As you may have heard, there is a new anthology of speculative fiction coming up, in which every story must begin with the phrase “No shit, there I was…” The book is edited by Rachael Acks and will be published by Alliteration Ink.
The rationale for the anthology is explained in the video accompanying the Kickstarter campaign announcement. In response, Rachael received a huge range of stories, and chose tales for the book that range, “from hard science fiction, to high fantasy, from laugh-out-loud funny to tragic.”
As for my story — well, I will have more to say about that in a later update. Briefly, though, I will say that last year I hit a real patch of writing burnout, and the call for submissions for No Shit, There I Was did a lot to snap me out of it. It was just too fun a writing prompt to ignore.
Anyway! If the idea of such an collection of stories interests you, there is a Kickstarter campaign to fund it. The table of contents features stories by Matt Dovey and Stewart Baker, William Ledbetter, James Beamon, Rachael K Jones, Wren Wallis, Heather Morris, Elise Tobler, Tyler Hayes, Darcie Little Badger, Jo Robson, Premee Mohamed, R. K. Duncan, Sarah Tchernev, Linda Tyler, Anne Gibson, Andrew Barton, Sunil Patel, me, William Wood, Devyani Borade, Adrian Simmons, Frances Rowat, Lou J Berger, and Alanna McFall.
The link to the Kickstarter is here.