What if…?

I woke up at 4:00 this morning with the most awesome idea for a short story in my head.  It’s slated for a new anthology J. Taylor Publishing plans to publish the end of this year.  I had started one a week or so ago but after this morning’s epiphany, the other one is outta here.  It’s so strong in my head, I think I might actually have it written by the end of the weekend.  I’m really, really excited about it!

For those of you who don’t know, my short story, THE AMULET OF ORMISEZ, was published by J. Taylor in their 2012 winter anthology, MAKE BELIEVE.  But, just because I was published once by them doesn’t mean I’m a shoo in for the next.  I still have to write a damn good story and submit like everyone else.  This time, though, I’m not as scared.  I’ve been the route before.  I know what to expect.  I am very, very excited about this one.

So, what’s it all about?  Can you write and submit a story, too?  You betcha!  J. Taylor opened up submissions for the anthology on December 6.  The stories all have to be Young Adult in genre and they have to follow the following prompt (from J. Taylor’s website):

What if tomorrow didn’t happen?

What if today never ended?
What if you were 18, about to start your life and everything you’d ever hoped to be, to do, to experience …
could never be yours?
If you sat in a chair, that’s where you’d be …
If you were driving down the road, that’s where you’d be …
If you were in surgery
or jumping off a cliff
or flying …
that’s where you’d be … forever.
Unless …

In this YA anthology, give us the twist, surprise us with the most amazing answer to restart time.

Tell us what happens as you feel the stop, as you feel the shift, as you realize, you know how to make everything go back to normal.

What would that normal be?

What would you do …

if you had the power to restart the world?

One More Day, our winter 2013 anthology, will feature Young Adult short stories based off the prompt above. No matter the setting, no matter the characters, something in the prompt above must influence the writing, the characters, the scene … the story.

Want to find out more?  Click here for all the stellar details.


24 thoughts on “What if…?

  1. Sounds like a cool concept for an anthology! ANd the fact that you are so jazzed about your story points to a great great story unfolding in your head. Good luck Jenny!


  2. I am definitely thinking about it. I have a plot forming and I hear some character voices in my head. I have to get a few rewrites out before I switch over. Maybe this weekend! Thanks for the confidence!


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