FrostFire Worlds Announcement!

This is a rather big change we’re undergoing here. Things are changing with FrostFire Worlds so please read carefully!

Starting after the November 2018 issue, FrostFire Worlds will no longer be a four times a year periodical.

Instead, it will be a twice a year, hard-bound, anthology book under the editorial guide of Julia Perkins.

The email is also changing. The new submission email is now

The submission information page will be fully updated next month; please submit all work for FrostFire to

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes; we’re very excited about this change, though. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We’ll try to answer everything as quickly as possible.

New Month, New Things

Hello everyone!

The June View from the Lake is up! Check it out for all the new things and details of the month –

In other news, Wizard World in Des Moines, Iowa begins today! We’re very excited as this is the biggest convention we’ve ever been to. We’ll do our best to keep you updated on all the goings on.

CoreCon Ahead!

In just a few hours we’ll be on the way to CoreCon! Make sure to follow us on Instagram for all the behind the scenes goodies.

If you’re at the convention, tell us you’re an Alban Laker, we might have something special for you!

Here’s to a good con!

Some Updates on Alban Lake

Hey, everyone! Bill here to let you in a few things happening here at Alban Lake. We’re working on new ways to get authors out there into the public eye as well as catching up on submissions, getting ready to print new periodicals, and getting ready for our first big convention of the year. So, let’s dig in.

We’ll start with CoreCon. We’re putting finishing touches on all the things we’ll need for the trip and have loaded up a huge number of books. We’re pretty excited as it’s going to be our first time there and sort of our official first “We’re Alban Lake” convention. While we’ve represented before, now Karen and I are becoming the actual face and heads of Alban Lake. One of the things we’re going to try are build your own book boxes/bags. We have little bits of candy and knickknacks and some special prices for people to get discounts on what books they put into their bag or box, as well as a special price on one of our nifty tote bags.

The details are in the works, but Karen is going to have the prices ready when we get to CoreCon.

Next, I have officially been made editor of Disturbed Digest. Tyree is going to send me the submissions he’s already picked for his final Disturbed issue, and I’ll add what I have chosen to make it, then I’m on my own. I’m really excited and I’m still tearing through submissions to get to the absolute best of the best to put in one of my favorite periodicals.

Finally, our next convention will be very soon as well. Wizard World in Des Moines is just about two weeks away. It’s going to be one of the biggest conventions we get to attend this year and we’re really really excited that we get to go. We’re also really happy to thank all of you for allowing us to go. Without the sales revenue you give us, we couldn’t have been able to afford the fee and we’re going to sell, sell, sell while we’re there. Karen has rigged up some Aspiring Author Boxes and if they sell well, she’ll put them up on the Infinite Realms Creatjoy for other aspiring authors to enjoy.

So, all in all, we’re really busy and happy here at the Lake. Things are going well and it’s thanks to not only our own hard work, but the hard work of independent authors, and great readers alike. We couldn’t do it without you, and we love being able to read some of the very finest fantasy, horror, and sci-fi out there, as well as to be able to spread it for all the public to enjoy. You guys rock, and we thank you for your support and look forward to bigger things in the future.

Later days!

Upcoming Appearances

We have a full schedule over the next couple of months!

May 24-27th we will be at CoreCon in Fargo, SD.

June 1-3rd we’ll be at Wizard World in Des Moines, IA – We have a coupon for this for you! Use the code 10LAKES to get 10% off your ticket price!

June 22-24th is SoonerCon in Midwest City, OK.

We’re also looking into three different cons in July, but more on that later.

Come visit us! We look forward to seeing everyone!