Updates from editor K.R. Wieland
Well, Carnival Macabre has been out in the world for a few weeks now. Each anthology is a little piece of who we are at Quill & Crow, and we put so much love into these books for you, our readers. If you have enjoyed it (or any others) let us know/leave us a review! For more stories directly from those of us who have been with Quill & Crow for a time, be sure to get your hands on Haunted: A Crow Showcase. Haunted is a culmination of all of us, a collection of both stories and poems written by the Crows. We’d love for you to read more of our work with this anthology.
It’s no secret that we love dark, gothic poetry. From our poetry prompts on social media to our volumes of Crow Calls, we love all those poetic verses that rip our chests open and tear our beating hearts out... figuratively speaking. Which brings me to the latest news; we will be releasing Crow Calls: Volume IV on June 13. If you haven’t yet read the previous collections you can now order all three for only $10 and preorder the newest one while you’re there.
Did you know that we have an online shop? I know I mentioned it above and in previous newsletters, but here I am, telling you once again, that we have a whole online store for you to shop in! You can access it through our website and while there you can find all of Q&C’s publications right at your fingertips. You will also find an array of merchandise such as t-shirts, tanks, and sweatshirts as well as hats, bags, and stickers. There’s so much more in there (I just looked myself and don’t remember all of those items). You’ll even find candles made by the Mother of Crows herself, named for her characters from her series The Ancient Ones.
The Crow’s Quill and The Dark Poet Society Blog are always free to read and enjoy at any time. There will be new poems in the Blog for June (dropping May 31st) centering around the theme of Solstice. Also, a new issue of the magazine will be out the following day, June 1st, and will be featuring stories and poems with the theme of Melancholia.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read both this and all else. For any looking to submit stories to us, please follow the guidelines as you find them on our website as they vary per each submission call.
Much love from my Little Black Heart,