Onyx Neon Press

Onyx Neon Press Onyx Neon Press is an independent publisher of high quality technical books and fiction.
Onyx Neon Press is an independent publishing house and consulting firm headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon; founded to treat authors and readers fairly and to experiment with new publishing business strategies. As a small press, Onyx Neon can specialize in a handful of books a year, giving each book the attention it deserves. Co-Founder Shane Warden says, "Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to help people tell them. We relish the opportunity to help promising new authors see their words in print, and to help them take the next steps in their careers." Onyx Neon books can be purchased at Powell’s Books, and on­line at Amazon.com.

06/02/2017

Thank you to everyone who submitted for American Upheaval! We have so many good submissions that it's going to be terribly hard to pick between them.
As of yesterday submissions are officially closed unless otherwise stated.

Again, thank you to everyone who submitted work. We cannot await to make this book a reality.

Our friend Jeremy Hepler has a new book out. Check it out and support the indies
05/07/2017
The Boulevard Monster

Our friend Jeremy Hepler has a new book out. Check it out and support the indies

I KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT MEYou say that I am a madman. You say that I am dangerous. You say that I am the one who has been abducting women, slaughtering them, and burying their corpses all around this city for years. You are wrong, because only part of that statement is true…I AM N...

City Pages Arts & Culture
02/07/2017
City Pages Arts & Culture

City Pages Arts & Culture

“Eight years ago, I would never have designed a pink cover for Paper Darts,” Murphy says. “I hate that we felt that way, but we did. I wish I could go back and tell myself and my fellow editors it was okay to just be the young, shy, awkward, nerdy women we were.”

"Political language, like poetry, is rarely uttered without intention. When Trump said, unconvincingly in his speech, th...
02/02/2017
The New Yorker

"Political language, like poetry, is rarely uttered without intention. When Trump said, unconvincingly in his speech, that 'we are one nation, and their pain is our pain,' I knew that the They was Us, this separate America, which he continually labels and addresses as Other. 'Their dreams are our dreams,' he added. To which I could hear the eternal bard of Harlem, Langston Hughes, shout from his grave, 'What happens to a dream deferred?' or 'I, too, am America.'"

Poets have long offered words of inspiration and guidance for times like these.

(American Upheaval: Call for Poetry Submissions)  Onyx Neon Shorts Literature is inseparable from context: medium, cultu...
02/01/2017
American Upheaval: Call for Poetry Submissions

(American Upheaval: Call for Poetry Submissions) Onyx Neon Shorts Literature is inseparable from context: medium, culture, and conflict. Whether that be social media or formal writing, we are always part of a conversation with the world. As writers, we live our lives in the margins, we go beyond a social conversation and create an artistic dialogue. This is... #AmericanUpheaval, #Blacklivesmatter, #DAPL, #Guidlines, #Poetry, #WomensMarch
Onyx Neon seeks submissions of disruptive poetry for a social activist anthology.

Literature is inseparable from context: medium, culture, and conflict. Whether that be social media or formal writing, we are always part of a conversation with the world. As writers, we live our lives in the margins, we go beyond a social conversation and create an artistic dialogue. This is the wa...

01/20/2017

I, Too
Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

Paper Droids did an amazing interview with Aaron M. Wilson talking about his fiction and why he writes about social issu...
12/16/2016
Paper Droids

Paper Droids did an amazing interview with Aaron M. Wilson talking about his fiction and why he writes about social issues. Also just check out their page and website because they are fantastic!

Sci fi and horror short fiction writer Aaron M. Wilson shares his thoughts on writing, social justice issues, and his latest story collection.

12/16/2016

Lindsay here. Super excited to be heading to St. Louis to celebrate our very own Victoria getting her MFA and reading some of her amazing poetry live today. Also, look forward to our new project to be announced in the next couple weeks, we are thrilled about this one!

Pre-order Onyx Neon Shorts: Horror Collection 2016 for Kindle now!Out November 11thhttp://amzn.to/2emNRjV
11/04/2016
Onyx Neon Shorts: Horror Collection 2016

Pre-order Onyx Neon Shorts: Horror Collection 2016 for Kindle now!
Out November 11th

http://amzn.to/2emNRjV

Haunted burial grounds where the dead come back; a demonic force born of mankind thriving in the outskirts of space; a sadistic abuela with a dark secret; the undead of winter coming back for their former captor; two men discover a mystery in the wilderness; a wondering showman just wants a littl...

Brand new Horror Collection out!Featuring seven tales of the bizarre from around the world!http://shorts.onyxneon.com/on...
10/31/2016
Available now! Onyx Neon Shorts: Horror Collection 2016

Brand new Horror Collection out!
Featuring seven tales of the bizarre from around the world!

http://shorts.onyxneon.com/onyx-neon-shorts-horror-collection-2016/


Buy now on Amazon.com!
Haunted burial grounds where the dead come back; a demonic force born of mankind thriving in the outskirts of space; a sadistic abuela with a dark secret; the undead of winter coming back for their former captor; two men discover a mystery in the wilderness; a wondering showm...

