Monday, March 22, 2021

Short Story Anthologies and Markets

by Paula Gail Benson

First, for short story readers, here are two new anthologies:

The Great Filling Station Holdup: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Jimmy Buffet (released February 22, 2021, by Down & Out Books, edited by Josh Pachter) featuring sixteen stories by

Leigh Lundlin, Josh Pachter, Rick Ollerman, Michael Bracken, Don Bruns, Alison McMahan, Bruce Robert Coffin, Lissa Marie, Redmond, Elaine Viets, Robert J. Randisi, Laura Oles, Isabella Maldonado, Jeffrey Hess, Neil Plakcy, John M. Floyd, and M.E. Browning.

Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories (released December 18, 2020, by Level Best Books, edited by Verena Rose, Harriette Sackler, and Shawn Reilly Simmons) is the 18th anthology containing stories set in the New England states and including the Al Blanchard Award Winner, Mary Dutta’s “The Wonderworker”. Other featured authors are: Shannon Brady, Marlin Bressi, Chris Chan, R.M. Chastleton, John Clark, Bruce Robert Coffin, Sharon Love Cook, Tina deBellegarde, Brendan DuBois, Patricia Dusenbury, Gerald Elias, John M. Floyd, Debrah H. Goldstein, Judith Green, Maurissa Guibord, Margaret S. Hamilton, Steve Liskow, Michael Allan Mallory, Jason Marchi, Ruth McCarty, Adam Meyer, Jen Collins Moore, Lorraine Sharma Nelson, Erica Obey, Alan Orloff, Olive Pollak, Tonya Price, Michele Bazan Reed, Pat Remick, Harriette Sackler, Lida Sideris, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Clea Simon, M.J. Soni, Cathi Stoler, Anne Marie Sutton, Larry Tyler, Bev Vincent, and Cathy Wiley.

Second, for short story writers, here’s a new publishing source:

Red Penguin Books offers a number of services for authors: publication, editing, website construction, and marketing. In addition, Red Penguin Books has a series of anthologies, for mysteries, non-fiction, fantasies, histories, children’s books, poetry, plays, and paranormals.

Here’s the link to check out deadlines for upcoming publications:

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