(Call for Submissions) Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal

Pets and the Paranormal
Call for Submissions

Paranormal Investigator/Animal Rescuer Christopher Mancuso and Myth Ink Books are teaming up to benefit Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue with a project dedicated to pets and the paranormal. The following details the project, submission requirements, how to submit and guest contributors.

At one time, we have all benefited from the loving nature of our animal companions. Whether cat, dog, bird or other, our pets have provided much needed love and support. However, it is a heart wrenching, devastating loss when our pet passes away. This project is dedicated to the paranormal experiences you may have had after your animal companion has crossed over to the Other Side. After our pets have passed, many of us can swear we have felt a familiar brush against a leg, heard a familiar bark or meow, or maybe we’ve been witness to another companion left behind play as she once used to with the companion who has passed on. Our animal companions also have a heightened sense of awareness and can track something which we cannot see. Sometimes we’ve been witness to a pet experiencing and reacting to the paranormal. Or sometimes the pet’s ability to sense something Other Worldly precedes our own paranormal pet experience.

We’re happy to announce that this project is supported by, and will have contributions from Demonologist, Haunted Collector’s John Zaffis and groundbreaking author/speaker & researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley of Visionary Living, Inc.

John Zaffis has over forty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. Zaffis spent his first years studying under his uncle and aunt Ed and Lorraine Warren, both demonologists. Mr Zaffis starred in the SyFy paranormal reality TV show, Haunted Collector, and runs the Paranormal and Demonology Research Society of New England, which he founded in 1998. Click here to read more of his work and the Museum of the Paranormal

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert in the metaphysical and paranormal fields, with more than 60 books published on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual, and mystical topics, including nine single-volume encyclopedias and reference works. She has worked full-time in the field since 1983. Rosemary runs her own independent publishing company, Visionary Living, Inc., and also publishes an e-newsletter, Strange Dimensions. She lectures internationally and makes numerous media appearances. Click here to read more of her work.

Requirements, How to Contribute, and Compensation:

In order to contribute to Tails from the Other Side you do not have to be a paranormal investigator, part of an investigation, a member of a paranormal team, nor do you have to be a published writer.

What is required is your real life paranormal experience of a deceased pet, your having been witness to your current animal companion having a paranormal experience, or an experience of a similar nature involving a pet (past or present). We do NOT want secondary or tertiary accounts and NO FICTION. We DO WANT firsthand accounts.

We ask that the experience be documented in written form. If you are interested in submitting your experience to this collection, please send us a query with a brief description of your experience (no more than 200 words). If your submission is of interest, we will discuss with you how we will proceed. If you need assistance with the completion of your contribution we will work with you. You do NOT need to be a writer to contribute.

All finalized contributions should be a minimum of 1000 words and should be no more than 5000 words. However, if your contribution exceeds 5000 words we are open to discussion.

We are not offering contributors monetary payment as a portion of the proceeds will benefit Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue. All contributors will receive a copy of the final published book and a contributor’s discount on purchases for additional copies.

Please send all inquiries and completed submissions to mythinkbooks@gmail.com

The Deadline is February 1, 2016.

First Look: Once Home by Joris Soeding

Cover Illustration  by Luke Spooner
Cover Illustration
by Luke Spooner

We are very happy to offer you a preview of our next publication, the fourth in our chapbook series, Once Home by Joris Soeding, Illustrated by Luke Spooner.  In this chapbook readers will be transported into worlds of horror and the paranormal through the medium of poetry. Our chapbooks contain a single cover and internal image and our In House Illustrator Luke Spooner has brilliantly brought these haunting poems into focus.

Please read the following about the publication and sale of Once Home, the contents, and the author Joris Soeding and Illustrator Luke Spooner.

Expected Publication Date: 9/4/15
$9 USD plus s/h

Once Home will be available for Pre-Order in late August

Available via our online store: http://mythinkbooks.storenvy.com/products/13875702-once-home-by-joris-soeding

~~About Once Home~~
Once Home draws inspiration from over five decades of horror films. From the beginning, nameless characters surface throughout various suspenseful circumstances. These scenarios are either one scene in a poem, or a reconstruction of several pivotal moments in a movie. The nineteen poems are cohesive through the theme of home, both leaving home and trying to return there.

