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By Stars and Stone Books
$272 pledged of $750 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

 Stars and Stone Books started producing romance anthologies last year, and we're having great fun doing it. But we also believe the ten authors who will be participating in the Love at the Edge of Seventeen anthology deserve to be well-paid, and so this year we're using Kickstarter as a pre-order platform to ensure that authors and staff are compensated for their hard work.

Crazy Little Spring Called Love, 2017 Spring Fantasy Romance Anthology
Crazy Little Spring Called Love, 2017 Spring Fantasy Romance Anthology

 

Our goal of $750 will ensure that each of our authors receives a minimum payment per short story, and allows a small budget for production costs and promotion and advertising.

If we hit our first stretch goal of $1000, we'll be able to pay each author a larger advance. If we hit our second stretch goal of $1500, we'll be able to double the advance and increase our advertising budget.

Anything beyond the stretch goal for this campaign will go toward funding the next two anthologies of 2018.

Love Across the Universe, 2017 Summer Sci-Fi Romance Anthology
Love Across the Universe, 2017 Summer Sci-Fi Romance Anthology

So what's this anthology all about?

The genre is young adult romance and the theme is spring fever. The ten authors participating in the anthology will all be writing in contemporary time periods, but some have chosen to include paranormal or other fantastic elements such as superheroes, while others are sticking to entirely realistic scenarios.

Love at the Edge of Seventeen, Coming April 2018
Love at the Edge of Seventeen, Coming April 2018

While the author list is not yet definite, we will be accepting submissions from a curated group of writers and plan to publish ten stories. Expect sweet, funny, poignant, heart-breaking romances from many of the same talented writers featured in our previous anthologies--and some new faces as well.

What do you get if you contribute to the campaign? At the lower tiers of pledging, you get the anthology, either in digital or print format, and you also get your name in the acknowledgments of the book, as well as on the anthology's page on the Stars and Stone Books website.

At the higher level of pledging, you receive copies of our previous anthologies and fun swag packs. Depending on how much you pledge, you can also gain access to exclusive backer-only spaces such as a private Facebook group with the anthology authors and scheduled audio and video chats with as many of the authors as we can wrangle into sitting down at the same time.

There are also a few limited pledge levels where you get to name a (minor) character in one of the ten stories, choose an item that all of the authors must mention at least once, or suggest a pet (animal and name) for one of the stories.

And if you're unable to back our anthology, you can still help us by sharing the campaign! The more people who see this, the more likely we are to achieve our funding goals. We really appreciate social media shares.

Thank you for helping us bring Love at the Edge of Seventeen to life!

Risks and challenges

There's always the risk that an author will have to pull out of the anthology, but we will publish in April even if we don't have the full complement of ten.

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    At this extremely limited tier, you get to create a pet for one of our young-adult protagonists. Please provide 2-3 options. The authors will take a look at your list and one of them will agree to use the pet in their story, and mention you as the provenance for the pet.

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