Golden Antelope Press
Golden Antelope Press is a small press operated in conjunction with its sister presses, Blazing Sapphire Press and Naciketas Press. The focus of this press is creative works of fiction. So far we have published seven books. There are two books by Vivian Delmonico: I'll Be Seeing You (novella) and Myra Lost and Found (novel), Ting Tang Tales (humorous short stories) by D.R. Singh, Wandering Eyes (poetry) by Aileen Gallagher, and In Short, A Memory of the Other on a Good Day, love poetry by Allison Cundiff and Steven Schreiner. Our newest books are Otherings by Allison Cundiff (poetry, 2016), You Know the Ones (poetry, 2017) by Dave Malone, Live Free or Croak, a collection of poetry (2017), by poet/songwriter Larry Rogers, and Get Back, a collection of short stories (2017), by Don Tassone. Check out the pages of the authors to find out more about them. All of our books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Two new books are in the works. Nuns in Miniskirts and Jazz from Saturn: Two History Plays by Bob Mielke and "Anklet" and Other Stories by Shome Dasgupta are in production and will be available soon (second quarter of 2017). Keep an eye out for those.
We are always on the lookout for promising manuscripts. Please see our submission guidelines if you are interested in submitting a piece of writing.
The name of the press, Golden Antelope, is a reference to one of the great Indian epics, the Ramayana (Sanskrit). It was a beautiful golden antelope the pursuit of which drew the great hero Rama away from his lovely wife Sita and allowed Ravana, the villain of the epic, to kidnap Sita. Thus begins the dramatic conflict that drives of epic to its conclusion many thousands of words later. The Sanskrit tradition of literary criticism attributes the birth of poetry to the author of the Ramayana, the great Valmiki. Valmiki lived in the forest performing austerities for sins and offenses committed in his youth. One day he came across a sad scene in which a sage's wife had been killed by a hunter while the sage and she, who had taken the forms of curlew birds, were in the midst of making love. The sadness of the separation of the lovers was transformed into the aesthetic feeling of compassion (karuna) when Valmiki wrote a verse describing the event. Learn more about this vision of the origin and purpose of poetry and art in the article on this site "The Birth of Poetry."
Neal and Elizabeth (Betsy) Delmonico are the owners and operators of this press. Betsy, now retired from Truman State University, is the press's primary editor and proofreader. Graphic design is admirably accomplished by Russell (Rusty) Nelson, professor of graphic design at Truman State University. Many of our scholar and writer friends help us out by evaluating manuscript submissions, proofreading, and offering generally sound and sagacious advice.