Last year we had some great e-published anthologies and looks like this year will see more of the same. The line up for Pulp Ink 2 has just been announced, and as someone said over at Death By Killing, it's like an all-star team.
MATTHEW C. FUNK
R THOMAS BROWN
Down near the bottom of that list you might just notice a newcomer amongst the heavy-hitters. That's right, little ol' me. Between the same covers as Merrigan, Funk, Abbott, Lowrance, and over a dozen other fantastic writers (including Eric Beetner, who also contributed the awesome cover).
Thanks to Snubnose Press and the hard work of editors Chris Rhatigan and Nigel Bird, it should be out sometime in July.
You don't have to wait that long for a great anthology, though. Heath Lowrance is putting together his own gang, including several great writers (and personal favourites) and a couple of writers I don't know but am eager to get acquainted with. After all, they're in good company. I'm sure you'll agree when you check out the details of Burning Bridges at Psycho Noir. And as if that lineup weren't enough, he's putting it out for FREE. Available on May 1st.
But we're not finished there. Not by a long shot, because also in May we have True Brit Grit, edited by Luca Veste and the tireless Paul D Brazill. A bumper crop of 45 Brit Grit stories await. So many of my favourite crime stories right now are coming out of the UK (not least by the two editors) and it's no secret that I loved Brit Grit Too, so my mouth is already watering. Expect it sometime next month, and expect my blog to go quiet for a few days after it's released. Don't write, don't phone. I'll be busy.