If you are a budding writer like myself then an anthology might be a good place to start your writing career. Well, at least thats my current theory. Honestly I have no clue as to what might be the best way to get into the publishing business, but I figure one has to start somewhere and why not with an anthology.
That's why I decided to enter a short story I recently wrote into the Sword and Laser anthology! If you haven't heard of it before it's because it's a brand new anthology hosted by the Sword and Laser community. The Sword and Laser is a Podcast and a web show about Fantasy and Sicence fiction literature that is part of the Geek and Sundry channel on Youtube. They also have a book club on Goodreads.com with a bustling community forum.
The very first Sword and Laser anthology is basically going to be a collection of original Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. You can write about anything as long as it is within the bounds of Fantasy or Sci-Fi, entry is free and if your story is selected they will not only publish your story but you will also receive 200$. Best of all it is still open to submission and you can submit more than one story in total.
If you have a short story you think might be suitable for the anthology and you think you might be interested in participating then you can learn all about the submission process and the rules and regulations right here:
The Sword and Laser Anthology!
Hopefully this will inspire my readers to participate and begin their journey towards realizing their dreams as it has most definitely inspired me.
Anita, the literary pirate.