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CELENIC ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASE

Welcome to our Anthology Showcase!

We know you are busy. We know that you can’t always browse a publisher’s website to see what books they have available. There are so many sites out there, and so little time.

Spare us five minutes of your time, and we will take you through our showcase, presenting to you our Library of Anthologies available, as quickly as possible.

Tomorrow we will present our Author Showcase, so stay tuned!


ANTHOLOGIES

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Presenting our jewel, the one anthology that has really stood out for us last year. Our world record anthology, CEA Greatest Anthology Written, presents 108 short stories by 108 writers, spanning over several genres. It was our bestselling product of 2018, beating our second bestselling product, Silent Hill: Betrayal, by almost double!

Still the favoured choice of 2019 by buyers all over the world, this A4-sized 540-paged volume will keep you busy for months.

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Every year during November, writers around the world take part in the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. They attempt to write 50,000 words towards completing a novel. In April and July, however, there is a Camp NaNoWriMo, where writers can either edit their novels or practice writing other projects.

During one of these camps, some Wrimos in the Western Cape NaNo group put some short stories together for publication in this volume. It spans several genres, and even features writers in the group that are from overseas, with some scintillating tales.

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Our horror anthologies take second place in our bestselling anthology category. Both volumes have done exceedingly well, terrifying readers all over the world. Featuring different writers per anthology, with the exclusion of Stonehurst Part 1 and Part 2 in each volume respectively, these tales will definitely keep you awake at night.

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Another popular anthology series are our fantasy volumes. From magic and mystery, to other fantastic worlds, these fantasy stories will truly enchant your minds. Our second volume has been released recently with even more tales than the first volume. We are sure these short stories will remain with you forever.


Finally, we present our science fiction anthology, CEA Into the Beyond. If you are a fan of time travel, space travel and other forms of science fiction, we have a wonderful selection of science fiction stories for you. We are busy preparing the second anthology volume, so make sure you get your hands on the first collection.


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Science Fiction Short Story Anthology Open for Submissions

We’re breaking into the New Year with a call for submissions! Last year, we published CEA Into the Beyond Volume 1 in ebook and paperback, which was the debut science fiction collection. We had several new writers featured in that volume, and the anthology did relatively better than the others.

We are now preparing for the second science fiction anthology, with a few writers already writing about at their stories. We are extending an invite to anyone who would like to be part of the anthology. We need about five more writers to be considered for acceptance into the volume.

So if you’re into science fiction and love writing short stories, we would be happy to hear from you. We have a Writer’s Agreement that is standard with all our writers, and a basic summary to the agreement can be read here below:

  • No writers or publishing fee;
  • Royalties split between publisher and writers;
  • Writers retain copyright to their stories, while publisher retains right to entire volume;
  • Stories of up to 10,000 words accepted, preferably sent in MS Word format for easy transfer into anthology working document;
  • Any sub-genre of science fiction is accepted, as long as it is science fiction;
  • Each story will feature a cover image and a writer bio;
  • Must be willing to join our Discord channel where we discuss all book publishing details;
  • Option to become a member of the Celenic Writers Guild for further writing opportunities.

So if you see chance to have your work published in our anthology, feel free to contact us with the form below. We are looking at a deadline of 15 February 2019 and would like to start as soon as possible.

 

Our Second Fantasy Anthology has been released!

Today marks the auspicious day that our CEA Past your Reality Fantasy Anthology Volume 2 is released! It is one that we are rather excited about. Our fantasy books and anthologies in our Library have always done well, and we are sure this new anthology will do just as well if not better.

The Ebook and Paperback is now available on Amazon. We are awaiting approval from our other expanded distributors, and as soon as they are available we will make our page available for you to be able to order from them.

It has been a pleasure as a publisher to work through these stories for this collection. These are really great tales told to you by nine fantastic writers, some of whom are already well-known published authors on Amazon.

So go ahead and order your favourite version of the anthology today!

