This morning the Defy the Dark anthology was announced by editor Saundra Mitchell. The anthology will be published through HarperTeen in the summer of 2013.  The line up for this anthology is amazing. Check it out below along with how you could be the 18th author.

From Saundra Mitchell:

Finally, you could be the author of the 18th story in this collection! We’re teaming up with Figment, and while the details are still top-secret, I can tell you this: we’re having a writing contest to fill that last slot.

If you want to be one of the first to know, you can sign up here to get info the second it’s available. And in the meantime, feel free to poke around the Defy the Dark website. There are excerpts from all the stories already available, but I do apologize in advance. No more tastes until next summer!

Now on to the line up which I have to say is pretty impressive!

Sarah Rees Brennan is the author of the The Demon’s Lexicon trilogy.

Tessa Gratton author of Blood Magic.

Rachel Hawkins is the author of the NYT Bestselling Hex Hall series from Hyperion, andRebel Belle (Putnam 2013).

Christine Johnson is the author of Claire de Lune, Nocturne and the forthcoming The Gathering Dark.

Valerie Kemp is an award-winning independent filmmaker from Michigan who loves writing YA.

Malinda Lo is the author of several young adult fantasy and science fiction novels, most recently the forthcoming Adaptation.

Myra McEntire is the author of timeslip novels Hourglass and the forthcoming Timepiece.

Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of young adult novels Twenty Boy Summer, Fixing Delilah, and Bittersweet.

Jackson Pearce is the author of multiple books for teens, including Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless and Purity.

Aprilynne Pike is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wings Series.

Dia Reeves, author of Bleeding Violet and A Slice of Cherry, is a librarian and lives in a suburb of Dallas, TX.

Beth Revis is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult science fiction novel, Across the Universe and A Million Suns.

Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Forest of Hands and Teeth series as well as several short stories.

Jon Skovron is the author of Struts & Frets and Misfit, both published by Amulet Books.

Courtney Summers is the author of This Is Not a Test, Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are and Cracked Up to Be.

Don’t forget you have the chance to be a part of the anthology so keep an eye on Figment for all the details!

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