A blast of fiction to blow your mind
In 2011, a ragtag team of misfits lead by Kent Gowran set upon recreating the lost glory of D.Z. Allen’s MUZZLE FLASH FICTION, a flash fiction site loosely associated with Out of the Gutters and dedicated to abbreviated stories of crime. That creation, spawned by longing of things vanished (but if you attempt a journey wayback, you might gain a glimps), was sprung upon the crime collective on April 5, 2011 as SHOTGUN HONEY. Originating on Blogger, SHOTGUN HONEY maintained a consumptive pace of 3 stories a week for its first year and has since harbored 100s of stories from writers around the world.
In the fall of 2012, giving our writers a broader scope, ie. more words to play with, the original editors compiled the first SHOTGUN HONEY PRESENTS anthology, BOTH BARRELS. This collected 29 short stories of crime from previous contributors to the site, as well as a few added guests. This would be our first foray into publishing and the first use of the imprint SHOTGUN HONEY BOOKS.
With a growing audience, expansion into multiple genre, ONE EYE PRESS was created in 2013 as a publishing company to handle SHOTGUN HONEY, a western product called THE BIG ADIOS, and the horror fiction magazine BLIGHT DIGEST.
From 2014 to 2016, ONE EYE PRESS released two additional SHOTGUN HONEY PRESENTS anthologies, a line of novellas called Singles (fast quick reads intended to be read in a single sitting), as well as the odd western and horror collections.
In June 2016, ONE EYE PRESS returns to its roots and becomes SHOTGUN HONEY BOOKS, or just SHOTGUN HONEY to keep it simple, with the continued focus on short fiction and stories.