The poems include emotion and the countless forms of suspense drawn from scary movies of the past half century. These elements have been carefully construed over time, while being relevant through the idea of home.

An Afternoon with Family
Snake People
The Errand
Romans 12:19
Bewitching the Pyrenees
The New Genus
Oskar & Eli
Reservation for Three
Whatever I Photograph I Always Lose
The Bête Noire Progression
College and the Curse
The Will
I Brought You Home
Vacation Prologue, August, 1999
Voodoo Island

~~About the Author~~
Joris Soeding’s third chapbook, In Between the Places Where Night Falls, will be published by Lummox Press in 2015. His poems have recently appeared in publications such as Belle Rêve Literary Journal, Concho River Review, Cruel Garters, The Horror Zine Magazine, The Prompt Literary Magazine, and Thirteen Myna Birds. He is a 5th/6th grade Writing teacher in Chicago, where he resides with his wife, son, and daughter.

~~About the Illustrator~~
Luke Spooner studied illustration and graduated with First class honors from Portsmouth University. He tends to create works that deal with the macabre, the melancholy and the generally dark but that’s not to say he does not diversify.

Visit http://www.carrionhouse.com for his full range of his work.

Book Release: Forgotten Leaves Essays from a Smial, dedicated to JRR Tolkien

Logo Art1We are happy to announce that our Tolkien essay collection Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial, will be released at The New York Tolkien Conference on Saturday, June 13th. Forgotten Leaves is our first book dedicated to J.R.R Tolkien and the Conference Launch panel will feature contributors and editors of Forgotten Leaves.  For those attending the Conference we will have advance copies available for purchase before it is released world-wide via Amazon and other distributors.

It’s very hard to discuss the evolution of this volume without discussing our smial of the Tolkien Society UK, Heren Istarion the New York Tolkien Society, without being a little nostalgic.

Our first intentions for the volume were to simply collect and reprint some of the essays
we most enjoyed from the days of Parma Nölé, the Journal of the Northeast Tolkien Society. The idea germinated and we realized we didn’t want to entirely revisit the old but perhaps take a leaf from another project, born from a Tolkien inspired conversation post-Mythcon with Dr. Kristine Larsen: our book series The Mythological Dimensions. The idea was to showcase fans as the first scholars. We wanted to present a scholarly discussion that was open to scholars and non-scholars alike. This volume, Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial continues from that point of view. Here we have discussions that are
academic, fannish, and pleasant blends of the two.
We loved the idea of meeting with people, coming together to discuss Tolkien’s work and the subsequent films. The creativity that came out of these meetings we saw as a continuation of Tolkien’s own idea: to have Middle-earth “linked to a majestic whole, and yet [leaving] scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama” (Tolkien, Letters, 145).

Below you will find details on the volume and the Table of Contents

ForgottenLeaves-MockPrint Edition: $20.00
Trade Paperback: 269 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 9781514130902
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.75 inches
Published by Myth Ink Books: June 2015
Original Cover art by Jessica Burke
Edited by Jessica Burke & Anthony Burdge, assisted by Laura Kemmerer
Table of Contents

Foreword by Jessica Burke

He Who Would Be First Must Be Last:
Tolkien’s Heroism in Lord of the Rings
—by Melissa Snyder

Tolkien’s Unintentional Use of Romanticism
in The Lord of the Rings
—by Elizabeth Johnson

Goldberry: Servant or Master of Bombadil?
—by Andrea Mathwich

The Captain & the Shieldmaiden, Change &
Balance, Éowyn & Faramir in Peter
Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings
—by Clare McBride

