Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Close to Deadline

The deadline to submit stories to be considered for our next anthology, The Fall, is fast approaching (it's Friday!), and I've been pleasantly surprised by the increasing number of emails I've received -- including those from writers I didn't know previously and others I didn't know were going to submit.

I have to admit, it really is thrilling to get those emails because it means other readers have shared their thoughts on Spring Fevers and the writers have taken a look to see whether Elephant's Bookshelf Press, LLC, a place worth being published.

Although several stories have been accepted and our copy editor is working with those authors, we also have a few that are awaiting a final thumbs up or thumbs down. So please don't fret if you've not heard a definite answer on the story yet. However, if you submitted and I didn't say anything whatsoever, please resend. I respond to all submissions as soon as I see them to make sure you know we received it.

So, once again, if you're considering submitting a dystopian, apocalyptic, or post-apocalyptic story (and we've allowed some leeway on those definitions), please send it to antholsubs@gmail.com.

We've also begun preparations for the next anthology, which would be published in the summer of 2013. More on that later.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Calling All Super Readers!

As one of my daughters' favorite cartoons says: Calling all Super Readers!

Did you love Spring Fevers? I don't mean just the story by your buddy or the one you wrote, I mean the whole enchilada, cover to cover, e-pixel to e-pixel (or whatever they're called.)

If so, I'd like to speak with you. It can be over the phone (my dime), or via email. Heck, I'll even send you an address if you prefer a written item of snail mail. Whatever way you prefer, that works for me.

What's in it for you? Well, the first five Super Readers will be sent a free copy of The Fall when it comes out. We're working hard to produce it and it's making progress. But part of what I'm looking for is how to make it and the next works of Elephant's Bookshelf Press also as strong as they can be, too.

Super Readers, please send a note to antholsubs@gmail.com. You can even use Super Reader in the subject line. You deserve it!