An invited anthology in one in which you are invited personally to submit. That doesn't mean that you are going to get into it, only that they think you might be a good fit for them. I have submitted to invited anthologies that I have not gotten into. However, I no longer submit to magazines or anthologies that have not given me an invitation to submit. It's just not worth the time and effort.
TARGETS ARE LOCKED!
Five short novels by five masters of military SF capture the excitement, and hell, of fantastic future war—on and off the battlefield. Stories of terrifying monsters, dangerous aliens and staggering cosmic dreadnaughts march alongside far-flung courtroom dramas and cautionary tales involving man and his devices.
Michael A. Stackpole—The Star Tigers are commandeered by a powerful alien overseer on a covert mission to a world long abandoned by an ancient species. There, the ruins of a forgotten war will tip the balance of their war, unless the Star Tigers can prevent it.
Sarah A. Hoyt—Lucius Dante Maximilian Keeva is a well-respected leader of the Revolution, but treason in the ranks can cost him everything that makes life worth living—unless he takes justice into his own hands and breaks every military regulation in its pursuit.
Doug Dandridge—Faced with an enemy more than two hundred times her own size, Cinda Klerk has two options: hide, and let it destroy the planet she is supposed to protect, or find a way to even the odds and kill the enemy, even at the cost of her ship and crew.
Eytan Kollin and Dani Kollin—As the Unincorporated War envelops the entire solar system, a father must come to the rescue of a daughter he never raised. But he'll have to convince her to save herself first.
Kevin J. Anderson—In the war against an alien menace, Earth’s greatest military commanders risk themselves on the front lines, but with an escape hatch: If the situation goes terribly wrong, they can switch places with a safe soldier far from the battlefield. But the cannon-fodder volunteers don’t consider that such a good deal.
Set your cross-hairs on the Target Zone.
Fourteen outstanding authors. Fourteen extraordinary stories. One bestselling universe.
It’s the Twenty-Second Century. The galaxy has opened up to humanity as a hyperactive beehive of and new technologies, and we suddenly find ourselves in a vast playground of different races, environments, and cultures. There’s just one catch: we are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain.
Enter the Four Horsemen universe, where only a willingness to fight and die for money separates Humans from the majority of the other races. Enter a galaxy not only of mercenaries, but also of Peacemakers, bounty hunters, and even a strung out junkie in the way of a hired assassin.
Edited by bestselling authors and universe creators Mark Wandrey and Chris Kennedy, “A Fistful of Credits” includes all-new stories in the Four Horsemen universe by a variety of bestselling authors—and some you may not have heard ofyet. The fourteen authors take on various aspects of the universe, giving you additional insight into a galaxy that isn’t at warbut definitely isn’t at peace. There’s only one thing for sure—anything’s possible for a fistful of credits!
Inside you’ll find:
Foreword by Dr. Charles E. Gannon
"The Last Alpha" by Mark Wandrey
"Breach of Contract" by Terry Mixon
"Paint the Sky" by Jason Cordova
"Surf and Turf" by Jon R. Osborne
"Stand on It" by Kevin Ikenberry
"Lost and Found" by Jon Del Arroz
"Gilded Cage" by Kacey Ezell
"Legends" by Christopher Woods
"With the Eagles" by Doug Dandridge
"Dead or Alive" by Paul Corcoran
"Hide and Seek" by Christopher Nuttall
"Information Overload" by Charity Ayres
"Enough" by Chris Kennedy
" Ghost" by Brad R. Torgersen
The end of the world might come in many forms: ecological disaster, alien invasion, cosmic chaosthe possibilities for destruction seem endless. So, how will those facing the end of the world deal with impending doom? The fourteen talented authors of Fiction River’s latest volume explore just that. From an intrepid adventurer fleeing a world-destroying terror to a man who discovers the most savage destroyers of civilization are closer than he thought, to a chilling tale of our whole planet hurled into the icy black reaches of space, these gripping stories demonstrate why Astro Guyz calls Fiction River “a wonderful, mind-expanding read.”
“These enjoyable twisting short stories seem more like a stop in the Twilight Zone than pulp fiction.”
—Midwest Book Review on Fiction River: Recycled Pulp
Table of Contents
“String of Pearls” by Eric Kent Edstrom
“The Shoes I Wore This Morning” by J. Daniel Sawyer
“The Dust Devil, the Riffraff, and the Big Orange Sunset” by Valerie Brook
“’ to the Chapel” by Rebecca M.
