Author News

December 1, 2022


to the following authors for being nominated for the

2022 Pushcart Prize:


Shades of Timeless Love published in February 2022

For the Timeless Love Anthology click HERE
  • Maths and Magicks" by RR Canyas  (Short Story)

Shades of Chaos published in July 2022

For the Chaos Anthology click HERE

  • “Displacement: A Lamentation” by K. Ellie Mae (Short Story)
  • “The Catamaran” by Nyasha Laing (Short Story)
  • “Glints, Comets, Ticks, and Warblers” by Margot McMahon (Short Story)

Shades of Fantastic Horror published in October 2022

For the Fantastic Horror Anthology click HERE

  • “An Office Romance” by Lin Bo (Short Story)
  • “Bringing Up Baby” by Cameron Vanderwerf (Short Story)

All stories published in our anthologies are extraordinarily compelling so choosing 6 was tough, but the selected stories take these qualities to the next level.

January 17, 2022

Write Volumes’ covers are a work of art and were submitted to a design contest!

December 17, 2021

Breaking news: Publishers Weekly endorses Write Volume’s author Sheila M. Cronin's novel THE GIFT COUNSELOR (ISBN 978-0-9960460-0-8) in the category of Stories of Goodwill for Adults


Read more here:


About the book: A sudden job loss at the start of the Christmas season jangles Jonquil’s spirits. But after she takes a seasonal job, new opportunities and new love follow. The Gift Counselor combines holiday cheer, romance, and family drama.


Author statement: “One Christmas season while in a department store, I witnessed a salesclerk talking to an agitated young man at the perfume counter. He stated he needed a gift to ‘fix a problem’ with his girl. They’d had a misunderstanding and he wanted to patch things up. The clerk didn’t hesitate. She told him to forget about perfume and go straight to the jewelry department. There he could buy something so beautiful, it would make her cry, and then she would be his girl again. Patently relieved, the man set off immediately as instructed and I realized I had just been given a Christmas story. By the time I got home that day, I knew the story was about the clerk, not the shopper.”

December 1, 2021


to the following authors for being nominated for the

2021 Pushcart Prize:


Shades of Chicago published in February 2021

For the Chicago Anthology click HERE

  • "Twenty-first) Century Man" by Randall Jon Van Vynckt (Short Story)
  • "Se Busca a Chicago" by RR Canyas (Short Story)


Shades of Positively Pandemic published in July 2021

For the Pandemic Anthology click HERE


Shades of Horrific Humor published in October 2021

For the Horror Humor Anthology click HERE

  • "Dinner Parties" by Karen Brailsford (Short Story)
  • "Carnival of the Lost" by Fannie Price (Short Story) 

All stories published in our anthologies are incredibly moving so choosing 6 was tough, but the selected stories take these qualities to the next level.

July 24, 2021

Helen Cheng Mao, author of “Time and Space Travel Courtesy of the Pandemic” in Write VolumesShades of Positively Pandemic, most recently wrote and performed in the short Zoom comedy “A Night of Naked Faces”(


Her 10-minute Zoom comedies mentioned in “Time and Space Travel Courtesy of the Pandemic” include “Who’s Behind the Mask?” ( and “Quarantine Couple Dates: Romance Under Restrictions” (


For some chuckles, feel free to enjoy these short comedies!

February 1, 2021

Write Volumes is delighted contributor Sheila M. Cronin was published in Issue 82 of Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts.  Cronin's story, Stanley,” can be found in this pioneer magazine in the genre of disability literature and fine arts at no cost online by visiting

December 1, 2020


to the following authors for being nominated for the

2020 Pushcart Prize:


Karen Brailsford  “Mommy, Still”

Elizabeth Cate “New Shoes For An Old Man”

Austin Gilkeson  “I Am an 8-Year Old Japanese Girl”

Helen L  “I”

Randall Van Vynckt  “Valentine's Day”

Cameron Vanderwerf  “Thera-Troopers”


All of these stories can be found in Shades of Transition and Transformation

Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

August 3, 2020

Write Volumes is excited to announce one of our Anthology authors Karen Brailsford's debut book Sacred Landscapes of the Soul is forthcoming in Sept 2020. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon.

***Click here to preorder the book today***

August 2, 2020

Karen Brailsford, a Write Volumes Anthology author wrote a personal essay for People Magazine’s “Voices From the Fight Against Racism” series:

Read about:
the 70s...the South Bronx...South Carolina... Kojak...seeing the pope...AOC’s power and strength...Nixon...Bella Abzug...the ghosts on The Hunger Games set...singing at the 2008 DNC... the MLK Memorial...meeting President Jimmy Carter & Rep. John Lewis and more!

***Click here to read the People Magazine article today***

July 31, 2020

Write Volumes is thrilled to announce one of our Anthology authors CA Davis launched a PODCAST on July 31, 2020.  Check out a LATTO thought  ( @latto_thought ) today.

“Who were the first mixed race people in America? Listen to the PREMIERE EPISODE to find out!”

***Click HERE to listen to "takin it back" podcast today***

July 30, 2020

Write Volumes author Helen L created a visual novel from her short story “Homegrown” published in Write Volumes' Shades of Horror and Strangeness.  Check it out for free today!

***Click HERE to read HOMEGROWN visual novel today***

April 2020

Write Volumes is happy to announce one of our Anthology story authors  Fannie Price released BURN Book 2 of the exciting Cambion Rider Chronicles. Urban fantasy action with a strong black female lead. Think X Files with dragons and check it out today!   

***Click HERE to experience "Burn" today***

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