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November 28, 2017

Third Flatiron Nominates Authors for Pushcart Prize


2017_Pushcart_Cover.jpg  We've entered some of our best stories in the 2018 Pushcart Prize competition. (The 2017 collection, pictured here, has just come out.) The Pushcart Prize is an annual anthology of the best from small publishers.

Congratulations to the following nominees:

Spring 2017 Anthology: Principia Ponderosa
Lampblack and Dust by J.L. Forrest
Willing by Premee Mohamed
The Quiet Crime by Jordan Ashley Moore

Summer 2017 Anthology: Cat's Breakfast: Kurt Vonnegut Tribute
Beyond the Borders of Boredom by Ville Nummenpaa
Emerging Grammars by Christopher Mark Rose

Fall 2017 Anthology: Strange Beasties
Valediction by John Sunseri

We wish you the best of luck and thank you for letting us publish your wonderful work!


November 2, 2017

Best of 2017 Available for Pre-order

It's been a fun year with a variety of themes, but the best ones stand out regardless of theme. We've put a selection of stories from 2017 together, and it's now available for pre-order from Amazon. See below for a cover sketch and lineup of authors. By ordering now, you can get the ebook when it comes out on December 1. Ebook (Kindle) only, free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.



Editor's Note by Juliana Rew
Valediction by John Sunseri
Command Decision by James Beamon
The Jim-Aaargh School of Philosophy by Rati Mehrotra
Lampblack and Dust by J. L. Forrest
They Grow Up So Fast by Konstantine Paradias
Glass by Jean Graham
Talk to the Animals by Jill Hand
The JPEG of Dorian Gray by Brian Trent
Beyond the Borders of Boredom by Ville Nummenpää
Beast of the Month by Wulf Moon
Picnic, with Xels by Keyan Bowes
One Is One by Vaughan Stanger
Willing by Premee Mohamed


October 17, 2017

Third Flatiron Wins Honorable Mention at WSFA Small Press Awards

We're thrilled to announce that author Neil James Hudson recently won honorable mention for his science fiction story, "The Mytilenian Delay," which appeared in the Summer 2016 anthology, "Hyperpowers," guest-edited by Bascomb James. Congratulations!



August 19, 2017

Strange Beasties Available for Pre-Order

Third Flatiron is offering its new Fall ebook anthology, "Strange Beasties," for pre-order from Amazon, and print books will follow soon.

In an international collection of dark fantasy, slipstream, and horror short stories, eighteen authors share their fiendish creations, with tales ranging from supernatural monsters, dysfunctional families, inimical alien powers, and creatures of the id.
Join us for an exhilarating ride through uncharted dark territory--and keep an eye out for strange beasties. Congratulations to the following author lineup, appearing September 20, 2017!


Foreword by Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi
In the Days of Mister Cuddles by Bruce Arthurs
Valediction by John Sunseri
The Wraith's Child by Philip John Schweitzer
Besta Branco by Tim Jeffreys
How Not to Eat People by Sarah Tchernev
To Riddle the Lake by Lucy Harlow
The Black Horse by Philip Brian Hall
Glass by Jean Graham
Creatures by Marc E. Fitch
Thirsty Creatures by Christa Carmen
Harry on the Farm by Isobel Horsburgh
Sailors' Hearts Taste Better by Paulo Da Silva
The Passenger by Jeff Hewitt
Beast of the Month by Wulf Moon
The Spark That Starts the Flame by Daniel Rosen
Niagwahe by Brenton Clark
Looking for Lusca by John J. Kennedy
Project Sargasso Findings on Global Nightmare Epidemic by Brian Trent


May 17, 2017

Double Issue Lineup for Cat's Breakfast Summer Anthology

It's hard to believe that summer's almost here. And so is the new anthology, Cat's Breakfast: Tribute to Kurt Vonnegut. A double issue, it contains 30  all-original  science fiction and fantasy short stories inspired by the wit and wisdom of  the late Mr. Vonnegut, releasing on June 15.

An international group of new and established contributors to "Cat's Breakfast" makes this a remarkable and varied collection that is sure to please fans of science fiction/fantasy, humor, and horror. The ebook's available for pre-order on Amazon, and print books will follow shortly.



