so much?

An earlier version full cover wrap of the art is also striking:

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Cover Reveal: Silent Sorrow by Russell Kirkpatrick

Volume 1 Art New version with text-2

It is with great pleasure that we reveal the front cover of Russell Kirkpatrick’s upcoming novel, Silent Sorrow, book 1 of his The book of Remezov series. It will contribute to our Masters of Fantasy sub-imprint of titles.

Luke Spooner, a long-standing artist and cover designer with IFWG, has masterfully echoed the atmosphere and vibe of the artist Vermeer, which in turn captures the fantasy setting depicted from Kirkpatrick’s book.

We will reveal more in the near future, leading to its world-wide release on 1 June 2020.