 

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Here are the writers and their stories that you expect to find inside:

Cynthia and Roy C. Booth– No Good Deed Goes Unbetrayed
Donna Marie West – Dorothy and the Orbs
Grannd Kane – Stranger’s Shadow
Angelique Pacheco – Psychedelic Mystery Solvers
Natalie Rivener – A Snake for Argannon: A Scroll of Yrthull’s End
Ryhen Knight – Odin is Coming
Shane Porteous – A Hard Kill to Swallow
Vittorio Leonardi – Wand

If you have pre-ordered and received your copy today, kindly let us know what you though of it.

 

Our Second Fantasy Anthology is available for Pre-order!

Celenic Earth Publications is happy to announce that our second fantasy anthology is finally available for Pre-order! We have been working hard the last month to finalise our second fantasy collection, and we hope that it will bring as much success as the first CEA Past your Reality volume did, outselling all our other anthologies except for CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our world record anthology of 108 short stories.
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Right now the pre-order of the ebook is available on Amazon while we set things up with our other distributors. Both the ebook and paperback will launch on Monday 12 November 2018. So make sure you don’t miss out.

Here are the writers and their stories:

Cynthia and Roy C. Booth– No Good Deed Goes Unbetrayed
Donna Marie West – Dorothy and the Orbs
Grannd Kane – Stranger’s Shadow
Angelique Pacheco – Psychedelic Mystery Solvers
Natalie Rivener – A Snake for Argannon: A Scroll of Yrthull’s End
Ryhen Knight – Odin is Coming
Shane Porteous – A Hard Kill to Swallow
Vittorio Leonardi – Wand

We will be setting up the CEA Past your Reality Volume 2 page shortly, and will let you know once you can have a look at it and order directly from us or through our distributors online, from anywhere in the world!

 


 

 

Winter Book Giveaway Winners!

A few weeks ago we announced that we would run a competition whereby subscribers to our website’s newsletter would receive free copies of CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our World Record anthology of 108 short stories by 108 writers.

We are happy to announce that the winners have been determined, and have been notified by email of their winnings. The free paperback has been posted while we are still trying to obtain responses from all the ebook winners.

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Here are the winners of this wonderful volume:

  1. Nerisha Kemraj (Grand Prize – Paperback)
  2. Bridgette Ronne (Ebook)
  3. Dan Allen (Ebook)
  4. Sharon Cox (Ebook)
  5. Andre Ver Burg (Ebook)
  6. Love Joshi (Ebook)
  7. A Christina Portillo (Ebook)
  8. Sandra (Ebook)
  9. Cuauhtemoc Villa (Ebook)
  10. Linda Loring (Ebook)

Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the tales within the Volume. In the next giveaway we will be presenting the entire epic fantasy trilogy, Celenic Earth Chronicles, which is what started our publishing company off, hence the name.

So watch this space for more details soon.

 


 

Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

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Director: Celenic Earth Publications

Joint Owner: AIR Entertainment

Author, Screenwriter, Poet: Blog

GameWriter: Antreya Studios; PeaHead Games; Celenic Games Studios (coming soon)

 

Second Horror Anthology CEA Through the Dark #2 Released!!

For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the release of our next horror anthology: here it is!!

We are proud to bring you our next selection of horror short stories from some new writers. Some of these writers were featured in our world record anthology, Greatest Anthology Written. And Andi Hodgetts brings us Part 2 of Stonehurt, following the introduction to this scary tale from the first CEA Through the Dark Volume!

Here are the writers with their stories:

  • Andi Hodgetts – Stonehurst Part 2
  • Grannd Kane – The Dwarven Mask
  • Dan Allen – Urges
  • Robbie Jackson-Keenan – Gares End
  • Alex C. Gates – Drowning
  • Kevin Damen – Slumberless
  • Macaylin Govender – Weird Book
  • Duane Ratswander – The Rat Crisis

Feel free to visit our Horror Anthology page to see the collection, or visit the book’s page below:

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Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

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Director: Celenic Earth Publications

Joint Owner: AIR Entertainment

Author, Screenwriter, Poet: Blog

GameWriter: Antreya Studios; PeaHead Games; Celenic Games Studios (coming soon)

Winter Paperback and Ebook Giveaway: CEA Greatest Anthology Written

We know that there are different seasons all over the world right now, but here in South Africa we are in the heart of winter… even if the weather and rain do not quite know it yet.

