I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading a pretty good horror anthology from Eneit Press, In Bad Dreams Volume 2: Where Death Stalks. According to their web site Enieit Press started with the first volume of this anthology. I wish them luck, I’d like to see more volumes of In Bad Dreams if they’re as good as this one.
Anthologies are only as good as the editor(s) selecting the stories. Keeping the work balanced and flowing well while offering enough variety is tricky business.
Think of it as music. You can spend days, or more in my case, adjusting a play list to get it just right. Adding new songs, removing others and deciding the order may not seem like a big deal, until that play list accidentally gets deleted. That’s when you realize how much work you’ve put into all of those decisions.
It’s not a job I would willingly take on, but I’m glad there are people crazy enough to do it.