Anthologies

I’ve contributed to the following awesome anthologies!

Nothing Without Us (Renaissance 2019), edited by yours truly and Talia C. Johnson

This time I don’t have a story in an anthology, but I was the co-editor of one! Talia C. Johnson (the Brain to my Pinky) and I teamed up with Renaissance press to gather short stories where the protagonists identified as disabled, Deaf, Spoonie, neurodiverse, and/or who managed mental illness. We really wanted our community represented as the stars of the stories, and not some inspirational-porn-based afterthought. Nothing Without Us will feature a combination of speculative and literary fiction, bringing the two together in a single collection (as opposed to being pitted against each other.) I can’t wait for you to read it!

Space Opera Libretti (coming August 2019), edited by Jennifer Lee Rossman and Brian McNett

I am so excited to be a part of this project! My story, The Silken Eclipse, will be included in the non-dystopian and quite musical Space Opera Libretti. When Brian McNett and Jennifer Lee Rossman posted the call for submissions, I really felt I had to write for this. The Silken Eclipse is about a multi-tentacled and multi-talented diva who has to deal with a sub-par ingenue in a famous opera company. That’s right, it’s a space-opera space opera! I think I combined the atmosphere of the 17th century with the absurdity of Life in the ’Cosm. It was so much fun to write!

We Shall Be Monsters (Renaissance), edited by Derek Newman-Stille

My Monster CripLit story, The Hilltop Gathering, appears in what I’ve affectionately nicknamed “the Frankenthology” known as We Shall Be Monsters (Derek Newman-Stille, Renaissance). Frances Elizabeth, or Frank E., is the first disabled protagonist I’ve ever written. The story takes place on her sixteenth birthday, as the family comes together to celebrate it. She receives a gift from her mother that sparks quite the reaction.

It was so great that Derek invited marginalized folks to share our monstery stories. This collection of Frankentales is inspired by Mary Shelley’s 1818 version of Frankenstein.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Kickstarter! This anthology is now available on Amazon and the Renaissance website!

WSBM cover
ID, book cover: A stitched heart against a black stitched background. Title: We Shall Be Monsters, Edited By Derek Newman-Stille. (With stories by Day Al-Mohomed, Lena NG, Ashley Caranto Morford, Cait Gordon, JF Gerrard, Andrew Wilmot, Evelyn Deshane, Simon Turner, Kaitlin Tremblay, Lisa Carreiro, Eric Choi & Joseph McGuinty, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Randall Arnold, Alex Acks, K.C. Griffant, Halli Lilburn, Kev Harrison, Corey Redekop, Ariana Verbree, Max D. Staton, Victoria Martin, Priya Sridhar, Liam Hogan, Joshua Bartolome

Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland (Exile Editions), edited by Colleen Anderson

My urban-fantasy/sci-fi mashup, A Night at the Rabbit Hole, starring a non-binary Alice and their crush Bunni, was not only published in Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland (Colleen Anderson, Exile Editions), but it also appeared in Exile Literary Quarterly. That was the first short story I’ve ever sold! You can buy this anthology on Amazon! (Read reviews about my short story and this collection!)

Alice Unbound cover
ID, book cover: A brunette Alice in a mask, surrounded by Wonderland characters, such as the caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and Cheshire cat. Text reads: The Exile Book of Anthology Series Number Sixteen, Alice Unbound Beyond Wonderland, Edited by Colleen Anderson.