One of my big goals this year was to make at least one sale to an Australian market. I have been very happy with my US sales, but there is nothing like selling something locally, especially in a scene as vibrant and healthy as the Aussie one. So, I am thrilled to announce my first Aussie sale! And, not only is it wonderful to look forward to seeing a story of mine published in Australia, the fact that it is with Fablecroft Publishing, who have done some great work over the past few years, makes it even more satisfying. Looking at the ToC, this will be an awesome anthology.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the table of contents for Epilogue (the anthology formerly known as Apocalypse Hope). I had more than 200 submissions for this anthology, many of a very high quality, and it was difficult task to sift through them to pick out the finest gems. I present the final lineup, and look forward to bringing these stories to you in print.
“Time and tide” by Lyn Battersby
“Fireflies” by Steve Cameron
“Sleeping Beauty” by Thoraiya Dyer
“The Fletcher Test” by Dirk Flinthart
“Ghosts” by Stephanie Gunn
“Sleepers” by Kaia Landelius
“Solitary” by Dave Luckett
“Losses beyond the kill point” by Kathleen Martin
“Cold comfort” by David McDonald
“Mornington Ride” by Jason Nahrung
“The last good town” by Elizabeth Tan
Thank you to every author who sent in submissions, which came from all around the world – some rejections were very difficult to make, and I wish those authors the very best in finding their stories a home.
For those interested, the final contents include 11 stories, nine by Australians, one from the US, one from Sweden. There are six female authors, and five male. The stories are all original to the anthology.
I’m delighted with the line up for Epilogue, and can’t wait to show it to you all!
I have to give a big shout out and thanks to my good friend Steve Cameron (who is also on the ToC) who was a massive help. We spent a few frantic hours in the bar at Conflux proofing and critting “Cold Comfort” and his input there, and at many other times, has been invaluable.
This is the perfect way to cap off what has been a very satisfying year as a writer. Hopefully next year will be even bigger and better!