Phantasm Japan, out now

My latest day-job project, the anthology Phantasm Japan is out now.

Phantasm Japan cover

It includes stories from Zachary Mason (The Lost Books of the Odyssey), Tim Pratt (a Hugo Award-winner who also had work appear in Best American Short Stories), the very popular Japanese author Miyuki Miyabe, the late multinational award-winner Project Itoh, and many more.

For students writing SF/fantasy especially, short stories are often crucial for early careers. There are still a dozen or so decent magazines out there that a. have readers beyond the circle of would-be submitters, and b. pay contributors. Nobody will make a living writing short fiction, and writing short stories isn’t exactly good practice for novels, but they’re very useful when it comes to entering the field. So if you’ve not considered trying short fiction, I highly recommend it. But please read some first—like perhaps Phantasm Japan!


About nickmamatas

Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including I Am Providence and The Last Weekend. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Asimov's Science Fiction, New Haven Review, and many, many other venues.
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