Writers of the Future: Volume 33 comes out in just a few weeks. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. This will be my very first publication, and the thought of my story, “Obsidian Spire,” sitting beside the stories of the winners and the judges boggles my mind.
There are more than a dozen incredible stories in this anthology. Here is a run-down of what you’ll find inside:
When Gwen’s husband is found murdered, she’s the only suspect. After all, they were the only two people on the moon. —Moonlight One
Flora’s father is a mech-soldier of the Slayer Class, but how much of him is really left inside the machine? —The Armor Embrace
When an alien with godly intelligence is discovered watching the earth, one man must try to learn if its motives are pure. —Envoy in the Ice
If you were stranded in an open boat and the only hope for rescue came from a ghost ship, would dare to ride? —The Devil’s Rescue
Some gifts come with heavy price tags, and the giver must rise to the occasion. —Tears for Shülna
What if an alien asks for your help with a question, and the answer affects the future of the whole human race? —The Drake Equation
Barlow has a talent for finding the dead. Or do they find him? —Acquisition
When Varga sets out to explore the ancient stronghold of a long-dead wizard, she discovers that the ruins aren’t as deserted as she thought. —Obsidian Spire
If only that reptile in the sewer were something as predictable as an alligator. —Gator
On a distant world among the cloud peaks, the light-hawks promise a rich reward for those daring enough to harvest one. —A Glowing Heart
In a world where memories can be stripped, Bill discovers that he has a family he has never known. —The Long Dizzy Down
Not all spirits have the best of intentions, and they must be dealt with. —The Woodcutters’ Deity
You can put an end to something wondrous, but only at a cost. —The Dragon Killer’s Daughter
In a life-or-death situation, sometimes you wish that you had a really powerful spell. But that begs the question—what is power? —Useless Magic
Some devils are as old as a dream, and more evil than men can imagine. —Adramelech
When the world needs saving, three children are called to the task. —The Fox, the Wolf, and the Dove
Can an aging sorcerer find a way to track down his old nemesis with the small bit of magic he has left, or is he just fooling himself? —The Magnificent Bhajan
Each story will have its own stunning illustration created by the winners of the Illustrators of the Future contest, so the book is not only packed with great stories, but full of gorgeous art as well.
You can pre-order your copy here, and if you live in the Los Angeles/Southern California area, you can attend the gala and release party on April 2. Here is a link to the invitation for full details on how to get your free ticket if you’d like to attend.
If you’re not in California or you can’t make it to the gala in person, but you still want to check it out, they’ll be livestreaming the event.
This year’s live awards show will be simultaneously broadcast to a worldwide audience via the Internet. Streaming will be live beginning at 6:30 p.m. PST from www.writersofthefuture.com where a link will be set up. The airing time of the broadcast will vary depending on the time zone viewers are residing in.
It’s such a thrill to be a part of this. I hope you enjoy my story and all the other incredible stories in the anthology.