FIT FOR THE GODS Launch Celebration w/ Jenn Northington, S. Zainab Williams, Marika Bailey, Sarah Gailey, and Maya Deane **VIRTUAL**

Loyalty is so excited to celebrate Fit for the Gods Anthology for a virtual event with co-editors Jenn Northington and S. Zainab Williams and contributors Marika Bailey, Sarah Gailey and Maya Deane! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event. You can also order the book below to be added to the event's registration list, and there will also be an option to snag the book during the event.


An anthology of gender-bent, queered, race-bent, and inclusive retellings from the enchanting and eternally popular world of Greek myth, featuring stories by:

Marika Bailey • Alyssa Cole • Zoraida Córdova • Maya Deane • Sarah Gailey • Zeyn Joukhadar • Mia P. Manansala • Juliana Spink Mills • Susan Purr • Taylor Rae • Jude Reali • Suleikha Snyder • Valerie Valdes • S. Zainab Williams • Wen Wen Yang

Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, and the other denizens of Mount Olympus feel almost as present and larger than life today as they did when they were worshipped as gods. Humanity has been telling and retelling stories about the characters from Greek and Roman myth for centuries—heck, the Romans liked the Hellenic originals so much, they remade them faster than Marvel remakes Spider-Man movies. And from Virgil's Aeneid to Xena: Warrior Princess to Percy Jackson to The Song of Achilles, the obsession has never waned.

Yet Fit for the Gods shows how these stories still have a power of metamorphosis that would impress Ovid. Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Fit for the Gods will be like ambrosia for those craving fresh interpretations of their favorite myths, and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in these beloved legends.


Jenn Northington is the co-editor of the Locus Award-nominated anthology Sword Stone Table, a former bookseller, and a current reviewer, podcaster, and editor with Riot New Media

S. Zainab Williams is a writer, editor, and illustrator based in Asheville, NC. A podcaster and director of content for Book Riot, and a member of PEN America’s Literary Awards Committee, she spends most of her days thinking about how to make the world of books and reading more inclusive and progressive.

Marika Bailey is an Afro-Caribbean author, designer, and illustrator. Her fiction has previously appeared in FIYAH, Fantasy Magazine, Apparition Lit, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons. Given a book of unabridged Greek myths at a very impressionable age, she’s been writing ever since. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in fine arts, Marika lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and the softest cat in the world.

Sarah Gailey is a Hugo Award Winning and Bestselling author of speculative fiction, short stories, and essays. Their nonfiction has been published by dozens of venues internationally. Their fiction has been published in over seven different languages. Their most recent novel, Just Like Home, and most recent original comic book series with BOOM! Studios, Know Your Station are available now. You can find links to their work at

Maya Deane is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Rutgers-Camden MFA program. She lives with her fiancée of many years, their dear friend, and two cats named after gods. As a trans woman, she is sacred to Aphrodite and naturally fond of spears, books, and jewelry. She is the author of Wrath Goddess Sing.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Fit for the Gods: Greek Mythology Reimagined By Jenn Northington (Editor), S. Zainab Williams (Editor) Cover Image
By Jenn Northington (Editor), S. Zainab Williams (Editor)
ISBN: 9780593469248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Vintage - August 1st, 2023