The Trees of Middle-earth: the Myth of
Their Inherent Evil
—by Laurel Michalek

Review of Tolkien and the Modernists
—by Maria Alberto

Tolkien and Gaming: A Fan’s Perspective
—by Chris Tuthill

Lessons from the Long Road —by Laura

A World Without Myth
—by Jessica Burke

Masters of Fate: The Heroism and Doom of
Men in The Silmarillion
—by Richard Rohlin

Tolkien as a Catholic Mystic
—by Anthony S. Burdge

Authorship and the Vita Contemplativa:
Tolkien’s Self-Depiction in The Lord of the
—by Nicholas Birns

The Great Geat: A Discussion of Tolkien
and Heaney’s Beowulf Translations
—by Elizabeth Reinhardt

Lords of the Unsullied Light, Defenders of
Liberty: the Ñoldorin Revolution and the
French, Through the Lens of Enlightenment
—by Tatiana Denisova

An Irish Friendship in English Lit and
More: Nevill Coghill, C.S. Lewis, “The
Cave” and What Came After —by Jared Lobdell

New Chapbook Release: Seeking the Lord by Jared Lobdell

Seeking the Lord  Written by Jared Lobdell Illustrated by Luke Spooner
Seeking the Lord
Written by Jared Lobdell
Illustrated by Luke Spooner

“The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple.”

Seeking the Lord is Myth Ink Books 3rd Chapbook release. It is a departure from our contributions to the horror genre into the realm of Fantasy with a story by Jared Lobdell

Written by Jared Lobdell
Illustrated by Luke Spooner

LIMITED TO 100 Numbered Copies
Now Available

“On the day of which this story tells, a small company of boys from one of the lower parts of the city, on holiday, had climbed the way to the citadel and were looking down a thousand feet to the valley below. One said to another — they disputed after who had said and who had heard — that they should go into the great tower of the citadel that housed the king’s hall at its base, and a fair lookout at its summit. And so they did, not secretly, for it was not forbidden, but quietly, in case one of the few guards might think it forbidden, and hinder their going.
The hall of the kings was lit by deep windows along the great aisles on either side, the aisles set off from the hall by rows of tall pillars, greatly carved with beasts and leaves of elder times and elder trees, bearing the wide vaulting above that gleamed with gold, lately pointed, inset with bright colours. Silent between the carven pillars were the effigies of kings long dead.”

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About the Author:
Jared Lobdell was a long-time correspondent and friend of Professor Tolkien’s, and of his son Christopher’s, and is the author of The World of the Rings. He lives in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

About the Illustrator:
Luke Spooner studied illustration and graduated with First class honors from Portsmouth University. He tends to create works that deal with the macabre, the melancholy and the generally dark but that’s not to say he does not diversify.

Visit http://www.carrionhouse.com for his full range of his work.

Become a Sponsor of the New York Tolkien Conference

Hail and Well Met Friends!

Become a Sponsor for the New York Tolkien Conference. By becoming a Sponsor you are helping the organizers of the NYC Tolkien Conference organize a free conference for every Tolkien fan to attend for years to come.

What can be better than an all day Free celebration of all things J.R.R Tolkien?

The New York City Tolkien Conference is a FREE, one-day event that will take place at Baruch College on June 13th 2015.

We have set up an IndieGogo Campaign to assist in our first year initial budget, which will help us with supplies and overheard for this year and a few years to come

Read Below for more Details and Click Here or the Button to visit the Campaign Page

A Free Event!

It’s important to us that we offer this event to the general public for free. But there’s a reason that most cons charge entrance fees, anywhere from $20 and up. The costs involved in running such an event really does add up. And, if you’re planning on publishing a conference proceedings—which we are going to do—then the costs can skyrocket.

Conference Proceedings  Not Final Cover
Conference Proceedings
Not Final Cover

Only with your help can we make sure that we’re producing a first-class event that will be 100% free to attend and participate in. And, only with your support can we offer a published collection of the conference proceedings: Friends & Fellowship: New York City’s Tolkien Conference Proceedings.

Together, we can build a great event that’s based on community, creativity and exploring our love of Tolkien. This campaign would help us ensure that we have a solid foundation to keep the Conference as a free event for years to come.

