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It’s not often that a book comes out sooner than promised – usually it is quite the opposite, as publishers and editors trot out a huge list of excuses for unforseen delays.

A while back Albedo One editor Bob Neilson sold a short story to an anthology called Writing That Risks: New Work from Beyond the Mainstream (Red Bridge Press) and was promised it would be ready August/September.  But as of July 16 Bob received an email from the editor informing him that the book is on sale already and available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other on-line retailers.

Here’s the blurb from the Publisher’s site:

Writing That Risks features writers from around the world who delight in exploring the boundaries of content and style. These new and award-winning authors take inspiration from the likes of Italo Calvino, Margaret Atwood, Anne Carson, and Junot Díaz, mashing-up genres to bring us vibrant characters, unforgettable images, and off-beat perspectives that reveal the gamut of human experience with humor and insight…

The collection ranges from a ghost story set to blues chords to a love story set in a museum that may or may not be under attack by an angry mob; from a found poem that begins with a grocery receipt to a multi-part exploration of motherhood in verse. It also includes creative nonfiction that breathes new life into the memoir form. Each piece is gorgeously crafted, and these writers’ unique voices will linger with you long after you’ve finished reading.”

Interested in taking a look, see the book here on and Barnes & Noble.

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