I know you've probably seen a ton of anthologies out there, but I intend for this one to be different. I'd like to give readers a sampling of many different genres in one great book. So, my call is to those who write in the following fiction genres:
- Paranormal (including angels, demons, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, vampires, etc...)
- Romance (including western, historical, contemporary, etc...)
- Urban Fiction
- Magic (of any kind - witches, wizards, superheros, etc...)
- And any of those I may have missed.
What's different about this offer? Well, you have a built-in editor, proofreader, and cover designer, as well as a formatting person for both digital and print.
Our book will stand out amongst the crowd for many reasons. One being because your author information will be right after your story, not bundled in the back of the book with everyone else. This will include links to your social media pages and a brief biography as well as an author photo. That way, if someone enjoys what they just read, they can find you right away.
Another reason will be the length of the stories inside. Most anthologies are short story collections; this one will be a collection of novelettes.
I've also considered having everyone use the same protagonist, but put him/her in different situations/worlds. Again, that's up for discussion. But wouldn't it be an interesting twist on the common anthology theme?
Here's what the author bio pages will look like:
But that's open for discussion. Length of stories will be at least 5k words, up to 10k and may include chapters. With fifteen novelettes, that'll give us a final product that's between 75k and 150k words.
Here are two things I require: You must be able to attend a meeting at least twice a month to discuss the book until it goes live, and you must be expedient with all editing suggestions/proofreading requirements/communication responses.
If a deadline is missed, I'll take it as a sign that you didn't want to participate in the first place, and put in someone who didn't make the cut the first time around for a reason other than missing a deadline.
Speaking of which...
If you think you have what it takes to be a part of this awesome opportunity, send a short sample of your work (2k-3k words - can be published already) as an attachment in MS Word format to me at WriteJoMichaels [at] gmail [dot] com. Include the following in the body of the e-mail:
- Name and Pen Name (if applicable)
- Genre you want to write in for the anthology
- Your Twitter, Facebook, and blog addresses
Please have those in to me no later than April 20th. Publication date will be sometime in either July or August of this year. It depends on how quickly everyone can get their stories written. Heck, we may be able to get it out by mid to late June. Let's get this party started!
Have you considered being part of an anthology before? What do you think of the idea of a collection of novelettes in general?
Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!