The Fundage

We’re seeking $3500 to produce this event. That money will be used for four primary purposes:

  • Conference Materials. We’ll need to print programs, produce maps and signage for the con itself, produce identification for attendees, presenters, and con staff, and other miscellaneous items to effectively run a great Journey to Middle-earth.
  • Promotion. The more people we can get to an event like this, the more fun it is! We need to print posters and flyers, host websites and more to get the word out about this event.
  • Conference Proceedings. To make this event something truly memorable, we’re going to publish the conference proceedings in a single volume. This will be a print-on-demand title, available via Myth Ink Books and Amazon. But, supporters of this campaign will receive the book before it’s made available to the public.
  • Campaign & Volunteer Perks. Offering physical perks adds to the cost that we’ll need for this event. Read more about the awesome perks we’re offering below. In addition, this campaign will help us offer some perks to the folks on the ground volunteering on the day of the event. We’ll be offering them a copy of the con proceedings and a successful campaign will allow us to offer them another thank you gift—and as you know Hobbits love gifts. Whatever we offer the volunteers will be offered in some levels as well.

Risks & Challenges

The risks to hosting this event are minimal. If we don’t reach our funding goal, we’ll still put on an event, it just won’t be nearly as cool and we might not be able to as easily publish a proceeding after the event.

All of the funds will be collected and spent under the proven stewardship of Myth Ink Books and the organizers (and founders) of Heren Istarion: The Northeast Tolkien Society (previously known as the New York Tolkien Society). Baruch College and CUNY are unaffiliated with this campaign or the organization of the event.

You can be sure that 100% of the money raised will be used appropriately. You can also be confident that the event will be executed as promised.

The Perks for Supporting the NYC Tolkien Conference

  • Mellon Support level ($5): We’ll list your name as a supporter on our website, and give you a shout out on our social media
  • ForgottenLeaves-MockHobbit Support level ($10): We’ll list your name, as before, but you’ll also receive TWO E-books from Myth Ink Books. You’ll receive a digital copy of the conference proceedings, Friends & Fellowship. But you’ll also receive a digital copy of Myth Ink’s other Tolkien title, Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial, which will have it’s official book launch at the NYC Tolkien Conference.
  • Dwarf Support Levels ($20 and $30): As with the earlier levels, we’ll list your name on our site, give you a shout-out, and you’ll receive both e-books. But, for this level, you’ll receive a paperback copy of Friends & Fellowship. AND, you’ll be thanked in print. Your name will be listed on a support page in the text. This level is offered for Domestic ($20) and International ($30) shipping.
  • Ent Support Levels ($20 and $30): As with the earlier levels, we’ll list your name on our site, give you a shout-out, and you’ll receive both e-books. But, for this level, you’ll receive a paperback copy of Forgotten Leaves. Your name will be listed on a support page in the text. This level is offered for Domestic ($20) and International ($30) shipping.


  • LMB_BeyondElf Support Levels ($60 and $80): As with the earlier levels, you’ll have your name listed as a supporter. But for this package you’ll receive BOTH e-books, BOTH paperbacks, and have your name listed in Friends & Fellowship but in the acknowledgements. As if that’s not enough, you’ll also one CD from The Lonely Mountain Band and our artist guest of honor, John DiBartolo. You’ll get to choose from 3 titles. You’ll also receive two other digital titles from Myth Ink Books, Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York and The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales. And, we’ll add another special thank you gift. This level is offered for Domestic ($60) and International ($80) shipping.
  • Wizard Support Levels($120 and $140): You’ll have everything from the previous packages: paperback copies of Forgotten Leaves, and, Friends & Fellowship. You’ll be listed as a sponsor on the website and in the acknowledgements of Friends & Fellowship. You’ll receive all 3 CDs from The Lonely Mountain Band. You’ll receive a complete digital collection of Myth Ink Books. Plus, we’ll send you a few more paperbacks for your bookshelf: Tales from Elder Regions: New York and the second edition The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales with exclusive artwork by Luke Spooner. You’ll receive a print of the NYC Tolkien Conference artwork, the brilliant painting of Bag End by Luke Spooner. And, we’ll add another special thank you gift. This level is offered for Domestic ($120) and International ($140) shipping.
  • Valar Support Level ($300 and $400): You’ll have everything from the Wizard Support level, but we’ll include paperback copies of all of Myth Ink Books’ titles through to the end of 2015. You will be listed as a sponsor of the conference and the Conference Organizers will buy you a Pint (or 3) after the Conference. This level is offered for Domestic ($300) and International ($400) shipping. Please note, the international items will be shipped as they become available, hence the higher shipping and handling fee.

