Do Not Go Quietly: Where we are and what's left to be done.
Do Not Go Quietly is coming together beautifully, and since 2018 is rapidly coming to an end, I wanted to give you all an update on where we are in the process.
Jason and I are working our way through the stories that have been turned in by our wonderful contributors; figuring out how they fit together and will flow in the final anthology. The stories are wonderful and diverse and, honestly, just make me smile. Maurice Broaddus and Nayad Monroe have written a gorgeous story titled "What the Mountain Wants" about neighborhoods and outside influence and being true to your roots. Brooke Bolander's story "Kindle" reminds readers that one person, one spark can set off the revolution. Russell Nichols uses his story "Rage Against the Venting Machine" to illustrate the dangers in blindly believing that those in power have your best interests at heart, and how infuriating it can be when you realize they've been deceiving you. And Rich Larson wrote a creepy tale of one woman who does not stand up for herself and the horrible consequences she forces herself to live with.
Our first readers have gone through all of the stories submitted during our open submissions period. This means Jason and I need to go through those remaining and make our final selections. We are working on this, but it is a slow process. So many wonderful authors sent stories for our consideration and we want to make absolutely sure we pick the right ones for the final ToC.
While we are still waiting for the final images, Marcela Bolivar has sent us the interior artwork. Here is just one of the interior pieces. To say I'm thrilled would be putting it mildly. All four are gorgeous!
All in all, everything is looking good for our April release. As for other rewards, we are working to get those all sent out. If you have not yet filled out your backer survey, please do so to help us get everything out in a timely manner. And if you have any questions or concerns, please let Jason or I know.
I wish you a wonderful rest of the week and a happy end to 2018.
All the best,