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Experience the worlds of the varied anthologies where our stories have been part of the collection.  If you’ve already read one of our stories, you’re likely to enjoy other stories on the same theme. And if you haven’t read that particular short story, there’s a new adventure waiting for you!

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Hath No Fury

Mother. Warrior. Caregiver.  Wife. Lover. Survivor.  Trickster. Heroine. Leader.  In this anthology, readers will find 21 stories and six essays about super-smart, purpose-driven, ultra-confident heroines. Hath No Fury defies the stereotypes. Here, it’s not the hero who does all the action while the heroine smiles and bats her eyelashes; Hath No Fury‘s women are champions, not princesses in distress. Embracing the strong warriors to the silent but powerful, or perhaps the timid who muster their courage to face down a terrible evil, the […]

A Haven Harbor Halloween

Welcome to Haven Harbor, Massachusetts where the real witches live! Founded witches who escaped the Salem Trials, Haven Harbor’s modern facade still shields modern day witches. Sometimes Halloween ends up being scarier than Trick or Treat! Join us for a Haven Harbor Halloween! Four Stories of the Spookiest Season in Haven Harbor!

Baker Street Irregulars

Thirteen authors, including Gail Z. Martin, David Gerrold, and Jonathan Maberry, come together to pen short stories innovating Sherlock Holmes, adapting and revolutionizing the iconic character. Sherlock Holmes is one of the most iconic and lasting figures in literature. His feats of detection are legendary, and he continues to capture audiences today in stories, movies, and on TV. In this new anthology, Baker Street Irregulars, authors present the celebrated detective in more than a dozen wildly entertaining new ways. In Ryk […]

Journeys

SOMETIMES THE JOURNEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE DESTINATION. A stone from the stars rips a royal family apart, in a new tale from the banished lands. Weary hero Cam rides to the aid of his dying king, bearing the elixir that may save him. A party of reluctant adventurers pursues a troll across a snowy mountainside – or is it the troll who is hunting them? Fourteen tales of daring, death, and glory, by fourteen talented writers. Grab your […]

In a Cat’s Eye

In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats. – English proverb Egyptian cats, Victorian cats, and space cats each have a story, along with cat tales of pre-history Mexico, grim magical worlds, during the zombie apocalypse, inside a typical suburban neighborhood, and more. Each gives a glimpse into the mysterious lives of felines. And each cat, whether friend or fiend, believes In a Cat’s Eye, all things belong to cats. Cat-lovers and readers of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and […]

Alien Artifacts

Alien Artifacts: Life is out there. Alien civilizations have grown and died and been reborn again since the dawn of the universe. Some of those civilizations have left behind signs of their existence, hidden in the ruins on unexplored planets or floating in space in the form of ghost ships. In this anthology, 14 of today’s best short story writers tackle what could happen if, in our exploration of space, we run across some of these ancient alien artifacts. Will they catapult humanity to […]

Unlikely Heroes

A Short Story Collection A collection of tales from three Unlikely Heroes: The Breaking Point, A mother has one of the worst days ever as everything seems to go against her until she finally snaps and takes charge. In Windows on the Soul you meet an unusual super hero, they call her in when they want to minimize collateral damage. She’s not showy and won’t be on the evening news but she’s the one the other super heroes fear and […]

Gaslight & Grimm: Steampunk Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time, ageless tales were told from one generation to the next, filled with both wonders and warnings. Tales of handsome princes and wicked queens, of good-hearted folk and evil stepmothers. Tales of danger and caution and magic…classics that still echo in our hearts and memories even to this day, told from old, cherished books or from memory at Grandma’s knee. Oh yes, tales have been told…but never quite like these. Journey with us through the pages of […]

Cinched – Imagination Unbound

The corset. Rarely has any garment held such allure, such mystery, so attraction for men and women alike. From a simple foundation garment to a fashion statement all its own, the corset has held the imagination for centuries. This collection of stories from some of the brightest fantasy writers in the world run the gamut from steampunk to horror, from steamy romance to weird western, from victorian thriller to contemporary bondage. But they all feature one thing in common – […]

The Weird Wild West

Why the Weird Wild West? The untamed frontier is a challenge, a test of character, a proving ground for the soul. It’s a place where pioneers rewrite their future, or end their days…for better or worse. In the spirit of Bret Maverick, Cat Ballou, Kwai Chang Caine, and James West, The Weird Wild West blends western grit with the magical and mysterious unknown that waits beyond the next horizon. by Misty Massey(Editor), Emily Lavin Leverett (Editor), Margaret S. McGraw (Editor), Gail Z. Martin (Contributor), […]

The Side of Good / The Side of Evil

Everyone loves a hero…but sometimes we can’t help but root for the villain… Indulge both impulses with this nostalgic flipbook anthology—The Side of Good / The Side of Evil. After all, everyone is the hero of their own story and sometimes a change in perspective can make a world of difference. Superheroes inspire us to be more than we can be, and on the flip side, Supervillains are reminders of the potential for darkness within us all. The Side of […]

Contact Light

Space anthology from Silence in the Library. Edited by Megan Chee and Ron Garner. Illustrated by Dawn Murphy. With stories by: Gail Z. Martin, Larry N. Martin, Michael A. Stackpole, Nanci Schwartz, Maggie Allen, Bryan Young, Jean Gilbert, Tanya Spackman, M. Darusha Wehm, Janine K. Spendlove, E.C. Myers, and Timothy Zahn Features our story ‘Rum Row’

