Futuredaze Anthology Cover Reveal!

I’ve been really wanting to share the news, but had to wait a few weeks before I could make this announcement (the editors didn’t want authors to say anything until they had the T.O.C. down) – but now I can and there’s even a cover to go with it.

Ta Da!

Introducing Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction, edited by Hannah Strom-Martin and Erin Underwood. The book (print and ebook) will be available from Underwords in February 2013. The authors are all listed below.

The fabulous cover is by Deena Warner of Deena Warner Designs

Underwords is a popular fiction literary blog that focuses on books, writing, publishers, authors, and readers. They say all genres are potential food for thought, but that Underwords has a preference for science fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult, and interstitial literature.

I am thrilled and honoured that my short story String Theory will be among the chosen works in this anthology!

I haven’t had many short stories published (might have something to do with not submitting many short stories for publication). Weird Year published another quirky sci fi (of sorts) story of mine called Al’s Hat a few years back.

I’m drawn more and more to the short story format — first because of the discipline of it, but also because I can write, edit, germinate, and review on a smaller scale. It’s refreshing.

An Anthology of YA Science Fiction

edited by Hannah Strom-Martin & Erin Underwood

List of Contributing Authors
in alphabetical order


E. Kristin Anderson
Jenny Blackford
Cathy Bryant
Sandi Cayless
Alicia Cole
John Grey
Evelyn Lumish
Brittany Warman
Neil Weston
Anna Della Zazzera


Steve Alguire
Camille Alexa
Stephen D. Covey
Danika Dinsmore (yay!)
Gregory Frost
Nancy Holder
Alex J. Kane
Rahul Kanakia
Miri Kim
Rich Larson
Dale Lucas
Alex Dally MacFarlane
Jack McDevitt
Sandra McDonald
Jennifer Moore
Katrina Nicholson
Chuck Rothman
Mark Smith-Briggs
Leah Thomas
Llinos Cathryn Thomas
Lavie Tidhar
William John Watkins

For those of you interested in publishing short fiction, I highly recommend signing up for Duotrope’s enewsletter and cruising their website. Duotrope is how I found out about the call for this anthology.

The site offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, and non-fiction markets (genre and mainstream). There’s also a calendar of upcoming deadlines, submissions trackers (for registered users), and other nifty stuff.

And while it’s a FREE service, if you like it and use it, there is a way to donate to keep them running.

Congrats to all the authors in this anthology! I’m very excited to see the final product.


  1. Tod McCoy
    Aug 14, 2012

    Congrats, Danika! That’s some nice company you’re keeping there — Jack McDevitt and Greg Frost, among others. Can’t wait to see it!

  2. Angelica Jayne Taggart
    Aug 14, 2012

    Sounds great!! I know your story will be a hit!!

  3. Thanks, y’all.

  4. Tyrean
    Aug 17, 2012


  5. 4amWriter
    Aug 22, 2012

    I use Duotrope and I love it. I have one short story published, and I found the online journal through duotrope. Congrats on your published short story!

  6. Kim Aippersbach
    Aug 29, 2012

    This looks like a great anthology. Congratulations!

    There’s not much time left, but if you have a zombie story up your sleeve, there’s a Canadian zombie anthology looking for submissions:


    I’m not particularly into zombies, but her blog has such creative ideas that I think I’ll like this anthology.

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