written by David Steffen
The newest anthology from Diabolical Plots, Diabolical Plots Year Three, is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Kobo (other vendors to follow). Pre-ordering is a great way to help ebook vendor algorithms promote it more, so if you think you would like a copy anyway pre-ordering is a big help.
Note the wonderful cover art, an original illustration by Amanda Makepeace, the same artist who made the awesome fox cover art for The Long List Anthology Volume 3 in December of last year. She illustrated the story “For Now, Sideways” by A. Merc Rustad, and she did a wonderful job with it. I love how a good illustrator can tell a story with an image like Amanda’s done here, how your eye is drawn to different parts of the image that imply the conflicts and resolutions of the story. Cover layout was done by Pat Steiner, who has done all of the anthology covers for Diabolical Plots and continues to do great work.
Thank you, and have a happy weekend!