How do you guys suggest I go about collecting stories for an anthology I want to write? Should I ask people to type their own stories up and send them to me? Or should I interview people and write them up myself using the information they gave me...? Furthermore, how do I actually go about getting stories from people? Just talk to people I know IRL, or post something online? Should I pay these people? I'm just not sure how any of this works. I've never written an anthology, so any advice is appreciated. I figured that for each story, I will include the person's first name, their age, gender and maybe what State, region or country they're from. Or, if they want to be anonymous, I'll write it out that way. For example... Steve, male, 32, Kentucky, USA [insert monologue] Anyway, any advice is appreciated guys. I think I have an interesting idea here; it ain't a NY Times bestseller but I think people would enjoy reading the book.