The deadline for submitting to 2017’s anthology collection Fantasy from the Rock is still seven months away, but authors experienced and new are already preparing to wow us with what residents of The Rock can accomplish with the tools and tricks of the fantasy genre.
As Fierce as Steel author Christopher Walsh has already expressed interest in returning his fantasy series, The Gold and Steel Saga to the collection, possibly with more than one story! “[Engen Books] has created a place, at least locally, that helps local writers get a foothold in that world and gives the advice and encouragement needed to convince them to try at all,” said Walsh. “If not for Engen, I’m willing to bet there’s a lot of young writers telling stories outside of the local publishers scope that would not have any platform at all to try or would have given up entirely already.”
Editors Erin Vance and Ellen Curtis are scheduled to return to edit the project, to-be-released April 28th, 2017 at Sci-Fi on the Rock 11!
In addition to this established talent, new authors have begun to metaphorically throw down the gauntlet as they prepare their entries in to the world of High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Swords and Sorcery Fantasy, Modern Fantasy, Fae Stories, and more. One such hopeful is Stephanie Spurrell, host of the YouTube channel SimplePleasures, on which she chronicles via vLog her journey to become a published author, covering topics from motivation, her bookshelf, and whether she is a ‘pantser’ or a ‘planner.’
In her latest post today, Spurrell announced her intention to have a short-story prequel to her Urban-Fantasy tale submitted early, beating the late-December rush and pitching what sounds like a thrilling fantasy story at the same time! Watch the entire video below:
And yes, the title of the book will be Fantasy from the Rock! We look forward to your submission and all others! Good luck! 🙂
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