When I received my acceptance from Fox Spirit Books, there was dancing and squeeing. I met Adele (‘Aunty Fox’) at an Edge-Lit event and knew I wanted her to publish me. I submitted my strange piece (and possibly my best writing, too) and was thrilled they wanted it. From there, it only got better as the editor, Chloe Yates, is a powerhouse of fun and energy.
I got a glowing review from Alasdair Stuart in his weekly newsletter, The Full Lid, along with other authors in the anthology (sign up if you haven’t already!):
‘Subatomic for ‘It Must be Love’ by Emma K. Leadley is glorious precisely because it is nothing at all like anything else here. This really is a subatomic love story, little explosions of joy and flirtation sending shockwaves to the core of the characters and story, and all leading to a graceful, subatomic dismount.
Story: 'Subatomic for 'It Must be Love''' Publication Title: The Fox Spirit Book of Love Author: Multiple Authors Publisher: Fox Spirit Books Publication Date: 10th April 2021 Synopsis:
Love. That many-splendoured thing. It can move mountains and makefools of us all, but what is it? Does it come courtesy of a cherub’s bow? Is it abattlefield? Endless? Crazy? Only available on a Friday? Well, the answermight be between these covers. Inside you’ll find stories from fantasticalworlds to fairy tales, from dark places to virtual reality, tales of transformation,hope, and despair. Above all else, each one is, at heart, about love.With stories from Douglas J. Ogurek, Dolly Garland, Alec McQuay,James Bennett, David Tallerman, Joyce Chng, Xan van Rooyen, Michelle AnnKing, Lawrence Harding, Charlotte Bond, Kit West, Emma K. Leadley, RoSmith, Lisa Shea, K.A. Laity, Jenny Barber, and G. Clark Hellery.