This anthology had a dual purpose: It set an unofficial world record for the most contributing authors published in a book, and proceeds will be donated to the Arkbound Foundation, a charity that aims to widen access to literature and improve diversity within publishing.
Many, many thanks to Christopher Fielden and the Victorina Press team.
Submissions were free. I liked that part, too. The catch? Your story had to be exactly 81 words! And there were only 5 spots left out of 1000.
Could I? Yes! I decided.
I sifted through my archive of story ideas, some only snippets and bones, some more fully-fledged. One of them grabbed me, but was longer than 81 words. Refining and polishing took some time, but I loved it. These challenges are pure brain candy.
I’m thrilled to say I nabbed a spot! Story #999 (whew). Everything is up on the website, so you can read it for free! Just scroll down to #999. Then you’ll see why I chose that sinister picture for this post, muwahahaha.
The anthology will be published sometime this year. Now launched!