Announcing AMONG ANIMALS 2

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Among Animals 2, the second edition of our popular anthology of short fiction that explores the relationships among animals and humans.


Last week, we celebrated the book’s publication in Australia with a seminar on writing about animals at the University of Sydney.


We are grateful to Peter John Chen, Dinesh Wadiwel, and Sascha Morrell for making this event possible; we enjoyed a lively discussion about animals and society as well as the depiction of animals in literature. It was also a great pleasure to hear Sascha Morrell read from her beautiful story, “Roo,” which appears in the anthology.


And stay tuned for more Among Animals events here in the U.S.!

On Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m., contributors Rachel King and Catherine Evleshin will read from their stories at Annie Bloom’s in Portland, Oregon. Click here for details.

On Friday, October 14, at 7 p.m. Charlotte Malerich will read from her story at The Potter’s House in  Washington, D.C. The reading will be followed by a discussion about animals as part of the larger social justice movement. Click here for details.

For more information on the anthology, please feel free to subscribe to our mailing list. And do keep an eye on the blog: We will be posting interviews with our contributors in the coming weeks, in which you can learn more about these talented authors and the inspiration behind their stories. Here is our list of contributors and their stories:


RooSascha Morrell
It Won’t Be Long NowJoeAnn Hart
Bight, Tomcat, and the MoonCarmen Marcus
Phoenix CrossC.S. Malerich
Shooting a MuleJ. Bowers
Lost PetsLaura Maylene Walter
Exotic Animal Alert: Please Post WidelyRamola D
VivariumClaire Ibarra
Julia and the Sea BearNels Hanson
A Normal RabbitRachel King
A Sterile PlaceCatherine Evleshin
How to Identify Birds in the WildRobyn Ryle
StraysAnne Elliott
CaptivityAnthony Sorge
The Truth of Ten Thousand ThingsHunter Liguore


To order your own copy of Among Animals 2, click here.

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Ashland Creek Press co-founder Midge Raymond is the author of the award-winning short story collection FORGETTING ENGLISH and a novel, MY LAST CONTINENT. Learn more at