13 by 11
An anthology spanning genres and places: 13 short stories by 11 award-winning* and up-and-coming authors

“A uniformly powerful collection where each piece shines.” – D. Donovan, senior reviewer Midwest Book Review

A Serbian revolutionary takes on not only the Ottoman Turk but also the afterlife. Fleeing for their lives across space, two young Terrans are about to be caught by the church. Meanwhile, God enlists Terrence to find out who their unexpected visitor is, while there are games between hunter and prey—but who is the monster and who the shepherd? Family and partner relationships turn out to be tricky when you’re young and Dad doesn’t bring home the fish, when your best friend expects you to marry him, when the kid (and Steve Jobs) affects your marriage. And young love’s a glitch at school when you’re segregated just because he’s a vampire and you’re a faerie. And what of bitter scientific rivalries tested to the full when one professor claims to have invented time travel while his rival is accused of his murder? As for the bored writer, he gets more than he bargained for with his new diary app, and loneliness is very real for one man lost in France and one lady lost in her past, whose lives, in very different ways, are slipping away.

13 by 11 features a mix of award-winning and up-and-coming authors blending literary, historical, speculative, investigative, and romantic fiction with a dash of light sci-fi thrown in … all centering on what we humans crave: a connection to others—in life, in death, in school, in families, in space, in cyberspace. Even in France.

“An eclectic, genre-busting gathering that will appeal to a wide audience.”
– D. Donovan, senior reviewer Midwest Book Review

  • Vincent Czyz received the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award for Best in Small Press for Adrift in a Vanishing City.
  • Erol Engin’s The Sea Monkeys won the Page Seventeen Short Story Contest in 2012.
  • Lilla Glass earned a Silver Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future Winter 2021 Quarter competition for her short story Best Spuds.
  • Bradley Harper’s debut, A Knife in the Fog, was a finalist for a 2019 Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel by an American Author and won Killer Nashville’s 2019 Silver Falchion as Best Mystery. Queen’s Gambit won Killer Nashville’s 2020 Silver Falchion Award twice—once for Best Suspense and again as Book of the Year.
  • Derek McFadden’s What Death Taught Terrence was a 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist.
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