Live Free or Dragons Authors Announcement–Drum Roll Please!

Without further ado, New Hampshire Pulp Fiction editor Elaine Isaak is pleased to announce the authors whose work will be included in Volume VI, Live Free or Dragons–thank you to all who submitted, and congratulations to the following:

William Ivers
John Moressey
Jennifer Allis Provost
S. J. Cahill
Clay Wirestone
Jason Allard
Timothy Boudreau
Michael R. Wilson
Deborah Walker
Terri Bruce
Dan Rothman
Dan Szczesney
Brendan DuBois
Keith Demanche
Jeffrey Hall
Aaron Sommers
Stephen R. Wilk
Tom Sheehan
Shana Chartier
Gregory Norris
Sarah Levesque
Leah Brent
Robin Small
Kevin Flynn
David O’Keefe
Steve Zisson

When the order of stories is determined, I’ll post an official Table of Contents including the titles. In the meantime, let me say this is going to be a wild and fun anthology. Aside from dragons and unicorns, we’ll have hero rats, mountain men, changlady slippers, Arthuriana, glass-blowing, ghosts, mill-girls, allegories, crawdads, werewolves, magicians, fairy tales and bikers. Whew!


submissions are open through May 1 for fantasy stories!

Editor Elaine Isaak would just like to give you a nudge, if you’ve not already submitted your New Hampshire based fantasy story to Live Free or Dragons. You’ve got until May 1. And please forward the link or guidelines to all of your writing buddies–let’s make this the best NH Pulp fiction volume yet!

Live Free or Dragons open for Fantasy Submissions

Call For Submissions: New Hampshire Pulp Fiction on fantasy

Come all ye tale-tellers, yarn-spinners and bards! The sixth volume of the New Hampshire Pulp Fiction series is now open for submissions—and your submission needs to be fantastic: literally!

Volume VI, tentatively titled “Live Free or Dragons,” is seeking New Hampshire-based fantasy fiction. Elves at the town meeting, unicorns in the White Mountains, or supernatural lumberjacks in the north country. If you’ve known the magic of a bright autumn day, hoped to meet a faerie on the streets of Nashua, or felt that something wondrous might lurk in the chill of a boulder cave, this anthology is for you. Your story can be contemporary, historical or other-worldly—as long as it features a strong New Hampshire connection.

Author Elaine Isaak has edited Volume IV, “Love Free or Die,” and Volume V, “Live Free or Ride,” and will edit the fantasy collection, which is scheduled for release in autumn 2016, said George Geers, of Plaidswede Publishing in Concord. Previous editions, edited by Rick Broussard are “Live Free or Undead” (horror), “Live Free or Die! Die! Die!” (detective/mystery) and “Live Free or Sci-Fi” (science fiction).

Visit the website at or Plaidswede Publishing on Facebook for further updates and information about the series.

1. Submissions should be 1,000 to 8,000 words long.

2. New Hampshire must be integral to the story but how you use it is up to you!

3. Stories can be any subgenre of fantasy literature: contemporary, traditional, sword-and-sorcery, but there must be a fantastical element to the work. If you are uncertain that your work qualifies as fantasy, please send it anyhow and let the editor be the judge.

4. Submissions MUST include your name, address, phone number and email on the first page.

5. Follow standard manuscript format: double-spaced, include page numbers, Times New Roman 12-point preferred.

6. Payment will be $50 on publication and two copies of the book. Anticipated publication date of September 1, 2016.

7. Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015. All rejections/acceptances will be sent by June 15.

8. E-mail submissions to: livefreeordragons @ (remove spaces)