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BORDERTOWN LIVES!!!

Bordertown
I have been sitting on my hands for months, now, and you know it's been TORTURE. But the deal is finally done, and now blackholly & I can joyously announce:

We're doing a new Bordertown anthology!

Here's the official announcement to the trade:

Terri Windling's groundbreaking urban fantasy shared world is back in an all new Borderlands anthology, WELCOME TO BORDERTOWN, to be edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, featuring new stories from many of the original writers including Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Midori Snyder and Charles de Lint, as well as new work by writers who were inspired by the original series, including Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Kelly Link and more. At auction to Mallory Loehr at Random House Children's Books, by Barry Goldblatt at Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC and Christopher Schelling at Ralph M. Vicinanza Ltd.

Of course, there's a long & entertaining backstory, which I will tell you when I'm not packing for big trip. But essentially Holly & I decided it was time. We went to Terri, who gave us her blessing. Terri's deep in her own art and writing these days and won't be editing the volume herself, but she's been closely consulting with us, and will write an Introduction to the new volume. The title is tentative, and so is the pub date, but we think it's Summer 2011 (I know, I know, seems like forever - unless you're the one having to write the story, design the cover, create the marketing, etc etc).

Is this the first of many? Will the old stories come back into print? Even we do not know the answers to any of this yet. All we know is, Random House is excited, we're excited, and right now we're dreaming of the Border . . . .See you there!

ADDED: Also see posts by Holly here & Terri here.

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an_sceal
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
This fills my heart with GLEE.

I can't WAIT!
d_aulnoy
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! The light has come again!

More seriously, this is stupendous news - congratulations!
bondgwendabond
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
Fabulous news!
michaeldthomas
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful news. I can't wait to read it. :)
miep
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

*dance of joy*
just_ann_now
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
*jumps up and down discreetly at my desk* Hooray!
stephanieburgis
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. That's FANTASTIC!!!! Congratulations - and I can't wait to read it! :)
chaoticgoodnik
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
New Emma Bull? With Cory Doctorow? Eeeeeeeee. (Not that the others are chopped liver, but well, a girl's allowed to have favorites.)
gows
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Oo! Oo! Oo! Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!
elionwyr
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
This has made my week - perhaps my month!!!
lillbet
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
Ooh, sorry. I was linked here from another journal and thought I was still in my friend's journal.

Sorrysorrysorry.

Edited at 2009-07-07 03:26 pm (UTC)
gwynraven
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Wow! This is great news! I still have my hoarded and carefully preserved copies of the originals - I'll have to reread them to get ready for the new one. I'm so excited!!
wildwose
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
Good Grief! That is fabulous! Awesome even! Loverly!

Great news Ellen.

I should note, I just read this aloud to my teen son, a writer who hopes to join "the trade" and made special emphasize on the the announcement sentence. His first to the trade. And..what does "at auction..." mean?

Looking forward to this, you two are perfect for the job.
ellen_kushner
Dec. 13th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Oops - "at auction" means the agent submitted it to more than one publisher, and then let the top contenders duke it out to outbid each other. By mail or phone call, not in an actual auction room. But same principle.

And thanks!
yendi
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
This is possibly the best news I've seen in ages!
shadesong
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
*bounce and squee*
sinboy
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Boo-yah! (only in Elvish). Bordertown/Borderland was very 80's for me. I can't wait to see what the current decade brings.
taraljc
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
I just made a sound of glee so high pitched only dogs can hear it. No lie.
elissa_carey
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh oooh ooh! Now I'm excited and all a-squee!
aamcnamara
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
I have been waiting for this to happen! Bordertown is too awesome to go gently into that good night, so to speak. Congratulations! It will be interesting to see what some of the new-to-Bordertown writers do with the world.

(I know I could always just write fanfiction, but I have had a quietly geeky dream of writing a Bordertown story for years. Maybe if this one is a success, there will be another with open submissions...? A girl can dream, anyway.)
marinarusalka
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! I loved those anthologies back when they first came out.
uilos
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! You've just totally made my month with this announcement
nifwitch
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
squeeing
I LOVE BORDERTOWN!
sleepfighter
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
This officially made my morning. yeesss. \o/
ex_kaz_maho
Jul. 7th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
This is such cool news! Can't wait to hear more... :)

Cheers,
Karen
la_marquise_de_
Jul. 7th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful.
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