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Fiction River

Fiction River has published more than 400 amazing stories by more than 100 talented authors since its inception, from New York Times bestsellers to debut authors.

Called “one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today” by Adventures FantasticFiction River is an original anthology series. Initially, based on the anthology series of old—Universe, Orbit, Pulphouse—Fiction River rapidly evolved into its own entity. Fiction River publishes stories in many genres from all kinds of writers, with New York Times bestselling authors published alongside some of the best new voices in fiction. Fiction River also goes where no anthology series has gone before, with audio editions as well as ebook and trade paperback volumes that never go out of print. And Fiction River is available in English worldwide.

Fiction River Presents

Fiction River’s line of reprint anthologies, by series editor Allyson Longueira.

Fiction River has published more than 400 amazing stories by more than 100 talented authors since its inception, from New York Times bestsellers to debut authors. So, WMG Publishing decided to start bringing back some of the earlier stories in new compilations.

Series Editors

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy, award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov’s Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award.

Publications from The Chicago Tribune to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award.

She writes goofy romance novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson, romantic suspense as Kristine Dexter, and futuristic sf as Kris DeLake.

She also edits. Beginning with work at the innovative publishing company, Pulphouse, followed by her award-winning tenure at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, she took fifteen years off before returning to editing with the original anthology series Fiction River, published by WMG Publishing. She acts as series editor with her husband, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and edits at least two anthologies in the series per year on her own.

To keep up with everything she does, go to and sign up for her newsletter. To track her many pen names and series, see their individual websites (,,, She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.

Dean Wesley Smith

Considered one of the most prolific writers working in modern fiction, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith published far more than a hundred novels in forty years, and hundreds of short stories across many genres.

At the moment he produces novels in several major series, including the time travel Thunder Mountain novels set in the Old West, the galaxy-spanning Seeders Universe series, the urban fantasy Ghost of a Chance series, a superhero series starring Poker Boy, and a mystery series featuring the retired detectives of the Cold Poker Gang.

During his career, Dean also wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, he wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.

He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of almost a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown.

Dean also works as a fiction editor, starting at Pulphouse Publishing, then at VB Tech Journal, then Pocket Books. With WMG Publishing, he edits two acclaimed anthology series: Fiction River, for which he acts as series editor with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and the Hugo Award-winning Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, as well as a monthly magazine featuring all his own work called Smith’s Monthly. And in 2022, he was named editor of Writers of the Future.

For more information about Dean’s books and ongoing projects, please visit his website at and sign up for his newsletter.

Allyson Longueira

An award-winning writer, editor and designer, Allyson Longueira has worked in fiction and nonfiction in multiple media, including newspapers, magazines and books for twenty years. She holds a BA in English from Rutgers University and an MA in journalism from the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism.

While a newspaper editor, she led her newspaper to three general excellence awards in three consecutive years from the Society of Professional Journalism and the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. After she transitioned to fiction editing, Allyson launched Fiction River Presents, a series of reprint anthologies published by WMG Publishing, for which she serves as series editor.

She has taught writing, publishing and design at the college and professional levels, including a post as adjunct professor at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication as well as teaching professional workshops and lectures through WMG Publishing alongside award-winning authors and editors Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith. In 2020, Allyson joined the faculty of Western Oregon University as part of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing, where she teaches alongside Publishing Concentration Director and New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson.

Allyson’s latest project is co-executive editor with Kevin J. Anderson of Gilded Glass: Twisted Myths & Shattered Fairy Tales (Wordfire Press, July 2022).

Allyson is the publisher and CEO of WMG Publishing, Inc., headquartered in Lincoln City, Oregon.