Maze running executioners, menopausal super heroes, psychic scientists, precog nuns, sentient crows . . . These are just a sampling of the diverse ladies that will enthrall, excite, and entertain you in this anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories written by women.
We’re thrilled to bring you three novels and a novella that will take you from the mountains of upstate New York to the far reaches of space; from a school where children are taught to literally conquer the world to a wasteland full of monsters to an alternate universe with a very different United States of America.
There’s only one day left in the Kickstarter for Rori Shay’s dystopian future novel Elected! Rori has created a rich and unique dystopian world and used it to address timely issues like tolerance and environmental preservation. And she’s created one heck of an exciting story along the way.
Silence in the Library Publishing is holding an open call for submissions to the all women Speculative Fiction anthology Athena’s Daughters vol. 2 from June 1st to July 1st, 2014.
Please read the full post for submission guidelines.
Founded in 2011 by a group of authors, Silence in the Library, LLC was established with the goal of creating an environment that allows authors, artists, editors, and other publishing professionals to work collaboratively to showcase their work. Our model keeps the creative decisions, throughout the publishing process, as close to the actual creators (i.e. authors and artists) as possible. Authors are deeply involved in their projects from start to finish. By closely controlling the quality of inputs to the process, we ensure a high level of quality in the final product while allowing space for imagination to flourish.
One of our goals is to prove that there is no “standard” face to a protagonist or an author of speculative fiction. Talent and strength know no race, sex, or other artificial boundary. Our projects, in particular our anthologies, strive to reflect this.
The Athena’s Daughters anthology (and its sister volumes) were conceived, developed, and driven by women. The books have one unifying theme: all of the protagonists are women, and they exhibit a wide range of physical attributes, ages, abilities, ethnicities, and orientations.
For HEROES!, a collection of stories about superheroes, we focused on diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, age, body type, and life experience.
We consider representation a priority—all readers should be able to find someone like themselves in the books they read. We hope to contribute towards this goal by continuing to offer our customers a diverse selection of authors and characters.