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While checking our Twitter account today, we noticed that we had a new follower — Rory O’Sullivan, a writer with Sabotage: Reviews of the Ephemeral, a U.K. site where the Silver Birch Press Silver Anthology was nominated for Best Mixed Anthology (winners will be announced later today during the Sabotage Awards Party — a sold-out event at The Book Club, London).

When we followed Rory O’Sullivan‘s link to the Sabotage site, we were stunned to find a lengthy, in-depth rave review of the Silver Birch Press Silver Anthology. Thank you, Rory. Thank you, Sabotage Reviews!

Below are some excerpts from the Sabotage Review:

Here’s an idea: invite some of your colleagues in the writing scene to submit individual pieces of short fiction, novel excerpts, verse, screenplay and other literary minutiae – all of which must honour a pre-determined theme – collate them, shuffle them into a polished sequence, then sit back and watch your anthology receive all the plaudits it deserves.

Unfortunately, we’ve been beaten to it. So we’ll have to make do with Silver Birch Press showing us how it’s done…

For all its brilliance on a micro scale, it’s easy to lose sight of the anthology’s vastness. I really have barely scratched the surface. It weighs in at a hefty 240 pages, and features no fewer than 62 different contributors…

One outcome is that I’ll be following many of the names this anthology has brought to my attention, their work blazing a silver trail that I urge you to explore with as much curiosity as I will be.”

Congratulations to all writers who contributed their poetry & prose to the Silver Birch Press Silver Anthology! Silver Anthology contributors (in alphabetical order) are: BARBARA ALFARO, JENA ARDELL, MELISSA BERRY, JANE BUEL BRADLEY, JOHN BRANTINGHAM, RACHEL CAREY, CHIWAN CHOI, BILLY COOK, BARBARA DAHL, WALTER DE LA MARE, COLLEEN DELEGAN, GILLIAN EATON, BARBARA EKNOIAN, MERRILL FARNSWORTH, SYED AFZAL HAIDER, JOE HAKIM, ANDREW HILBERT, DONNA HILBERT, GAIA HOLMES, ZACK HUNTER, DIANE EAGLE KATAOKA, RUTH MOON KEMPHER, LINDA KING, THOMAS KUDLA, MORIAH LACHAPELL, LEEANNE MCILROY LANGTON, VICKIE LESTER, ELLARAINE LOCKIE, GERALD LOCKLIN, AMY LOWELL, SANDYLEE MACCOBY, TAMARA MADISON, CLINT MARGRAVE, DANIEL MCGINN, MARCIA MEARA, ANN MENEBROKER, JACK MICHELINE, BEN MYERS, JAX NTP, HANK PERRITT, MEGHAN PINSON, JACKIE PLEDGER-SKWERSKI, KATHY DAHMS ROGERS, CONRAD ROMO, LUKE SALAZAR, JOAN JOBE SMITH, CLIFTON SNIDER, DALE SPROWL, KENDALL STEINLE, ADELLE STRIPE, PAUL KAREEM TAYYAR, KATI THOMSON, JERI THOMPSON, WINSTON TONG, MARGARET TOWNER, MARY UMANS, DIRK VELVET, MELANIE VILLINES, FRED VOSS, MARK WEBER, TIM WELLS, STEVE WILLIAMS, and PAMELA MILLER WOOD.

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Congratulations to Michael C. Keith, author of the Silver Birch Press release EVERYTHING IS EPIC: Stories (April 2013), for his recent honor — his  book OF NIGHT AND LIGHT: Stories (Blue Mustang Press, 2012) was named as a Finalist in the Fiction: Visionary Category in the 2013 International Book Awards, a  contest that honors excellence in independent and mainstream publishing.

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We learned yesterday that the Silver Birch Press SILVER ANTHOLOGY  (released in November 2012) has been nominated for the Best Mixed Anthology by readers of the UK site Sabotage: Reviews of the Ephemeral. If you would like to vote, you can find the link on this page (When you get to the survey, the Mixed Anthology category is #3 on the list). You can vote until May 1, 2013.

Congratulations to everyone whose poetry and prose appeared in the SILVER ANTHOLOGY — including many authors from the UK! Best wishes to: BARBARA ALFARO, JENA ARDELL, MELISSA BERRY, JANE BUEL BRADLEY, JOHN BRANTINGHAM, RACHEL CAREY, CHIWAN CHOI, BILLY COOK, BARBARA DAHL, WALTER DE LA MARE, COLLEEN DELEGAN, GILLIAN EATON, BARBARA EKNOIAN, MERRILL FARNSWORTH, SYED AFZAL HAIDER, JOE HAKIM, ANDREW HILBERT, DONNA HILBERT, GAIA HOLMES, ZACK HUNTER, DIANE EAGLE KATAOKA, RUTH MOON KEMPHER, LINDA KING, THOMAS KUDLA, MORIAH LACHAPELL, LEEANNE MCILROY LANGTON, VICKIE LESTER, ELLARAINE LOCKIE, GERALD LOCKLIN, AMY LOWELL, SANDYLEE MACCOBY, TAMARA MADISON, CLINT MARGRAVE, DANIEL MCGINN, MARCIA MEARA, ANN MENEBROKER, JACK MICHELINE, BEN MYERS, JAX NTP, HANK PERRITT, MEGHAN PINSON, JACKIE PLEDGER-SKWERSKI, KATHY DAHMS ROGERS, CONRAD ROMO, LUKE SALAZAR, JOAN JOBE SMITH, CLIFTON SNIDER, DALE SPROWL, KENDALL STEINLE, ADELLE STRIPE, PAUL KAREEM TAYYAR, KATI THOMSON, JERI THOMPSON, WINSTON TONG, MARGARET TOWNER, MARY UMANS, DIRK VELVET, MELANIE VILLINES, FRED VOSS, MARK WEBER, TIM WELLS, STEVE WILLIAMS, and PAMELA MILLER WOOD.

Special thanks to SILVER ANTHOLOGY co-editor Joan Jobe Smith for inviting so many of the authors she’s met during her UK visits to participate in the Silver Birch Press anthologies.