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Long List Anthology Volume 5

The newest in the series of anthologies of more stories from the longer Hugo Award nomination.

Long List Anthology Volume 5

The newest in the series of anthologies of more stories from the longer Hugo Award nomination.

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INTRODUCTION

Hello!  Welcome to the Kickstarter page for the Long List Anthology Volume 5, the newest in a series of anthologies.  Every year, science fiction and fantasy fans vote for their favorite works for the Hugo Award, and the winners of those are chosen at WorldCon in a different city every year (if you think that sounds cool, it is, and you should get involved as much as you want to, the rules for the award are fan-voted too if you can attend WorldCon).  After the Hugo Awards each year, the World Science Fiction Society (who administer the award) publishes a longer list of works that fans cast nomination votes for.  The works on the ballot get a lot of attention, the purpose of this anthology is to get more readers for these other stories that were also loved by so many fans.  The result each year is a big and ecclectic collection of fiction very different in tone and theme that can act as a sampler for work enjoyed by the Hugo voting audience.

This project is not endorsed by nor affiliated with the Hugo awards, WSFS, WorldCon, or any associated entities. The Hugo name is used with permission. Please note that the anthology is NOT called "The Hugo Long List Anthology". It is called "The Long List Anthology", or the full wordy title: "The Long List Anthology: More Stories From the Hugo Award Nomination List".  (I'm noting this because it's pretty commonly referred to by the wrong name).

 COVER ART

The excellent Amanda Makepeace is reprising her role as cover artist, with another original commissioned work!  The schedule of these anthologies would make an original illustration of one of the stories impractical, so Amanda designed it from scratch with no particular story in mind, with some brainstorming with me.  


WHAT STORIES WILL BE IN THE ANTHOLOGY?

Short Stories (base goal)

"Waterbirds" by G.V. Anderson

"She Still Loves the Dragon" by Elizabeth Bear

"And Yet" by A.T. Greenblatt

"Field Biology of the Wee Fairies" by Naomi Kritzer

"Meat and Salt and Sparks" by Rich Larson

"The Starship and the Temple Cat" by Yoon Ha Lee

"Mother Tongues" by S Qiouyi Lu

"Sour Milk Girls" by Erin Roberts

"You Can Make a Dinosaur But You Can't Help Me" by K.M. Szpara

Novelettes(stretch goal at $2900)

"No Flight Without the Shatter" by Brooke Bolander

"A World To Die For" by Tobias S. Buckell

"An Agent of Utopia" by Andy Duncan

"The Nearest" by Greg Egan

"The Substance of My Lives, the Accidents of Our Births" by José Pablo Iriarte

"The Privilege of a Happy Ending" by Kij Johnson

"A Study in Oils" by Kelly Robson

1 more short story and 2 more novelettes (stretch goal at $3300)

"Asphalt, River, Mother, Child" by Isabel Yap (short story)

"Thirty-Three Percent Joe" by Suzanne Palmer (novelette)

"How to Swallow the Moon" by Isabel Yap (novelette)

1 novella (stretch goal at $3500)

"Umbernight" by Carolyn Ives Gilman


AUTHOR TERMS

Same terms as previous years: 1 cent/word advance for authors, plus a pro-rata royalty share based on word count.


ABOUT THE REWARDS

Long List Anthology Volume 1

This was the first in the anthology series, Kickstarted and published in 2015, with stories by Elizabeth Bear, Annie Bellet, Aliette de Bodard, Tom Crosshill, Amal El-Mohtar, Ruthanna Emrys, Eugie Foster, Max Gladstone, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Rachael K. Jones, T. Kingfisher, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, Scott Lynch, Carmen Maria Machado, Usman T. Malik, Sam J. Miller, Rachel Swirsky, Kai Ashante Wilson, Xia Jia, with cover art by Galen Dara.

Long List Anthology Volume 2

This was Kickstarted and published in 2016, with stories and a couple pieces of nonfiction by Elizabeth Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Amal El-Mohtar, Megan Grey, Nicola Griffith, Rose Lemberg, David D Levine, Usman T. Malik, Seanan McGuire, Tamsyn Muir, Sarah Pinsker, Martin L. Shoemaker, Catherynne M. Valente, Ursula Vernon, Kai Ashante Wilson, Alyssa Wong, and with original commissioned cover art by Galen Dara.

