<![CDATA[AMPHIBIAN PRESS - News]]>Mon, 24 Jun 2024 19:27:48 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[WE Won't Let Queer Music Be Silenced!]]>Sat, 18 Nov 2023 13:00:00 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/we-wont-let-queer-music-be-silenced4576647
FEATURING THESE INCREDIBLE STORIES:

​"The Hunter in the Underground" - Jules Vasquez
"Speaking of Happiness" - Alexandra Caluen
"Paradise City" - Olivia Wylie
"The Christmas Spirit" - Jason Dias
"A Waltz and a Wave" - K. L. Noone
"Nowhere Fast" - V. S. Holmes
"The Four Last Sings" - Joanna Michal Hoyt
"All I Really Wanna Do" - Rimi B. Chatterjee
"We Got the Beat" - O. E. Tearmann
"Mer Army" - E. S. Argentum
"Janet! At the Disco" - Lori Alden Holuta
"This is It!" - Kaye O'Malley


Stories of joy, music, and community.

Amphibian Press welcomes you to stand up with us as we support Club Q through storytelling. On November 19, 2022, an LGBT community hub and nightclub called Club Q in Colorado Springs was attacked. Five beautiful, vibrant people were lost. Someone silenced the music everyone in the club had come to celebrate with gunfire 

We came together with a dozen authors from around the world to share a diverse array of characters and worlds: a found-family in the post-apocalypse; excited teen couples attending a hopepunk concert; the otherworldly experience of base-heavy queer club; a tender proposal almost-spoiled by hijinks; and a sci-fi medic trying to remember how to trust after a decade on the run. These are stories of queer joy, filled with gender and culture-diverse characters, found family, community solidarity, love, comfort and hope. 

We won't let the music be silenced!

All proceeds will be donated to the Club Q community via the Colorado Healing Fund.
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<![CDATA[FUGITIVES IS HERE!]]>Sun, 27 Aug 2023 09:55:36 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/fugitives-is-hereFugitives the fifth book in the Stars Edge: Nel Bently Books, from international bestselling SFF author, V. S. Holmes, is finally here!
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ABOUT FUGITVES
Lesbian POV
LGBTQIA supporting cast
Snark, Science, and Sex
Action-Adventure
Lovers-to-enemies
Space-horror

Queer archaeological science fiction with a side of horror and romance.

The body count is rising, and so is Nel's temper.

Archaeologist Dr. Nel Bently has spent her life avoiding clingy exes, but she never dreamed she’d be escaping across the stars. Now she and a fleet of refugees are hunted at every turn by the only woman she ever made the mistake of loving. And Nel, used to outrunning everything, just lost a leg.

Facing her life’s new trajectory is hard enough, but when Nel starts hearing the deadly signal they tracked on Earth, she is forced to team up with the two men who were once her greatest enemies. Then, a grisly discovery on an abandoned hauler sheds horrific light on the voices in Nel’s head–and what, exactly, Lin is after.

Their hold is full of bodies, their plans are full of holes, and bad-tempered Dr. Nel Bently, avoidant-extraordinaire, is sick of running.

You can read the first chapter with this FIRST LOOK on V. S. Holmes's website. 
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<![CDATA[Author Reveal: O. E. Tearmann]]>Fri, 23 Jun 2023 10:30:00 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/author-reveal-o-e-tearmannBringing their own experiences as a marginalized author to the page with flawed and genuine characters, O.E. Tearmann’s work has been described as “Firefly for the dystopian genre.” 

Tearmann lives in Colorado with two cats, their partner, and the belief that individuals can make humanity better through small actions. They are a recipient of the 2023 Feathered Quill award, a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and the Queer Scifi group. In their spare time, they teach workshops on writing GLTBQ characters, plant gardens to encourage sustainable agricultural practices, and play too many video games. 

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<![CDATA[AUTHOR REVEAL: Rimi B Chatterjee]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2023 10:30:00 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/author-reveal-rimi-b-chatterjeeRimi B. Chatterjee is a screenwriter and novelist currently working on the Antisense Universe, a storyworld focused on climate action, social justice and civilisational redesign. She is writing a number of animated feature films set in this universe for a YA audience. She is also a career academic and lives in Kolkata, India.

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<![CDATA[June 19th, 2023]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2023 13:00:00 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/june-19th-2023Joanna Michal Hoyt is a community volunteer, farmer, and freelance writer currently living and working in Massachusetts. As a celibate bisexual Christian who enthusiastically supports marriage equality, she fits oddly in most political groups but has good connections with a wide variety of friends and neighbors. This story was inspired by that, and by her time living and working with migrants and asylum seekers, and also by her relationships with preppers and her wish to envision a more communal and generous response to disaster.