Spooky Action by David A. Kilman
They Grow Up So Fast by Konstantine Paradias
The Jim-Aaargh School of Philosophy by Rati Mehrotra
Command Decision by James Beamon
Hear by Tim Jeffreys
Honour Killing by Iain Hamilton McKinven
Talk to the Animals by Jill Hand
The Pigeon Drop by Gregg Chamberlain
Formica Joe by Anne E. Johnson
One Is One by Vaughan Stanger

Emerging Grammars by Christopher Mark Rose
Picnic, with Xels by Keyan Bowes
Scenes from a Post-Scarcity, Post-Death Society by Peter Hagelslag
The Static Fall to a Standing Walk by Jason Lairamore
Beyond the Borders of Boredom by Ville Nummenpää
Snakes and Ladders by Rekha Valliappan
Drop Dead Date by August Marion
Monkeyline by Jonathan Shipley
Quality Testing by S. E. Foley
Dead Girls, Dying Girls by James Dorr
The Bringers by John J. Kennedy
The Confrontation Station by Ryan Dull
The Edge of Toska by Veronica Moyer
Violadors on the Run by Corrie Parrish
37 by Dan Koboldt
The Losers' Crusade by Neil James Hudson

Grins and Gurgles (Flash Humor):

Cyborg Shark Battle (Season 4, O’ahu Frenzy) by Benjamin C. Kinney
Strange Stars by Laurence Raphael Brothers
iPhone 17,000 by E. E. King
The Service Call by Edward Ahern


February 1, 2017

Announcing the Lineup for Principia Ponderosa

We have the following great international lineup of authors for our Spring anthology, Principia Ponderosa. The book contains 17 short stories with a Weird West/Steampunk theme, as well as some magical realism, horror, and humor.

Principia Ponderosa's available for pre-order via Amazon, with a planned ebook publication date of March 1. We'll follow with  print paperbacks and a podcast or two as well. Saddle up and ride with us into the sunset.



Blazing Beamard by Stanley Webb
Lampblack and Dust by J. L. Forrest
The Quiet Crime by Jordan Ashley Moore
The Monster Hunter by Angus McIntyre
The Groks of Kruk County by Columbkill Noonan
Mourning Dove by Jackson Kuhl
Willing by Premee Mohamed
The Great Man's Iron Horse by Mark Mellon
The Hunt by Salinda Tyson
La Loca by Robert Walton
The Gleaming by John J. Kennedy
Closing the Frontier by Philip DiBoise
No County for Young Men by Martin Clark
The Wind Father by Geoff Gander

Grins and Gurgles (Flash Humor)
Etiquette for the Space Traveller: Dealing with the Ship's Cat by Lisa Timpf
Gardening in a Post-Apocalyptic World by Sheryl Normandeau
The JPEG of Dorian Gray by Brian Trent


October 1, 2016

Third Flatiron to Pay Pro Rates

Third Flatiron will begin paying 6 cents per word (USD) for all accepted publications beginning with the Spring 2017 issue. Please see the Submission Guidelines page.


August 16, 2016

Third Flatiron Launches Patreon Page!

Third Flatiron has been in business for nearly five years now.

As our loyal readers and authors know, we've been trying to gradually work our way up to paying pro rates for all submissions. We already do that for SFWA and HWA members.

But we've also decided that we need to pay a decent fee for artwork and podcast voice talent and production. Many have volunteered their services in this area, and for that we're grateful.

Our Readers (slush and proof) are currently donating their time as well. They're a dedicated lot who work for us, with the only return being experience (and possibly, sometimes, fun).

At any rate, our shoestring operation is scraping by, but we are far from making a profit.

Third Flatiron is an Affiliate Member of SFWA, and we need to step up our game in order to become a SFWA pro market. That's why we've set up a Patreon page for Third Flatiron Anthologies. (Check it out, there's even a video if you need some convincing.)

Will you pledge a bit to help us keep providing excellent creative content, as well as remunerating our artistic and technical staff? Even a dollar a month will be a great help, and we're offering some nice rewards.

We humbly thank you for your consideration.

Juliana Rew
Editor and Publisher



July 17, 2016

Fall/Winter Lineup for Keystone Chronicles Announced

Fall/Winter has become a double issue, and we're happy to announce the following international lineup of authors. The book's available for pre-order via Smashwords and Amazon, with a planned ebook publication date of August 20. We'll be producing print paperbacks and a podcast or two as well.



