Monday, June 13, 2011


So for those of you who haven't heard, the folks behind Spinetingler Magazine have an exciting new venture, Snubnose Press, which looks like it will be a force in short crime fiction. Thrilled to see a lot of familiar names on this list and really happy to see two brilliant and hard-working authors, Sandra Seamans and Patti Abbott, will soon be releasing their own collections.

Here's the announcement:

Spinetingler Magazine is pleased to announce the launch of Snubnose Press, an e-publisher of crime fiction.

Spinetingler Magazine has been publishing new and emerging writers since 2005. Building from that foundation Snubnose Press will seek to publish only the best in short crime fiction. With the traditional publishing market contracting, Snubnose Press will fill this gap by publishing original anthologies, novellas and short novels.

Visit Snubnose Press at

The debut title of Snubnose Press is an anthology of six original short stories called Speedloader. Upcoming releases will include short story collections by Patti Abbott and Sandra Seamans, with more titles to be announced over the summer.

Speedloader Description:

From the trenches of WWI to the abandoned row homes of Baltimore; from a rural charnel house to the Texas-Mexican border, these six stories explore the dark heart of crime fiction today.

Speedloader features stories of…

…revenge that will challenge you to a game of uncle that you may not win and will haunt those who are able
to finish it.
…clashing motives on the Texas Mexico border.
…a slide into an alcoholic haze.
…a struggle with the weight of a personal choice when confronted with the sins of the past.
…getting caught up in actions far beyond one’s control.
…small crimes covered up and lost amidst larger forces.

Speedloader is six stories slammed home and ready to kill.

With all new, original stories from Richard Thomas, Nik Korpon, Nigel Bird, newcomer WD County and Spinetingler Award winners Matthew C Funk and Jonathan Woods.

Visit Snubnose Press at

Please pass this information along to others and feel free to post this information publicly. Brian and Sandra are available for questions.

CONTACT: Brian Lindenmuth or Sandra Ruttan:


  1. Awesome.
    Thanks for alerting us all, Chris.

  2. every time i see this cover, i purr. seriously good. Patti and Sandra - most excellent.

  3. I like seeing ventures like this. The ebook evolution has opened up markets for individuals, groups, and small presses to try new things. It's especially nice to see the short story and novella forms make a comeback.

    Thanks for the story, Chris.