Okay, maybe it's a bit of a cheat, but there aren't any concrete rules about the A to Z challenge. So, "zealous" is the word of the day to wrap things up. I'm sure some of the contributors to "Quests, Curses, & Vengeance" are "zealous" about having their stories published, and I am zealous about publishing them. This is a great little collection, and in a few days I hope to announce the table of contents.
This is going to be a large anthology, and while some of the stories are pretty much publishable at present, a number of them are going to need some serious editing. Of course, that is often the case with short stories that are rushed into production and written in a single week. Some authors work at different paces, and things in our lives often prevent us from working on a story as much as we'd like to in a limited timeframe. Still, there are some really creative items just waiting to be perfected.
There is a lot to be zealous about with this book. Each author will be getting a cut of the proceeds, and assuming everything works out we'll have it on store shelves sometime in August. The pre-order won't be up and running for a while, as I won't know the final production cost (and necessary mark-up) until the revised stories are on-hand. Still, with any luck, we'll have a pre-order special available in July.
As a special sneak peek, I'll leave you with this raw back-cover art, which compliments the front cover. Both pieces are by the talented C. D. Muller.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some work to do.