Joshua Palmatier talks Short Story Anthologies, Writing, and Zombies Need Brains

Tomorrow marks the release of THE MODERN DEITY’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY, along with its two sister anthologies, DERELICT and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. To mark the occasion, I sat down with Joshua Palmatier, founder and editor of Zombies Need Brains, to talk about the short story anthology format, writing craft, and what goes into building books like these.

We also discussed the themes for the next ZNB kickstarter, and talked a bit about what it’s like to sift through the slush pile. If you’re a writer and are interested in writing short stories (especially science fiction or fantasy), Joshua drops some great wisdom for that sort of thing. Check out the full interview above!

“[Open submissions are] one of the things I always wanted to do, because in my opinion, often our strongest stories are coming from the writers that have never been published before.”

– Joshua Palmatier

Links in the Video

Zombies Need Brains website —

Joshua Palmatier website —

Twitter@ZNBLLC , @bentateauthor

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