Launch date: Midnight, New Year’s Eve, 2015 – 2016
These are the pages of Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. Our Mission… is to explore our universe and its wild eldritch shores, to seek out new writers and story forms, to boldly go through time, mind, and the cosmos.
Here are stories and art — classic and new, imagination and fact, serious and humorous — from around the world and throughout time, our own special brew and broad-spectrum formulation for young and old, of words, artwork, graphic novels, videos, animation, and podcasts in…
Science fiction — hard as steel, soft as velvet, electrifying as lightning, solid as gold, insubstantial as interstellar near-vacuum; from space opera, steampunk, AU, cyber, to humorous
Fantasy — AU, epic, historical, urban, magical realism, steampunk,
Myths, legends, fairy tales — ancient original versions and present day reworkings, from all times and parts of the world.
Eldritch — otherworldly encounters, beyond the pale, ghostly, eerie, uncanny, mysteries of the night and the mind, slipping between the spaces.
We will have resources and helpful articles for writers and artists, interviews, competitions, and reviews of books, movies, music, fan events, and cosplay. We are a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) qualifying market.
We love fact as well as fiction. We have articles and links about a few of the fascinating facts of our world and surrounding universe.
★ For 2016:
★ We published :
37 illustrated short stories of science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tale, and eldritch.
one fractal animated and scored video
one interview with a professional fantasy artist
one science article for kids
★ All authors of new fiction stories are paid at the rate of 6¢ per word.
★ One story is on the SFWA recommended reading list for Nebula Awards.
★ One story was nominated for a new category in the PEN awards.
★ We published one story in its original Russian version and in English translation.
★ We’ve been open since Jan. 1, 2016.
★ We’re listed as a professional market with Duotrope, Ralan, and the Grinder.
★ We’re now being reviewed by Tangent Online under their EMarket/Monthly section.
★ According to Dave Truesdale of Tangent Online, we have “one of the most beautiful sites out there”!
★ As logged by our visitor’s map on the home page, since April 17, 2016, visitors have visited our site from a total of 1135 places around the globe, and clicking on the map shows we’ve had 4,546 visitors.