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PRESS RELEASE: MZB's Sword and Sorceress and Norilana Books

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Norilana Books is proud to announce that it has come to an agreement with the Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust to publish the next original book in the classic anthology series Sword and Sorceress.

Sword And Sorceress is the long-running popular series of annual anthologies from DAW Books featuring sword and sorcery stories of strong female protagonists, warrior women and sorceresses, edited by the late Marion Zimmer Bradley for over two decades and beloved by generations of readers. The roster of writers "discovered" or published in Sword and Sorceress over the years reads like the "Who's Who" of genre publishing. The series has featured the writing of such authors as Laurell K. Hamilton, Mercedes Lackey, C. J. Cherryh, Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Moon, Jennifer Roberson, Diana L. Paxson, Lawrence Schimel, Esther M. Friesner, Josepha Sherman, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Deborah J. Ross, Charles Saunders, Lois Tilton, Syne Mitchell, Laura J. Underwood, Lisa Silverthorne, Dave Smeds, Jo Clayton, Patricia Duffy Novak, Mary Soon Lee, Lee Martindale, Dorothy J, Heydt, Cynthia McQuillin, Terry McGarry, Selina Rosen, ElizaBeth Gilligan, Linda J. Dunn, Jenn Reese, Rosemary Edghill, Jim C. Hines, and countless others who have gone on to become household names.

The last volume of the series, #21 was published by DAW after Mrs. Bradley's death, and the series concluded despite continued reader demand.

Now, the series resumes, with a brand-new volume of original stories expected to be published by Norilana Books in November 2007 in trade paperback format, to be titled MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY'S SWORD AND SORCERESS #22. The anthology will be edited by Elisabeth Waters, and will be open to author submissions starting March 23, 2007.

For more information, including writers' guidelines, reading period, final submissions deadline, and format instructions, please see:

http://mzbworks.home.att.net/s22.htm

Norilana Books is a Los Angeles-based new independent publisher, owned and operated by Vera Nazarian since 2006. With over 50 books in print, Norilana Books specializes in beautifully packaged hardcover and trade paperback classics of world literature, quality fantasy, science fiction, romance and women's fiction, and young adult titles. For more information visit http://www.norilana.com/

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Comments

That's awesome, Vera!!! I'm thrilled to know there's another volume, and how great for you to be able to publish it!

Would I be wrong if I guessed you're dancing over the deal too? ;-)
Thanks, Jim! It really is an amazing thrill, to be able to continue Marion's legacy, in however small a way....

Hope you submit a story! (not to me, to the Trust directly) :-)
I haven't written a new short story in at least 8 months. But I started thinking about ideas last night ;-)

It looks like this one is completely open to submissions? Poor Elisabeth is going to get buried!
Yes, it's an open anthology, hailing to the good old days.

I believe the reasoning is, Elisabeth and Ann want to continue discovering new writers, which is definitely continuing Marion's legacy. I agree wholeheartedly! :-)
Ditto what Jim said! This is great news!!
Thanks!! :-)
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