So, over at DreamPunk Press, the writer’s cooperative I’m a part of, we just completed our first anthology. It is a fundraiser for the official charity (the Heritage Humane Society) of MarsCon 2018 in Williamsburg, VA (for more about this AMAZING convention, check out its website: http://www.marscon.net/wp/).
Since this year’s convention theme is werewolves, that is what the stories in our anthology revolve around. And it has some really great stories in it by some really great authors: Travis I. Sivart, Wynn Mercere, Mx. Knowitall, E. G. Gaddess, Nyall Robert Frye, Kimi Darnell). You should check it out. I have a page over on Squarespace where (until February 15) you can order a copy and the net profit goes to the charity (https://tara-moeller-mfe4.squarespace.com/config/pages), or if you are local and want to come to the con, we have a special goody bag for the first 25 who purchase a copy of the anthology. There will also be an opportunity to have some of the authors sign your copy if you buy it in person.
But man, that took a lot more work than I thought it would. You see, in addition to writing a story for it, I also managed the project and acted as editor. Getting everyone’s submissions in on time was hard (though some were very good at hitting deadlines). Then, we ran so close to the wire, I had to use a different printer to get the copies in time for the con (here’s hoping; my fingers are crossed because I’m still waiting on them).
Next time I do this (and I probably will for next year’s MarsCon charity), I am going to allot a whole lot more time for the editing.
And the making of the cover. Morven Moeller (yes, a relation and fellow author at DreamPunk Press, who is also the resident artist at the cooperative) put it together, but finding something that represented the stories without being too generic, was difficult. They went generic, in the end, and I think it a beautiful cover:
But it was still a rough decision.
Anyway – I’ll post more about the printing, and how the convention goes, and other stuff more often (you know how that promise goes), now that I’m not stuck in editing limbo. 🙂