COFFEE Anthology Update

June 25, 2013

Click here to view the COFFEE anthology campaign on Kickstarter

We had an awesome opening 24 hours, raising 45% of the initial funding goal. Things are bound to slow down after this, but I’m very hopeful that this campaign can reach a total of $2500+ by the end of its 30-day run.

Up to 50% of the money raised between $1000-$1999 will be spent buying original stories, in addition to reprints. (The limit being only the quantity and quality of the stories I might see on submission) — at professional rates.

At $2000 I will announce the super-secret achievement (and I am pretty sure you will really like it!) which will be unlocked at $2500. For now, please spread the word of this project. There are gazillions of coffee fans out there and this book can be huge if we are able to get even a fraction of them aware/involved in th is project.

I am waiting on some contracts and hope to announce the first pair of stories contracted for COFFEE really soon.

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Remember, we’ll open to original story submissions the moment this campaign reaches $1000.  So start thinking of a cool (or hot!) coffee story idea!

 


The COFFEE Anthology Launches, Seeks Submissions & Funding

June 23, 2013

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UFO Publishing launches COFFEE: Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic.

We’re seeking to collect 40-50,000 words of fiction where coffee or tea is an integral part of the plot in some way. For the moment we’re considering reprint stories, but will be able to purchase some original fiction if the anthology is fully funded via Kickstarter.

The Kickstarter campaign launched tonight to help fund this anthology. We’re offering great rewards such as copies of the three released and upcoming UFO Publishing titles (UFO, UFO2, and COFFEE), posters of Maggie McFee’s “Boom” artwork (pictured below), and other cool items.

Please help us by spreading the word of this campaign via social media, and pre-ordering copies for yourself and all the coffee addicts in your life!

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"Boom" by M. McFee. Get a poster as one of the Kickstarter backer rewards!

“Boom” by M. McFee. Get a poster as one of the Kickstarter backer rewards!

 


COFFEE: The Anthology

June 10, 2013

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I am almost done with the final selection process for UFO2. Over the course of this week, all authors should be notified and those whose stories have been accepted will receive their contracts. Once all the contracts have been signed, I will announce the official table of contents.

While that’s happening, I am contemplating my next anthology idea. Namely, this:

COFFEE: The Caffeinated Stories of the Fantastic

This is not a submissions call as of yet — I am still contemplating the viability and interest in such a book. It would be a collection of speculative short stories in which coffee plays a major role. I would want to collect mostly flash fiction and short-short stories — the sort one can read while sipping a cup of coffee. I would want one or two tea stories as well. Because, as much as the Interwebs love coffee, some of us love tea, too.

I would be looking for reprints for this book: stories that have been already been published elsewhere rather than original material.

So, for now, I want to ask for everyone’s help.

Is this the sort of book you would buy?

Do you know of any stories that would be a good fit for such a book? If so, please post the link or any information you have about the story/stories in the comments below.

If you’re an author of a story that might be a good fit, you can send it to me at ufopublishing at gmail dot com. I want to stress again that this is not a submission call yet, I’m just exploring the possibility, and that I’m looking for reprints of speculative (fantasy, SF, mild horror) stories only. Published authors would be paid at the reprint rate of $0.01 per word, plus a copy of the book.

Please share whatever other thoughts/ideas you might have about this. They’re much appreciated.

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