Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zealous About Zee Anthology!

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.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice back cover art! Congrats on finishing the A-Z!!!