We’ve received the cover for MODERN FAE’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HUMANITY, and have been given leave to post it. So, here it be:

I believe that the cover illo is taken from may have been inspired by Jim Hines’ story. Cover copy and contributors are as follows:

What if the fae were still here, living among us? Perhaps living in secret, doing their best to pass for human. Or perhaps their existence is acknowledged, but they’re still struggling to fit in. How have they survived? Are they outcasts clinging to the edges of society, or do their powers ensure success in the mortal realm? Here are fourteen fabulous tales–ranging from humor to dark fantasy–that explore how the creatures of the fae realm are fitting into the modern world.

From a mortal who offers to do internet marketing for Oberon . . . to a woman bent on reclaiming her baby from the Queen of the fae . . . to a dryad grove menaced by urban expansion . . . to a Selkie in need of a new home and career . . . these are original looks at how the world of the imagination can survive and perhaps even thrive in the everyday mortal lands.

The list of authors in the order in which the stories appear in the anthology:

Seanan McGuire
Susan Jett
Kari Sperring
Juliet E. McKenna
Avery Shade
Kristine Smith
Barbara Ashford
April Steenburgh
Anton Strout
S.C. Butler
Jean Marie Ward
Shannon Page & Jay Lake
Elizabeth Bear
Jim C. Hines

Me again–my story’s a bit of a departure from my SF. Lighter, while still striking a chord (I hope).