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The Punks are Back in Town

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.

-Homer

Writerpunk Press is back and at it again. Taught by Time: Myth Goes Punk, our sixth charity anthology, is in the works!

We have taken the myths, legends and lore that readers love and turned them upside down and inside out. With a wide range of punk genres represented–steampunk, cyberpunk, dreadpunk, nanopunk, biopunk and atompunk–there’s sure to be something for everyone in this volume.

Profits are to be donated to PAWS Lynnwood, an animal shelter and wildlife rescue located in the Pacific Northwest.

Coming in late 2019, Taught by Time will be available on Amazon (print and ebook). Stay tuned!

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Poe Launch Update

Merely This and Nothing More launched successfully. It’s been an exciting few days but the ride is not over yet!

Poe Launch Party Banner

We’re getting geared up for our online release party.  Starting on June 4th at 7:00 a.m. (PDT) some very talented authors, editors, and designers will be gathering to meet readers, play games, and discuss the anthology.  The Ultimate Release Festival may be an online event, but you can score some real, hold-in-your-hand prizes.  We’ll have games and giveaways throughout the two day event.

Why two days? Because we have a lot to celebrate!

Lia and Nils in the Pavilion Gardens.
Lia and Nils in the Pavilion Gardens.
Two members, Nils Nisse Visser and Lia Rees, put together our first ever face-to-face book launch at The Yellow Book, a steampunk pub in Brighton.
In addition to selling several copies, the festivities were attended by Peter Fawn, founder of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Prague. He not only purchased a copy for himself, but also one for Susan Tane of the Baltimore Poe Society.  We are beyond excited that copies of Merely This and a poster designed by Lia Rees will be added to two of the largest Poe memorabilia collections in the world.
Copes of Poe Goes Punk at the UK Launch.
Copes of Poe Goes Punk at the UK Launch.

“The Poe Society of Prague has at it’s core, over 15,000 items relating to Mr. Poe, including first editions and rare articles, but the main part of the collection focuses on the influences that Poe has had across all aspects of 20th Century popular culture.” (Edgar Allan Poe Society of Prague homepage)

Source: edgarapoe.com
Source: edgarapoe.com
That’s not all! In the days following the release, several reviews from readers appeared on Amazon and Goodreads.  From the UK to Spokane (and several stops in between), copies of Poe Goes Punk are finding homes. Check out some photos of some of our contributors, the book, and some Poe swag.
Author Holly Gonzalez in full decopunk cosplay and signing copies of Poe Goes Punk at a convention.
Author Holly Gonzalez in full decopunk cosplay and signing copies of Poe Goes Punk at a convention.

 

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Cards advertising the launch passed out by Carol Gyzander at a steampunk event.
Loaded onto a Kindle, in good company.
Loaded onto AR DeClerk’s Kindle, in good company.

 

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Andrea Hintz clings to her copy.

 

Author Virginia Stark's dieselpunk "King Pest" was inspired by Poe tale of the same name.
Author Virginia Stark’s dieselpunk “King Pest” was inspired by Poe tale of the same name.

Poe Release Party

It may be Friday the 13th, but we’re feeling pretty lucky over here at Writerpunk Press. In addition to releasing Merely This and Nothing More: Poe Goes Punk at the end of the month, there are a lot of other great things happening:

 Release Party

Poe Launch Party Banner

We’ve rounded up a bunch of people and  prizes. All we’re missing is you!  Our Ultimate Release Festival kicks off Saturday, June 4th at 7am (PDT).

Come meet some  authors that contributed, learn about PAWS Animal Rescue, play Poe Trivia, join contests and raffles, and grab a slice of (virtual) cake. We have some great prizes, including ebooks, paperbacks, and some crafty items.  The release party will take place entirely online, so you can join us no matter where you are.

Click here to RSVP, check out the line up of authors and editors, and get a sneak peek of some of the prizes.

Thunderclap Goal Reached

Merely This Thunderclap message

We asked and you answered! Since we want Poe Goes Punk to make a big splash on its release day, we set up our first-ever Thunderclap campaign. In a few short days, we hit our goal of 100 supporters. With a combined social reach of 114,889, news of our third release will be seen all over Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler.
If you haven’t joined yet, there’s still time. Please click above and add your support. If you already have joined our Thunderclap, thank you so much! You’ve earned an extra big slice of (virtual) cake.
There’s just over 20 days left, and we would love for our social reach hit another big milestone.   You can help us get there by spreading the word.

Book Trailer

The trailer for Merely This knocked our socks off and we couldn’t wait to show it off.  Also, click on the image below to see which Poe tale adaptations will be included.Poe TOC 2 Page
So, is your favorite Poe tale represented? Sound off in the comments below.