I’m really excited to announce a new, ongoing series here at STACKED called Anatomy of an Anthology. The series was borne from my own experience in putting a young adult anthology together, the questions that came up while promoting it, and the questions which I receive pretty frequently now: how did you put the thing together?
That’s always the first question, followed by a series of other “how”s and “what”s behind the process. And the truth of it is that a lot of my answers came from being thrown into the experience and consulting with those who’d done this before me to get advice. Unlike writing a novel, there’s less information available on the web relating to how anthologies work, so it only seemed like there was an opportunity to demystify the experience.
Anatomy of an Anthology will begin with a few posts scattered over the next couple of months, and it’ll be an ongoing series that editors of anthologies are welcome to take part in as their new books become available (you can email me at kelly AT stackedbooks DOT org for more details). I like to think of this as not only a central resource for authors and editors, but also for readers who are curious about the behind-the-scenes of anthologies and what they should have on their TBR. All of the posts will be tagged as “anatomy of an anthology,” making them easily searchable and sharable.
The series launches soon, so get excited. I’ll begin with my own story, followed by guest posts from authors who have their first (or second!) anthologies available or just about to be released.