The Indie Author community is all about support – sharing information, retweeting, cheerleading, giving a helping hand to a new author – that’s why Indies rock! We wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the the authors/designers/editors that took the time to write about their experiences and make tutorials for those who want to learn. The indie author community has helped us so much over the last two years that we’d like to pay it back. But how can we do this? Well, besides writing articles about our experiences (Jay will be blogging about outlines next week), we thought putting together an anthology might be a great idea.
What, an anthology? Yes, an anthology! Even better, an indie author anthology that benefits our favorite charity, the SPCA!
We’re looking for 8-12 indie/self published authors to participate in this project.
The Theme: Tie-ins. This should be a story that ties in to a book or series that you’ve already published. We’d love to see stories that stand on their own, yet still entice the reader to try your series.
Word Count: 2,000 minimum, 10,000 maximum
Writing Style: Be yourself. No guidelines here.
Genre: Fiction. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit, although we’re going to say no to erotica this time around due to the charity we’re raising funds for.
We would love to have the participating authors contribute to the process, beyond just writing a story. We’ll be asking for input on the title, book cover ideas, marketing, etc. You can be involved as little or as much as you’d like. Any publishing costs for the book will be covered by Sudden Insight Publishing. Authors will retain all rights to their work – we’re not doing this to get the rights to your story, we’re doing this to help get your story out there, and to raise some money for charity while we do it.
Submission Dates: May 20th –
July 31st UPDATE: Deadline is now August 31st!
Publication Date: We’re looking at a mid October, early November release date. While this will initially be released as an eBook, we are very open to getting a paperback version out as well, depending on participating author input. Every participating author will receive a free ebook copy of the anthology.
Royalties: All profits from this anthology will go towards ASPCA. Why? Read on…
Meet Ximena. She spent most of the first 3 years of her life tied to a rope in a backyard somewhere around Los Angeles, sad and alone. She managed to chew herself loose at some point in June of 2014, and once Animal Control caught her the euthanasia clock started ticking. Thankfully, she was picked up by a no-kill shelter before her execution date, and eventually moved to the Santa Cruz SPCA, which is where we met her in November of 2014. She had Jay at hello. We are eternally grateful to the SPCA for saving Ximena’s life, and for giving her a chance at happiness with a forever family. For Ximena, and for every other dog that’s had a second chance, we’d like to thank the SPCA by raising funds with this anthology.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in participating in, or if you have questions or comments, please email Dawn (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to your submissions!