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Kipling said the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

These women prove it. They prowl and stalk, fight and claw through their stories--predators, fierce and alone, the essence of Kipling's warning.

Join the hunt.

 Featured Authors 

                   Seanan McGuire          Rod Belcher                   John G. Hartness 

 Jody Lynn Nye                Cat Rambo                Cecilia Dominic                Natania Barron

                Susan & Clay Griffith    Jeanne Adams                 Nancy Northcott

We also believe in giving new and rising voices an opportunity to be heard, and we’ve chosen the best of the more than 150 new stories received through our open submission earlier this year:

            Tonia Brown                 Aubrey Campbell               Vince Carpini

         Epiphany Ferrell           R. James Gauvreau                   S. Gepp

                R. Z. Held                      Jessica Lévai               M. Lopes da Silva

          Leann M. Rettell                Ken Schrader                     Lucy Stone 

                Ash Tudor                    Calandra Usher           Janet Walden-West

Editors

 Emily Lavin Leverett Margaret S. McGraw

Where did this project come from?

Margaret McGraw has a tendency to spark new projects at conventions. DragonCon 2017 inspired one of her fellow panelists to say “predators in petticoats”, and Margaret immediately claimed it as an anthology title. Cecilia Dominic, Susan Griffith, and Emily Leverett were quick to come on board, and by the end of the weekend, a broad plan was in place. Fast forward to World Fantasy Con in November 2018, when Emily and Margaret pitched the project to publisher Jason Graves at Prospective Press--and he liked it enough to commit on the spot. Our slate of invited authors was quickly filled, and our open call for submissions attracted over 150 new stories.

What’s the plan?

The Editors have worked together on three previous anthologies, and we have a fairly straightforward timeline in place:

Winter 2019 

  • Open Call for “slush” story submissions (complete)
  • Invite Featured Authors to contribute  (complete)

Spring 2019

  • Select Top 10 story submissions    (complete) 

Summer 2019

  • Finalize edited stories with all authors

Fall 2019

  • Professional proofreader will provide manuscript for final approval
  • Prepare for print and e-publication 

Release Date

  • October 31, 2019

What's included in the different reward levels?

Digital rewards:

  •  Predators in Petticoats Ebook
  • Choice of Additional Ebook (See FAQs)
  • PiP Digital Art Poster 
  • Acknowledgement in PiP
  • Access to all Backer Updates 

Art rewards:

  • Sticker with PiP original artwork 
  • Original pet portrait painted from photo, by Tonia Brown
  • Original monster art, created by M. Lopes da Silva 

Vote for John Hartness' Story "Universe":

Which #TeamHartness are you? 

#TeamBlackKnight    #TeamQuincy    #TeamBubba    #TeamGrace

Rock the vote to decide which series @johnhartness writes a story for the anthology! (See FAQs)  

First Edition Trade Paperback: 

  •  Predators in Petticoats print edition
  • Print edition signed by at least three of the contributors

Skype session with authors: 

Schedule a 30-minute Skype session (phone or Facetime may also be available) to talk about the author’s work, their plans, trade pet stories, debate Marvel vs DC, whatever you choose!

  • Jody Lynn Nye
  • Susan & Clay Griffith

Lunch with authors:

Take an author to lunch! Dutch or your treat, as you choose. Please note, this level does not include the actual cost of lunch.

  • Jody Lynn Nye will make arrangements at any convention she’s scheduled to attend the rest of 2019. 
  • Susan & Clay Griffith will make arrangements at DragonCon 2019 (Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA). 

"Tuckerizations": 

  • Your name in one of the anthology stories
  • Your name in an upcoming novel by Emily Leverett or Nancy Northcott

Editing *your* story: 

Within the next 12 months, Jason Graves, Emily Leverett, or Margaret McGraw will edit up to 10,000 words of your story manuscript.  

What’s the budget?

The bulk of funds raised are going right back to the creators who made this book possible--the Authors and Artists. The Editors and Publisher have experience with Kickstarter anthologies, so we have the production budget well in hand, including cover art and design, proofreading, printing, and shipping. Any additional monies raised will be used to increase pay for the creators.   

Prospective Press

Established in 2015, Prospective Press is a vigorous small press specializing in fantasy, horror, and other speculative fiction. Among our thirty-plus books, we have published four anthologies—Tales From the Old Black Ambulance and three volumes in the Off the Beaten Path series. Prospective Press produces books in the traditional way—a commitment to quality and a keen interest for compelling content. However, the company also keeps an eye to the future, watching for ways to make one’s reading experiences even more enjoyable and satisfying. From the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Prospective Press brings its world of quality genre fiction and select non-fiction and invite readers to join them in Seeing the Future. 

Risks and challenges

We've been doing this for a while and have successfully launched over thirty titles, but we recognize that life happens. There's always the chance that delivery of the book could face unexpected delays in the production process. Every effort will be made to have the books ready for release and in your hands by November 2019. We have recruited a terrific slate of talented writers for this anthology. If unforeseen circumstances keep one of them from completing their story, we will fill their spot with a comparable tale by one of their exceptional peers. Everyone involved in the project are professionals in the field, and we hold each other to the highest standards.

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    Emily Leverett will include your choice of name (and at least two descriptives) as a character in the upcoming Book 3 of The Eisteddfod Chronicles from Falstaff Books.
    *OR*
    Nancy Northcott will include the backer's name and two descriptives--plus the option to decide whether the character is a telepath--in her next Outcast Station novel.

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    Within the next 12 months, Jason Graves, Emily Leverett, or Margaret McGraw will edit up to 10,000 words of your story manuscript. Plus all the other great rewards listed!

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    Rod Belcher fans, get ready! YOU get to choose which series Rod will write his story in for the anthology! Choose from Golgotha (Six Gun Tarot), Nightwise, or Brotherhood of the Wheel. Plus all the other great rewards listed!

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