Wednesday, October 8, 2014

News from AKA Publishing/Compass Flower Press

AKA Publishing/Compass Flower Press has announced the release of its first anthology, Uncertain Promise: An Anthology of Short Fiction and Non Fiction, edited by Von Pittman.

Among the contents of the anthology are these winning entries: 

• First Place: “Body Language” David G. Collins, Fulton, MO

• Second Place: “Our Ventana” Mary Pacifico Curtis, San Jose, CA
• Third Place (Tie): “Ballerina” Sally Whitney, Millersville, MD and“The Broom” Marlene Lee, Columbia, MO

Other selections include the works of finalists in the anthology contest.

Von Pittman served as the anthology's editor. Following a career in academic administration, Pittman began writing fiction.  His short stories and creative nonfiction pieces have appeared in The First Line, Cantos, Crime and Suspense, Perspectives Magazine, Well Versed, Cuivre River, and Iowa History Illustrated.  In addition, he has contributed to several recent anthologies, including Storm Country (Missouri Writers Guild, 2011), Deep Waters (Outrider Press, 2012), and Educators as Writers (Peter Lang, 2006). Pittman has won first-place awards in the annual Missouri Writers Guild competition in the categories of Short Story and (2008) and Article (2012), as well as several other awards.

Uncertain Promise can be pre-ordered at a discount through AKA Publishing.


  1. Sounds like a good one! Love the cover.

  2. I echo Tammy's sentiments! Congrats to all the winners.

    Critter Alley

  3. Hi Tammy and Pat,
    I agree. I can't wait to get my copy of the anthology next week and read all the stories and essays

  4. Do you have a short story in this one?

    1. Hi Alex,
      Thanks for asking. I don't have a story in this issue because I was one of the judges on the fiction panel.
      But I do have a story in "That Mysterious Woman," the mystery anthology coming out later this year.


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