Just looked at this stunning cover by Jonathan C Parris! Rhonda did a fascinating blog entry about the breakdow of the slush pile you can read here. Really glad she took on extra water sirens since I didn’t even know airborne sirens were a thing before the submissions call! The artwork of the earlier books Scarecrow and Corvidae is part of the reason I really wanted to submit to this anthology. It looks like the sort of thing I would pick up in a bookshop.
Rhonda has been an amazing editor to work with so far. Not only did I receive a handwritten acceptance postcard (international postage guys, that’s really touching in this day and age), she had also kept things moving swiftly and efficiently at every step. My only regret is that I don’t live in Canada so I can meet her on the con circuit etc.
Table of Contents:
Siren Seeking by Kelly Sandoval
The Fisherman and the Golem by Amanda Kespohl
We Are Sirens by L.S. Johnson
Moth to an Old Flame by Pat Flewwelling
The Bounty by Gabriel F. Cuellar
The Dolphin Riders by Randall G. Arnold
Is This Seat Taken? by Micheal Leonberger
Nautilus by V. F. LeSann
Siren’s Odyssey by Tamsin Showbrook
Safe Waters by Simon Kewin
Notefisher by Cat McDonald
Experience by Sandra Wickham
Threshold by K.T. Ivanrest
The Fisherman’s Catch by Adam L. Bealby
One More Song by Eliza Chan
Homecoming by Tabitha Lord
Sirens are beautiful, dangerous, and musical, whether they come from the sea or the sky. Greek sirens were described as part-bird, part-woman, and Roman sirens more like mermaids, but both had a voice that could captivate and destroy the strongest man. The pages of this book contain the stories of the Sirens of old, but also allow for modern re-imaginings, plucking the sirens out of their natural elements and placing them at a high school football game, or in wartime London, or even into outer space.