Become a Sponsor for the New York Tolkien Conference. By becoming a Sponsor you are helping the organizers of the NYC Tolkien Conference organize a free conference for every Tolkien fan to attend for years to come.

What can be better than an all day Free celebration of all things J.R.R Tolkien?

Second Printing: These Black Winged Ones by W.H. Pugmire

We created a second printing of Wilum Pugmire’s THESE BLACK WINGED ONES, which only very limited stock is available. If you do not get them now then you may not be able to do so tomorrow or next week, the initial 100 copy run sold very fast.

Visit our store today (see below) Enter this Code “WHPMYBTBW” and get 10% off your Order


Written by Wilum H. Pugmire
Introduction by Peter Rawlik
Illustrated by Luke Spooner

The first release from our line of chapbooks comes from the leading Lovecraftian author of our day with an Introduction by the author of ReAnimators and The Weird Company, Peter Rawlik:

The setting for These Black Winged Ones is found in Section II of Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu,” which is entitled “The Tale of Inspector Legrasse.”

“All denied a part in the ritual murders, and averred that the killing had been done by Black Winged Ones which had come to them from their immemorial meeting-place in the haunted wood.”

Mr. Pugmire’s tale is that of a young woman who is taken to the aforementioned haunted wood by a mad poet, in order to pay homage to the formless white thing that inhabits the hidden lake.  The woman is anxious to dwell there, because she has never learned the art of dreaming, and legend tells that this lake creature inspires mortals to dream.

W.H Pugmire is the author of many Lovecraft inspired stories and books, most recently:

—Author of The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal
—Encounters with Enoch Coffin

Read More of W. H. Pugmire

Visit the haunting work of our illustrator Luke Spooner

Peter Rawlik
Introduction/Author of ReAnimators

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The Sacrifice of Randolph Carter

Sacrifice_RCIf you think “March Madness,” is only a sports reference then you would be utterly and horrifically wrong at your own detriment.  This month Randolph Carter, the disgraced adventurer, speaks to an audience of his peers regarding the terrible and mysterious incidents in which he has been involved and which have claimed the lives of a number of seemingly innocent individuals.

Do you dare listen to his side of the story?

From the twisted mind of Sleepy Hollow Storyteller and Myth Ink Books Author David Neilsen comes a new one man show “The Sacrifice of Randolph Carter.”  We went slightly mad last March when we visited Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and even more so this January past, when we saw Neilsen’s one man show of “The Call of Cthulhu,” at the Lovecraft Bar NYC.  

Anyone who has seen Neilsen’s show “H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu” will not want to miss “The Sacrifice of Randolph Carter,” which is a chilling story combining two of Lovecraft’s short stories (“The Statement of Randolph Carter” and “From Beyond”) in a single, horrific tale that will leave you screaming for hills, utterly insane! 

Lovely Island  by David Neilsen Illustrated  by Luke Spooner
Lovely Island
by David Neilsen
by Luke Spooner


In honor of the H.P. Lovecraft, who passed away March 15th 1937, Randolph Carter brought his diabolical stories to life at the historic Aldrich House at an event on March 14th in Providence, R.I.

On Thursday March 26th 2015, at the Lovecraft Bar NYC, Neilsen aka Randolph Carter will once again visit upon us all the horrors of his adventures.