And so we are starting a new seasonal giveaway promotion series. Every season we will be randomly giving away 1 paperback and 9 ebooks to 10 lucky subscribers who sign up for our Newsletter.

For this Winter giveaway, we are aiming for subscriptions up until 31 July 2018. We know Winter technically ends when Spring begins in September 2018, but we have loads of other winter goodies coming up, and this is just the start.

Our world record anthology is the first to be presented as a gift! Our anthology holds short stories from 108 writers, the largest number of contributors to any anthology of short stories! The volume spans across various genres, making sure you are able to select the types of stories you want to enjoy.

We have also kept to each country’s grammar and language structures. In this volume you may come across ‘colors’ and ‘colours’ in the same book. That is because we choose to remain true to the writers and their literary culture and not abuse it by changing it to a single grammatical structure.

If you would like to read more about the writers and their stories, and our attempt at the Guinness World Record for Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories, please feel free to visit our Anthology or Ordering Pages.

If you would like to enter the competition, please click on the image below. Those who are already subscribed will automatically be entered into this and future competitions.

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Winners will be notified of their prizes on 3 August 2018.

 


 

Kind regards

Shaun M Jooste

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Director: Celenic Earth Publications

Joint Owner: AIR Entertainment

Author, Screenwriter, Poet: Blog

GameWriter: Antreya Studios; PeaHead Games; Celenic Games Studios (coming soon)

World Record Anthology Ebook of 108 Short Stories on Promotion for $0.99!!

Remember the Guinness World Record Anthology of 108 short stories published in 1 novel that was released earlier this year?

Well, to celebrate achieving this record of having the most authors published in one volume (which is still in the verification stage), we are dropping the price of the ebook on Amazon! That’s right, for 108 short stories spanning over several genres, you can now obtain this massive ebook for a low, low, low price of $0.99!

If you want to read more about our world record anthology, please visit our CEA Greatest Anthology Written page.

 

There is no way you can be bored with so many stories to choose from. If you want to order this ebook at the low, low price of $0.99, please click on this link here, or the image below.

Please note that Amazon might reflect a slightly higher price based on a recommended retail price.

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If you would prefer the paperback, you can also obtain that on internationally on Amazon through this link, or if you are in South Africa you can order directly from us below:

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Our Guinness World Record Event Was a Great Success

On Saturday 17 March 2018 we held our official Guinness World Record Anthology launch at the Parow Library in Parow, Cape Town, South Africa. It was a spectacular event, with the main focus on promoting Library Week, introducing our local writers, and talking about our company Celenic Earth Publications. If you missed it, no worries: we will be making a video of it shortly and broadcasting it on our YouTube channel. The photography and filming were done by our Director of Photography, Brent Peters.

In the meantime, here’s rundown of what you missed:


 

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The event started off with visitors to the public library. Library manager Jacinta Avontuur was introduced and thanks for the opportunity to hold the event at the Library. She was provided an opportunity to explain what Library Week was all about as well as the program for the week ahead. Celenic Earth Publications was thanked for starting Library Week off with the Guinness World Record event.

Next we introduced an up and coming music band, LittyFam. Artist Jason Paulse was at the event and was provided with an opportunity to speak about the band’s singles and future album. Celenic Music Studios, the music division of Celenic Earth Publications, will be providing full support for the band.

As a final part of the welcome, local writers that took part in the anthology were introduced. We were fortunate to have the following writers at the event:

  • Chantelle Salt
  • Brigette Ronne
  • Alistair Davidse
  • Caroline Reid
  • Theolin Tembo

The event was officially witnessed on behalf of Guinness World Records by Jacinta Avontuur and Chloe Rushovich.


 

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We took the opportunity to introduce Celenic Earth Publications as a publishing company based in South Africa that accepts writers from all around the world, and makes their work available internationally.

