Sunday, August 9, 2020

SMFS Members Published in Stop the World: Snapshots from the Pandemic

Several SMFS list members are published in the recently released anthology, Stop the World: Snapshots from the Pandemic. Published by Thalia Press, the anthology is available in both print and eBook formats at Amazon and other vendors.  The SMFS list members published are:

Sarah M. Chen witAh the essay “The Five Stages of Coronanxiety.”

Co Editor Gary Phillips with “No Room! No Room!”

Travis Richardson with “Diametric America.”

Merrilee Robson with “Break His Bone.”


These 40 writers from around the world set out to record their experiences, emotions, fears, and gratitude for living through 2020. Stuck at home, watching the news in horror, helping others: these writers' imaginations never stopped (although their productivity sometimes took a hit.)

Crime stories, creative fiction, elegant and angry poetry, wrenching personal essays-- these "snapshots" record the pandemic year in insightful ways that help us understand the sacrifices we've all made. For the record, here are 40 inspiring, heartfelt, creative takes on this odd and terrifying time in the world, from writers in the US, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and Romania.

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