In 2017, Donna Royston and David Keener, both Hourlings members, served as editors for Fantastic Defenders, a very successful fantasy anthology featuring up-and-coming indie writers. Under the auspices of Worlds Enough (an anthology packager), they’ve just contracted with Tannhauser Press to do a sequel anthology, which will be called Fantastic Detectives.
They’re looking for stories about crimes in fantasy settings, ranging from “second world” settings to urban fantasies (with a slight preference for the former—no more than a third of the anthology will be urban fantasies). Stories can have other elements such as romance, humor, action…but should primarily be about dealing with a crime (a theft, kidnapping, murder, etc.).
The due date is 12/31/21, with an expected publication date in May 2022. For more details, see the PDF for the Call for Submissions. Note that, unlike the Hourlings-sponsored anthologies, this is an externally produced “for-pay” anthology. The editors would be pleased to receive submissions from Hourlings members, folks from other writing groups, and any other writers.