Anthologies & Short Fiction

I love short fiction. It was even one of the areas I taught at university. Thus far, I've contributed to a number of anthologies, edited a few, and have a collection of my short fiction.

Faery Tales & Nightmares is the collection of my YA stories. It includes new stories, as well as my ebook original stories in the Wicked Lovely world ("Old Habits" and "Stopping Time") and my short stories from Love is Hell, Teeth, and Enthralled

My adult short stories (from Unbound, Home Improvement, and Naked City) are also now available as ebook originals, as well as in the anthologies where they were first published. 

​In addition to the anthology storiesmy short story "The Clever Sun and Moon" (a troll story for very young readers) will be out in School Magazine  in 2014, and my "The Girl at the Edge of the Sea" (a folk tale on selchies and mermaids) will be out in Flytrap in 2014. 

Below you will find a brief overview of the anthologies for which I've edited and/or contributed stories.

ebook or audio Short Stories:

Dark Futures (A Trio of Short Stories)

(Kami Garcia, Melissa Marr, Carrie Ryan; 2014)

  • Available now as a low price ebook original 
  • Stories originally in the Shards & Ashes anthology

"Guns for the Dead: a graveminder story" 

(Melissa Marr; 2013)

  • Available now as an ebook original and audiobook

"The Strength Inside"(adult)

(Melissa Marr; 2013)

  • Available now as an ebook original and audiobook

"Two Lines" (adult)

(Melissa Marr; HarperCollins, 2011)

  • Available now as an ebook original 

"Old Habits" (Wicked Lovely world)

(Melissa Marr; HarperCollins, 2010)

  • Available now as an ebook original 

"Stopping Time" (Wicked LOvely World) 

(Melissa Marr; HarperCollins, 2009)

  • Available now as an ebook original 


Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales

(Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt, Editors; Little, Brown, 2013)

  • The anthology: Classic stories rebooted with a SFF twist
  • My story: "Awakened"  (selchies tale; inspired by Kate Chopin's The Awakening)
  • My Role: Co-editor and contributor

Shards & Ashes

(Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong, Editors; HarperCollins, 2013)

  • The anthology: NYT Bestselling authors writing dystopian stories
  • My story: "Corpse Eaters"  (Nidhogg is real; society crumbled; inspired by Norse Myth)
  • My Role: Co-editor and contributor

Faery Tales & Nightmares

(Melissa Marr; HarperCollins, 2012)

  • The anthology: Collection of many of my short stories 
  • My Role: Sole contributor

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

(Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong, Editors; HarperCollins, 2011)

  • The anthology: Paranormal Romance
  • My story: "Mortal"  (Keenan's story after Darkest Mercy)
  • My Role: Co-editor and contributor

Teeth: Vampires Tales

(Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Editors; HarperCollins, 2011)

  • The anthology: Vampire story sampler
  • My story: "Transition"  (sociopathic vampires)
  • My Role: contributor

Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy

(Ellen Datlow, Editor; St. Martin's, 2011)

  • The anthology: Urban Fantasy sampler
  • My story: "Guns for the Dead: A Graveminder Story"  (Frankie Lee's attempt to find a job in the afterlife)
  • My Role: contributor

Home Improvement: Undead Edition

(Charlaine Harris & Toni L. Kelner, Editors; Ace, 2011)

  • The anthology: Dark, funny urban fantasy
  • My story: "The Strength Inside"  (the trouble with the Home Owner Assoc; murder; immurement)
  • My Role: contributor


(HarperCollins, 2009)

  • The anthology: 5 authors; adult; Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy 
  • My story: "Two Lines"  (zombie summoner; glaistig; romance)
  • My Role: contributor

Half Minute Horrors

(HarperCollins, 2009)

  • The anthology: Very short spooky tales for the young
  • My story: Chased by the Wild Hunt 
  • My Role: contributor

Love Is Hell

(HarperCollins, 2008)

  • The anthology: Five authors; YA; theme of love 
  • My story: "Love Struck"  (selchie tale)
  • My Role: contributor