Jay Lake just sold a novella to Prime Books, which could be his darkest, most intense work yet. Body modification and an exploration of the sexual underworld are just the start in Love in the Time of Metal and Flesh.
Liz Williams, author of the Inspector Chen books, just signed a three-book deal with Prime Books, for her Worldsoul Trilogy. It has the best tagline I've heard in ages: "What if being a librarian was the most dangerous job in the world?" And here's the blurb, from Prime founder/editor Sean Wallace's blog:
The coolest (and most chilling) horror and dark-fantasy titles are coming out on small presses, says Washington Post critic Michael Dirda. His suggestions include off-beat titles that will rescue you from winter doldrums.