On Anthologies and Ninjas By Shae Connor:
I recently jokingly referred to myself “the anthology queen” online, but the thing is, it’s kind of true. Counting Butt Ninjas from Hell, my work will have appeared in nine anthologies or collections, six of those single-title anthologies. Add on the story I just submitted, and that makes an even ten.
As a reader, I like anthologies because they give me a glimpse into the writing worlds of a variety of authors. For the price of one book, I can sample stories from anywhere from a handful to a dozen of authors, and if I find new ones I particularly like, I can seek out their other work. As an author, I like anthologies because I tend to write shorter stories—I’ve only published one novel so far—and anthologies are a great way to get those stories in front of readers.
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