It’s hard to believe that just a year ago, I was sitting down to read the first batch of stories that would eventually become the second book I’ve worked on with my dear friend Julie C. Day at Essential Dreams Press. There’s nothing quite like watching the magic as a book comes together. And now it’s November 1st—the day Dreams for a Broken World is released into the world. I can’t think of anything better to start off the month, as I join the editorial team in celebrating this newest achievement by Essential Dreams Press.
Edited by Julie C. Day and Ellen Meeropol, Dreams for a Broken World is the second in the Dreams series. To celebrate the book birthday of this charity anthology, Essential Dreams Press is offering a #giveaway. It doesn’t get much better than that!
So here’s the deal: If you purchase Dreams for a Broken World today (November 1) and share the news on social media with the hashtag #DreamsforaBrokenWorld, you’ll be eligible to receive a free ecopy of the first anthology in the series Weird Dream Society!
Not only will you be supporting and indie publisher (thank you!), but the proceeds of your purchase with benefit the Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC). This organization envisions a world where no child suffers alone when their family faces repression. In addition to contributing to a good cause, you’ll be getting a truly amazing collection of stories ranging in style from literary to speculative. Patron saints and luchadores. Trickster gods. Freedom fighters. Infections of fire. Gated communities and glass castles. Hong Kong. Iran. NYC. The 1860s and the end of the world. These authors raises their voices with stories that demand to be heard.
“24 impressive stories.” —Publishers Weekly
“Highly recommended.”— Lightspeed Magazine
But wait, there’s more!
If you will be at the World Fantasy Convention (WFC), you can join us for a reading and get your books signed on Saturday, November 5th at 10pm CT. Julie C. Day will be hosting a group reading featuring Usman Mlk, Nisi Shawl, and Robert V.S. Redick. Special guests will also be reading for a few of the authors not present. I hope to see you there!
Containing a mixture of original and reprinted stories, Dreams for a Broken World brings together twenty-four amazing authors: Andrew Altschul, Joy Baglio, Breena Clarke, Zig Zag Claybourne, Tina Egnoski, Cai Emmons, JoeAnn Hart, Ava Homa, Innocent Chizarama Ilo, Céline Keating, Aimee Liu, Jan Maher, Usman T. Malik, Benjamin Parzybok, Charles Payseur, Robert V.S. Redick, Veronica Schanoes, Nisi Shawl, Vandana Singh, Lisa Taylor, Sheree Renée Thomas, Marie Vibbert, Cynthia Robinson Young, and Sabrina Vourvoulias.