Editor Mike Allen has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a fourth volume in his Clockwork Phoenix anthology series. Stories from the first three Clockwork Phoenix books were finalists for the Nebula Award, the Shirley Jackson Award and the Aurealis Award, and were reprinted in Year’s Best SF 14, Year’s Best Fantasy 10, Best Horror of the Year 2, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2010, Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011 and elsewhere.
My story ‘Angel Dust’ appeared in Clockwork Phoenix 2. As an editor, Mike’s a delight for writers to work with and these anthologies really are something special to be a part of. Since Norilana Books – the original publisher – fell on hard times, Mike has worked to ensure that the books remain available, and has published e-book versions of the first two anthologies (with the third on the way).
If the Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal of $5,000 by Thursday 9 August, the new anthology will open for submissions in September 2012, with a target publication date of June 2013.
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