Tag Archive | Anthologies

What is Noblebright?

What is Noblebright?

Guest Blogger: C. J. Brightley   Noblebright fantasy has at least one important character with noble, idealistic motives who does the right thing out of principle. The character is flawed, but his or her actions are generally defined by honesty, integrity, sacrifice, love, and kindness. The story upholds the goodness of the character; the character’s […]

Mythic Orbits 2016: Making an Anthology

Mythic Orbits 2016: Making an Anthology

Guest Blogger: Travis Perry Mythic Orbits 2016 had a basic motivation as an anthology project: To collect and publish the very best short stories I was able to find by Christian authors, without any pre-defined theme. Stories first had to be interesting or intriguing. Solid endings with a strong emotional payoff were essential, as they […]

Teacup Review: Avenir Eclectia

Teacup Review: Avenir Eclectia

It’s been a while since we sat down with a cup of tea and a book. But I just finished Avenir Eclectia, with which some of you may be familiar, so I thought I’d share my observations. It’s hard to review a book when its authors and editors are your friends. One always worries about […]

Publisher seeks stories for alternate history anthology

Publisher seeks stories for alternate history anthology

We don’t often talk about alternate history here on NAF, but it too is a form of speculative fiction. Alternate history stories are set in a world where some watershed event in history turned out differently than in our world, and the story examines the ramifications of that difference. A couple of examples: Bring the […]

Anthology opportunities for SpecFic writers

Seventh Star Press issued calls for submissions for two upcoming anthologies. Seventh Star is a small publisher in Kentucky. The company website doesn’t indicate whether it’s a Christian publisher. Since the publisher allows gore and sex “if it fits the story,” the company is clearly not aiming for the old-school Christian submarket. Writers interested in […]

Benefits of Writing for Anthologies

Benefits of Writing for Anthologies

I was debating this topic last week when I found a tweet that no one had submitted to an anthology called, The Lost: A Kingdom of Nothing Anthology. The deadline isn’t until September, so I’m not really worried that no one will submit, but I can understand why people haven’t because I’ve had the same […]