Tuesday, July 09, 2013

LJ's Antho

Our blog pal LJ Cohen has a new Spec Fic antho project about to debut, and all of the proceeds will go to helping other writers, which is one of my favorite things:

Interrobang Books is pleased to announce the publication of "Pen Ultimate: A Speculative Fiction Anthology". The anthology, edited by LJ Cohen and Talib S. Hussain, is comprised of eleven short stories written by up-and-coming writers in fantasy and science fiction and includes a foreword by Craig Shaw Gardner and an afterword by Jeffrey A. Carver.

All proceeds will be donated to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Emergency Medical Fund. The fund offers interest-free loans to members facing unexpected medical expenses. Active SFWA members are eligible to request assistance from the fund. More information about the fund and how to directly donate to it can be found here.

The anthology will be unveiled at ReaderCon 24, an annual convention devoted to "imaginative literature". The book is available in trade paperback edition through Amazon and CreateSpace, and e-Book editions through major online venues. For more information and purchase links, head over to LJ's site.

5 comments:

  1. Scifi & fantasy shorts? I'm in!
    Thanks for the heads-up!

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    1. I appreciate you investing, Raine -- not just for the good cause, but for all the neat stories, too.

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    2. Thanks, raine! I hope you enjoy the stories!

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  2. Thanks for the shout out, Lynn. This has been a labor of love for sure and it's a thrill to see it out in the world.

    Honestly, it's a darned good thing I didn't know how much work putting this together would be. :) What do they say? Ignorance is bliss? I'm not sure about the bliss part, but it sure is protective. LOL.

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    1. My pleasure, Lisa. And I hear you on the bliss side of things -- one reason I've always dodged being an editor is I don't think I could handle all the work involved.

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