The Halloween anthology (UA21) has been dreadfully delayed by hospital stuff, which isn’t completely over yet. The worst is past, I think, but there will be more medical meddling in the coming weeks. It has taken them six decades to find something seriously wrong with me and they aren’t going to let go easily.
Both anthologies will go ahead regardless. The Halloween one will go straight to PDF for distribution to authors, with notes on what was edited, especially as almost all the stories needed nothing more than a few typos fixed. Authors can expect that PDF and their contracts in the next few days.
The Christmas anthology will open November 1st and close around the 30th. This one has a tighter time constraint because deliveries over Christmas are always subject to delays. I will also be dragged into surgery halfway through November, at least twice. Maybe on those occasions, it will indeed be the one day visit I was promised twice before and not some protracted stay where they take more blood samples than Dracula. Next time, I’m taking a full pack of cigarettes and maybe a hip flask…
Leg Iron Books is wounded but not dead. We’ll be back.