Anthologies – Themed

Pure Slush began publishing print anthologies in late 2011.

Listed below are all our Themed Anthologies.

All anthologies listed below are also available in paperback and various eBook formats.


For specific anthologies from the Lifespan series, click here (also find them below).

For specific anthologies from the Music Folio series, click here (also find them below).

For specific anthologies from the 7 Deadly Sins series, click here (also find them below).

For the anthologies from A Year in Stories, click here.

For Books by Single Authors, click here.


Themed Anthologies

Snatches of an Aria Music Folio 1

published October / November 2022

53 writers hear voices …

Marriage Lifespan Vol. 6

published August 2022

187 writers get hitched!

Cow Pure Slush Vol. 23

published June 2022

71 writers get bovine …

Work Lifespan Vol. 5

published May 2022

110 writers write about the coalface …

Appointment at 10.30 Pure Slush Vol. 22

published February 2022

89 writers have appointments with destiny …

Love Lifespan Vol. 4

published October 2021

194 writers mull over love

25 Miles From Here Pure Slush Vol. 21

published August / September 2021

95 writers take on wanting to be elsewhere

Friendship Lifespan Vol. 3

published July 2021

115 writers take on the vagaries of friendship

Growing Up Lifespan Vol. 2

published April 2021

182 writers take on childhood and teenage years ..

Birth Lifespan Vol. 1

published January 2021

103 writers ruminate on new beginnings ..

100 Lives Pure Slush Vol. 20

published November 2020 – 10th anniversary edition

102 writers celebrate life in 100 pieces of poetry and prose …

Wrong Way Go Back Pure Slush Vol. 19

published October 2020

86 writers rue bad decisions …

The Tyranny of Bacon Pure Slush Vol. 18

published August 2020

90 writers celebrate the joys and sorrows of bacon

The Beautifullest Pure Slush Vol. 17

published May 2020

89 writers take on beauty

The Shitlist Pure Slush Vol. 16

published January 2020

36 writers dish the dirt

Pride 7 Deadly Sins Vol. 7

published May 2019

72 writers feel pride

Envy 7 Deadly Sins Vol. 6

published February 2019

103 writers get envious

Wrath 7 Deadly Sins Vol. 5

published January 2019

70 writers get wrathful

Sloth  7 Deadly Sins Vol. 4

published November 2018

67 writers get slothful

Greed  7 Deadly Sins Vol. 3

published August 2018

74 writers getting greedy

Gluttony  7 Deadly Sins Vol. 2

published June 2018

69 writers getting gluttonous

Lust  7 Deadly Sins Vol. 1

published March 2018

70 writers getting lusty

Happy² Pure Slush Vol. 15

originally published January  /  February 2018

73 writers riffing on the theme happy

Inane Pure Slush Vol. 14

originally published May 2017

57 writers riffing on the theme inane

Freak Pure Slush Vol. 13

originally published December 2016

55 writers getting their freak on …

Summer Pure Slush Vol. 12

originally published August 2016

ah! summer

Tall…ish Pure Slush Vol. 11

originally published June 2016

tall stories

Five Pure Slush Vol. 10

originally published January 2016

celebrating five years of Pure Slush publishing

Feast! Pure Slush Vol. 9

originally published April 2015

a feast of stories about food around the world taking place in real time

Barcode Pure Slush Vol. 8

originally published August 2013

bar stories

Catherine refracted Pure Slush Vol. 7

originally published June 2013

previously untold stories from the life of Catherine the Great

Obit. Pure Slush Vol. 6

originally published March 2013

remembering Webster Murphy Allen (1925 – 2012) … from many different viewpoints

Versus. Pure Slush Vol. 5

originally published February 2013

5 poets tackle … 15 themes … 75 different opinions

Gorge: a novel in stories Pure Slush Vol. 4

originally published December 2012

a  novel in stories, set during one day in a Maine restaurant

Real Pure Slush Vol. 3

originally published October 2012


Notausgang: emergency exit Pure Slush Vol. 2

originally published May 2012

writers on the theme emergency exit

Slut Pure Slush Vol. 1

originally published November 2011

writers on the theme slut … the perfect theme for Pure Slush’s first book!


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