On December 6, 2019, Crossed Genres announced they would be going on indefinite hiatus, and cancelling the planned anthology Recognize Fascism, a follow-up to their 2018 micro-anthology Resist Fascism. After discussions with editor Crystal Huff, and with the blessings of Kay T. Holt and Bart R. Leib of Crossed Genres, World Weaver Press is proud to announce that we have acquired the rights to publish Recognize Fascism in 2020.
Recognize Fascism contains speculative stories stories focused on the moment when people see the fascism in front of them for what it is, accept it as real, and make the choice to fight it. Crystal Huff will be retained as anthology editor. All authors whose stories were previously accepted by Crossed Genres for Recognize Fascism have been contacted and informed of the new publisher. A Table of Contents reveal will be posted once all contracts have been finalized. Recognize Fascism will feature cover art by Hugo award winning artist Geneva Bowers.
In order to pay the Recognize Fascism authors a SFWA professional rate of $0.08 (USD) per word, a crowdfunding campaign will run in spring 2020. Supporters of the crowdfunding campaign will receive early copies of the book as well as additional rewards. Traditional publication of the ebook and trade paperback editions is expected for late summer/early fall 2020.
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Crystal Huff (pronouns: they/them) is the Executive Director of Include Better and former Executive Director of The Ada Initiative. They have a decade-long history of professional and volunteer work in tech and geek spaces, with particular commitment to anti-harassment and impostor syndrome work. Crystal runs science fiction conventions in their volunteer time, and has chaired or co-chaired seven conventions around the world, in addition to working on dozens more. Recently, Crystal has been working with the Future Affairs Administration to bring more Chinese science fiction to the rest of the world, and more international science fiction to Chinese audiences.
World Weaver Press, LLC is an independently owned and operated publisher of fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction founded in 2012 and currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We believe that publishing speculative fiction isn’t just printing words on the page — it’s the act of weaving brand new worlds.
Science fiction dominates our list this year, but there's also a splash of fairy tale, with two of our newest anthologies and one of our fan favorites making an appearance. Fairy tale retellings have always been the bedrock of World Weaver Press—and we do love them updated and mashed up as well as traditional. We prefer our science fiction with a dash of hope, and apparently readers have been in the mood for that, too!
Want to see how this list stacks up to last year? See the December 2018 bestseller list here. The first half of 2019 can be found here. Below, you'll find our top 10 bestsellers for the second half of 2019, as well as a list of our top 10 bestsellers of all time. Is your favorite on these lists? Let us know in the comments!
A few notes on these rankings:
TOP 10 BESTSELLERS: 2nd HALF 2019
TOP 10 ALL-TIME BESTSELLERS, 2012-PRESENT
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