Back at the end of March I posted a call for submissions for a new anthology. Here we are at the end of August, and I have just handed over the keys to Kevyn Winkless, who will be using it to launch his new publishing venture, EXTANT!
I think it’s a good collection. The concept was a simple one, or so I thought. I wanted to get stories that had the pacing and feel of the old-style pulps, but set in the modern day.
Different authors took that concept and took it in a lot of different directions, some of which I never expected. That’s always the best part about these kinds of projects, seeing where other creative minds go from the same starting point.
We’ve got an interesting mix of genres, from straight Horror to Sci Fi to Urban Fantasy to Weird Fiction to Thriller.
There’s still a lot of work to do in making the collection into a real book, but that’s mostly mechanical, editing and formatting and such. I think that the stories we have make up a solid collection.
I’ll be updating as seems appropriate and post links for the collection once it goes live.