$429
pledged of $6,250pledged of $6,250 goal
19
backers
4days to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 7 2018
Prospective PressBy Prospective Press
First created
Prospective PressBy Prospective Press
First created
$429
pledged of $6,250pledged of $6,250 goal
19
backers
4days to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 7 2018

About

TALES FROM the OLD BLACK AMBULANCE...

Life. Ends.

The Perfect Holiday Gift for the horror / dark speculative fiction lover!

Black Ambulance is an anthology about hearses and the end of life... The roots of this project run back several years—to a cold, bleak afternoon when our publisher was driving and the phrase Tales From the Old Black Ambulance crept unbidden into his mind. "Sounds like an anthology," he muttered and kept driving. But the bug kept biting, and in 2017 he set in motion the gathering of stories about "graveyards, cemeteries, morgues, mortuaries, mausoleums, funerary rites, and, of course, hearses..." Fast forward a year and we have a fantastic slate of stories—about creepy hearses, talking hearses, tricked-out hearses, ghostly hearses, high-tech mausoleums, cursed stoves, a Great Hunt, ghost hunters, clowns, cemetery exploration, facing fear, witches, the dead who don't know it, and a suffering freak who can't die—all from nineteen fantastic authors:

WHO WE ARE

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 three anthologies to date—all in the Off the Beaten Path series.

Off the Beaten Path series of anthologies, from Prospective Press
Off the Beaten Path series of anthologies, from Prospective Press

Tales From the Old Black Ambulance is our first crowd-funded project—with the goal of paying the authors a decent rate for their stories. Should we be so honored as to exceed our goal, these extra funds will help us pay the authors a higher amount. So please, support these fine authors, buy a copy, and help spread the word about Black Ambulance!

Tales From the Old Black Ambulance
Tales From the Old Black Ambulance

TIMELINE

If successful, this project will go to principal editing and design in January 2019. Page proofs—for those who support the Sneak Peek—will be ready no later than May 2019, and the finished books will ship in June 2019 except for signed editions, which could take up till September 2019 due to gathering signatures. If things go smoothly and we get the book done sooner, we will notify supporters and ship their books early!

BUDGET

This project is all about getting great stories to readers and supporting the authors! To that end, over 80% of the money raised will go directly to the authors. And, of course, Kickstarter will get their cut of ~10%. The remaining funds will be used for advertising and to defray any other expenses.

FULL TRAILER

THE EDITOR

Jason T. Graves is the publisher and editor-in-chief at Prospective Press, and the series editor for the Off the Beaten Path series of anthologies. He is also the author of four novels, but has valiantly sacrificed most of his time to make ProP and its authors as successful as possible.

THE ARTIST

The cover and video were put together by ARTE RAVE, our in-house art team. The cover is photo manipulation and is composed of elements from several stock photographs (© Adobe Stock and the respective rights holders).

Risks and challenges

We've been doing this for a while and have successfully launched over thirty titles, but we recognize that stuff happens. We've built extra time into the schedule and we will make every effort to have the book published and in your hands by June 2019 (September or sooner for print if you purchase a signed copy). We have recruited some fine and talented writers for this anthology, most of whom have already provided their stories. If unforeseen circumstances keep one of the remaining authors from completing their story, we will make every effort to fill their spot with a comparable tale by an equally talented writer.

And if the Earth falls into the sun before we get the book finished, well... enjoy the ride, at least.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Make Mine Memorial

    A virtual slab of cold marble that you can download and wallpaper your coffin...er...computer with!

    Includes:
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 8 or more About US$ 8

    Only the eBook

    For those who don't want to be an acknowledged backer. We'll just send you the ebook when it's ready.

    Includes:
    • eBook of the Anthology
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    The eBook

    Receive an eBook edition of the anthology in your choice of DRM-free MOBI or EPUB format, have your name inscribed on the donor page of the book, AND get the download!

    Includes:
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 18 or more About US$ 18

    Only the Book

    For those who don't want to be an acknowledged backer. We'll just send you the book when it's ready. ****Ships only to US, UK, Canada, and EU. Shipping is EXTRA.****

    Includes:
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    The Printed Word

    Receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, along with ebook, Donor Page listing, and gravestone download. ***Ships to US, Canada, UK, and EU; shipping charges are EXTRA.***

    Includes:
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Sneak Peek

    Receive an uncorrected proof copy of the book at least a month in advance of publication AND a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback upon publication, along with the ebook, Donor Page listing, and gravestone download. ****Shipping charged on each copy.****

    Includes:
    • Uncorrected Proof Copy of the Book—shipped early
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Tuckerized by Nancy Kilpatrick

    Have your name appear in Nancy's story AND enshrined on the Backer Page AND receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Get Tuckerized
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Tuckerized by Angela Roquet

    Have your name appear in Angela's story AND enshrined on the Backer Page AND receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Get Tuckerized
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Tuckerized by Robert Walker

    Have your name appear in Rob's story AND enshrined on the Backer Page AND receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Get Tuckerized
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Tuckerized by Emily Lavin Leverett

    Have your name appear in Emily's story AND enshrined on the Backer Page AND receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Get Tuckerized
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Tuckerized by Mackenzie Kincaid

    Have your name appear in Mackenzie's story AND enshrined on the Backer Page AND receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Get Tuckerized
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Tuckerized by Jennifer R. Povey

    Have your name appear in Jennifer's story AND enshrined on the Backer Page AND receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Get Tuckerized
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Tuckerized by Rick Duffy

    Have your name appear in Rick's story AND enshrined on the Backer Page AND receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Get Tuckerized
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Tuckerized by Jorge S. Savant

    Have your name appear in Jorge's story AND enshrined on the Backer Page AND receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Get Tuckerized
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    Tuckerized by Joseph Nassise

    Have your name appear in Joseph's story AND enshrined on the Backer Page AND receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback, the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Get Tuckerized
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 195 or more About US$ 195

    The Cold Hand...Signed

    Receive a print edition of the anthology in trade paperback signed by at least three authors (and as many of the other authors as we can wrangle) and by one specific author of your choosing (or up to two alternates). Up to a September delivery depending on signature collection. Also the ebook, listing, and download.

    Includes:
    • Signed Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Manuscript Critique by Robert W. Walker

    Have your short story* or the first three chapters* of your novel manuscript critiqued in-depth by veteran novelist and anthology author Robert W. Walker, along with a copy of the print book signed by Rob, the ebook, the backer page, and the download.

    *up to 5,000 words

    Includes:
    • Manuscript Critique
    • Signed Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 350 or more About US$ 350

    Death is Hard

    Receive a numbered, limited-edition hardcover print copy of the anthology signed by at least three of the authors (and as many of the other authors as we can wrangle) and by one specific author of your choosing (or an alternate) AND listing on the exclusive Benefactor Page. Also the ebook and download. For the print book, up to a September delivery depending on signature collection.

    Includes:
    • Signed, Limited-edition Hardcover Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Benefactor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Manuscript Operated On by "Dr. Graves"

    Have your manuscript* content edited by series editor Jason T. Graves, Editor-in-Chief at Prospective Press. You will also receive a print copy of the book, the ebook, backers page recognition, and the gravestone download.

    *up to 75,000 words (this is a $2000 value)

    Includes:
    • Content Edit
    • Print Copy of the Anthology
    • eBook of the Anthology
    • Donor Page Listing
    • Digital Gravestone
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)