Friday, January 11, 2008

Anthology cancelled

The first bad news of the year is that Haworth Press have cancelled 'Distant Horizons', the gay paranormal romance collection that was due out in two volumes in December 07 and January 08. Must admit I was a bit suspicious when December came and went with no sign of it; Haworth had a tendency to be slow in the past but they usually got there in the end! But now the press has been sold and I'm told the new owners don't want the gay & lesbian part of the business, and are busy terminating agreements and cancelling books left right and centre. Including ours.

It's a shame, because it was a perfect home for The Visitor, my time-travel romance. Not only that, but Haworth did a brilliant job on 'Men of Mystery', the last anthology I had a story in, and I was really impressed, and looking forward to more of the same.

However, the editor is currently looking for another publisher so perhaps we'll get lucky and find a new home for the stories. Watch this space!

2 comments:

Sedonia Guillone said...

Sorry to hear that, Fiona. Perhaps it means that your piece is meant for better things? Are you going to send it anywhere else? Sedonia

fiona glass said...

Hi Sedonia, thanks for the good wishes! I'm not sending the story anywhere for a little while because the editor is trying to find a new home for the whole anthology. It'll be nice if he does. :)