Just throwing it out there, does Misfit need
to be a subheading? Could the theme be conveyed metaphorically instead?
Like, reading through, I'm getting the picture that a lot of people would like a title that leaves open the option for a second anthology, but that such a title that would probably need to use the word misfit in it, which would make it awkward to have Misfit as a subtitle.
But if the title was something like dargaFleas's "Square Pegs"
, well that communicates the theme fairly well without explicitly saying "Misfit" (technically square pegs is probably an idiom but shhhh). Kind of like how "The Road to Camelot"
doesn't explicitly state the theme of the book in the title, but communicates it metaphorically before giving a little explanation afterwards.
And if you took a title like "Square Pegs" and added Min's "The Misfit Chronicles" or arcticfirefox's "The Misfit Collective" as the subheading ( or the preheading or whatever ) you probably wouldn't even need the explanation. For example, something like
The Misfit Collective
would communicate the theme of this anthology while leaving open the option to have a second anthology in the future with it's own distinct theme/title that wouldn't be restricted to a particular format.