Click Here to Purchase tickets

Cannot attend on March 26th? Then you can join Myth Ink Books as we journey to the home of the Headless Horseman, Sleepy Hollow, New York where Neilsen shall be performing at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Saturday, April 25th 2015

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

540 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Get your tickets now and you can read more of David Neilsen’s mind mending, bizarre tales in our recent publications:

“Leaking,” Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York (Click Here to Purchase)

Lovely Island, a Lovecraft inspired chapbook (Click Here to Purchase)

Click Here to Visit David Neilsen’s Website

Editorial Services Offered at Myth Ink Books

Myth Ink Logo-2Myth Ink Books is pleased to announce that we are now offering Editorial Services.  Founder and Editor-in-Chief Jessica Burke, Website and PR Coordinator Anthony S Burdge, and Assistant Editor Laura Kemmerer are happy to help you get your writing project in shape.

Over the years, we’ve seen how the industry has changed.  Some changes have been for the good in terms of more opportunities for authors to self-publish.  Publishing is no longer a gate-keeper industry. If it was Myth Ink Books wouldn’t be here. (Wink wink nudge nudge).  Some changes have been for the bad: specifically, the lack of good, solid editing.  We want to offer you our expertise and our support.

Click Here to read more about the services we can offer you and our rates.

Series Writers for Star Trek: Anthology


Hailing Frequencies Open!

Stardate 15027.12

We are very happy to announce that we have been brought aboard the new Star Trek Production: Star Trek Anthology as Series Writers. This is a fantastic opportunity and we are incredibly grateful, and humbled, to be a part of this family of Star Trek fans and filmmakers.
This article will serve an an Introduction to Star Trek Anthology and our roles within the production, which are Series Writers (credited on IMDB and the Star Trek Anthology Cast & Crew Page).  We are currently working on the Script for MOTHER, a Pilot Episode of Star Trek Anthology detailed below
As our readers may know we are also members of Fleet 31, a Star Trek Fan Organization, and are Senior Staff of the USS Growler, the NYC Chapter of Fleet 31, which is supporting and endorsing Star Trek Anthology

Star Trek Anthology is a new unique and exciting webseries in the world of Trek based in the TOS STAR TREK universe. Think Trek + Twilight Zone + a pinch of Galaxy Quest = ANTHOLOGY.

From Jim Bray, Chief Executive Producer and Creator of “Star Trek Anthology:”

You may remember in the 1970’s, NBC had an interesting anthology series called the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie.  Each week, it would feature a different detective story.  There was “Macmillan and Wife” starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James, “Heck Ramsey” starring Richard Boone, “McCloud” starring Dennis Weaver, and who can forget “Columbo” starring Peter Falk. 

The concept for “Star Trek Anthology” will be very much the same.  Each segment of the series will take place primarily in the original Trek series period.  Our premier episode will feature our tent-pole production, “Starship Challenger,” the story of Captain JM Colt and the crew of the Challenger, a Miranda-Class Starship, as they explore the outer rim of the galaxy…but that is where Trek canon ends.  
Where Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” was a “Wagon Train to the Stars,” Challenger is more of an “Express Train to the Twilight Zone.”  Throw in a pinch of “Galaxy Quest” and “Outer Limits.”

(click here to read more from Jim Bray at StarTrekAnthology.com)

What episodes of Anthology are In Production and Development?

Below you will find details on current episodes In Production and Development.  Currently my wife Jessica Burke & I (Anthony Burdge) are writing, with series Creator Jim Bray, the Pilot for MOTHER (see details below)

Starship Challenger: Another Door Opens (Pilot)

Written by Jim Bray

After surviving the battle of Parellax II, Commander J.M. Colt is promoted to the rank of Captain and given command of the USS CHALLENGER. Enroute to their patrol sector, the CHALLENGER stumbles into a spatial anomaly inside of which they discover another ship, and energy-devouring creatures try to keep them both there.

