Saturday, June 15, 2013

Scribings, Vol 3: Metamorphosis

We have been quiet for a while, but only because we've been very busy!

For the past few months, the Greater Portland Scribists have been diligently working on our third anthology, Scribings, Vol 3: Metamorphosis. We started the project in November, and have been meeting weekly since February.

Unfortunately, we've been spending so much time polishing our stories and artwork that we've sort of neglected doing things like teasing the cover art, or talking about our stories, or... well, just about everything else we usually do on this blog. But we take it as a good sign that even we can't stop reading and re-reading the stories in this volume.

To the right is the ebook cover art (click image for full version), which started as a group experiment in abstract photography and ended up being so damn pretty we just had to use it.

We can't keep this volume a secret much longer, since the targeted release date for this volume is this coming Tuesday, June 18th! This volume will also be available as a paperback, which should be in Amazon by the end of the month.

What can you expect from this new volume of Scribings?

Six Authors

Scribings, Vol 3: Metamorphosis features stories from six authors who live around Portland, Maine. This volume includes stories from returning authors Richard Veysey, Timothy Lynch, and Jamie Alan Belanger; as well as stories from new GPS members Shelli-Jo Pelletier, Steven Inman, and D.L. Harvey.

Six Stories

Each member has contributed one story about a drastic life change. Sometimes the transformations happen at the physical level, sometimes emotional, and sometimes entire civilizations are altered forever. Here's a brief tease of each story:


Third-Person Hero by Jamie Alan Belanger
An arrogant youth has one last chance for fame. Will cheating bring the success she desires?


Last Defender by Shelli-Jo Pelletier
After centuries of forced servitude, the last living gargoyle must decide if he will still uphold his kind's sacred duty to protect.


Disruption by D.L. Harvey
After ingesting a toxin, Braven's life is disrupted. Will an accidental romance and a foreign planet get him back to where he was?


Otherkin by Steven Inman
Marcie saw life as sink or swim, but her new friend led her to depths she didn't imagine.


Four Degrees by Timothy Lynch
The straw that broke the planet's back.


'Rose in Dreams by Richard Veysey
A boy discovers great power in a realm beyond dreams... and is ensnared in a nightmare from which he may not wake.

Release Information

Scheduled release date: June 18th, 2013 (ebook; paperback will be later this month)
Genre: Anthology (multiple authors) / Science Fiction / Urban Fantasy
Formats: Ebook and Paperback
Length: about 54,000 words


If you haven't been introduced to the Scribings series yet, don't panic! While some of the stories across volumes take place in the same worlds, each story is carefully crafted so that it stands on its own. But now is a great time to start reading all of our work. Get these free PDF samples below and you can start reading a sample from each story today: