For the last three years I have been working on non-fiction projects, having previously spent about half of my writing time on fiction. This wasn’t a conscious change in strategy, rather a response to the market. I still receive guidelines for fiction anthologies and see if I have anything suitable or enough time to create something new.
Last year the highlight was Coming Through in Waves, a collection of speculative fiction based on Pink Floyd edited by T. Fox. Dunham. I couldn’t resist this, and Fox accepted my story, Waiting for the Worms.
This year I have found another intriguing possibility. Fantastic Books are seeking submissions for an anthology, Three Time Travellers Walk Into. Authors must pick three real characters from different periods in history and combine them in a story of 4000 words. The list of contributors already includes several award winners. I will definitely be submitting.
Paul Williams is a writer of fiction and non-fiction best known for his Jack the Ripper Suspects: The Definitive Guide and Encyclopedia.