In the fall of 2014, Press 53 published the anthology Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. The book included 20 stories by 20 authors set in 20 countries. It was challenging and fun to edit this book, and I’m excited to announce that we’re doing it again. We have just sent out the Call for Submissions for Everywhere Stories Volume II. Submissions will close on December 31, 2015 and contributors will be notified by March 31, 2016. Volume II will be published in the Fall of 2016.
What I discovered in selecting stories for the book was that I didn’t find tourists very interesting. There were some very good stories about tourists, but I’m more interested in characters who dig beneath the surface of a culture–natives or long-term expats. If you’ve read Volume I, I hope you recognized that. (And if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do. It’s currently on sale for a mere $8.43 at Amazon: Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet)
I don’t plan to duplicate any countries from Volume I in the new Volume II, so be sure you check out the Table of Contents. Also, I plan to do rolling acceptances, so I’ll be posting a list of countries that are already “taken” in the Call for Submissions and on the Everywhere Stories page on this website. Check back often!