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  • n. a person who anthologizes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who compiles an anthology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The compiler of an anthology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an editor who makes selections for an anthology


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anthology +‎ -ist


  • In fact, if I do, the anthologist is doing something wrong, because that means he's collecting only birds of a feather and not challenging me enough or pushing the envelope, and when you have 15 - 20 stories and writers to play with, it's okay to take risks with a few of them.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • The art of the anthologist is the art of the host: his tact is exerted in choosing a congenial group; making them feel comfortable and at ease; keeping the wine and tobacco in circulation; while his eye is tenderly alert down the bright vista of tablecloth, for any lapse in the general cheer.


  • Then there's the other kind of anthologist, the Disch kind, the weirdo, the iconoclast, the demented hedgehog to steal Archilochus of Paros's analogy.

    Film Structure

  • BOTTOM LINE: One of the best original anthologies ever edited by Ellen Datlow - a high compliment indeed, given her prowess as an anthologist.

    March 2009

  • See my boilerplate author-anthologist contract, which spells out the rights in detail.

    John Joseph Adams » Guidelines: The Way of the Wizard

  • Ellen Datlow, the distinguished editor and anthologist, chose some of the very best short fiction writers working today to write stories inspired by Poe's work.

    REVIEW: Poe edited by Ellen Datlow

  • Compared to an original anthologist, I don't have to commission stories, nor wade through slush, nor work with authors to improve their submissions (either by line editing or by suggesting more dramatic changes).

    MIND MELD: Behind the Scenes...How the Hottest Short Fiction Anthologies Are Created (Part 3)

  • Oxford was on to a good thing with John Gross, anthologist.

    A Tonic, Humane and Civilizing Force

  • Here's a thought -- maybe it might be a good idea for an anthologist to actually try to get a representative selection of stories and writers in their chosen theme rather than just one that represents their own personal taste and judgement or with whom they have a personal relationship.

    TOC: The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF edited by Mike Ashley

  • I'm not an anthologist, though, so I can't say how it would work in terms of putting a book together.

    TOC: The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF edited by Mike Ashley


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