Long List Anthology Volume 3

This was Kickstarted and published in 2017, with stories and a couple pieces of nonfiction by Aliette de Bodard, P. Djèlí Clark, S.B. Divya, Theodora Goss, Gu Shi, Joseph Allen Hill, Rebecca Ann Jordan, Cassandra Khaw, Mary Robinette Kowal, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, S. Qiouyi Lu, Ian R. MacLeod, Seanan McGuire, Sam J. Miller, Sarah Pinsker, Cat Rambo, Jason Sanford, Lavie Tidhar, Ursula Vernon, Caroline M. Yoachim, and with art by Amanda Makepeace.

Long List Anthology Volume 4

This was Kickstarted and published in 2018, with stories by Alex Acks, Charlie Jane Anders, Jess Barber, Tobias S. Buckell, Sarah Gailey, Max Gladstone, Mary Robinette Kowal, Naomi Kritzer, Kelly Robson, Sara Saab, Jamie Wahls, Nick WOlven, Ursula Vernon, and JY Yang, and with original commissioned cover art by Amanda Makepeace.

Diabolical Plots: The First Years

This anthology collects all 25 stories that were first published in the first two years of Diabolical Plots.  Stories by Daniel Ausema, Davian Aw, Thomas Berubeg, J.D. Carelli, Chloe N. Clark, Lee Budar-Danoff, Andy Dudak, Rebecca Fraimow, Joshua Gage, Adam Gaylord, Tina Gower, Rachael K. Jones, PC Keeler, Emma McDonald, Coral Moore, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Kate O'Connor, Suzan Palumbo, Rachel Reddick, H.E. Roulo, Alex Shvartsman, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Hope Erica Schultz, Henry Szabranski, and with original commissioned cover art by Galen Dara.

Diabolical Plots: Year Three

This anthology collects all 24 stories that were first published in the third year of Diabolical Plots.  Stories by Marcy Arlin, Daniel Ausema, Elizabeth Barron, Thomas K. Carpenter, Seth Chambers, Gwendolyn Clare, Aidan Doyle, Tamlyn Dreaver, G.H. Finn, José Pablo Iriarte, Rachael K. Jones, Theo Kogod, Chris Kuriata, Jon Lasser, Jo Miles, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Willem Myra, Wendy Nikel, Aimee Ogden, Charles Payseur, A. Merc Rustad, Paul Starkey, Andrew G. Stewart, Xinyi Wang, and with original commissioned cover art by Amanda Makepeace.

Diabolical Plots: Year Four

This anthology collects all 25 stories that were first published in the current year of Diabolical Plots (half first appearing in the ebook itself!).  Stories by Michael Anthony Ashley, Benjamin Blattberg, Derrick Boden, Matthew Claxton, Ryan Dull, R.K. Duncan, Benjamin A. Friedman, Sahara Frost, Paul R. Hardy, Amanda Helms, Rhys Hughes, M.K. Hutchins, Benjamin C. Kinney, Anaea Lay, Aaron Fox-Lerner, Jim Moss, Aimee Ogden, James Van Pelt, Sean R. Robinson, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Cislyn Smith, Jesse Sprague, John Wiswell, Christie Yant, and with original commissioned cover art by Amanda Makepeace.

Diabolical Plots: Year Five

This anthology collects all 26 stories for the fifth year of Diabolical Plots, some of which are only available in this ebook.  Stories by T.J. Berg, Forrest Brazeal, Beth Cato, Nicole Crucial, Matt Dovey, Steven Fischer, Nickolas Furr, P.G. Galalis, Nin Harris, Holly Heisey, Chris Kuriata, Nicole Givens Kurtz, R.D. Landau, Anaea Lay, Tonya Liburd, Samantha Mills, Stewart Moore, Rajiv Moté, Mari Ness, Joanne Rixon, D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Marie L. Vibbert, and Eleanor R. Wood, and with original commissioned cover art by Galen Dara.

Risks and challenges

I expect the risks of Volume Five to be very similar to the risks of the first four volumes. I already have a list of enough authors for the book, already have cover art arranged, and already have established relationships with others to do interior layout and cover layout.

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