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Voyagers: The Third Ghost
Release date – May 5, 2020
Print 9781939844729 $13.95
EBook 9781939844736 $4.99
Juvenile Fiction - Historical / Action & Adventure / Fantasy & Magic
Dancing Lemur Press/Freedom Fox Press
Journey into the past…
Will the third ghost be found before fires take more lives? Can everyone
be warned before Pompeii is buried again? What happens if a blizzard
traps a family in East Germany? Will the Firebird help Soviet sisters
outwit evil during WWII? And sneaking off to see the first aeroplane –
what could go wrong?
Ten authors explore the past, sending their young protagonists on
harrowing adventures. Featuring the talents of Yvonne Ventresca,
Katharina Gerlach, Roland Clarke, Sherry Ellis, Rebecca M. Douglass,
Bish Denham, Charles Kowalski, Louise MacBeath Barbour, Beth Anderson
Schuck, and L.T. Ward.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents, authors, and editors, these ten tales
will take readers on a voyage of wonder into history. Get ready for an
The Third Ghost – Yvonne Ventresca
Winter Days - Katharina Gerlach
Feathered Fire – Roland Clarke
The Ghosts of Pompeii – Sherry Ellis
Dare Double Dare – Louise MacBeath Barbour
The Blind Ship – Bish Denham
A World of Trouble – Rebecca M. Douglass
The Orchard - Beth Anderson Schuck
Return to Cahokia – L.T. Ward
Simon Grey and the Yamamba - Charles Kowalski
Special thanks to our amazing judges:
Elizabeth S. Craig, author and honorary judge
Dianne K. Salerni, author
Lynda Dietz, editor
S.A. Larsen, author
Rachna Chhabria, author
Lindsay Davis Auld, agent - Writers House
Tonja Drecker, author
David Powers King, author
Our previous IWSG anthologies
Masquerade: Oddly Suited
Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime
Hero Lost: The Mysteries of Death and Life
Parallels: Felix Was Here
The 2020 IWSG Anthology Contest is now open!
Guidelines and rules:
May 6 - September 2, 2020
How to enter:
Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no footers or headers
), previously unpublished story to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes. Please include your full
contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group.
The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges.
Our official judges:
Dan Koboldt, author and #SFFpit founder
Dan Koboldt is the author of the Gateways to Alissia trilogy (Harper
Voyager), the editor of Putting the Science in Fiction (Writers Digest,
2018), and the creator of the sci-fi adventure serial The Triangle
(Serial Box, 2019). As a genetics researcher, he has co-authored more
than 80 publications in Nature, Science, The New England Journal of
Medicine, and other scientific journals. He is represented by Paul
Stevens of Donald Maass Literary Agency.
Lynda R. Young, author
Lynda R. Young is an Aussie writing fantasy novels as Elle Cardy.
Wielder’s Prize is her debut YA epic fantasy. She is also an editor,
game developer, 3D artist, graphic designer, photographer, gamer and
Colleen Oefelein, agent, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Colleen Oefelein is an author of YA, picture books, and author promotion
guides, a devourer of books, and the owner of the book review site
North of Normal. Formerly an associate agent and PR manager with
Inklings Literary Agency, Colleen has hosted numerous “Pitch Perfect”
and “Rejection Correction” workshops on Facebook and at conferences
nationwide, and she’s mentored several authors one-on-one through online
pitch contests such as Pitch Wars.
Damien Larkin, author
Damien Larkin is an Irish science fiction author and co-founder of the
British and Irish Writing Community. His debut novel Big Red was
published by Dancing Lemur Press and went on to be longlisted for the
BSFA award for Best Novel. He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland and is
working on his next novel Blood Red Sand.
Ion Newcombe, editor and publisher
is the editor and publisher of AntipodeanSF, Australia's longest running
online speculative fiction magazine, regularly issued since January
1998. His qualifications and employment range from horticulture through
electronics into literature and communications.
Julie Gwinn, agent, The Seymour Agency
Julie Gwinn most recently served as Marketing Manager for the Christian
Living line at Abingdon Press and before that served as Trade Book
Marketing Manager and then Fiction Publisher for the Pure Enjoyment line
at B&H Publishing Group, a Division of LifeWay Christian Resources.
Recently, she was awarded Editor of the Year from the American
Christian Fiction Writers and won B&H’s first Christy award for
Ginny Yttrup’s debut novel Words.
David Powers King, author
David's works include Woven, The Undead Road,, and Full Dark: An
Anthology. He currently resides in the Mountain West with his wife and 4
The winning stories will be edited and published by Dancing Lemur Press' imprint Freedom Fox Press
next year in the IWSG anthology. (Please see their site for general
submission guidelines.) Authors will receive royalties on books sold,
both print and eBook. The top story will have the honor of giving the
anthology its title.
We’re excited to see the creativity and enthusiasm that’s such a part of
this group put into action. So don your creative caps and start
writing. And spread the word!
Last night I posted this on Facebook:
I'm having a moment of silence tonight.
We are losing so many amazing people in this country.
We don't know most of their names.
We didn't get to say goodbye.
We can't even mourn them properly.
I'm thinking about them tonight.
May they rest in peace.
May their families find some comfort.
I feel so bad for these people and their families. I feel like they're just numbers on a chart that's going up and up and up, but we never acknowledge the actual people.
If you're so inclined, please take a moment to think about the people we've lost, the people that are sick, and the people who have recovered, but their health will never be the same.
We're in for a long haul and we need to make sure we don't forget what our humanity looks like.
Need some real joy? Check out SGN on YouTube. Some Good News by John Krasinski is the feel good show we needed. Not only is he really funny, but he's sharing good people doing great things.