10/17/2016

Couldn't be more excited to show you the upcoming Horror release! [dramatic foreshadowing]

Absolutely love Ursula K. Leguin#leguinning #leguin
10/11/2016
Electric Literature

Absolutely love Ursula K. Leguin

#leguinning #leguin

The New Yorker looks at the legacy of the great Ursula K. Le Guin

Our friend David Oppegaard just released Breakneck Cove as a chapbook!We previously published this as a digital short on...
08/01/2016
Breakneck Cove

Our friend David Oppegaard just released Breakneck Cove as a chapbook!
We previously published this as a digital short on it's own and in our first End of the Year Collection for Onyx Neon Shorts. We couldn't be happier to see David's continued success. Pick up a paper copy of this incredible short story!

Fiction 52 pages 8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding Published July 2016

(Jeffrey leaving Onyx Neon Shorts) and we couldn't be sadder
07/10/2016
Jeffrey leaving Onyx Neon Shorts

(Jeffrey leaving Onyx Neon Shorts) and we couldn't be sadder

Hello Everyone,
this is Jeffrey P. Martin, I am writing to let you know that I am stepping down as head editor of Onyx Neon Shorts. For me, when I envisioned this project four years ago, I never would have dreamed we could have come so far. Publishing stories from all over the world, in individual a...

06/22/2016
METADESIGN - Part II

"Artists, poets of daily life, are some of those people that can be, and frequently are aware of the course that human existence is following. This is particularly evident in science fiction writers that reveal a future that arises from their extrapolations of the coherences of our relational present."
http://www.inteco.cl/articulos/metadesign_parte2.htm

Technology is operation according to the structural coherences of the different domains of doings in which one may participate as a human being. As such technology can be lived as an instrument for effective intentional action, or as a value that justifies or gives orientation to a manner of living…

Omni continues to be one of the most important voices in science fiction.
05/24/2016
Science Fiction Needs a New Subgenre

Omni continues to be one of the most important voices in science fiction.

The next movement of science fiction will look at our status as a pale blue dot.

We couldn't be more excited to announce  Aaron M. Wilson's brand new collection of short fiction, "Tree Bomber & Other S...
05/14/2016
Aaron M. Wilson's "Tree Bomber & Other Stories" out May 20th

We couldn't be more excited to announce Aaron M. Wilson's brand new collection of short fiction, "Tree Bomber & Other Stories" out May 20th!
This collection features a number of stories that we've published, with a brand new, never before seen story 'Tree Bomber.'


Aaron M. Wilson’s brand new fiction collection will be out May 20th 2016. We’ve released a number of stories from him in the past, but we just loved his work so much we just couldn’t help ourselves. This collection brings together a number of stories we’ve previously release...

04/26/2016

Anyone want to start an award for writer's of genre fiction that doesn't just give it to white men? Who's with me? #HugoAwards

Like cylons we've been planning. Find out what Onyx Neon Shorts is up to this year:
02/06/2016
Onyx Neon Shorts in 2016/17

Like cylons we've been planning. Find out what Onyx Neon Shorts is up to this year:

We’ve been silent for a while now. There are a lot of reasons for that. First off, we had an issue with someone we are no longer working with and wanted to lay low after all that. Secondly, and more importantly, we’ve been deciding what and how we’re going to move forward as a publishing entity.
As we stand now we’ve been doing monthly releases for a year and a half, and while the quality remains high, the reality is: they aren’t selling. Even when the stories do sell relatively well Amazon takes a majority of what we and the authors COULD make. It’s just not economically viable when they take 70% of the profit at the .99 payment threshold.
What we’re seeing is a need to change course. So, we’re restructuring how we release. We’re switching to short story collections. The fact is that our Horror Collection – 2015 sold better than anything we’ve released to-date and has ...

02/06/2016
Submission Guidelines: Onyx Neon Shorts | Now open for Sci Fi short stories! « Onyx Neon Shorts

We are officially opening up submissions for our new Sci Fi collection we are building this year!
Focusing specifically on space stories, but if you have ANY sci shorts, send them anyway!

Please read our updated guidelines:

http://shorts.onyxneon.com/submission-guidelines-onyx-neon-shorts/

At Onyx Neon Press we strive to release the best from authors around the globe. We are always looking for new ways to bring content into the light. Onyx Neon Shorts is a collective of people dedicated to making short fiction available. We’re doing collections of short fiction. We are currently accep…

Come meet Kevin Horwitz!
01/05/2016
Meet & Greet With Kevin Horwitz

Come meet Kevin Horwitz!

Join us on January 9 to meet local author, Kevin Horwitz. He will be signing his debut novel, Dream Walker!

Five recommendations for science fiction to start in the new year.
12/29/2015
Science Fiction For the New Year

Five recommendations for science fiction to start in the new year.

Aurora Kim Stanley
Robinson, author of the Red Mars Trilogy, has published what I see as the most realistic example of a generation ship to grace sci-fi literature. The story begins twenty years after launch, the ship’s systems are failing, and the crew has to persevere. Reminds us of our earlier article, brought to its ethical limits: should we decide the fates of our progeny by casting ourselves into the great expanse? Truly riveting.

Seveneves Neal Stephenson
Stephenson, author of Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and Anathem, new release traces a 5,000 year history of humanity after cataclysm that destroys the earth. The best part is the realistic physics.
 
 

Mort(e) Robert Repino
The singularity is coming, or we’ve just received the limits to our human made world. This novel of a weaponized cat is a must read.
 
 
The Mechanical Ian Tregillis
The Mec ...

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