I am sorry to say that there will be no Transcendent volume 5, at least not for the foreseeable future. Prior volumes did well, and I am thrilled how they reached readers who were hungry for an anthology showcasing the best transgender- and genderqueer-themed spec fic.
The problem is finding someone to edit the book. The editors of past volumes have other commitments, and my attempts to find a qualified replacement have failed for a variety of reasons, some rather frustrating. We are a small press, and the task of editing such books is time-consuming, sometimes thankless, and does not generate as much money as anyone of us deserve. I am certainly not suitable to serve as an editor for the series. So I have no other option but to put future volumes on indefinite hiatus.
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