Everywhere Stories Named International Book Award Finalist

11265015_10153388835637053_7630237895018747394_nI am very pleased to say that Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet has been named a finalist for the International Book Award in the Fiction Anthologies category.

The book is a compilation of 20 stories by 20 authors set in 20 countries. Stories are set on every continent, including Antarctica. And it turns out that no matter where you are, it’s a dangerous world. Read about back streets in Cuba (Tim Weed), street bandits in Costa Rica (Alden Jones), murder in Italy (Joseph Cavano), cancer in St. Petersburg (Teresa Hudson); wild boar in Germany (Jay Kauffmann); and much more.Everywhere_Stories_cover

I had a great time pulling this collection together. When we put out the public call for submissions the response was overwhelming–more than 650 stories flooded the inbox and it took months to read them all and select these stories. The great thing is that we’re moving toward work on a second volume–20 more stories, 20 more countries! We’re gratified by the response to Volume 1 and are proud of being named an IBA Finalist.

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  1. I know I’m a bit late, Cliff, but congratulations to you and the authors on the selection of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet as a finalist for the International Book Awards. The concept is well-conceived and wonderfully executed. I’m not surprised.Those of us who take our responsibilities as writers seriously are lucky to have you.

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