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Horror Stories for Young Feminists
Horror Stories for Young Feminists
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BETTY BITES BACK is a short story anthology featuring 15 feminist horror stories. (While most of our content is YA appropriate, please note we recommend this anthology for 16+.)

After the success of the AMONG THE SHADOWS anthology kickstarter we’ve decided to do it again! This time our anthology is full of feminist horror stories. BETTY BITES BACK has something for everyone and runs the gambit from speculative fiction to ghost stories to revenge fantasy and back again. BETTY BITES BACK is scheduled to release October 2019.

We’re older and wiser, so based on kickstarter feedback we’re doing things a little different this time, with stretch goals:

Initial Goal 2,000

First Stretch Goal $3,000- Free AMONG THE SHADOWS ebook to all supporters

Second Stretch Goal $4,000 – Swag pack for all supporters who pledged $15 or more

Third Stretch Goal $5,000 – All Supporters who pledged for a PB get at least one signature included

Fourth Stretch Goal $6,000 – All supporters who pledged for a PB get at least three signatures included

We’ll share as soon as each goal is met.

We’ll be posting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with updates to spotlight each of our authors and with teasers for their stories. Since it’s the first post, we want to kick off with a bang so let’s announce our line up!

Liz Coley

Shannon Green

Elaine Griffin

Lindsey Klingele

Kamerhe Lane

Jenna Lehne

Demitria Lunetta

Emilee Martell

Tracie Martin

Cori McCarthy

Kyrie McCauley

Mindy McGinnis

Kate Karyus Quinn

Melody Simpson

Amanda Sun

Today we’re also starting off with our three editors/contributing authors’ spotlight. Here’s a taste of what’s in store!

VAGINA DENTATA by Mindy McGinnis

A young woman decides to put a sting in her honeypot, surgically altering herself so that she will never be a victim again.

Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning author who writes across multiple genres including post apocalyptic, mystery, thriller, historical, fantasy, and contemporary. HEROINE, a story of the opioid epidemic in the heartland and how far one female athlete will go for her team, releases in March of 2019 from Katherine Tegen Books.

THE CHANGE by Kate Karyus Quinn

A short story in verse with magical realism elements about a near future where women have evolved in interesting ways.

Kate Karyus Quinn is an avid reader and menthol chapstick addict. After living in both California and Tennessee, she returned to her hometown of Buffalo, New York, and now lives there with her husband, three children, and one enormous dog. She is the author of young adult novels: ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE, (DON'T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME, and DOWN WITH THE SHINE all from HarperTeen.

MATCHED by Demitria Lunetta

In the future men are in short supply and women must procreate for the good of society. A young woman finds that duty and love are not mutually exclusive.

Demitria Lunetta is the author of the YA Sci-fi duology, IN THE AFTER and IN THE END (HarperTeen). Her latest book, BAD BLOOD, is a YA paranormal set in Scotland. She is also an editor and contributing author for the YA anthology, AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS & LIGHT. Her next novel, THE FADE, will release from Delacorte /Random House in December 2018.

Risks and challenges

With any project there is the possibility of delay, but we have built into our timetable a cushion just in case we get behind schedule. We have also successfully completed another anthology – on time – so we are confident that BETTY BITES BACK will also be finished on schedule. All of our authors are also either professional writers or have already submitted their stories with a round of edits. In case anything unforeseen happens or if there are any issues, we will update all of our backers immediately.

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