Community of Magic Pens – Anthology, edited by E.D.E. Bell

Community of Magic Pens: The cover is a sunny yellow, with the title in a purple marker font. Four happy cartoon pens are spaced across the cover; the leftmost pen is holding a cane for the visually impaired.

Edited by E.D.E. Bell.

Links: Atthis Arts

Blurb: An eclectic, multi-genre collection of original stories about the power of communication, the magic of writing instruments, and the strength of community, curated to inspire wonder, hope, and joy.

Community of Magic Pens features all-new work from:

Z. Ahmad, J. S. Bailey, E.D.E. Bell, Gustavo Bondoni, Kella Campbell, Minerva Cerridwen, ZZ Claybourne, M. R. DeLuca, Anthony W. Eichenlaub, Joy Givens, Beth Goder, Ethan Hedman, Andrew K Hoe, Victoria Hollis, A. P. Howell, Stella B. James, M. Kaur, Ava Kelly, Robert Kingett, Adam Kissel, N.R. Lambert, Nicole J. LeBoeuf, Gerri Leen, Lawrence Miller, Avery Montavon, Ether Nepenthes, Lena Ng, Robert Perez, Mikko Rauhala, Rai Rocca, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Lorraine Schein, Holly Schofield, Elizabeth Shaffer, Jannae’ Sifontes, K. Alysee Simon, D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Vijay Varman, Dawn Vogel

Content Notes:

Our short story collections are specifically designed to be friendly to a wide range of audiences. This doesn’t mean that they do not contain harmful content; it means that we tried. Stories may include:

Mentions and consequences of oppressive systems (e.g. racism)
Non-explicit recounting of violence or trauma
Generally non-violent references to weapons, including guns
Life trials, sadness, illness, birth, and death
Magic that influences events without the inherent consent of all involved
Brief, non-explicit sexual mentions
Mild alcohol use

Please note that these collections combine a large number of both known and new voices, selected over a relatively short period. The authors frequently write from viewpoints that the primary editor does not share, making selection and editing a challenge. We attempt to apply diligence to this selection, and all authors attest that they have followed the community guidelines in the intent of their story. However, the inclusion of an author’s story should not be taken as our endorsement of that author, their ideologies, affiliations, or related works—as there may be aspects we did not know while curating the collection. This is one of the risks of our approach, and while we feel that it brings to life amazing, unique art, sometimes an author’s interpretation of the guidelines will differ from our own in ways that are not clear at publication time. We hope these instances are rare but wanted to offer the caution.

Series: Atthis Arts Anthologies