Purple Passion Press announcement

Purple Passion Press is pleased to announce that AFTER(life): Poems and Stories of the Dead includes a winner and a finalist.  Two of our anthology’s author’s works have been recognized as among the most outstanding of all nominations submitted.

The Pushcart Prize (winner – for poetry)

The Beating Heart of the Wristwatch by Martín Espada

The Best Small Fictions Prize (finalist – for flash fiction)

Ghost Nebula by Deborah Walker

Join us in congratulating these two contributors.  AFTER(life): Poems and Stories of the Dead is available in paperback and ebook formats.

Booksellers can purchase through Ingram with ISBN: 978-1-61170-212-5

The Afterlife anthology is also available in paperback online at Amazon or in ebook format at Amazon

Here’s the Barnes and Noble paperback link:

The eBook will come to Smashwords soon.

The AFTER(life) anthology includes thirty-eight amazing authors whose poems and flash fiction reveal deep emotions, take us to interesting places, and explore surprising possibilities.

Best Small Fictions Nominations

Announcing our fiction nominees!

We at Purple Passion Press were excited to submit our nominations from our (AFTER)life anthology for consideration for the Best Small Fictions. The editors did not have an easy task selecting from all the amazing works of fiction they loved and had eagerly published.

Purple Passion Press anthology

We are pleased to present the following nominees:


It Touches You Everywhere by Candace Elise Hoes

The Remembrance by C.A. Rowland

Eureka! by Ross Baxter

Hindsight by Joan Corwin

Ghost Nebula by Deborah Walker

Congratulations to all our nominees. We were honored to publish their works and we hope you’ll join us in rooting for them. You can learn more about our (AFTER)life anthology and purchase a copy for yourself online or your local bookseller. Click here.

Queen’s Ferry Press founded The Best Small Fictions, an annual print anthology, to compile the best international short fiction in a calendar year.