Aspiring writers (or veteran writers for that matter) will tell you, finding other avenues to get work printed is a job in itself. But now, a new digital publishing company, NeoText has given authors another avenue. This was announced today in the following press release.

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NeoText Press Release

(July 22, 2020) Award-winning journalist Rone Tempest, science fiction novelist Maurice Broaddus, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-nominated writer Adam Roberts are collaborating with NeoText, a new digital publishing company. NeoText is dedicated to publishing short-form prose ranging from science fiction and noir novellas to investigative journalism and narrative nonfiction.

Each release from NeoText will be accompanied by covers and spot illustrations from acclaimed comic book artists and illustrators. These will include acclaimed artist Jim Mahfood and award winning illustrator François Schuiten. In the months ahead, NeoText will publish an impressive array of artists and storytellers. These include award-winning journalist Mike Sager, Ho Che Anderson, Howard Chaykin, Fay Dalton, Charles Forsman, Mad Dog Jones, Benjamin Marra, Dash Shaw, and photographer and director Neil Krug. Each title will be released on and will be available via Amazon.

The Birth of NeoText

NeoText was started by Addictive Picture’s Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder along with their frequent collaborator, producer Jay Schuminsky. NeoText marks a new engagement with the publishing world for Schoenfelder. He previously had played a role in the creation of Mulholland Books.  He then formed Addictive Pictures with Ackerman in 2013. However, they will continue to oversee Addictive together.

In addition, NeoText has also tapped Eric Raab, video game narrative development veteran and former senior editor at Tor Books. Raab will assume the role as the Chief Creative Officer. Meanwhile, Edgar Award nominated crime fiction author and editor Allan Guthrie has been named Editorial Director. Nicholas Mennuti, a prolific author and a former Narrative Consultant for NATO, will assume the role of Director of Narrative.

“We grew up with genre as a way of life,” said Schoenfelder. “There was a time when countless science fiction, noir, and true crime short stories and magazine articles were published. These were made with explosive painted art or dramatic photography by the world’s best visual artists. At that time, stories were widely available at speciality bookstores, newsstands, drug stores and grocery stores. People passed by them everyday. But, NeoText is designed to continue that experience for the current era. This will be accomplished by electronically publishing short, fast fiction driven by big ideas or larger than life real stories. These will often be accompanied by powerful illustrations and images.”

For those of us who remember such books being available back in the day, this will perhaps bring back some nostalgia. As well as some quality stories and art. NeoText books will be available through Amazon.

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