Thursday, January 3, 2013

Another Collaboration with Tim Marquitz

Angelic Knight Press is happy to announce that we will once again be working with author and editor Tim Marquitz. Tim is a talented author and the editor of the Fading Light anthology that we published in September of last year. The book was so well received that we've decided to do another. This time the genre is Urban Fantasy.

Some of you may not be familiar with Urban Fantasy. Wikipedia defines it thus: Urban fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy defined by place; the fantastic narrative has an urban setting. Many urban fantasies are set in contemporary times and contain supernatural elements. However, the stories can take place in historical, modern, or futuristic periods, as well as fictional settings. The prerequisite is that they must be primarily set in a city. (Thus the "urban" part) Read the full article here.

The difference between Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy? In an online commentary, author Jeannie Holmes described differences between urban fantasy and paranormal romance: The two share 90% of their genre DNA. However, the main differences are this: Urban fantasy focuses on an issue outside of a romantic relationship between two characters. Paranormal romance focuses on a romantic relationship between two characters and how outside forces affect that relationship. The best litmus test to determine if a story is urban fantasy or paranormal romance is to ask the following question: 'If the romance between Character A and Character B were removed, would the plot still stand as a viable storyline?' If the answer is 'yes,' chances are good it's urban fantasy. If the answer is 'no,' it's most likely paranormal romance.

So there you go. If you've never written an Urban Fantasy piece, I would suggest some research into the genre, because Tim knows his stuff. Also, this will be a smaller anthology than Fading Light; fewer stories means fewer acceptances and stiff competition. That aside, have fun with your story. Urban fantasy strikes me as a genre where you can really let your imagination play.

I'll be posting full sub call details on our "Upcoming Projects" page, but you may also access them on Tim's blog here. DO NOT SEND SUBS TO AKP. All subs should be sent to

Subs will be accepted January 15th through May 15th.

This promises to be another great anthology. Good luck, everyone!




  1. Now this sounds like something that's right up my alley! I'm excited to write something for this anthology and to see the final product (whether or not my story's in it).

  2. Just spoke with Tim and he said he's currently targeting 15 stories for this one, as opposed to the 25+ in FADING LIGHT, and he already has a handful of commitments. So, you ain't kidding, competition will be stiff since the openings are few.

  3. This should be a cool venture! Go Tim and AKP!



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