There are multiple books going through edfiting simultaneously at the moment, due to the large backlog caused by last year’s medical issues. At least some of them will appear before the next anthology is due, depending on the degree of editing required for each individual book.
There is also a push to get as many books available in hardback as possible, the only issue will be those where the author has unfortunately passed away and we cannot get permission for the new version. Those will also reach a different issue when they reach the end of their contract, it will be up to their next of kin whether those books continue to be published here and if there is no next of kin in contact with us, we’re a bit stuck.
The only problem with hardbacks is the cover. The spine is thicker due to the board covers and there is an indentation next to the spine, so sometimes (often) the paperback cover doesn’t fully reach the ends of the hardback cover. So, sometimes the cover image has to be redone. It’s not a massive problem but it’s enough to slow things down, especially with all the other issues over the past year.
Okay, on to Anthology 23, the Spring Anthology for 2024. This will open for submissions between March 1st and April 3rd and the deadline will be a little flexible because it’s no longer fixed on Easter. Any genre is acceptable, this is the open-genre one so write whatever story you want (within the bounds of legality).
Back to work. There is much to do…