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An anthology of time and time travel science fiction stories penned by both titans and emerging authors of the genre.
An anthology of time and time travel science fiction stories penned by both titans and emerging authors of the genre.
60 backers pledged $893 to help bring this project to life.

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Timeshift is a reprint digital anthology collecting time and time travel flash fiction stories from 36 authors in the genre. In the anthology are time stories spanning the adventures (and mishaps) of time travel, time manipulation, time zones, time loops, paradoxes, accidents, twisted futures and so many more penned by both established and emerging authors in the genre.

So why do we need funding?

To pay the authors for their stories. These stories are reprints but we want to make sure the authors get compensated for the hard work they’ve put into their stories that you, the readers, benefit from.

What are our goals?

If we raise the initial $450, we will have enough to pay for professional ebook formatting and every author will get .01 a word for their reprint story. This is the base goal, but we feel the authors should be better compensated for their work. Therefore these are our stretch goals:

$750 - Authors are compensated .02 a word for their stories. (Typical industry standard for reprints)

$1,050 - Authors are compensated .03 a word for their stories.

$1,350 - Payment is upped to .04 a word.

$1,650 - Payment is upped to .05 a word PLUS a secret reward is unlocked!!!

More rewards will be added as goals are reached.

Backer goals?

Beyond the monetary goals, there are several rewards offered for reaching a certain number of backers in this project. They are as follows:

25 backers- A BONUS story penned by Alex Shvartsman will be added into the Timeshift anthology. This is a different story than the one offered as a backer reward and will be included in the back of the anthology itself.

50 backers- A second story by Cat Rambo will be added to the anthology!

75 backers- A short story penned by multi-award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch will be added to the anthology.

100 backers- A bonus story from a mystery author which will be disclosed when reaching this goal.

Stories by: Alan Baxter, Alex Shvartsman, Barbara Krasnoff, Beth Powers, Brandon Crilly, Brenda Anderson, Brian K. Lowe, Cat Rambo, David Afsharirad, Deborah Walker, Elliotte Rusty Harol, Éric Picholle, George Nikolopoulos, Gregg Chamberlain, H.L. Fullerton, Ian Randal Strock, Jez Patterson, John Dromey, Ken Liu, Ken Poyner, Kevin J. Anderson, KJ Kabza, Leah Cypess, Liam Hogan, Marcelina Vizcarra, Marissa Harwood, Mike Resnick, Robert Bagnall, Robert Jeschonek, Robert Silverberg, Ron Friedman, S.R. Algernon, Siri Paulson, Stephen S. Power, Stewart Baker, Wendy Nikel 

Risks and challenges

The only foreseeable risk in this project is not reaching the initial goal. We want to pay our authors for their stories and refuse to move forward with the project without compensating our authors. So, unfortunately, if this project does not fund it will not get off the ground. Aside from that, all stories are in place and there are no further foreseeable risks and challenges.

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    Time Tinkerer

    You want to throw a few bucks towards this project. You like time and time travel and you’re interested in enjoying backer-only updates. This level lets you get your backer-only updates. Plus, your name will make it into the acknowledgments of the book.

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    Time Traveler

    You’re more than a little interested in supporting this project - you want copies! Supporting at this level will get you the backer-only updates, your name in the acknowledgments, AND a copy of the ebook in all three published formats (.mobi, .epub, and PDF)

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    Time Master

    You’re a big supporter of this project and you don’t want to wait until publication day to get some time and time travel action. At this level, you get all the rewards from the levels below PLUS a digital copy of the 3,400 word story “The Hourglass Brigade” by Alex Shvartsman! This short story will be a bonus story not included in the anthology. It will be delivered following the completion of the campaign.

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    Time Reader

    You want everything in the lower tiers, including the bonus story by Alex Shvartsman. With this tier, you get it all PLUS an ebook copy in all formats of Drabbledark, an anthology of 100-word dark sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories by over 85 authors.

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    Time Lord

    You get everything from all the lower tiers: both ebooks in all formats, the bonus story, and your name in the acknowledgments. With this tier, you have the special option to submit five theme ideas for a future flash anthology, one of which will be selected. This will be done through communication with the editor. All ideas must be speculative in nature and must be serious in nature (ie. no anthology themes about space monkeys that like to juggle cheeseburgers, although that would be an awesome anthology. I’m looking for something more like an anthology of magical realism or weird west tales or other such ideas).

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Funding period

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