WOW! What an absolutely wonderful project to work on. I have had the privilege of reading scores of delightfully wicked and well-crafted stories. NICE JOB!!! The pre-orders have been steady as well.
I have received a good number of submissions from people who have been personally touched by cancer, and that has made this anthology even more worth it.
We have had stories written by Nate Kenyon, Steve Vernon, and Stephen Mark Rainey as well.
I want to thank all of your for your support on this project. I endeavored to select those stories that fit the theme of the anthology, as well as select a nice variety as well. Having said that, I found a number of stories that offered different perspectives on classic rural myths and monsters. Very cool.
So, with the exception of a couple of last minute submissions to read, and a rewrite or two, Northern Haunts is now CLOSED to submissions.
Congrats to all of you. If you have any personal questions about why or why not your submission was/was not selected, please contact me via PM or email.
I will post the table of contents this week.
The stories have begun to be funneled to one of my talented assistant editors, Christa, for her delicate line editing touch, and she has begun to get them back to me.
All that will remain is the typesetting and the printing.
I PROMISE that this will all be done as very quickly as I am able. The worst thing I can do now is take your beautiful work and fail to give it the respect it deserves by rushing the last part of this process.
Not only will this book be available through a few international and national distribution services, but I am going to really push to get it into New Englnd gift shops and independent bookstores as well.
It will, of course, be available through all of the major online outlets to include Amazon, BN.com, Target.com, as well as others.
Fantastic JOB everyone!
Editor & Publisher
The Journal of Dark Fiction and Art