And while we’re talking about book projects and presses, I’ll note here that I’m planning to publish an anthology of Sri Lankan speculative fiction in 2021. I haven’t put together a call yet, and there are fair number of details to be worked out, but I’m excited to bring together homeland and diaspora authors in a collection that showcases our best work.
I’ve already confirmed a story of Yudhanjaya Wijeratne’s for inclusion (which reminds me, I have to go pick up a copy of his “The Salvage Crew”ASAP, looking forward to sinking into it over the holidays), and I’m hoping to secure stories from a host of other fine authors.
I always wanted Serendib Press to publish people other than myself, and I think I’m finally in a position to start moving forward with that. Really pleased that our first project along those lines will be a Sri Lankan one; it just feels so appropriate.
Now I just need a title. Dammit. (Suggestions welcome.)
(And if you’re a Sri Lankan speculative fiction author, please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org — I want to be sure you get a copy of the call for submissions when it’s ready.)