JournalStone Publishing President, Christopher C. Payne has announced the imminent release of the debut issue (Volume 1, Number 1) of the new biannual (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter) digest, Nameless. This perfect-bound journal (more of a book, really), is printed in full color, and filled with over 150 pages of fascinating and original fiction, art, interviews, reviews, and nonfiction.
According to Publisher Jason V Brock, “The intended goal of Nameless is to meld divergent (even challenging) critical perspectives on a variety of subjects — fiction, music, art, film, social commentary — and present them with the best content (literary, artistic, and, in the case of the website, multimedia) we can muster from the genres of horror, science fiction, magical realism, slipstream, and dark fantasy. Nameless was conceived from the outset as a thought-provoking biannual print periodical, as well as a year-round online destination for the intellectually adventurous. We strive to achieve this via the alchemy of innovative discourse, high production values, and rigorous editorial standards.”
Brock went on to also state that, “though the focus will always be on the macabre, weird, uncanny and esoteric, Nameless will also be a bastion for the underappreciated idea, the unexplored possibility, the poorly understood concept. We are not a home for the pedestrian, the obvious, the common. That stated, Nameless is open to any and all ideas, reflections, and points of view concerning the Cosmos, our place in it, and insights into the human condition. It is a state of mind as much as anything, and as such is accepting of anyone that is curious, thoughtful, and rational.”
The first issue content ranges from tributes to the late Ray Bradbury (by his friends and fellow esteemed authors William F. Nolan and John C. Tibbetts), to articles about director Ken Russell, to literary criticism involving Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft, to an artistic showcase/interviews with controversial Australian Surrealists Demetrios Vakras and Lee-Anne Raymond. The fictional coverage features outstanding works from the likes of Gene O’Neill, Jonathan Thomas, and poetry by Wade German, as well as numerous reviews. The follow-up issue (to be released in late fall of 2012) will feature new and original content from artist Kris Kuksi, the legendary Rod Serling, William F. Nolan, S. T. Joshi, Paul G. Bens, Michael Aronovitz, and much more. Other issues will follow in mid-spring and mid-fall, respectively.
JournalStone President Christopher C. Payne states, “We at JournalStone are both pleased and proud to be a partner with Jason & Sunni Brock and Cycatrix Press in the production and publication of Nameless Digest. This inaugural issue is stunning, both visually and in terms of its content, and marks an exceptional beginning to which readers should react very enthusiastically.”
JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. They publish in multiple book formats and market their authors on a global level. In addition to highlighting new authors, JournalStone publishes a yearly anthology of collected short stories, and hosts an annual contest for Horror Novels. They are also active with major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with exposure to thousands of people.
The first print issue of Nameless Digest has gone on sale, and is available for purchase for $19.95. An electronic version is also scheduled to follow by year’s end, and shortly after each successive print issue in the future. It can be found at the JaSunni Store, as well as on the JournalStone website. Subscriptions are also available online.