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A celebration of efficient fiction: 100 Authors. 100 Stories. 1,000 Words Each. All Genres Welcome. No Holds Barred.
A celebration of efficient fiction: 100 Authors. 100 Stories. 1,000 Words Each. All Genres Welcome. No Holds Barred.
102 backers pledged $2,826 to help bring this project to life.

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The Plan

The world needs more flash fiction anthologies, and we're here to do our little part to fill that need. 

Our concept is simple: bring you 100 authors with 100 different voices in bites you can fully enjoy waiting in line, using the restroom or getting in a brief reading fix at the end of a busy and exhausting day. We're also hoping to introduce you to a writer or two you'll be happy to begin a lifelong relationship with. 

Flash fiction is challenging, powerful and intense -- and underserved because it's a difficult business model to serve. That said, it's perfect for a crowdfunded project like this one. 

The Money

We're looking for $1,800 to fully fund an e-book release.

  • $900 for author payment and fulfillment
  • $200 for cover art and design (we're getting a great deal from a pro we know)
  • $300 for editing and publishing prep (again, we're getting a steal from a pro we know)
  • $100 for promotion before and after the Kickstarter funds
  • $100 for reward fulfillment (based on selling 100 copies)
  • $200 for Amazon and Kickstarter fees (they take their bite)
  • $150 for cost overruns (because $3,500 is a nice, round number)
Our stretch goal of $3,500 gives us enough money to produce a beautiful print copy of the book. Nearly all of that goes toward the cost of printing and shipping the physical tomes. 

Any money above our goal goes right into a profitable publishing venture -- and is shared with our authors.

The Promise

Our goal here is to celebrate flash fiction and the authors who create it. If we have to make a decision about the project, process or any money that comes with it, we will make that decision to serve the authors and story first. 

For example, when our first Kickstarter campaign failed, we went to the authors and all voted on whether or not an e-release would be okay. That led to this e-release with a stretch goal model. 

Risks and challenges

Jason Brick (Executive Editor) has published more than a half-dozen books on his own and advises others on the same. Before working as a writer, he ran brick-and-mortar businesses for almost 15 years. He has the project management chops to make this work.

By far the biggest risk is the number of moving parts: 100 authors and 100 stories leaves lots of room for stuff to go wrong. In fact, we're planning for late turn-ins, people flaking out and even plagiarism. Our timeline and budget leave room for those problems.

If things go badly wrong, we will find replacement authors and push back the release date. No matter what happens, there will be a book and you will get all the rewards you've been promised.

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    A flash donation for flash fiction.

    We'll mention your name in the acknowledgements section of the book.

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    E-copy.

    You get your name in the acknowledgements section and an e-copy of "Baby Shoes." Planned retail for the ebook is $9.99.

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    Print edition all-in.

    Everything from options 1 and 2, plus a beautiful print edition of the book, which will retail at $24.99.

    If we fail to reach our stretch goal, we will still do an on-demand run for backers who come in at this level.

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    Bookstore Edition

    You get three copies of "Baby Shoes" and mention of your shop and contact details in the acknowledgments section.

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    On Commission.

    You get to give one of our participating writers a one- or two-sentence writing prompt which he or she will turn into a story for the anthology. Also comes with your name in the acknowledgments and two print copies of the book.

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