Her labor-history novel Cracked Reflections was published by Propertius Press in 2021. Her short speculative stories have appeared in publications including Mysterion, On Spec, and Daily Science Fiction, and also in the single-author collection Believing Is Seeing, published by WolfSinger in 2022. 
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<![CDATA[Character Art Update!]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2023 11:00:00 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/character-art-updateSomething that has been so rewarding about working on WE CAME TO DANCE, is seeing how many different, beautiful stories were born from our simple request for queer joy. Though many are set in worlds that, like our own, are shadowed with fear and uncertainty, each piece shows how even in the darkest places, joy--our joy, the joy of authenticity, of truth, of diversity--truly shines. 

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<![CDATA[WE Won't Let Queer Music Be Silenced!]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2023 10:21:01 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/we-wont-let-queer-music-be-silenced
FEATURING THESE INCREDIBLE STORIES

"The Hunter in the Underground" - Jules Vasquez
"Speaking of Happiness" - Alexandra Caluen
"Paradise City" - Olivia Wylie
"The Christmas Spirit" - Jason Dias
"A Waltz and a Wave" - K. L. Noone
"Nowhere Fast" - V. S. Holmes
"The Four Last Sings" - Joanna Michal Hoyt
"All I Really Wanna Do" - Rimi B. Chatterjee
"We Got the Beat" - O. E. Tearmann
"Mer Army" - E. S. Argentum
"Janet! At the Disco" - Lori Alden Holuta
"This is It!" - Kaye O'Malley
BUY NOW
Stories of joy, music, and community.

Amphibian Press welcomes you to stand up with us as we support Club Q through storytelling. On November 19, 2022, an LGBT community hub and nightclub called Club Q in Colorado Springs was attacked. Five beautiful, vibrant people were lost. Someone silenced the music everyone in the club had come to celebrate with gunfire


We came together with a dozen authors from around the world to share a diverse array of characters and worlds: a found-family in the post-apocalypse; excited teen couples attending a hopepunk concert; the otherworldly experience of base-heavy queer club; a tender proposal almost-spoiled by hijinks; and a sci-fi medic trying to remember how to trust after a decade on the run. These are stories of queer joy, filled with gender and culture-diverse characters, found family, community solidarity, love, comfort and hope.

We won't let the music be silenced.

All proceeds will be donated to the Club Q community via the Colorado Healing Fund.
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<![CDATA[Author Reveal: Adam Gaffen]]>Sat, 17 Jun 2023 10:00:00 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/author-reveal-adam-gaffenAdam Gaffen is the author of the near-future, LGBTQ-inclusive science fiction series The Cassidy Chronicles. The heart of the universe is the indomitable Kendra Cassidy and her wife, Aiyana, as they struggle to drag humanity to the stars. The series The Artemis War consists of four books, concluding with the award-winning “Triumph’s Ashes.” A prequel, a memoir (written by Kendra), and a collection of stories round out the Cassidyverse. A new series in the universe has been launched with “The Ghosts of Tantor,” which was recognized as one of the top 25 Indie Books of 2022. He lives in Colorado with his wife, five dogs, five cats, and wonders where all the time goes.
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<![CDATA[AUTHOR REVEAL: V. S. Holmes]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2023 10:00:00 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/author-reveal-v-s-holmesV. S. Holmes is an international bestselling author. They created the BLOOD OF TITANS series and the NEL BENTLY BOOKS. Smoke and Rain, the award-winning first book in their fantasy quartet, became an international bestseller in 2018. Travelers is also included in the Peregrine Moon Lander mission as part of the Writers on the Moon Time Capsule. In addition, they write game content for Stone Blade Entertainment. As a disabled and non-binary human, they work as an advocate and educator for representation in SFF worlds. When not writing, they work as a contract archaeologist throughout the northeastern U.S.
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<![CDATA[WE CAME TO DANCE ART]]>Wed, 14 Jun 2023 10:00:00 GMThttp://amphibianpress.online/news/we-came-to-dance-artWe've been teasing the character art for a while now, and we're finally ready to share! The lovely Olivia Wylie--author of "Paradise City" and half the duo of O. E. Tearmann--put together these amazing retro-style character cards for each of the stories in We Came to Dance.

Not only that, but the anthology will feature the art as title pages for each of the pieces in black and white.

Those who support We Came to Dance at $25 or more will receive postcards versions of some of the art, so be sure to check out the project.
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