WMG Publishing is an international publishing house, despite our location in the United States. So, as we here in the U.S. prepare to celebrate Independence Day, I want to take a moment to say happy Canada Day to our friends, colleagues, and neighbors to the north.
For those of you less familiar with the holiday, as I was, heres the Wikipedia definition:
Canada Day is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.
Happily, these two holidays are also well synced with WMGs publishing schedule for our latest volumes of Fiction River and Fiction River Presents.
Our latest volume of Fiction River, you see, was edited by our Canadian colleague Mark Leslie and is the product of a publishing partnership with Kobo. It highlights not only the creativity we celebrate here at WMG but also our freedom to form international partnerships with foreign companies like Kobo to enhance the reading experience of our worldwide subscribers.
And our latest volume of Fiction River Presents celebrates freedom in another way. The freedom of speech, the freedom to vote, our inalienable rights to state our opinions without repercussion.
Because this volume of Fiction River Presents is called Readers Choice for what will shortly be obvious reasons.
Heres the synopses of each book:
Fiction River: Editors Choice, edited by Mark Leslie
Editing an anthology can prove tricky business. Wonderful stories sometimes find themselves on the rejection pile simply because they do not fit in the editors vision of that anthology. So, editor Mark Leslie decided to save some of those amazing stories for this latest volume of Fiction River: Editors Choice. These tales run the gamut from YA fantasy to cozy crime to slipstream to horror. And they represent the incredible diversity of styles, voices, and genre that inspired Adventures Fantastic to call Fiction River one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today.
Table of Contents
The Four Thirty-Five by Annie Reed
Berties Choice by Jamie McNabb
Mirror Skillz by Dave Raines
Holding the Door by Elliotte Rusty Harold
Trees by Diana Benedict
The Blood is on the Wall by Felicia Fredlund
The Glass Girl by Leah Cutter
Breaking Kayfabe by Kelly Washington
Lemonade and Larceny by Lauryn Christopher
First Day, Every Day by M. L. Buchman
Touch by Michael Kowal
The Rock of Ages by Ron Collins
He Saw by Dan C. Duval
Bad Dates Bite by Kerrie L. Hughes
No Further by Laura Ware
Fiction River Presents: Readers Choice, edited by Allyson Longueira
Fiction River readers make the call in this latest volume of Fiction River Presents. From a reluctant warrior fighting a battle in her own backyard, to a man coming to terms with the racial inequality of his youth, to a romance blooming out of adversity, Readers Choice offers up favorite stories from the first four years of Fiction River. Spanning genre lines from historical mystery to science fiction to Regency romance, this volume proves why Adventures Fantastic says: [Fiction River] is one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today.
Table of Contents
Combat Medic by Kris Nelscott
Sisters in Suffrage by Debbie Mumford
Stolen in Passing by Dory Crowe
The White Game by Ron Collins
The F Factor by Chrissy Wissler
The Chair by JC Andrijeski
The Flare by Laura Ware
Suppose They Gave a Ragnarok and Nobody Came? by Lee Allred
Jellys Heroes by Louisa Swann
A Countess for Christmas by Anthea Lawson
Readers Choice is special for another reason. Its the result of one of our stretch goals from the 2016 Fiction River Subscription Drive Kickstarter.
So, if youre not already a subscriber, click on the cover to buy one or both of these fantastic volumes. And if you already are a subscriber, we thank you for your support and celebrate your excellent choice!
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.