For those who do not know, we briefly summarised the main three streams of publishers as follows:

  • Traditional Publishers: those who have a set niche of writers they accept from agents, whom they pay to write certain types of novels and who takes sales royalties until they have obtained their return on investment.
  • Vanity Publishers: those that writers pay to have their books published, but who take no part in sales of marketing of the books.
  • Self Publishers: usually writers who publish their own work, or publishers who assist writers in publishing their own work.

Celenic Earth Publications was proud to announce that it fell in none of the above categories. CEP accepts writers from around the work with no upfront fees, like most publishers do these days with new and unknown writers. The main focus is anthologies where new writers can test their writing in the market.

CEP assists by going through the entire publishing process, and only takes payment from a percentage of sales. In this way, we feel that we have earned the payment and writers don’t have to break their bank just to reach their dreams of being published.

Kenny Bergsma, the author of the popular Flats Justice that was published last year by CEP, was introduced at the event. The details of his novel were shared, as well as his two upcoming books already in the publishing process, Fresh Observations and Questions.

CEP has many programs and activities coming up for the rest of the year, including the start of a craft market for writers, the opening of a bookstore to rival the likes of Exclusive Books and CNA (to name a few) where new writers are introduced, as well the establishment of a non-profit organisation where CEP will go into poor communities to find that writing talent hidden by poverty and assist them in writing and publishing their work. It is hoped that through charitable grants that CEP can open Celenic Writing  Centres throughout the City of Cape Town where potential writers can come in and learn how to write.


 

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It was finally time for the main event. The tables were laden with copies of CEA Greatest Anthology Written, our anthology of 108 short stories spanning across various genres. The history of the application to break the current record of 50 writers published in 1 volume was explained as well as the momentous journey it took to get here. Writers from all over the work too part in the anthology, so it was a global event as well as a global anthology.

Achieving this World Record would be a cornerstone for CEP in the publishing industry. Many other anthologies are also published by CEP, but each one is based on a specific genre. CEA Greatest Anthology Written takes all the genres in one volume, creating a special treat for everyone and their unique reading tastes.

A word went out to thank the sponsors of the event that made it all possible, with the largest thanks being offered to Doctor, physician and investor Scelo Mthiyane, who provided the funding for the printing of the books.

The Order Page was provided to all that attended if they wanted to order online instead of physically at the event, since many arrived at the Library to return books or simply to see what the event was about.


 

Conclusion

After the event, 3 copies of the anthology were handed over to the Parow Library as a donation, so if you are a member of the Library feel free to head on over to rent the book for a few weeks and obtain your taste of literary bliss. We are in process of getting our books in all South African libraries and possibly some libraries overseas too.

We are busy planning for sales launches where you can buy them in the malls. More on this in time to come.

I want to thank everyone that was able to attend and to all those that showed us some great support. It was fantastic meeting you all and introducing our company to you.


 

4 Days Until Our Guinness World Record Event! Pre-order your copy now!

That’s right! Just 4 more days left until our Guinness World Record event for our CEA Greatest Anthology Written anthology of 108 short stories by 108 writers from all over the world! This is big! Can you feel it?!

Two witnesses will be joining us for the event this coming Saturday to make sure we conform to all the regulations as set out by Guinness World Records. We will have 300 copies available at R350 each. Considering that it is an A4 sized volume of 540 pages, with 108 astounding short stories, and the same A4 size volumes of 250 pages is more expensive at retail bookstores (over R400!!)…

OUR VOLUME IS A STEAL!!!

So please make sure you don’t miss this massive event taking place right here in Cape Town. If you are worried that the books will be sold out before you get there this Saturday, you can head on over to our Order page and place a pre-order for a copy to be kept aside for you.

Remember, these are the event details:

Parow Library, c/o Mcintyre St and 1st Ave,, Parow, 7500

Saturday 17 March 2018, 10:00 – 12:30

We will have local writers at the event to sign copies should you wish to have them signed, and you will be able to place orders for any of our other books available for sale. Hope to see you there!