Edited by Emily Colin & Madeline Dyer • cover design by Lisa Amowitz & Sarah Anderson
Unbound: stories of transformation, love and monsters
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About Five Points Press
UNBOUND is a production of Five Points Press. FPP was formed by five authors living in four different countries with a shared experience of one pandemic and way too much time at home: Lisa Amowitz (USA), Sarah Anderson (France), Heidi Ayarbe (Colombia), Emily Colin (USA) & Madeline Dyer (England). 2020 was a year of transformation, and for this group, it became a time of creation and support.
This creative safehouse was something we wanted to share with others. All of us reached out to writers we appreciate—because of their work and because of who they are. We chose them for a reason, the central criterion being OwnVoices, inspired stories to remind us of the connection we have to one another in what can seem like a fragmented world.
From the chaos of a year of uncertainty, quarantines, and never-ending online meetings, UNBOUND was born: a collaborative creation, a collection of twelve stories and a poem, a gathering of the mysteries each author lives, each trying to make sense of their world.
A dull AP English assignment interrupted by the resurrection of a 5,000-year-old mummy. A “boy meets boy meets time travel” tale. An ancient evil summoned from the Scottish moors. A sentient garden turned matchmaker. A troubled teen who rehabilitates monsters. A sinister society where love is punishable by death. A medieval pirate queen in love with a ghost. A demon who rebels against her birthright. A mysterious Power that turns people to stone. A teenage scientist who risks everything for success. A girl who guards the secret behind her best friend’s disappearance. A violinist on the brink who learns to listen to her heart.
The stories in this anthology have one common theme: Transformation. They include international ownvoices perspectives; a New York Times-bestselling author; Emmy, SIBA, and ILA award-winning writers; and emerging, independent voices in YA fiction. The collection’s authors, like its stories, are UNBOUND—diverse voices exploring identity, love, betrayal, and becoming. They give us a glimpse into what can be: stories of possibility, love, friendship, the monsters around us and within us.