It’s a few days into the glittering, twinkly wonder of 2008 now, so time for a quick update on the short stories that will be coming to you in 2008. To date, there are four that I know of, although two of those needs must remain shrouded in secrecy for the time being, as the publishers themselves have yet to announce anything.
Unnanounced Anthology – The publisher has yet to announce the line-up for this one, and the contracts have yet to be signed, so you’ll just have to take me on trust. The book will be a trade paperback from a new independent publisher, and is probably going to be available in the next few months (so you shouldn’t be waiting too long before I can tell you more). My contribution is a story called ‘Secrets (Never Told)’, and I’ll tell you more about it when the book is announced.
Unannounced Anthology II – While the contract has been signed and the cheque cashed, it’s not my place to blow the gaffe on this one. I’ve dropped hints about it already, and the whole project fills me with childish glee. All I’ll say at the moment is that my story in the book is called ‘Lonely’, and the book is being released in July this year. That’s it.
Dark Wisdom magazine – I’m assuming this issue of the (superb) US horror magazine will see print in 2008, as I have a story pencilled in for issue 14, and they’re on issue 11 at the moment. As well as being able to order a copy online, the magazine is also distributed in the US through Borders and B&N, so you will have no excuse for not grabbing the issue when it arrives. The story in question is called ‘Mopleoli’, and is going to make more demands on you than you’re used to…
All of which is not a bad way to be going into a New Year, and I hope to have added to the list by the time we stumble upon the next Christmas.