I think the linking text definitely helped @squidge. As did the editors having a clear idea of what they were looking for and how to make it all fit together. And I think the opening and closing stories gave the anthology shape too. But we weren’t actually given that much of a premise other than ‘demon invasion of Victorian Britain’ which expanded into ‘it can be a personal battle fought in an out of the way location, or a major fight at a big city’. We weren’t allowed to destroy London or have Queen Victoria or the Prince of hell show up. Otherwise we were just set loose to see what we came up with. Most of us didn’t see each other’s stories until we got the proof copy. I was amazed how well it all came together. Definitely some superior editing skills going on there and a bunch of great writers 😊
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