As of last night, I’ve turned in both of the short stories for anthologies that I had due today. One is for a Borders-exclusive anthology that will be out around Halloween; I’ll pass on more info about that one as I get it. The other is for Vacations From Hell, which is coming from HarperTeen at the top of summer 2009. (Just like Hourglass.) The “Hell” anthologies all donate some of the proceeds to charity, and I’ve just learned that the charity for this one (as well as Love Is Hell volume) will be College Summit. The series editor, Farrin Jacobs, says, “Through various resources and activities, College Summit helps kids who don’t have easy access to college prep material learn about the college application process. It’s a cool charity, and they are a really nice group of people.” Sounds great to me.
Don’t forget that the contest for a $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble is still going! Turnout has been great so far — and I have lots of questions to answer for the FAQ — but keep spreading the word.