FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2005.
Wheatland Press is pleased to announce that it will offer the
critically acclaimed Polyphony anthology series, edited
by Deborah Layne and Jay Lake, in a limited edition hard cover, with
each volume signed by all contributors.
“Ever since the
first volume of Polyphony appeared, people have been
asking whether I would be publishing a hard cover limited edition,”
said Deborah Layne, founder of Wheatland Press.
of the fifth volume of Polyphony calls for some kind of
celebration, and this seems to me like a good way to do it.”
Beginning with the
Polyphony series, Wheatland Press has established a reputation for
publishing cutting edge short fiction from a range of new and
established authors. In 2003, Wheatland published Greetings
From Lake Wu, the first story collection from the 2004 John
W. Campbell Best New Writer, Jay Lake. Greetings From Lake Wu
also showcased the artwork of Hugo-Award winning artist, Frank Wu.
That same year saw the first print edition of Howard Waldrop’s
stunning collection of film and television stories, Dream
Factories and Radio Pictures.
In 2004 Bruce Holland
Rogers received a World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story for “Don
Ysidro,” from Polyphony 3. Rogers has had a story
in each volume of Polyphony.
on Polyphony, Rogers said, “The Polyphony
anthology series is an escape tunnel between the ghettos of
speculative and literary fiction, but writers in the tunnel forget
which way they were going. They stop, widen the tunnel, install
skylights, settle down, and intermarry. I always hoped this would
Editor Michael Chabon
selected Tim Pratt’s story “Hart and Boot” from
Polyphony 4 for the 2005 edition of Best American
Short Stories, one of only three stories from science fiction
and fantasy venues to be included in that prestigious volume. Also,
from Polyphony 4, Chabon selected Jeff VanderMeer’s
“Three Days in a Border Town,” as a recommended story.
Each limited edition
Polyphony volume will contain a new introduction and a
new story specially commissioned for the hard cover edition.
Wheatland Press plans to produce no more than 150 copies of the
signed limited edition, but an unsigned hard cover will also be
The publication date is
March 1, 2006, but the books can be pre-ordered now directly from
Wheatland Press (http://www.wheatlandpress.com).
For more information
contact Deborah Layne at firstname.lastname@example.org.