Submissions for the Fantasy Faction Anthology closed in May, since then the team of readers have been working their way through 1,700 entries, the aim to whittle them down to the six winners that will appear in print alongside established authors such as Michael J Sullivan, Myke Cole, Mark Lawrence, Jon Sprunk and Adrian Tchaikovsky. The reading process has been a mammoth task, according to estimates the three readers have read over 10million words between them – or the so far published five books in GRRMs A Song Of Ice And Fire six times over.

They have so far narrowed the 1,700 down to a long list of 30, what they have been doing this week is posting the titles and author names of this list over on their site – – for the world to see. Once this has been done they face the task of reducing that list to the final six.

As an added bonus, yesterday they posted the finished cover artwork for the anthology.


Looks very impressive, of course it still need the anthology title, author names and cover quotes adding.


Looking forward to seeing the rest of the names posted, so far 15 titles have been revealed, so we’re halfway. This is a pretty selfish interest on my part because I’ve submitted to the anthology, watching the names go up everyday is nerve wracking, but appearing on the long list – and the possibility of being in the final six – would be a massive boost to any author.