The Whole She-Bang 3 !
The Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce publication of our third anthology (The Whole She-Bang 3) for November of 2016. We have had great success with our first two anthologies, which received wonderful reviews in the Toronto Star, and for She-Bang 2 a lovely review in the Globe and Mail (on-line) as well! Sales of the two anthologies have generated enough profits to donate more than $2100 to the Children's Book bank, and to send periodic payments to the contributors to the two anthologies.
If you are interested in submitting your story (or two) to the anthology, please download and review our guidelines. The submission deadline is March 3, 2016.
The Whole She-Bang 2
We are so excited about the tremendous positive reception our second anthology has received.
From The Globe and Mail:
From The Toronto Star:
If you missed your chance earlier, you can buy copies here:
A little-known fact about our anthologies: 50% of our net proceeds goes to the Children's Book Bank. So, in addition to getting a diverse sampler of mystery authors to try out, you are also supporting a worthy cause: childhood literacy!
Below are the 21 members of Sisters in Crime in Canada who have contributed to create this exciting collection of 24 stories, ranging from noir to cozy, funny to thrilling and everywhere in between. Contains Arthur Ellis Finalist, "First Impressions" by Madona Skaff.
- Lou Allin
- Catherine Astolfo
- Linda Cahill
- Melodie Campbell
- Miriam Clavir
- Susan Daly
- Jill Downie
- Elizabeth Hosang
- P.M. Jones
- Cara Loverock
- Heather MacDonald-Archer
- Lesley Mang
- Elaine Ruth Mitchell
- Charlotte Morganti
- Helen Nelson
- Carol Newhouse
- Judy Penz Sheluk
- Steve Shrott
- Madona Skaff
- Coleen Steele
- Linda Wicken
Download a Sampler [PDF] with the Table of Contents, Introduction by Lesley Mang, and three of the short stories.
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Our chapter published our first anthology (see below) in October 2012. We sold over 600 copies, paid our authors and donated over $800 to the Children's Book Bank with our efforts. It was also thrilling not only to have established authors like Edgar Award winner Sylvia Maultash Warsh, and novelist Vicki Delany in the collection, but we provided several authors with their first publication credit. Having the anthology reviewed in the Toronto Star was a highlight, too.
The Whole She-Bang! An Anthology
Created to celebrate Toronto Sisters in Crime's twentieth anniversary, The Whole She-Bang contains 20 stories ranging from noir to cozy, locales from Canada to Vietnam, and protagonists from cops to amateur sleuths. There's something here for every mystery lover.
Are you looking to discover a new voice in mystery fiction? Or read a new entry from one of your favourite authors? This short story collection is an opportunity to dabble in the diversity of our Sisterhood's creativity.
Purchase your own copy in e-book or print format through the following vendors:
- The Sleuth of Baker Street at 907 Millwood Road in Toronto. It's open Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
- Smashwords (various e-formats)
- Kobo books (EPUB format)
- Amazon.ca (print and Kindle/mobi format)
- Lulu (print)
Download a Sampler [PDF] with the Table of Contents, Introduction by Helen Nelson, and three of the short stories.