Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quick Update

First of all, I'd like to give a brief shout out to all those involved in the New Sun Rising anthology.  It has been an honour to work alongside such a fantastically dedicated team!

I'd also like to point out that we couldn't have wished for a better crop of submissions.  Quality has been high and it has been an absolute pleasure to read the many entries.

Rest assured, progress is being made as we reach the final stages of a very long task.  Having seen this side of the submission process, I now understand why so many publishers often stipulate a 3-6 month waiting period on submissions.  There's a phenomenal amount of work with this type of project and editors are working hard to get through it as quickly as possible.  However, we also want to ensure the high quality of the final product.

A big thank you to all those who have submitted work.  Your generosity and patience is very much appreciated. 

If you haven't already, please visit the site of R.B Wood for a taster of the stories to come! (See previous post for the link to the podcasts.)
Best wishes,


Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Sun Rising on the Word Count Podcast

The fantastic RB Wood generously devoted an entire episode of his podcast to the New Sun Rising project. The special Word Count Podcast for Japan has a lengthy (girthy) interview with Frankie and a selection of readings from the book: stories, flash, poems, and haiku.

You can it via iTunes or download it as an mp3. Links are on RB's page:

The Word Count Podcast for Japan

Leave a comment letting us know which is your favorite excerpt from the book.