Petticoats & Pistols
The news is out!
From Publisher’s Marketplace today:
Jessica Spotswood’s PETTICOATS & PISTOLS, an anthology of new short fiction bringing history to life from the viewpoints of strong, clever, resourceful American girls, edited by Spotswood and including stories by Elizabeth Wein, Beth Revis, Marie Lu, and Andrea Cremer among many others, to Hilary Van Dusen at Candlewick, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World English).
I’m SO excited about this.
We’re still working out the final two contributors, but so far we’ll have stories by:
Jillian Anderson Coats
I feel incredibly lucky to be working with so many talented authors. We have an amazing mix of debuts and established historical writers, plus bestsellers like Beth, Marie, and Marissa, who are trying their hands at historical for the first time (and are going to rock it, I have no doubt!).
The idea struck me about two months ago, when I was asking April Tucholke about her SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS anthology and she suggested I should put one together too. I do love editing, and I thought, ooh, I’d love to create an anthology featuring realistic historical and historical fantasy stories. I’m incredibly passionate about stories by and about women – so our theme was a natural fit. I brought the idea up when I was on a retreat with Andrea, Beth, and Marie, and they were all immediately excited and volunteered to write for me – so how could I NOT pursue it?
And Candlewick is going to be an amazing home for the anthology. I’m really thrilled to be working with Hilary and moving forward with this!
Wow! This sounds awesome, congratulations! 🙂
Thanks, Dani! I'm really excited! 🙂
Could a final contributor be Laurie Halse Anderson? How cool would THAT be?! 😉
That would be amazing – but we actually asked and she's too busy right now. Alas!
Can't wait to read it!
Thank you! 🙂
Congrats! I can't wait to read this!
Thanks, Melody! 🙂
well THAT's fantastic news! hurrah!
I'm so excited to work with you and all these other amazing authors! Thank you!!
Oooh what a fantastic line-up! I'm looking forward to this.
Thank you so much! 🙂
This sounds amazing. A great line-up of authors for what is sure to be an engaging anthology!
Thank you so much!
You're amazing. Great things for a wonderful and talented person. xoxo
Aw, thank you so much! <3
Oh, that sounds wonderful! Hooray, Jess!!!
Thanks, Amy! I'll be reaching out to other historical YA authors closer to pub date for help with a historical blog project!
This is fantastic!! Is it on GR so I can add it to my TBR list yet??
I just checked & it is already! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22020592-pett…
YAY – Congrats!!! So many great authors involved – I can't wait to read!!
Thank you! I'm so happy you're excited!
This sounds freaking fantastic.
Thank you! I'm so glad you think so! And hooray for your April who gave me the courage to think about it!
Ohmigosh! That is a great line-up! I wish you guys the best! And I know you’ll rock itt too! <3 😀
Than you so much! I'm really excited to have the chance to work with these wonderful authors! 🙂
Awwwww definitely gonna pick this up 🙂 Brilly! Canot wait to read it!
Thanks so much, Loie! We're really excited! 🙂
Sqee!!! Totally awesome group of authors here writing one of my favorites sub-genres!!! I'm so happy you are putting this together! Seriously thrilling! I know I'll be grabbing a copy for sure! 😀
Thanks so much, Tressa! I can't wait to share all the stories with readers!