A schoolgirl and her mother are at odds when a job opportunity threatens to move them out of state. Determined to finish school in Manhattan—whatever the cost—young Jessamine discovers just how dark the back alleys of life can be.
On October 15, 2019, Mannison Press released a multi-author anthology called Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted. This collection brought together authors from across the United States and Canada, and spanned a variety of genres including horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi, and crime drama. (You can learn more about it here on our Anthologies Page.)
But even while the anthology was still in editing, the question was already starting to pop up: “Will there be a companion volume?” We played coy at first — after all, our plates were full! — but we were soon thrilled to be able to answer: Yes!
And now’s your chance.
As of December 1st, submissions are officially open for Little Boy Lost: More Tales of Youth Disrupted. While similar to the submissions requirements for Little Girl Lost, authors are encouraged to review the new guidelines carefully before submitting. The complete submissions guidelines can be found HERE.
Submissions are scheduled to be open until February 29, 2020, or until the anthology is filled. This means that should the anthology remain unfilled come this date, the submissions window may be extended; conversely, should the response be overwhelming, Mannison Press reserves the right to close submissions early. (If the latter situation arises, we will make efforts to provide adequate notice.)
Little Girl Lost was an amazing journey…we can’t wait to see where Little Boy Lost will take us!
Thanks for reading.
Deidre J Owen, Co-Founder/Designer Ronald Linson, Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief
In Ballantine Bay, there are whispers of an enchanter called the Matchmaker who can bring love to the unrequited. So when lovesick young Aggie Lovett learns of this legend, inevitably she is unable to resist is allure. But after an unsettling pact is made, Aggie soon discovers the horrifying cost of love without limits.
Panda McMann is a patient at St. Margaret’s Hospital, but she and her fellow inmates aren’t sick. Not anymore. Contained within the walls of the hospital and treated as lab rats, they undergo experiments as doctors search for a cure…tests the patients don’t always survive. Panda is convinced she’ll never see the outside world again, but there is more at work in St. Margaret’s.
Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted
This anthology has brought together authors from across America and Canada. Genres include horror, fantasy, science fiction, and crime drama. What binds these authors and their stories together are the disruptions: losses of innocence, of people, of hope…of one’s way. Fraught with peril, emotion, and journeys most incredible, this collection of tales is sure to draw you in.
Featuring original stories by PIERS ANTHONY, Roxanne Dent, Ashleigh Hatter, Nicola Kapron, Ronald Linson, Rhiannon Lotze, Caitlin Marceau, Bradley R. Mitzelfelt, Rachel Nussbaum, Deidre J Owen, Hailey Piper, Drew Piston, and J. B. Rockwell.