Our Prize Packs are being assembled…

Here are some of the items we are including in the winning submission packages for our short story authors.

Included are the coveted GAF mug and pen, a StarkLight Press ballcap, a limited edition Tales from Space GAF polo shirt and an authentic casual uniform shirt from Detach Detachment.

Winners will also receive two posters of StarkLight portraits of our characters as well as five copies of the StarkLight Volume 1 anthology (not yet pictured).

Be sure to enter our new short story contest in order to win a similar set of treasures this May!StarkLight Volume 1 prizesMmmm... much in demand prizes

Dalton’s Daughter update

The long-awaited complete edition of the saga of Sasha Wheaton, first Lieutenant of Detach Detachment, has now been given a publication date.

Dalton’s Daughter, Sasha’s full length biography, will be available for sale April 12, 2014.

This will be a limited edition first printing and judging from the reception our first GAF-related book received, the publisher recommends you reserve your copy today.

Email starklightdesk@gmail.com with your name and number of copies you would like to purchase.

The requests will be filled on a first email only basis- in this matter, as with all advance orders, only emails will be accepted.

Dalton’s Daughter- the tale of how a young girl raised on a mining colony fought her way to freedom, respect and independence- but would she also find love?

Congratulations to our Winners!

StarkLight would like to congratulate the winners of our First Short Story Contest!

We received 84 different submissions which qualified for final adjudication, an excellent turnout for our fledgling publishing house!

The publisher wants to thank each and every submittor to our contest, and encourages all submittors to continue further applications in our upcoming contests!

Our fifteen winning writers have been contacted, and we will be posting their short biographies on our site within the next week.

Look for StarkLight Volume 1 coming to bookstores and ereaders near you, March 31 2014!

Release of Second Printing of Tales from Space

Tales from Space Volume 1 is StarkLight Press’s first GAF short story anthology compendium, filled with stories taken from the long-standing GAF Mainframe website. It is filled with news and backstory of all of the GAF’s most beloved characters- or at least, as many as we could cram into 300 full pages.

The book flew off our shelves last autumn, exceeding the publishers’ expectations.

The second printing of StarkLight’s first volume of GAF short stories hits shelves in bookstores across Western Canada February 21 2014.

The action-packed anthology is also available online from Barnes & Noble.com, as well as Amazon in print and ebook!

Or buy it here at StarkLight Press.com!

Summer Short Story Madness Contest

Submission Length: 10 000 words maximum, flash fiction accepted.

Submission Content:
Any subject matter of a speculative, science fiction or fantasy nature involving either original characters or characters published under the StarkLight Press imprint (ie: GAFF, Dor’iann, I’snian Characters or worldsets). Sadly, though we would love to hear your top notch fan fiction, we can’t accept any wider re-characterizations. Thinly veiled alterations of a truly original nature will be run past our legal department however, and will be considered for publication through our not-for-profit webpages.

Graphic novels, illustrated short stories consisting of grayscale (sorry, no color images) will also be accepted. Again, see content guidelines as above. We aren’t MAD magazine, so we can’t risk the litigation of a good caricature, even though we do enjoy them

Submission Format: ODT, RTF, PDF formats. Images in JPEG only please, either embedded in file or tagged separately, 300 ppi for black and white, 600 ppi for color.

Other requirements: For our first time submittors, please include a five hundred word maximum bio that describes a bit about you and your writing career.

Also include a five hundred word maximum overview of the worldscape from which your story springs.

Include email address, webpages, facebook sites etc. Also phone number if so desired.

All submissions meeting the requirements will be considered, and all submitters will be contacted by May 24, 2014.

StarkLight Volume 2 will be published in July 2014.

Each winning contributor will receive:
a copy of Starklight Vol. Two
a Prize Packet of promotional materials including posters for the compendium, GAF poster grab bag and a StarkLight t-shirt, hat, magic writer’s pen and mug plus other goodies.

-thorough, nay exhaustive publicity for the winner and their websites through StarkLight Media, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, web coverage
-an interview to be posted on the StarkLight Industries and Carraway Productions YouTube channel
-an invitation for two to the StarkLight Volume 1 Book Launch party, at a swank location to be determined in 2014
will be signed on as part of our authors’ family (a non-exclusive arrangement, but one that guarantees your royalties to your story in perpetuity)

All short stories considered for publication in StarkLight Volume 2 must be first run, not published in any other print media or copywritten e-means. StarkLight Press reserves the right to republish the works as per our standard contract and maintains first right of refusal for second connected media publishing of related stories or media- we want to keep publishing you, and aim to meet your publication needs! Subsequent publishing of accepted stories by other imprints is subject to StarkLight Press approval.

Contact starklightdesk@gmail.com or call 250-467-2995 between 4 p.m. And 12 a.m. seven days a week for details.

As of February 1 2014, StarkLight Press has opened its second short story contest!

The winners of our event will have their stories published in our second StarkLight Anthology in July.

Each winner will also receive a prize pack which includes four authors’ copies, a StarkLight baseball cap, a GAF mainframe pen, mug and notebook, as well as a few other surprises…

See submission guidelines to be published shortly for more information, and check back to our events page on our blog to keep up to date on our contest’s progress!