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UPDATED 2014-08-09
Now we're in the slow stage of getting the ebook itself together, we've condensing all discussion about this project into this one thread. The book cover is done, but we're still talking about the book description and marketing at this stage while Andrew gets the anthology together.

We need to know if you are a NYT or other big list bestselling author for the blurb! Just comment if you are so we can include your name.

UPDATED 2014-07-05
We have hit our target of 101 stories and are closed for submissions! Thanks everyone!

UPDATED 2014-06-03
The Background- The original KBoards Flash anthology project (concept by Hugh Howey- http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,172794.0.html, continued into other threads) lost momentum due to the scale involved and other issues. We all say big thank yous to Gennita, SWolf, Texasgirl and others for the work they did up to that point, we all appreciated it and understand it was just unfeasible as it was.
I posted my original post (below) which started conversation about the KBoards anthology again, and many of us still wanted it to continue.

The Update-
Andrew Ashling proposed we go ahead with a much simpler model of simply releasing the Anthology as a freebie rather than the complicated legal aspects and administration of arranging proceeds to go to charity. (http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,186701.msg2633674.html#msg2633674)

At this point in the conversation, Andrew has taken charge and set up a place for people with their Flash fiction finished, beta-read, polished, and ready to go to send them in! http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,186701.msg2634638.html#msg2634638

Instructions removed now submissions are closed.

We're now at maximum capacity and submissions are closed!

You can still join in discussions for finalizing getting the anthology out into the world (blurb planning, etc)

Other Relevant Threads discussing this current anthology-
Title and Cover Art Done! Help us get the blurb right here- http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,186855.0.html
Andrew's Progress report thread- http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,186863.0.html
The How/Where we publish decisions thread- http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,187082.0.html

My Original Post that started this thread-
I've been waiting for someone else to start talking about this, but either I've missed it (if so, please point me there!), or no one else has yet. Since the official thread got locked, and I believe most of us who were ready to go were contacted privately, I feel a bit weird posting this at all, like it's taboo somehow.
But I know a lot of us did finish our flash for what would have been the Kboards anthology, and if it's not going ahead, I would still love to read what everyone wrote! I was looking forward to reading the Kboards anthology more than I was looking forward to being part of it, which is ONE HUGE EXCITOBEAST AMOUNT!
I'm not here to talk about the fate of the anthology, I'm here to ask, anyone want to share? Could we just create a thread, right here, posting our flash fiction we created, just for the fun of it and community experience?
I already went ahead and posted mine for my fans on my own website. I'm impatient like that. So I'd be happy to post it here too if everyone else likes the idea of sharing our flash fiction we wrote for the project (either pasting it straight in here or by links, either way!). I'm sure some of you might like to keep what they wrote unpublished for future use in one way or another, but it could be fun to share, right?
 

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I've also not been contacted, but I think I know what's going on. I had my story completed and beta read by two on the list. I made a few tweaks and sent it to my editor and have it ready to go. I am going to be sending it out in my May Newsletter a bit later today. at least my subscribers can read it now. If the anthology actually happens later, I'll still send it in.
 

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I beta read seven stories, and they were all really good. I hope the anthology moves forward. Someone please PM me and tell me what's going on with it!
 

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Mine was beta-read by 4 people. It has been tweaked and re-tweaked and I feel it's much better thanks to all the suggestions. I haven't been contacted, but anyone following posts for some time probably have figured out why the stoppage. I still hold out hopes the anthology will be revived.
 

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I haven't been contacted. I assume the whole thing is cancelled? That's too bad, I've had my story ready to go for months.

I think I will likely send it out as a bonus story to my newsletter subscribers.
 

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I haven't been contacted by anyone concerning the anthology. If it has been cancelled, that's a shame. It was a good idea, and I was looking forward to it.

Could someone PM me and let me know what's going on? Totally in the dark here. Thanks!
 

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Due to the work involved, this project just turned out to be unfeasible.  With all the behind the scenes stuff, it just couldn't be done.
 

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If it's truly dead (I've got no clue--I didn't even sign on to contribute anything) someone could always set up a domain and publish them, maybe as blog posts. A Year of KB Shorts or something. If everyone was given limited admin permissions and someone made a calendar, you could just upload your short and schedule it to post on your day. YMMV
 

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It's not going ahead? Some people were messaged? For those of use who weren't, is there somewhere we can look to see what the problems were?
 

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I apologize if some of you haven't heard from me yet. I'm still contacting people privately from the original 200+ thread. Be patient, I have your names now to send a PM.

If anyone wants to continue and would like

1) the publisher agreement that has been used by my publisher for a charity antho
2) links to setting up the 501c3 if you want to do it that way, as a foundation (as I have explained, I can't do it the easy way because I have several anthos, my own author LLC as well as my roofing company and funneling money from an antho with 200+ strangers is too risky for my businesses)
3) my advice on how to set up a business account/KDP account for your antho
4) my advice on, depending on state, how to set up a business bank account with Federal ID # and how to set up a Fictitious Business Name before that
5) my advice which IRS forms to use for next year

I'll be happy to help out. It's probably about less than 50 people contributing now, so should be easier to manage as an antho.

Again, so sorry about not having contacted all of you yet.
 

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What if a charity published the anthology and we each gifted our story to them? Yes, a contract would still be needed, but no one would have to set up a 501c3 or administer a bank account or anything. All sales would flow directly to the charity.
 

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Sapphire said:
What if a charity published the anthology and we each gifted our story to them? Yes, a contract would still be needed, but no one would have to set up a 501c3 or administer a bank account or anything. All sales would flow directly to the charity.
Do you know of a charity that would do this? I cannot think of any that would have the resources.
 
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