As I mentioned yesterday, Spotlight Publishing is a small press which recently relaunched with a new focus on science fiction and fantasy books. Among their first new titles are my own Never Never Stories, Edmund R. Schubert's The Trouble With Eating Clouds, and James Maxey's There Is No Wheel. Following these inital books will be the anthology InterGalactic Awards Anthology Vol. I, edited by Orson Scott Card and Edmund R. Schubert.
Now obviously having my short story collection come out is extremely exciting. But equally as exciting is that Spotlight has agreed to publish two anthologies of stories from the last eight years of the Million Writers Award. These anthologies will be titled Million Writers Award: The Best New Online Voices and Million Writers Award: The Best Online Science Fiction and Fantasy.
The first anthology will focus on the exciting new authors and voices to emerge through the Million Writers Award, while the second anthology will focus on the many SF/F stories our judges and readers have loved. I will edit both anthologies, which will feature stories from all levels of the award process (i.e., winners, finalists, and notable stories).
In the coming months I'll be contacting authors to arrange reprint rights for their stories. The publication date for the two Million Writers Award anthologies is early 2012.