Palpable Imaginings (an anthology of Fiction short stories) and Heart Whispers (an anthology of poetry) are on track for publishing next month.
Despite having about one-third more stories than Palpable Imaginings, Slices of Life (an anthology of non-fiction short stories) is about one-third shorter due to the average length of the stories being much shorter. I’ve been debating what to do about it; whether to publish a thin Slices or open it up for more stories. While I ponder the situation, you are welcome to send more non-fiction stories to me for consideration for possible inclusion in the book.
I’ve decide to add a fourth book to be published this year, titled Twists. It will be an anthology of flash fiction and short stories. Currently, all of the creations were written by me. I may at some point open it up to work from other writers but I want to see how the finances work out on the first three anthologies before I do. If I find I’m eating too much of the expense through poor estimating on my part, I may need to make an adjustment for future multi-writer anthologies or discontinue using the experimental model altogether. My biggest concern at this point regarding the current model for the first three anthologies is that calculating, sorting by title, prorating, and paying royalties applicable to each of the 40-or so writers on an on-going basis is likely to prove to be a quite time-consuming project. I’ve taken it on and will follow through, but I want to see how it goes before adding to my commitments with additional multi-writer anthologies.