I am almost done with the final selection process for UFO2. Over the course of this week, all authors should be notified and those whose stories have been accepted will receive their contracts. Once all the contracts have been signed, I will announce the official table of contents.
While that’s happening, I am contemplating my next anthology idea. Namely, this:
COFFEE: The Caffeinated Stories of the Fantastic
This is not a submissions call as of yet — I am still contemplating the viability and interest in such a book. It would be a collection of speculative short stories in which coffee plays a major role. I would want to collect mostly flash fiction and short-short stories — the sort one can read while sipping a cup of coffee. I would want one or two tea stories as well. Because, as much as the Interwebs love coffee, some of us love tea, too.
I would be looking for reprints for this book: stories that have been already been published elsewhere rather than original material.
So, for now, I want to ask for everyone’s help.
Is this the sort of book you would buy?
Do you know of any stories that would be a good fit for such a book? If so, please post the link or any information you have about the story/stories in the comments below.
If you’re an author of a story that might be a good fit, you can send it to me at ufopublishing at gmail dot com. I want to stress again that this is not a submission call yet, I’m just exploring the possibility, and that I’m looking for reprints of speculative (fantasy, SF, mild horror) stories only. Published authors would be paid at the reprint rate of $0.01 per word, plus a copy of the book.
Please share whatever other thoughts/ideas you might have about this. They’re much appreciated.