Jeff VanderMeer writes about a good cause: Folks who pre-order (with a $5 discount) Last Drink Bird Head, the flash-fiction anthology Jeff co-edited with his wife Ann, will see the proceeds go ProLiteracy, an organization that “champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies.”
Here’s some more info about the book:
What Is Last Drink Bird Head?
That’s the catalyst editors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer provided to over 80 writers in creating this unique anthology. The result? Last Drink Bird Head is a blues musician, a performance artist, a type of alcohol, a town in Texas, and even a song sung by girl scouts in Antarctica. Contributors include Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Evenson, Henry Kaiser, Gene Wolfe, Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Rikki Ducornet, Holly Phillips, Stephen R. Donaldson, K.J. Bishop, Michael Swanwick, Ellen Kushner, Daniel Abraham, Jay Lake, Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Sarah Monette, Conrad Williams, and Marly Youmans. (See the ordering page for a full list of contributors.)
See Jeff’s original post for many more details and warm fuzzies