A Punk Rock Future, our anthology mashing up science fiction/fantasy and punk rock music, has been released to the world!
Boing Boing’s piece, “This new fiction anthology is punk as f*ck,” on our anthology completely captures what it’s all about!
You can buy A Punk Rock Future now through your local independent bookstore and through various interwebs:
Barnes & Noble
A.C. Wise has a fantastic review of A Punk Rock Future here.
Wise’s own work has twice been a finalist for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic (and once a winner), and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She has two collections, The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again, and The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories, published by Lethe Press, and a novella, Catfish Lullaby, published by Broken Eye Books. In addition to her fiction, she contributes the Women to Read and Non-Binary Authors to Read series to The Book Smugglers.
We love that Wise’s review paired us with another excellent, resistance anthology Do Not Go Quietly edited by Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner.
As well, she referenced these other recent anthologies in the same genre, including A People’s Future of the United States edited by Victor Lavalle and John Joseph Adams, If This Goes On edited by Cat Rambo, and Who Will Speak for America.
Very good company.
Our favorite line about A Punk Rock Future in Wise’s review: “A Punk Rock Future edited by Steve Zisson brings together 25 original stories and one reprint celebrating the spirit of punk – the loud, messy, DIY spirit that shouts back at authority and in no uncertain terms tells it to go fuck itself.”
Perfect. Pre-order A Punk Rock Future here or there
A Punk Rock Future, the paper version, is for real. Here’s proof! We just got a proof copy back from the printer…
With our second submissions period over, we have now selected all of the stories for A Punk Rock Future. We are thrilled to share our table of contents with you for our anthology. A good number of the authors have been separately announced but here is the entire list in something approximating alphabetical order.
A Punk Rock Future includes stories from Steven Assarian, Stewart C Baker, Matt Bechtel, Michael Harris Cohen, P.A. Cornell, M. Lopes da Silva, R. K. Duncan, Anthony W. Eichenlaub, Spencer Ellsworth, Maria Haskins, Margaret Killjoy, Jordan Kurella, Priscilla D. Layne, Wendy Nikel, Charles Payseur, Kurt Pankau, Sarah Pinsker, Zandra Renwick, dave ring, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Josh Rountree, Erica Satifka, Vaughan Stanger, Marie Vibbert, Dawn Vogel, Izzy Wasserstein and Corey J. White.
Now that our Kickstarter was a success, we’ll reopen submissions from Nov. 1 through Nov. 15, just for flash fiction.
Stories up to 1500 words. Same submission guidelines apply except for story length. It’s a hard limit at 1500 words.
Thank you all for supporting us and spreading the word. We found a community that really really wants this book!
We’ll keep you updated on our progress along the way toward .
Thanks for joining together with the band!
In the first month of submissions, we’ve received some fantastic stories from writers with great visions of A Punk Rock Future.
In the first month, we’ve read 75 stories, held about a dozen, and accepted only one of them. So many story slots are still open.
We expect a deluge of submissions the closer we get to the August 15 deadline.
So keep them coming…