Last Call – Exchange Students

Editor Sheila Hartney and I have been enjoying reading the wonderful submissions that have been coming in for Hadrosaur Productions’ forthcoming anthology, Exchange Students. Although we have a full anthology at this point, we are willing to be tempted by a few more good stories and could make room for a truly exceptional story or three. That said, this is last call. We will be closing to all submissions on October 15, 2019. Any submissions received after the 15th will not be considered. The illustration below is a sneak peak at the cover art by Laura Givens.

Exchange Students is an anthology to be published by Hadrosaur Productions that will explore the vast realms of what it might mean to be an exchange student at any point in time, space, or across dimensions. Most of us have known foreign exchange students in our school years. This anthology imagines an exchange student program expanded to include students from the past, the future, fairies, trolls, distant alien races, and any other exchange student the author might dream of. The complete guidelines are available at: http://hadrosaur.com/ExchangeStudents-gl.php.

I’m really excited by the breadth and diversity of stories we’ve selected so far. The thing that makes an anthology compelling to me is to see what authors do with the concept. We have serious stories that take a good hard look at humanity and we have humorous stories. We have flash fiction that hits us with a cool idea and we have longer stories that allow us to get to know the characters better. Longtime readers of Tales of the Talisman Magazine will recognize some familiar names, but I’m pleased that we have many new authors as well.

At this point, I hope I’ve whetted your appetite and you’re now asking when you can get your own copy of the anthology to read. My goal is to publish this by February 15, 2020, so I can have it available at the Hadrosaur Productions dealer’s table at Wild Wild West Con in March 2020. The book will also be available in all popular ebook formats through vendors such as Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.

4 comments on “Last Call – Exchange Students

  1. When I first heard of it, I thought “Exchange Students” was a great theme for an anthology because it both promoted a virtually endless diversity of stories while at the same time could bring them all together. Personally, I enjoyed teaching and tutoring students from Russia, Thailand, India, Mexico, and the United States, and helping bring them together. So the theme inspired me, and I was happy to have one of my stories chosen as a part of this anthology.

    And Laura Givens’ artwork intrigues me. It could easily inspire a story or two itself.

    • Thank you and I think it’s amazing that you were able to teach and tutor such a diverse range of students. When I hire Laura to do a cover for a work that I’ve written, I often like to hire her before I’ve finished the last draft. I’ve often seen a detail in her work that I want to incorporate back into a novel in some way.

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