Starship Challenger: Logical Solution
Written by Jim Bray

While traveling to the Outer Rim, CHALLENGER is ordered to investigate a malfunctioning subspace transceiver on planetoid P-14-J. While beaming down Carmichael and the Vulcan ensign, Sokaal, the ship is attacked by the D’Karr; a warrior race who have laid claim to the planetoid. Colt Leads the D’Karr on a merry chase. Meanwhile, Carmichael is injured during the beamdown, and it is up to Sokaal to make some very mature decisions if the repair mission is to succeed.

Starship Challenger: Calling Home (Vignette)

Written by Jim Bray
As the CHALLENGER prepares to leave Federation space beyond the range of subspace communication, Admiral Sinclair advises Captain Colt to have her crew call their loved ones, since it will be a long while before they’re heard from again. We watch as each of the command crew calls home from their quarters, and the results are a mixture of comedy and poignancy.

Assignment Earth: Case 0300 Floodgates
Written by Jim Bray
Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln rush to Washington D.C. and are caught up in the Watergate scandal. While considering if it should happen or should be undone, they stumble across the mysterious and intimidating Agent Smith, who may not be as he appears. Miss Lincoln confronts Gary about his over-protectiveness and holding back information from her.

Mother: Mother Knows Best (Pilot)
Written by Jessica Burke, Anthony Burdge, & Jim Bray

A story about a family-run merchant cargo ship, “URSA MARU”. A lumbering beast of a vessel, it’s been cobbled and retrofitted a hundred times over from countless Federation vessel parts. The idea here is that the family is a hard-scrabble bunch that works the shipping lanes that come in close proximity to Orion pirates and other unsavory characters.

LOTS of potential for high space adventure/morality play stories, in a similar vein to Firefly. In the pilot, Orion pirates storm the vessel in search of valuable cargo and MOM takes a dim view of the invasion.

Who is starring in Star Trek: Anthology? Who are the Cast & Crew involved in the Production?

Here are a few highlights from the Cast and Crew of Star Trek Anthology, for a full listing of the extensive Actor & Production Credits Click Here

James has worked with Starship AJAX and Star Trek New Voyages Phase II as a makeup artist, set designer and prop maker. He’s very grateful and excited for this opportunity to produce a new show through Retro Film Studios.

Jodi Ballinger Bray (Captain Jamie Mia “JM” Colt)
Jodi has been involved in theatre since The Music Man in high school and on and off for the past 30 years. This is Jodi’s first foray into the film arts, and she finds the differences in being in front of the camera and on stage to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. She’s excited about playing a StarShip Captain – an honor bestowed upon very few – and promises to keep her portrayal of JM Colt’s character very true to canon of what a StarShip Captain should be. Jodi’s biggest and most important role is that of Mom of a son and daughter.

I was too young to really understand Star Trek when it first came out. Too cerebral for a little kid. I got into TNG in the beginning as a way to have similar interests with my husband – a semi-rabid Trekkie – so we could spend time together. It kinda grew on me. I got involved with Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase 2 with Jim and loved what they were doing. We were previously involved in another Trek fan film production out in Oklahoma (StarShip Ajax), but when those plans fell through we decided to do our ‘own thing’.” Jodi is gainfully employed in the healthcare profession and resides in northern Vermont with husband Jim and family, their obese beagle/dachshund mix Chloe and Shadow, their black kitty.

Alex “A.J.” McDonald (Director of Photography)
Alex is a 20 year, retired Navy Veteran, and lifelong Star Trek fan. Currently pursuing his BFA in Digital Media and Film production at Long Island University. Alex became involved in Anthology, when he met series Creator James Bray while working on Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II. After hearing the project details, he knew he would get involved, in any capacity needed.

I wasn’t really thinking about being DP, it just kind of fell into my lap”, said McDonald. “Working with this crew, in particular Kent Schmidt, Scott Johnson of G&E, Bill Lutz and the rest of the team, we will strive to give all the classic shots, as well as some new and different looks.” he continued. “I’m just thrilled to be a part of this team, it’s going to be exciting. I grew up with TOS, in grade school, we’d play Starfleet and Klingons, not Cops and Robbers.”

