Anthology Roundup

Posting the following as a courtesy for my friend Chris, who is the organizer of the “Primal Voices” dinosaur/human anthology and my friend LawDog, to help out with their respective blog situations. LawDog’s blog is still currently down, courtesy of some foreign jerkoff who has an affinity for sheep, a crotchless velcro bodysuit hidden in a closet somewhere, and waaaaay too much time on their hands. It is expected to be down until November 1st. Chris, on the other hand, currently does not have a blog. So, knocking out two birds with one stone, we’re talking anthologies today!

Primal Voices (Working Title):


(Working Cover)

This is the anthology that Chris is putting together and the one I’m editing.

Submissions for this particular anthology are CLOSED. Chris is currently reading through the stories and will be notifying the authors who submitted if they were accepted or rejected. The good news is, out of the eleven or so stories we received, unless a submission was way off the mark of meeting the theme (i.e. the submitted story didn’t have a dinosaur in it), they’re probably going to get accepted. Once that happens, contracts should be getting sent out no later than two to three weeks from today. After that, Chris will forward the stories to me, I’ll edit them, and we’ll get the book together.

Tentative release date will be May 19th, 2023. This is the weekend before MisCon in Missoula, Montana, so folks will have a week or so to order their books before the con. We’ll be selling books and planning a launch party of some kind at MisCon (which takes place at the Holiday Inn in downtown Missoula on Memorial Day weekend); details to be announced as we get closer to the date. We’ve learned from other friends that book releases around a con date tend to do better than being released at other times of the year, so don’t sweat the later release date; this is a good thing.

Folks who submitted and get accepted will need to set up a Pubshare account. This is how you’ll get paid. Thus, it is mandatory to make an account. Failure to set up a Pubshare account by May 1st, 2023 (about the time the book will be going through final editing before publication) will result in your submission being removed from the anthology. On the bright side, it’s free to do, and pretty simple to set up. So there’s that.

Any questions can be directed to Chris at, or myself at

Raconteur Press Anthology Lineup

This is the rundown of the list of anthology projects on the block for the North Texas Troublemakers, compiled by LawDog’s aide de camp C.V. Walter:


REQUIREMENTS: 5,000 to 8,000 words, in Standard Manuscript Format (makes it easier for LawDog and his editors!). Stories must involve the Island of Malta in some way, and be interesting. Saints not a requirement. Stories due November 1st, 2022.

Send stories to

Space Cowboy Anthology: SUBMISSIONS OPEN

REQUIREMENTS: 5,000 to 8,000 words, in Standard Manuscript Format. Must be a a space western of some kind, and be interesting. Stories due December 1st, 2022.

Send stories to

Space Marine Anthology: SUBMISSIONS OPEN

REQUIREMENTS: 5,000 to 8,000 words, in Standard Manuscript Format. Theme is military sci-fi. Must match theme, and be interesting. Stories due December 31st, 2022.

Send stories to

Well Defended (Pin-Up Noir Anthology):


For those that don’t recall the original post, the idea for this anthology started when Ian saw the following Greg Hildebrand piece on Facebook, and Sarah Hoyt challenged him to do an anthology based on the image. She even came up with the title!

REQUIREMENTS: 5,000 to 8,000 words, in Standard Manuscript Format. Theme is Pin-Up Noir (think Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, Frank Miller’s Sin City, Razörfist’s The Long Moonlight, or the famous Tracer Bullet strips from Calvin & Hobbes, and you’re generally in the right headspace.). Submissions must match theme and be interesting.

Once submissions are open, send them to


Since LawDog’s blog is still down (man, I hope the dude responsible gets sheep herpes), I can’t link to his posts on anthology timetables, submission guidelines, or “What Happens Next?” after one submits. Fortunately, I was able to take screenshots:

Anthology Timetable:

Submission Guidelines:

What Comes Next After You Submit:

I’ll post updates as I have them to give. In the meantime, y’all have a good one!

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