Announcing: THE YEAR’S BEST FANTASY Series

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be editing THE YEAR’S BEST FANTASY for Pyr Books. The first volume will cover this year, 2021, and be published July 2022. This means my deadline for the completed manuscript will be 1 January 2021. In other words: I’ll need to read all potential material and make my decisions before December 2021; earlier if possible.

I am looking for fantasy stories of all kinds. Only material published in 2021 will be considered.

If you write or edit/publish short fantasy fiction, an anthology with fantasy in it, or a periodical containing such that will be coming out the final third of 2021—I need to see it as soon as you can get it to me. Do not procrastinate! I’m happy to look at galleys or manuscripts.

I prefer PDFs or documents. Although I love print, I have limited space. Plus, it is easier to keep track of a PDFs. I will accept ebooks if a PDF/document is not available. Even better: If you have PDF, mobi, and epub—send all three. Send material to

Authors: please make sure your editor or publishers are sending me review copies. You can always query me to see if I have/need your collection or an anthology/periodical in which you have a story.