Our Problem-Child: Langerfeld the Moon by Marilyn K. Martin
Hunt, Unrelenting by Sierra July
Coding Haven by Brandon Crilly
Splinters by Maureen Bowden
Desol 8 by Edward Palumbo
Telling the Bees by Judith Field
Daman by Zerrin Otgur
You Can Not Have a Meaningful Campaign If Strict Time Records Are Not Kept by Desmond Warzel
Racial Memory by Gustavo Bondoni
The White Picket Fence by A. P. Sessler
Every Planet Has One by John Marr
See You on Hel by Bear Kosik
The Keystone Mine by John M. Campbell
How Far Away the Stars by Sam Muller
To Their Wondering Eyes by Sharon Diane King
TANSTAAFL by Bascomb James
Grins and Gurgles (Flash Humor):
            Rejection by Larry Lefkowitz
            I Should've Known Better by Art Lasky
            Remembrance of Saint Urho by Damian Sheridan


April 15, 2016

Hyperpowers Lineup - Summer Anthology

Our Summer 2016 anthology, "Hyperpowers," guest-edited by Bascomb James, is now available for pre-order via Smashwords and Amazon. The ebook will be available May 15!

We have a great author and story lineup this time, with tales ranging from military fiction to space opera (and a squidge of humor, of course). We'll be podcasting some of the stories (free!) as well.


Congratulations to the following authors:

Grid Drop by William Huggins
Between Two Heartbeats by Jonathan Shipley
Dirt Moon by Dan Koboldt
The Silicates by John M. Campbell
Dreaming Empire by Mark Rookyard
Symphony in First Contact, Hostile by Sam Bellotto Jr.
Duck and Cover by Erik B. Scott
Outer Patrol by E. J. Shumak
Child of Soss by Brandon L. Summers
The Mytilenian Delay by Neil James Hudson
Kill the Coffee Boilers! by Robert Walton
Alien Dreams by K. S. Dearsley
Yesterday's Weapon by Noel Ayers
Claim Jumpers by Elliotte Rusty Harold
Pre-emptive Survivors by Martin Clark
I've Got the Horse Right Here. . . by Art Lasky (Grins and Gurgles)


January 29, 2016

Bascomb James to Serve as Guest Editor for Hyperpowers

Third Flatiron is excited to announce a guest editor for the Summer 2016 anthology, Hyperpowers.


Bascomb James is a clinical virologist, author, and lecturer who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His daytime persona has authored or edited four scientific textbooks and a hatful of scientific articles and chapters. In his secret nighttime persona, he masquerades as an author, editor, and science fiction fan. Bascomb is the anthologist and editor of the Far Orbit anthologies published by World Weaver Press. The first Far Orbit volume, Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures, was published in 2014 and has garnered many outstanding reviews. Far Orbit Apogee was published in 2015, and Far Orbit: Last Outpost will be published later this year by Pushpin Books. A science fiction fan since childhood, Bascomb credits his interest in science, engineering, and invention to the science fiction stories he read as a child. Bascomb blogs about writing, editing, and life in a Northern tier state (Up North Stories) at He also tweets occasionally @BascombJ.

The theme for Hyperpowers features space opera and military science fiction stories.  Space operas are dramatic, large-scale science fiction adventures focusing on character and plot action.  We’ll be looking for page-turners, adventure stories that keep us on the edge of our seats.  Mindless mayhem just doesn’t cut it.  We want compelling science fiction tales that wake our emotions and stimulate our imagination. Submissions are open and are due March 15. For guidelines, see our “Submissions” tab.


January 25, 2016

Lineup for Spring Issue - It's Come to Our Attention

Coming February 20, 2016! "It's Come to Our Attention" from Third Flatiron Anthologies contains fourteen imaginative speculative fiction short stories about things that could be happening quietly, without a lot of fanfare, but which could still be extremely significant or make a big difference.


Contributors include Pauline J. Alama, James H. Zorn, Wendy Nikel, Philip Brian Hall, Hunter Liguore, Nyki Blatchley, James Dorr, Greg Beatty, Terri Bruce, Joel Richards, Marie DesJardin, Arthur M. Doweyko, E. M. Eastick, and Lisa Timpf.

Available for pre-order

Get the anthology the day it comes out on Amazon and Smashwords.


