New WEN member, Wayne Cusack is featured in two publications.
The first is an anthology called Strange Economics. It is the first in what is planned to be a series of anthologies in the science fiction and fantasy genres, all of which will have a “strange” focus. The publisher is based in Toronto. Submissions to Strange Economics were received from 125 authors located in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. From those submissions, 23 short stories were chosen for inclusion. The quality of writing is quite high. The anthology is now available on Am
azon. The links to it are as follows:
The second is another anthology produced by the same Toronto-based publisher. This one is called Sanctuary. Its stories are in the science fiction , fantasy and horror genres. As you may guess from the title, the theme was sanctuary. This anthology involves a very difference approach. Twenty-five writers gathered at the Imperial Pub (Yonge Street at Dundas) on the afternoon of August 26th, 2018. The idea was to write and edit from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and complete the anthology in a single day, with the intention of having it published within two days. Advance writing was not permitted, though authors were allowed to develop story and character outlines in advance. It was assumed that the finished product would not be as highly polished as works completed with more time. The organizers felt that the participating writers had the ability to produce pieces that would be well-worth reading. I believe they were right, though as might be expected, there is some variation in the quality of the stories. The intention of the exercise was to see how well we could do in producing an anthology under those time constraints. Twenty-one short stories are included, of which two are mine. Given the time constraints, stories are necessarily short, ranging from about 1,000 words to about 3,000 words.
This anthology is also available on Amazon. Here’s the link to it:
For each of these anthologies we are hoping to obtain favourable reviews on Amazon to assist in the sales effort. Any such reviews left by members of WEN would be greatly appreciated.