To celebrate five years of Open Pen, and in association with publisher Limehouse Books, The Open Pen Anthology is a 300-page paperback book of our favourite stories published in our magazine, alongside new fiction from each of the authors behind those stories.
“More like a shot of absinthe than a pint of boring lager.” – Francis Plug (Author of How to be a Public Author)
Shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards 2016 – Best Anthology
MAX SYDNEY SMITH
Paul Ewan’s Francis Plug
N Quentin Woolf
With microfiction from:
Mazin Saleem, Lisa Fontaine, R.M. Clarke, Jamie Collinson, Liam Hogan, Piers Pereira, Matthew Cutler, Dave Clark, James Vella, Rhuar Dean, Jasmin Kirkbride, Katherine Vik.
Compiled and edited by Sean Preston
Excerpts from the anthology
“There’s some great stuff here: a couple of starkly moving pieces, some stories that’re very funny, others that are impressively weird, some that are truly perceptive and a couple that offer a very familiar vision of the contemporary world.” – Scott Manley Hadley, literary lifestyle blogger (Triumph of the Now)
Like what you’ve read in the pages of Open Pen? Tell your friends about Open Pen Magazine. Tell them about our anthology. Tell them about writing that is willing to take a risk. Fiction doesn’t have to be vampires and cheap gimmickry. Ask for more.