November 29, 2015


Third Flatiron's Best: Our Nominations for Pushcart Prize

Justly proud of the stories we've published this year, we are spreading the word by entering some of our best stories in the 2017 Pushcart Prize competition. (The 2016 collection, pictured above, has just come out.) The Pushcart Prize is an annual
anthology of the best from small publishers and is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Congratulations to the following nominees:

Spring 2015 Anthology: The Time It Happened
With Gilded Wings by Evan Henry
A Rock in the Air by Neil James Hudson

Fall/Winter Anthology: Ain't Superstitious
Pandora's Pinata by E. E. King
Wind Chimes by Sean O'Dea
Dead Men's Drinks by Christina Bates
O Shades, My Woe by Eric J. Guignard

We wish you the best of luck and thank you for letting us publish your wonderful work!


November 2, 2015

Third Flatiron's Best of 2015: Coming in December

When an anthology comes together around a theme, it's a thing of wonder, and Third Flatiron is justly proud of all of its anthologies. But sometimes a theme limits the scope of the speculative fiction to one or two genres. Thus, for those of you who prefer a smorgasbord, we are eager to offer this international sampler of original stories by new and established authors, our Best of 2015.


Enjoy thirteen tales by Ken Altabef, Dan Koboldt, Kevin Lauderdale, Stephanie Flood, Eric J. Guignard, Jacob M. Lambert, Martin Clark, Neil James Hudson, A. P. Sessler, Sean O'Dea, E. E. King, Lyn Godfrey, and Evan Henry. Hitting Amazon in ebook form on December 1. By pre-ordering, you can get it that very day!


July 26, 2015

Ain't Superstitious: Coming for Fall

Ready to let your imagination run away with you? It's only human to feel that delicious frisson of fear when things get a little strange.


Third Flatiron Anthologies announces the lineup for "Ain't Superstitious," a double
issue packed with 26 stories of the weird, wild, and magical.

The ebook will be available September 1, 2015. Pre-order available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Paperback too!

Contributors include include Amy Aderman, Ken Altabef, James Aquilone, Christina Bates, Gustavo Bondoni, Maureen Bowden, Spencer Carvalho, John Paul Davies, Sarina Dorie, Judith Field, Adele Gardner, Lyn Godfrey, Bruce Golden, Eric J. Guignard, John Hegenberger, Benjamin Jacobson, K. T. Katzmann, E. E. King, Andrew Kozma, Jacob M. Lambert, Kevin Lauderdale, Gerri Leen, Dennis Mombauer, Will Morton, Sean O'Dea, and A. P. Sessler.


May 3, 2015

Summer 2015 Preview: Only Disconnect

Too much to do, too little time. Technology provides amazing new tools that help us reach out, connect with friends and family, and avoid boredom. But if we depend too heavily on our computers, will we even notice when the Singularity occurs?

"Only Disconnect" from Third Flatiron Anthologies will be available in ebook and paperback everywhere on June 1, 2015. Pre-order the ebook on Amazon or Smashwords.



Seventh Sense by Evan Henry
Super Bugs by Robert Lowell Russell
Aqua Equal by Jonathan Shipley
Carnival of Colours by Evelyn Deshane
The Eyes in the Water by Matt Weinburg
Life After Download by Wendy Nikel
Just Visulate by E. E. King
Grins and Gurgles (Flash Fiction): Email Recovered from Genetech Debris, Lieutenant Jeffrey Abramowitz Investigating
by Elliotte Rusty Harold
Killing the Tree Spirit by Adria Laycraft
A House of Mirrors by Stephanie Flood
She Dies by Jason Lairamore
Jacked by Steve Coate
Into the Light by Paul Barclay


February 9, 2015

Spring 2015 Lineup: The Time It Happened

Things are getting all Timey-Wimey for the Spring anthology, with the following great lineup of authors. Appearing everywhere in ebook and print on March 1, 2015!


False Footfall by Martin Clark

Lincoln's Watch by Atar Hadari

Going Viral by Dan Koboldt

Stilled Life by Ellen Denton

Kin Carriers by Jason Lairamore

What Was Lost by Larry C. Kay

Armada of Snow by Richard Mark Ankers

Puppy Love by Thomas Canfield

Good to the Last Drop by Wendy Nikel

With Gilded Wings by Evan Henry

Net War I by Elliotte Rusty Harold

A Rock in the Air by Neil James Hudson
Grins and Gurgles: Flash Humor

Blargnoff Industries New Employee Handbook Human Edition by Dana Schellings

The Zzzombie Apocalypse by Mark Hill

Xenofabulous by Amanda C. Davis


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