New Lit Salon Press is the home of The NEW Series, a continuing collection of crafted anthologies offering the best in genre writing and art!

GENRE AT ITS BEST

For generations, genre fiction and literary fiction have been perceived as irreconcilable. With The NEW Series, NLSP strives to prove otherwise.

TOP NOTCH WRITING

With over 40 authors and counting, NEW features some of the best writers working in genre fiction today. Many go on to publish novels and win awards.

ORIGINAL ART

All the stories in The NEW Series are complemented by original artwork created specifically for each story by a singular artist per title.

“Suzanne made a smile or what Rhonda hoped was a smile and touched her shoulder lightly. ‘Neighborhoods are like an Almond Joy, sweetheart: there’s a nut in every cluster.’”

from “Them Riders” by Eryk Pruitt
art by Nathan Mark Philips
ABOUT THE SERIES

The NEW Series is an ongoing series of illustrated anthologies that highlight the literary merits of different genres and styles often looked down upon, forgotten, or not taken too seriously in the literary community. The first three books in the series, Southern Gothic, Behind the Yellow Wallpaper, and Startling Sci-Fi explore NEW Tales of the South, Madness, and the Beyond, respectively. Each NEW title features new writing and original artwork from emerging and established writers and artists producing the best in what’s happening in the genre or style today.

WHAT’S NEXT?

The next addition to the series is First Came Fear: New Tales of Horror. And just like the Weird Sisters from Macbeth, our NEW books always come in threes, so look forward to some of these genres in the future: Mystery, LGBT Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Absurdity, and hold your horses everyone, maybe even Western! We can’t tell you what will be next, but we can assure you it will be NEW!

“He switched off the television and crossed his arms. ‘Why is dinner so late?’

‘Dinner? What about the fact I’ve been in the garden all evening?’

‘Well, what about it?’”

from “Red is for Later” by Farah Ahamed
art by Loreal Prystaj
SOME NEW CONTRIBUTORS

Many of our contributors received their first publication credits in the NEW series, and have gone on to win awards, publish novels, and hold exhibitions of their work. We pride ourselves on finding unique talent in literature and art and helping them shine.

Eryk Pruitt

Eryk Pruitt

Author

Eryk Pruitt is the author of the novels Dirtbags, Hashtag, and What We Reckon. Read his story Them Riders in Southern Gothic.

Loreal Prystaj

Loreal Prystaj

Artist

Loreal Prystaj’s work has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions. See her work in Behind the Yellow Wallpaper.

Heather Bell Adams

Heather Bell Adams

Author

Heather Bell Adams is the author of the novel Maranatha Road. Read her story Tuesday Night Chorus in Southern Gothic.

Jhon Sanchez

Jhon Sanchez

Auhor

John Sanchez was writer-in-residence at the Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY. Read his story The Japanese Rice Cooker in Startling Sci-Fi.

Farah Ahamed

Farah Ahamed

Author

Farah Ahamad is a winner of the 2017 Gerald Kraak Award. Read her story Red is for Later in Behind the Yellow Wallpaper.

Adam Sass

Adam Sass

Author

Adam Sass was a Pitch Wars 2016 participant, and received Honorable Mention in the Pop Culture Science Fiction category in Writer’s Digest for his story 98% Graves. Read it in Startling Sci-Fi.

MORE NEW CONTRIBUORS

“I understand you are requesting compensation for your brother’s death. However, his death was not caused by the use, or a malfunction of, our Century GenRice Cooker.”

from “The Japanese Rice Cooker” by Jhon Sanchez
art by Stefanie Masciandaro

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