That’s right. Hugo Award winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch and I are coming back to editing with a project called Fiction River.
Fiction River will be a bimonthly anthology series starting in April next year. Each anthology will be theme-focused and cross-genre containing all original fiction written by some of the top writers in fiction, including big names and names you might have never heard of.
Each anthology will be published in an electronic edition, a trade paper edition, and a very limited and numbered and signed hardback edition. (Signed by all authors and editors.) Readers will be able to buy each anthology individually or subscribe to the anthology series like a magazine.
As many of you know, Kris and I, in 1987, started Pulphouse Publishing with Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine. We published those anthologies every three months. Fiction River will be like Pulphouse and Orbit and Universe and other major original fiction anthology series of the past. It will focus on top quality short fiction of all types, in a themed-anthology format.
At little more about us:
Besides continuing to write novels, Kris went from Pulphouse to the award-winning editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction where she stayed for six years. After editing Pulphouse Magazine for six years, I became the fiction editor of VBTech Magazine and then started working at Pocket Books where I edited for ten years the anthology series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Kris and I will be the series editors making sure the quality of every story is high. Each anthology will also have a book editor. Sometimes Kris or I will do that as well, other times professional editors will take the anthology lead. Coming up in the first year are professional editors John Helfers and Kerrie Hughes. I will lead off the first anthology as the book editor.
We have put together a Kickstarter project to try to get enough funding to get the first issue comfortably off the ground. You can help us at the Kickstarter Fiction River project. We are offering books and different subscription levels among many other things as rewards for the help. And if we get lucky enough to fund the project, we have some even more fantastic rewards in store for the wonderful supporters who will help us get this project going.
So as writers or readers, if you are interested in this new original fiction series edited by two of the top editors in the business, please take a look and help if you can.
And thanks! It’s going to be great fun.