The Cost of Paper: Volume Two


Author: 1888
Editor: William M. Brandon III
Artist: Konstantin Datz
Pages: 164
ISBN-13: 978-0692582015
ISBN-10: 0692582010


Stories by Arianna Basco, B. Tanner Fogle, Brett Arnold, Henry Grace, J.T. Robertson, Jennifer Eneriz, Joseph P. Carter, Jordan A. Rothacker, Nate Ragolia, Pam Jones, Peppur Chambers, Rebecca Johnson, Ryan Gattis, Scott Gilbertson, Shaunn Grulkowski, Tomas Moniz, and Zoe Zhang.


The Cost of Paper is an annual publication dedicated to short fiction. It is a unique anthology of international narrative prose sold only for the cost of paper in your hand—or, completely free at Featuring cover artwork by Konstantin Datz. Purchase the print edition of The Cost of Paper: Volume One, Volume Two, Volume Three, and Volume Four on Amazon.


  1. Write a short story under 2,000 words and submit via Submittable.
  2. Submissions accepted from September 1 through October 31.



“It is often difficult to find examples of selfless passion. Even the most creative of endeavors, can be marred by a stain of profit and reek of the hurried rush to Market. Beneath the surface there still exists a sense of community, a feeling of Family, and a drive to create for creation’s sake. Underground currents are powerful and they silently erode the settled and stagnant surface, changing the landscape, changing the shape of our world, and reshaping the way we view ourselves and one other. This anthology is a collection of currents, a collaboration of our most powerful tributaries, flowing together, into a vast and revolutionary sea.


In the spirit of these powerful currents, I welcome you to the second volume of The Cost of Paper, a collaborative anthology showcasing the passions of past, present, and future members of the Black Hill Press Family. I am very proud to present this body of multi-­‐‑disciplinary work to our longtime readers, and newcomers alike. Much has changed since Volume I, our Family has grown by leaps and bounds, and as a result the artists and authors represented here are a truly eclectic international coalition. Our contributors explore genres, voices, and mediums as varied as their cities and countries of origin, all under a banner of collaboration and in honor of creation for the sake of beauty.”


-William M. Brandon III, Editor


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