Brian Covault (Consulting Producer)

Brian Covault is a consulting producer and 2nd Assistant Director for Star Trek: Anthology. Brian learned about Anthology through Star Trek: Phase II, where he has been a member of the Grip and Electric team since 2010. Brian has been a fan of Star Trek TOS since the 70’s and is a fan of sci-fi in general.
When he isn’t helping make Star Trek, Brian works as a database developer and system administrator. Brian enjoys computer programming, watching baseball, writing and spending time with his two families – his biological family and his Phase II / Anthology family.

Where can you read more about Star Trek Anthology and Sign up for their Newsletter?
Click here to visit the Star Trek Anthology website

Is there a trailer or videos available for Star Trek Anthology?

Yes, below is the Master Trailer & Playlist for Star Trek Anthology

Stay Tuned for More Updates from us concerning Star Trek Anthology

Call for Stories: Legends of Sleepy Hollow

David Neilsen from his One Man Call of Cthulhu show at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Recently we featured news concerning the work of Sleepy Hollow, New York Storyteller David Neilsen and his one man Call of Cthulhu show at the Lovecraft Bar. We have worked with David on two projects thus far, his story “Leaking” was published within our latest anthology Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York and his creepy story Lovely Island was the second in our line of chapbooks.

David Neilsen is a prolific writer and storyteller, and has created a new short story anthology that will be published this Fall via Myth Ink Books, LEGENDS OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.

Below you will find the Call for Stories Submission Guidelines, please read through them and if you have any questions send all inquiries to the email indicated below.

Legends of Sleepy Hollow Submission Guidelines

Ever since Washington Irving published The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1820, the region has become synonymous with ghost stories. But there’s a lot more horror in Sleepy Hollow than what’s in Irving’s story, and more demons at play within this idyllic land than just a single headless horseman.

We’re looking for original horror stories set in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The time period for your story is up to you– past, present, future, alternate history– but it must take place whole or in part within Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is a real place, with a real history, so do your homework. For example, while it has always been an unofficial name of the region, the Village itself was not officially named Sleepy Hollow until 1996.

Scare us, creep us out, give us the shivers, make us laugh. Be Gothic, modern, Lovecraftian, Victorian, Steampunk, whatever. Just set your story in Sleepy Hollow.


1. Any & all submissions must be set in & around Sleepy Hollow, New York.

2. No gratuitous sex, violence, or profanity

3. No pornography of any kind. If you include sex in your story, it must be important to the story– and must abide by rule #2.

4. No stories centered on rape, torture or child molestation. We’re not interested.

5. No fan fiction (stay away from the world of the TV show and the Tim Burton film).

6. Your story must be a complete story– we’re not interested in excerpts.

7. It must be your ORIGINAL work.

8. Do NOT include any artwork

Interested? Sweet! Read on.


  • Stories should be between 2,000 and 8,000 words.
  • All stories must be titled
  • Edit and format your work according to MLA standards. And, please use only American Standard English punctuation and spelling. We will reject your work if it has not been edited or proofread for language.
  • Also, please use a standard size black font when submitting your work.
  • Include your name, contact information, and word count on the first page of your story. If you submit your story using a pseudonym, you MUST note that it is a pseudonym AND include your full real name.
  • No reprints, simultaneous, or multiple submissions.
  • Please include a short bio in your cover letter.
  • Send your story as an attachment to your email. We accept .DOC, .DOCX files only. NO .PDF or .txt files please.

Email your submission to mythinksleepyhollow@gmail.com

with the subject of: “SUBMISSION- [your story title].”


We plan to offer a token $5 payment and ONE contributor’s copy of the final anthology (upon publication of the volume). We will also offer a contributor discount on any additional copies you wish to purchase when purchased through us directly.


To be considered for this volume, we must have received your submission no later than May 1st 2015.


We’ll try to get back to you within 30 days from the close of submissions, please do not email us with regards to the status of your work until after that time.

Any other questions can be directed to mythinksleepyhollow@gmail.com.


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