At long last, The Anthology Club’s first publication, Soul of the Universe, is available in eBook!
Ok, let me back up a little. Just what is The Anthology Club?
Launched in 2013 by Michael Manz, The Anthology Club promotes writers’ careers by producing and publishing anthologies of short fiction from flash to novellas. Senior members of the club propose projects, inviting both senior and junior members to write. Once the project is complete, the club publishes the work and offers it within the major eBook channels.
Royalties are distributed as follows:
- 15% for the Club, to pay for publication costs, copyediting and formatting, artwork, and publicity for the current and future projects.
- 5% for the editor of that particular project.
- 80% is distributed among the contributors, based on the amount of content contributed by each author.
For a few months, The Anthology Club hovered within the limbo of closed beta as the senior members worked out the bugs in the system. When ready, Mr. Manz opened the club out to all writers, with calls for submission spread across the internet.
As one of the original senior members, I have been on board throughout the entire journey. It’s been fascinating. The Publication Agreement was my first ever, and a landmark for me in my career. I’ve had my say in projects still in the works, such as the pirate-themed anthology which still has a few meager weeks left for submissions.
Soul of the Universe paves the way for these other anthologies.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato
“Here you will find a collection of six stories by four authors that, at first glance, seem to have little in common. We have Sci Fi Adventure. We have Medieval Fantasy. We have Emotional Drama, and we have Steampunk. We even have a Western.
“Though each of these stories seems to have little in common with its companions, every one of them shares the same genesis. They were all inspired by that same divine spark that gives the universe purpose. They were all inspired by music.
“Each of the authors in this collection took a favorite song as their inspiration and told the story that no one else could hear. The result is an endlessly entertaining collection of well spun yarns , thrilling adventures, and emotionally engaging drama.
We hope you’ll enjoy.”
Soul of the Universe contains works by four authors: Michael Manz himself, Michael Walker, and me. And last but not least, the already published and quite bawdy and hilarious Michael Wombat, who has also headed up and edited the project. The artwork is by Kit Cooper, a newcomer herself to the eBook world.
If you would like to check out Soul of the Universe and support The Anthology Club, you may find it at these links:
And if you would like to write for The Anthology Club, you may find them online and on Facebook.
Take a moment to check them out! They might just be the writing project you’ve been looking for! And buy Soul of the Universe for some unique and truly entertaining stories.