Pirating Pups

Pirating Pups: Salty Seadogs and Barking Buccaneers. Ed. Rhonda Parrish. Tyche Books, August 2022. ISBN: 978-1-989407-47-9.

My short story, “Torvi, Viking Queen,” (yes, inspired by my dog, Torvi) was accepted into this anthology by the fabulous Rhonda Parrish. The title link will take you to the page for the anthology and the Tyche Books link will take you to the publisher.

Home for the Howlidays

Home for the Howlidays. Ed. M.L.D. Curelas. Tyche Books, November 2021. ISBN: 978-989407-35-6.

My short story, “The Wolf You Feed” was accepted into this anthology. Publisher Margaret Curelas was great to work with. The title link will take you to the page for the anthology, and the Tyche Books link will take you to the publisher.


Sudbury Ink

Sudbury Ink: A Sudbury Writers’ Guild Anthology. Sudbury: Sudbury Writers’ Guild, 2016. ISBN 978-0-9952851-0-1

I am privileged to have two speculative short stories in this anthology, “Cicadas,” and “Molly Finder.” All of the prose and poetry in this book was written by members of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild, and was selected by Mark Leslie, author, editor, and former resident of Onaping Falls (just a ways up the road from the Sudz).

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NeoVerse.  Sudbury: Your Scrivener Press, 1998.  ISBN 1-896350-06-2

“In Melanie Marttila’s poems lyrical tendrils of language connect us to nature, animals, and other people. Words and world are symbiotic.”

Unfortunately, the publisher, Your Scrivener Press, has ceased operations. Fortunately, I have taken custody of the some of the remaining stock of the collection. If you would like to obtain a copy, please contact me by email: melanie (dot) marttila (at) gmail (dot) com

A shelf displaying the various anthologies and magazines my poetry and short fiction have been published in.

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