Featured in Universe of Attractions Anthology
Read Stella's "Unguarded Heart" in this friends to lovers romance between a half demon princess and her Nephilim best friend.
In this anthology, you'll find twenty stories covering the range of Speculative Fiction—Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror—as well as the entirety of Human experience. From Ancient Greece to a far flung futures, from suburbia to empty wilderness, these stories look for love wherever it is found. Sometimes there are happy endings. Sometimes it cannot be. And sometimes—it is up to the reader to decide. Love is always a chancy thing.
Love is about to get Grumpy:
In any era, it’s hard to be a love deity (we privately think it might be harder for anyone who has to deal with one).
In The Guessing Game by Stella B. James, the long-suffering niece of Artemis is desperately trying to start a nice, normal relationship, while the goddess of the hunt tortures…well tests him to make sure he’s worthy.
Featured in Grumpy Old Love Gods Anthology
The Guessing Game
Treasure can present itself in a multitude of other ways: the precious family heirloom, time spent with a loved one, a memory held close to ones heart or, as Dave Dick’s illustration on this collection’s cover portrays, a proud cat with its catch. Colp’s eighth collection, Treasure, features stories that delve into just some of the many different interpretations of the concept. Stella's story, "A Secret Kept" can be found in this anthology.
Featured in COLP Treasure Anthology
A Secret Kept
When love goes wrong, it can be a killer. This collection exalts and explores the many ways love can go wrong, may it be romantic relationships, friendships, or familial bonds, sometimes, love can become deadly or scary. Here you have fourteen chilling tales of love and the wounds it leaves, sometimes metaphorical sometimes literal. Love kills, and these authors expertly wield the knife in this anthology that you don't want to miss! Stella's story, "Of Guys and Dolls" can be found in this horror anthology.
Featured in Tainted Love Anthology
Of Guys and Dolls
Viruses are not new to life or literature, but the ways we experience them are always evolving. And stories are some of the best ways to heal, connect with others, process our own emotions, and remember the nuances of unique times and places, so join us as we explore love and loss, passion and betrayal, fear and panic, togetherness and separation, community and isolation within viruses of all varieties—real and imagined.
Stella's story, "Surviving the Dawn" can be found in this new anthology.
Surviving the Dawn
Featured in When the World
A Thousand More
Whether it’s a lone character trying to do the right thing in a hostile environment, a ragtag team of mismatched people working together to survive and create new worlds, or frontiers created by climate change, technology, or other borders that capture the beauty and brutality of seclusion vs. progress, now more than ever, frontiers explore the timeless relevance in which an outsider is drawn to new horizons, answering the call to push against boundaries, fight for an underdog cause, or discover unexplored terrains.
Find Stella's short story "This One", where we meet a Watcher set to capture a fallen angel only to find more to him than what she was made to believe. What will she do about this one?
Featured in Frontiers: Then, Now, and Beyond
For the Love of Life
Time travel. The desire to achieve this stems from the human need to KNOW. What really happened that day? What will happen in the future? How can we put a stop to that bad thing, or achieve this good thing? How will we react if something goes wrong with our attempts to do any of this? How do we get there in the first place? Within these covers, you'll find a whole host of stories investigating these questions and more!
Featured in The Chorochronos Archives
Back to Thursday
It isn’t that complicated, but kind of is. I mean, we see this kind of thing in rom coms and silly television shows on a regular basis. And we always assume we know how it’s going to end. Until you’re in the middle of it, and there are suddenly all these equations you never considered. It’s just, well, it goes a little something like this: he loves her, she doesn’t even know he exists, and I am crazy for him.
Now this could go one of three ways in my head. They could fall madly in love and make me want to lose my lunch every time I see them together. I could finally become brave enough to admit my feelings for him and we end up together. Or all of us continue living our lives, pining over the people we can’t have.
It Goes a Little Something Like This
A delicious concoction of authors, decadent slices of stories, and fantasy settings as dark and delectable as death by chocolate.
This anthology is a decadent literary feast for every voracious reader.
Featured in the Forbidden Delights Anthology
The Monster Within
Face your fears and climb the tallest sail, speak before a crowd, go outside at night, or run daring circles in the open during a thunderstorm. Cower from spiders and monsters. Resist sleep. Don't turn around. Try not to lose faith, but never trust a soul. And don't ever forget what's important. Let your imagination be perturbed as you read Phobia! An Anthology of Fear.
Featured in Phobia!: An Anthology of Fear
Step by Step
"Stella B James considers stereotypes of femininity in her story To Be a Girl."
~Shooter Literary Magazine
To Be a Girl
You were the life of the party, constantly surrounded by giggling girls. And I was the cynical one, the one who never wanted to catch your eye. But somehow, I did, and I had only one thing to fear. What would happen if I fell in love with you?
If I Fell
My mama lived by three simple rules and merely twelve hours after her death, I had broken them all. But what mama don’t know can’t hurt her.
The Unspoken Rule
Fountain pens, markers and ink, charcoals, spy pens, a braille writer, a printing press, virtual reality, and a supernatural pizza: whether revealing unspoken truths, fighting injustice, or finding friendship and love, our pens have power. Join us as a recent graduate of superhero school struggles to understand her gift, a disabled android interviews for a job, a queen’s conscripted artist must pull reality from illustrations on parchment, and a grandmother’s secret room is…better kept a secret. Tales of struggle and triumph, compassion and hope: Community of Magic Pens is a celebration of our shared story.