Heroes

HEROES! is a collection of short fiction about superheroes, not-so-super heroes, and everyday people who find the hero within. This anthology includes a wide range of works that capture the entire spectrum of heroism in speculative fiction. Some of the protagonists have superpowers, others survive purely on their wits and sometimes dumb luck. Some of the stories focus on the battles between costumed crusaders and their enemies, and others focus on battles against the demons within. Our goal in this […]

Big Bad II

Everybody loves the bad guys, and this second edition of The Big Bad brings you more to love! A collection of best-selling fantasy and horror writers brings you twenty-four all-new tales of vampires, demons, ghosts, zombies, and the most terrifying monsters of all – humans. Crack open the pages, if you dare, and explore two dozen tales of humor and horror by some of the brightest names in the business!

With Great Power

Anthology from Dark Quest Books, exploring a variety of superhero stories. Includes my short story Windows on the Soul.  

Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens

by Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin When aliens reach Earth, they encounter the clockwork mechanisms and Victorian sensibilities of a full-blown steampunk civilization. Inspired by the classic science fiction adventure tales of the nineteenth century, leading fantasy and science fiction authors bring us tales of first contact with a twist, as steam power meets laser cannons… and dirigibles face off against flying saucers. Edited by Patricia Bray and Joshua Palmatier, it includes short stories by: Ian Tregillis, Leah […]

Realms of Imagination: An Urban Fantasy Anthology

Lose yourself in fourteen stories of urban fantasy where make believe and myth collide with the modern world. The magical creatures of old didn’t disappear. They now live hidden among us. All we have to do is pay attention to the signs and beware their mirth and mischief! Featuring: Lori Ratti, Allan Gilbreath, M. B. Weston, Collie James, Gail Z. Martin, John G. Hartness, D. B. Jackson, Kimberly B. Richardson, Missa Dixon, H. David Blalock, Kay Woo Published by Dark […]

Athena’s Daughters

Athena’s Daughters is a project conceived, developed, and driven by women. All of the authors in this anthology are women, as are the artists, the graphic designer, and the editor. In this anthology you will find authors you know and love like Mary Robinette Kowal, Gail Z. Martin, Cleolinda Jones, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jean Rabe, Sherwood Smith, Janine K. Spendlove, Vicki Johnson-Steger, Cynthia Ward, and Jean Marie Ward and new and exciting talents like Maggie Allen, Conley Lyons, Doris Stever, and C.A. (Christine) Verstraete. We’re incredibly excited […]

Dance Like a Monkey

Dance Like a Monkey is an anthology of fantasy stories created by the friends of author CJ Henderson for the purpose of helping him pay medical bills related to his cancer treatment. All of the authors, artists, publishers, graphic designers, and other professionals involved in this project are assigning what would be our portions of this anthology to that grant. Those professionals include authors like Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta,Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jack Dann, Ed Greenwood, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Holder,Tanya Huff, Gail Z. Martin, Jean Rabe, Mike Resnik, Janine K. […]

The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women

25 chilling short stories by outstanding female writers.Women have always written exceptional stories of horror and the supernatural. This anthology aims to showcase the very best of these, from Amelia B. Edwards’s ‘The Phantom Coach’, published in 1864, through past luminaries such as Edith Wharton and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, to modern talents including Muriel Gray, Sarah Pinborough and Lilith Saintcrow.From tales of ghostly children to visitations by departed loved ones, and from heart-rending stories to the profoundly unsettling depiction of […]

Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane

They gather in darkness, sharing ancient and arcane knowledge as they manipulate the very matter of reality itself. Spells and conjuration; legerdemain and prestidigitation – these are the mistresses and masters of the esoteric arts. From the otherworldly visions of Conan Doyle’s father in Audrey Niffenegger’s ‘The Wrong Fairy’ to the diabolical political machinations of Dan Abnett’s ‘Party Tricks’, here you will find a spell for every occasion. Jonathan Oliver, critically acclaimed editor of The End of The Line and House […]

The Bitten Word

From slick urban terror to murder in the streets of old London town, from the horror awaiting a doomed archaeological expedition to Vampirism in a society of sentient insects, from fey children to blighted houses, from besotted artists to mysterious goings-on during Bram Stoker’s theatrical days… A brand new collection of seventeen original stories detailing vampiric horror, murder and mystery; Vampires as you’ve never seen them before. Includes stories by Kelley Armstrong, Tanith Lee, Storm Constantine, Freda Warrington, Gail Z […]

Spells and Swashbucklers

Magic, monsters, mayhem… AND PIRATES! The moon is full, floating above the black ocean waters. The night is quiet — until a shot is fired across the bow of your ship, and the dreaded cry goes up from all quarters — “Pirates!” This book is packed with 15 more tales of swashbuckling, derring-do and magic on the high seas. Following the wonderful Rum and Runestones, this second pirate anthology from Dragon Moon Press brings back several authors and introduces some […]

Rum and Runestones

We are, we are Pirates! Pirates and magic. Tall ships and dark rum intermingle with spells and romance in this collection of short stories of nautical derring-do guaranteed to send chills and thrills down your spine. Join the crew, and push off to worlds unknown. Just be warned… thar be pirates in them thar waters. With tales by: Gail Z. Martin * BA Collins * Danny Birt * James R. Stratton * Laurel Anne Hill * MJ Blehart * Tera […]