“With Wings the End” by Rob Vagle
“Cogs in the Machine” by Paul Eckheart
“The Faerie Invasion” by Anthea Sharp
“Demon-touched” by Travis Heermann
“Same Time Next Year” by M. E. Owen
“The Story That Has to Be Written” by Louisa Swann
“ Rights” by David Stier
“Paradox. Lost.” by Stefon Mears
“The Night of Brahma” by Leigh Saunders
“Three Degrees Above Zero” by Doug Dandridge
A collection of ten terror-filled zombie short stories from some of your favorite authors.
When the zombie apocalypse hits, you want to be prepped, ready, and around people you know you can count on.
Now imagine the exact opposite…
The outbreak has just begun and you’re trapped at work, the building your fellow co-workers to watch your back. Would you survive, or would the bitch woman on reception be your downfall?
Could you really fight the dead with only your office supplies, or is your hidden skill-set going to be vital to yours and everyone else’s survival?
If the zombie virus was within your customers, could you kill them? After all, the customers always rightright?
what the heroes and villains in this anthology have to decide.
Some floors will thrive…
Others will try…
And some will only have their screams to comfort them in their final hour.
We are not alone. The Prometheus Probe is a human by design and sent by an advanced alien civilization. Prometheus's mission is to report on the development of intelligent life on Earth. It looks human. It walks among us, watches us, and learns from us, without exposing its secret. Through the ages, Prometheus's artificial eyes have observed humanity at its best and its worst. It has seen us rise to and fall into hubris, risk all for the sake of others, and commit unspeakable atrocities. The Probe observes the human condition and reports its findings to its creator. And sometimes, it acts. THE PROMETHEUS SAGA is an anthology, thirteen speculative stories that explore what it means to be human.
Awards for THE PROMETHEUS SAGA:
"Lilith," by Antonio Simon, Jr., won 1st Place for Published Short Story, 2015 Royal Palm Literary Awards.
"Manteo," by Elle Andrews Patt, won 3rd Place for Published Novella, 2015 Royal Palm Literary Awards.
"The Strange Case of Lord Byron's Lover," by , won 1st Place in General Category, and was also 1st for Published Book of the Year in the 2015 Royal Palm Literary Awards.
"The Pisces Affair," by Daco Auffenorde, won 3rd Place for Published Short Story in the 2015 Royal Palms, and was also a 1st place winner in the 2015 Global Ebook Awards, Best Science Fiction; 1st place winner, 2015 Global Ebook Awards; and Best Thriller Fiction
2015 Shelf Unbound Notable 100.
A ruthless killer shows a real hunger for fame. Struggling through the wilderness, an infected man tries to lead zombies away from his family. Hell hath no fury like a woman murdered. Civil war soldiers discover the secrets of a Southern swamp. Can Christmas magic survive the zombie Apocalypse? A ship of the dead the living on the high seas. Dinner in a diner takes on divine import. A 200 year old vampire has a little surprise waiting for his next victim. A search for treasure makes for a really long night. A fighter pilot is shot unfriendly territory. A young man makes a tempting discovery that changes everything. A little boy tries to save his dog and the unbelievable happens. Viking warriors are shipwrecked on a not so deserted island. A workman in 19th century England gets seriously steamed. Co-workers develop an unhealthy long-term relationship. A family goes shopping for a new pet.
These fifteen short tales of terror were contributed by eight different authors in order to Fight the Monster that is Multiple Sclerosis. Proceeds from the sale of this book support finding a cure for MS.
Science Fiction and Fantasy, two genres that are both unalike and inextricably entwined, stretching the imagination to the expansive boundaries of time, space, and magic. These boundaries are often filled with warriors and war, fights and causes worth fighting for, and that's what you'll find in this anthology.
From fighting aliens in space to demons in a world of magic, you'll find many stories to suit your starship's entertainment collection or your favorite bard at the local tavernor just your imagination here and now. Sit back and enjoy twelve stories from familiar and new!
100% of the author proceeds to be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
"SARAH" by Lee Pletzers
"The Summoned Rise of the Phantom Knights" by Kenny Emmanuel
"Border Patrol" by BR Kingsolver
"The Twelve" by Mia Darien
"Ghosts" by Christi Rigby
"Outside the Walls" by A. L. Butcher & Diana L. Wicker
"My Brother's Keeper" by M. Jordan
"With Our Own Blood" by Jessica Nicholls
"The Connection" by Crystal G. Smith
"A Fly on the Wall" by Chantal Boudreau
"Slacker" by Doug Dandridge
"The Light Bless Keep Thee" by Mason Darien