My past two posts on ‘lessons learned’ in putting together this anthology covered author selection, formatting and setting expectations. This one will cover peer review, editing, and the use of social media in collaborating on the project. Peer Review There are a few reasons we decided to use a ‘peer review’ process for this anthology. One… Continue reading Lessons Learned 3: Editing, Peer Review, and Social Media
In the last ‘lessons learned‘ post, I wrote about the selection process for the anthology, from call for submissions through to why and how we rejected particular pieces. This post will look at selection emails and setting time expectations, contracts, and formatting. Setting expectations: time scales In our ‘yay, you’ve been selected!’ emails, we included a more-or-less form email… Continue reading Lessons Learned 2: Setting Expectations, Contracts, and Formatting
Nearly a year after the whole process began, I’m finally getting around to starting the ‘lessons learned’ series for the anthology. This is going to talk about what the process of the book’s creation actually involved, as well as the things we’ve learned work (and don’t work!) insofar as putting together an indie anthology go.… Continue reading Lessons Learned 1: The Call for Submissions and Selection
The team behind In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett are going to release a special commemorative edition of the anthology on March 12. We are looking for graphic artists who are willing to lend their talents to a new cover design, which will reflect the book’s content and purpose. It could include something… Continue reading Special commemorative edition – call for cover artists!
The time is finally here—after months of hard work from all of our authors, In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett is available for sale. To grab your copy, check out the below: Don’t forget that every penny of the proceeds goes to the fantastic charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, for research into fighting dementia. Below are… Continue reading Book release day!
The other day Sorin asked me why on earth we have author announcements ’round one’ and ’round a’. I explained it’s because both groups are equally awesome! With no further ado, here are the other authors participating in the ‘In Memory’ anthology: Anna Mattaar, Netherlands, www.annamattaar.nl. Writer for computer games and soon-to-be novelist. Charlotte Slocombe,… Continue reading Introducing your authors – round A!
Now that acceptances have been sent out, we’re happy to let you know who our authors are. Round one is below (round ‘A’ will be following shortly!). We judged submissions based on their quality, not on whether the writer had been published before. As such, we have a fantastic mix of published and unpublished authors,… Continue reading Meet your authors (round one!)
All authors who responded to the call for submissions have now been emailed, and all rejections and acceptances sent out. In the end we had hundreds of submissions, 43 short-listed authors, and 19 selected. We saw an amazing variety of texts, from people in all kinds of positions and all over the world. We had… Continue reading All authors have been notified!
Thanks to everybody who submitted their ideas and writing samples. Further correspondence will be going out in the next few days, so don’t panic if you haven’t heard from us yet. In the interim, this is where our several hundred submissions came from:
It’s the final day for submissions for the anthology, so if you want to take part, get in quick! We must receive your submission by midnight on May 31st (check the current time here). We’ve received a huge number of fantastic submissions so far, and look forward to producing a truly excellent collection. We have… Continue reading Final day for submissions!