Welcome to Sword & Sonnet, an anthology of stories devoted to the union of battle and poetry.
ABOUT Heian-era writer Sei Shonagon was renowned for intimidating the men of court with her knowledge of poetry. We want to publish stories with awesome take-no-prisoner poets like Shonagon.
We have a wonderful group of writers who have agreed to write stories for us: C. S. E. Cooney, Malon Edwards, Spencer Ellsworth, Samantha Henderson, S. L. Huang, Cassandra Khaw, Margo Lanagan, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Tony Pi, A. Merc Rustad and A. C. Wise. We’ll also be holding an open submission period.
The project editors are Aidan Doyle, Rachael K. Jones and E. Catherine Tobler. As well as having editorial experience with PodCastle and Shimmer, we’re also award-nominated writers. Our cover art is by Vlada Monakhova.
Although we envision the bulk of the stories will be fantasy, we’ll also be open to science fiction or horror. We’ll be publishing stories, not poems, but some of the tales may include the odd line of verse. We hope you’ll be excited about the theme as we are!
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