Underdog Anthology 8 has a title. Riffed on the wide mix of genres it includes and the wonderfully mad music of Tangerine Dream, the genre-fluid Spring anthology will, this year, be titled ‘Transgenre Dreams’.
It will also contain a poetry section, the first real poetry published by Leg Iron Books. Hopefully one day there will be a dedicated poetry book.
All it needs now is a cover image.
Editing continues but the submissions are still open. There are so many we had to start editing early just to keep on track! Author contracts will start going out soon, and then assembly of the book will begin.
All author payments will be completed before publication.
Underdog Anthology 8 now has nine authors and twelve stories, and the deadline is still over a week away.
For the first time, there will be a poetry section and as this is a non-genred volume the poems, like the stories, can touch on any topic. This anthology so far contains five poems by one of the authors. There is time, if you have the musical muse, to add to that section.
This could be the biggest anthology so far. The challenge now is to make the next one even bigger.
Underdog Anthology 8 has, so far, eleven stories from seven authors and there is still time for more. Editing is under way and authors will start receiving editor suggestions and author contracts within a week.
This is the first one that will include, in the contract, the added republication of each story in an end of year omnibus edition and to that end, payment per story will increase from £10 to £12.
If the rest of this year’s anthologies get a similar response, that omnibus could turn out to be quite a thick book.
Makes a pleasant change from ‘Winter is coming’, doesn’t it?
Well, the Spring Anthology (Underdog Anthology Eight) now has seven authors in it and there is time for more. As with all other anthologies, we have a new author to add to the list for this one. It’s become something of a tradition and let’s hope it continues.
Stories range from the humourous to the very, very dark this time. It will appear in print and eBook formats in the first week of April.
For those authors on royalties, payments are now being calculated and will be out by the weekend.
The eighth Underdog Anthology has enough stories to be a definite ‘go’, and those author contracts will start going out as soon as the editing is done for each story. Payments will go out as soon as contracts are signed. There are still three weeks to the deadline and we always have room for more.
The closing date for submissions is March 20th. Again, this can be flexible for a few days only, as long as you let us know it’s on the way. Publication will be in the first week of April so please do try to stick to that date.
The book that ties together ‘Jessica’s Trap’ and ‘Samuel’s Girl’ is finally in final draft form. A few print copies are ordered for editing and proofreading and then it’s all set to go. H. K. Hillman finally sobered up enough to finish this one and is now working on the next one – ‘Demdike’s Revival’.
This book sees a host of demons locked in a house with Romulus Crowe, and they aren’t happy to see him.