Well, I’m glad to say the silence has been broken. One of the projects RBE was working on before it went on hiatus was a challenge anthology. The premise was simple writers were to write a story around both a piece of cover art and a theme. Kind of like the habit some editors had of commissioning stories based on a finished piece of cover art. Authors contributed their work, which was evaluated blind by a panel of judges. The top ten stories were selected.
The first Challenge anthology, entitled Discovery, is now available. The ebook edition is on sale for $5.00. The print edition will be available within a couple of weeks for $11.00. I had bought a bundle from RBE, sort of a preorder, but I don’t recall if there are any titles left or if I’ve gotten them all. No matter. I’ve bought the electronic version. Readers of this blog will see some familiar names on the ToC. (No, I’m not one of them.)
And a personal note to Jason M. Waltz, the publisher of RBE: It’s good to have you back, brother. You’ve been missed. I hope you’re around for a long time, and I wish you all the best.