Dreams for a Broken World (Assistant Editor)

Patron saints. Luchadores. Trickster gods. A mother’s ashes, blooming. Protests in silence and sacrifice. Infections of fire. The flowering of love. Gated communities and glass castles. Alien abduction. A world at war. Hong Kong. Iran. NYC. The 1860s and the end of the world. And through it all, a thread of hope.
Dreams for a Broken World brings together twenty-four authors whose work traverses an array of styles, genres, and subject matter. And yet obvious themes connect them all. What does it mean to live in a fractured and uncertain world? How do we face the ugliness we impose upon each other? How do we find a better way forward? We invite you to open your mind and heart to wide-ranging tales of broken worlds and healing moments.

Published by Reckoning Press, edited by Julie C. Day and Ellen Meeropol, assistant editors: Carina Bissett and Celia Jeffries. (Forthcoming)

Spirit Machine: Tales of Séance Fiction (Copy Editor)

Spirit Machine by Elou Carroll, Brandon Crilly, Lin Darrow, Madeline Dau, Derek Des Anges, Jennifer R. Donohue, Louis Evans, Mary Goodden, Jessica Guernsey, Paula Hammond, Elliot Harper, Henry Herz, Liam Hogan, Sarah Jackson, Jamie Lackey, Carter Lappin, Steven Lombardi, Brian Low, Will McMahon, Marshall J. Moore, Michael J. Mullen II, Waverly X. Night, Leah Ning, Jude Reid, Alfred Smith, Elizabeth Snow, M. Elzabeth Ticknor, John Walters

Published by Air and Nothingness Press, edited by Todd Sanders, copy editor: Carina Bissett (April 1, 2022)

Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas (Co-editor)

There is an old saying that wisdom sits in places. Open an atlas across the Americas, and you will soon discover this knowledge hidden in fragments of shared memory marked on maps. The ancient peoples knew which areas to avoid, which spirits to appease. Later, invasive superstitions from far-flung countries seeded into the landscape. In order to survive, newcomers learned the cautionary tales and secret lore linked to the terrain. But not all paid heed to superstitions. These are their stories, each tale a new entry in the field guide to dark landscapes.

Published by Hex Publishers, edited by Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge, and Joshua Viola (November 30, 2021)

*Special edition hardcover (Exclusive Case Laminate art + Dust Jacket) only available through Barnes & Noble.

Upon a Thrice Time (Copy Editor)

Upon a Thrice Time is the third collection, after Upon a Once Time and Upon a Twice Time, and assembles a final kaleidoscopic list of authors who continue to bring new focus to fairy tales by combining two well-known stories with a literary genre of their choice. Authors include Andrew Bud Adams, Devan Barlow, Marie Croke, Sofia Ezdina, Sarah Fannon, Olivia Frias, Isobel Granby, Kyle L. Grubb, Matthew J. Hockey, Emily Jarzembski, Jon Lasser, Chloe Lauter, Anne Leonard, Dexter McLeod, Danna Petersen-Deeprose, Cameron E Quinn, Natasha Rogers, R.C. Sydney, M. Elizabeth Ticknor, Jolie Toomajan, J. Edward Tremlett, Kristiana Willsey, and Risa Wolf.

Published by Air and Nothingness Press, edited by Todd Sanders, copy editor: Carina Bissett (November 15, 2021)

Upon a Twice Time (Copy Editor)

Upon a Twice Time is the sequel collection to Upon a Once Time and gathers another diverse array of authors who continue to bring new focus to fairy tales by combining two well-known stories with a literary genre of their choice. Authors include asch, Carina Bissett, Lark Cerulean, Sarah Lyn Eaton, Gabriel Ertsgaard, Kayla J. Espinoza, Rebecca Hardy, Alex Hernandez, Henry Herz, Bettina Juszak, Evergreen Lee, Lex T. Lindsay, Jenni Meade, L. P. Melling, Sam Muller, Hari Navarro, Leo Otherland, Taylor Rae, Milton Rookwood, Alexandra Seidel, and Nathan Waddell.

Published by Air and Nothingness Press, edited by Todd Sanders, copy editor: Carina Bissett (June 1, 2021)

Weird Dream Society: An Anthology of the Possible & Unsubstantiated in Support of RAICES (Co-editor)

Playful, whimsical, or dark, but always thoughtful and tinged with the inexplicably weird, the Weird Dream Society brings together twenty-three stories from the most innovative creators in speculative fiction. Nathan Ballingrud, Carina Bissett, Gregory Norman Bossert, Karen Bovenmyer, Christopher Brown, Emily Cataneo, Julie C. Day, Michael J Deluca, Gemma Files, A.T. Greenblatt, Nin Harris, Chip Houser, James Patrick Kelly, Marianne Kirby, Kathrin Köhler, Matthew Kressel, Jordan Kurella, Premee Mohamed, Sarah Read, Sofia Samatar, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Steve Toase, and A.C. Wise All proceeds from the Weird Dream Society anthology will go to RAICES. Some dreams can change the world.

Published by Reckoning Press, edited by Julie C. Day, co-editors: Carina Bissett and Chip Houser (May 9, 2020)

NonBinary Review #14: The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Guest Editor)

They’re the stuff of bedtime stories, children’s movies, and some of our most beloved memories, but like all fairy tales, the stories of Hans Christian Andersen are much darker than we might remember them. In this issue, 53 artists and authors have mined this rich seam of narrative with compelling stories, fascinating poetry, and rich illustrations from all over the world. Includes work by Laura Page, Brian Quinn, Irene Punti, Jack Granath, Jane Yolen, Tamara Sellman, Matt McGee, B. E. Scully, Laura Carroll, Marietta McGregor, Erin Robinson, AJ Bauers, Catherine B. Krause, Sonja Johanson, Claire Bartlett, Christina Collins, Tanis MacDonald, Christine Butterworth-McDermott, Zin’ko Galia, Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman, Kate Kastelein, Shari Caplan, Amy Bennett-Zendzian, Lisa Pierce Flores, Stephanie Barbe Hammer, Rachel Cohen, Barbara Diehl, Megan Crosbie, Anne Yvonne Gilbert, Jenn Cavanaugh, Jennifer Lynn Krohn, Nathan Tompkins, Marie C Lecrivain, Jourdan Woo, Laura Zak, Dean Hutchins, Sean Robinson, Sarah Kiddle, Kelsey Dean, Jeff Fleischer, Milo Gallagher, Roberta Feins, Deborah Davitt, Heather Talty, Julia Older, Sarah Allison, Tina Carlson, J.R. Dawson, Toti O’Brien, Samantha Stiers, and David Hoenig.

Published by Zoetic Press, edited by Lise Quintana, guest editor: Carina Bissett (August 29, 2017)

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