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UPDATE:

The first and BEST ever Donald Trump anthology is now available at Amazon. Thanks everyone, great working with you.

Here's the announcement blog post: http://georgedonnelly.com/trump-anthology-now/

Here's the Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077XNNXW3

In a brazen attempt to pander to current market trends and interests, I've decided to organize and publish a Donald Trump flash fiction anthology on January 20, 2017, just in time to give the 45th president of the United States the welcome into office that he deserves.

Without taking sides or engaging in further debate (seriously, please), and with a solemn satirical intention, I invite you to submit stories for the first ever, it's-gonna-be-YUGE Donald Trump flash fiction anthology.

Please submit stories by Jan 13, 2017 so we can publish by Jan 20, 2017.

The Plan:

  • To get published in something that could make the news and go YUUUUUGE.
  • To have some fun working with fellow indie authors.
  • To publish it no later than Jan 20, 2017.
  • To publish it wide and permafree in ebook format.
  • To distribute it to your mailing list free of charge.
  • To participate in group promos.

The Requirements:

  • Any writer is welcome, 18 and over.
  • Pen names are fine.
  • Submit as many stories as you like.
  • Donald Trump must be the main character of your story.
  • Submissions must be complete stories - with a beginning, middle and end - and never excerpts.
  • Story length: ideally 1,000 words or less. You can go up to 1,500 if you really need it.
  • You must have your story proofread and line-edited prior to submission, by you or someone else. Please don't submit messy drafts, only final work. Although I'm an editor and the editor of this project, this is unpaid volunteer work, so please pitch in (or hire me for a special flat rate of $10 per story - see below).
  • Stories are due Jan 13, 2017, which gives you about 8 weeks.
  • Any genre except erotica
  • Err on the side of satire and parody for legal reasons.
  • Submit your stories here: https://goo.gl/forms/Mg29nku9XDKxrNxC3.

Reminders:

Would you like to get reminded every couple weeks about this project, along with an update on our progress? Enter your name and primary email address here. Unsubscribe anytime.

The Schedule:

Stories Due: Jan 13, 2017
Publish: Jan 20, 2017

If we can publish earlier, we will.

Please Help Me With:

  • getting the word out to other indie authors so they can submit stories, too.

To hire me to line edit and proofread your story/ies for the special flat rate of $10 each, email [email protected] with the subject line: "Edit my flash fiction story for $10 please." This is entirely optional and not in the least required. It will get you a great editing job but not any kind of preference in the anthology.

If you'd like an editor credit, email me. I'll need you to proofread 20 stories for me and to bring in at least 10 new stories, including your own.

Rights:

Here's the license I'm asking you to agree to. It's plainly visible at the end of the submission form:

I affirm that I am the owner of the content provided herein and am granting a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to use the content as part of the anthology "2017 Donald Trump Anthology," (title subject to change) edited by George Donnelly in ebook, print, audiobook and translated formats. Once the anthology is published, I promise to promote it to the best of my ability through my author website, mailing list and social media account(s). (If you don't agree, please don't submit the form.)
Money:

Any income generated will go towards promoting this anthology.

If using Google Docs

If you're using Google Docs, please share the story with [email protected] or just grant access upon request to that address. Ditto if you're using Dropbox and only want to share the file with a specific account/address.

Updates:

Nov 22: 2 submissions

Nov 24: 3 submissions

Dec 11: 5 submissions

I look forward to working with you! Any questions, email [email protected].
 

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OMG! This is great! I totally just came up with an idea. Will get right on it.
 

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MarilynVix said:
OMG! This is great! I totally just came up with an idea. Will get right on it.
Spectacular, I was hoping you'd join in, Marilyn. Looking forward to your story!
 

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J.B. said:
I want to buy this when it's done!
Haha, me too. I'm imagining lots of great things for this.

Just for you tho it's gonna be FREE.

Edited. Drop me a PM if you have any questions. - Becca
 

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Is this limited to President(-elect) Trump and a possible time after or does this include all of Trumpdom? This man has lead anything but a boring life so far.

This is going to be interesting either way.
 

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ThomasDiehl said:
Is this limited to President(-elect) Trump and a possible time after or does this include all of Trumpdom? This man has lead anything but a boring life so far.

This is going to be interesting either way.
Anything Trump, with a suggested emphasis on the satirical, crazy and ludicrous. Let's go nuts.
 

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Love this idea. I've already had some thoughts about some satire.

However, I would try to do this paid and see what happens. If no one bites, then it can go free. But I would try to earn something with it. Is there some reson why you want to go free?

If you need a publisher who will do the taxes and payments, I can ask the coop I do my boxed sets with...even if I don't end up having a story for it.

ETA: Did I misread or was the post edited? I could swear it had said to go permafree wide.
 

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It still says permafree and wide. :)

I'm open to making it paid if the participating authors want that. We can talk about that once I get, say, the first 10 or 20 accepted stories. Definitely.

I look forward to reading your story!

Another thought: we have to be careful about profiting from someone else's celebrity. Sure, he's the president now, more fair game than ever. But it's a concern.
 

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AngryGames said:
I wrote this back in March 2016, but I'm not exactly sure what genre it fits into other than parody...

http://www.angrygames.com/?p=1069
It looks a bit long but it's definitely got the tone I'm going for! Why not submit it? Or a shortened/edited version? I'd love to consider it.
 

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Just a reminder that your public comments must not be political.  Let's keep it classy, KBoards.  (You've been doing fine so far!)

Betsy
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I would love to be involved. :) I'll follow up once on my home computer. Happy to have you edit.
 

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Ryn Shell said:
I would love to be involved. :) I'll follow up once on my home computer. Happy to have you edit.
Wonderful. I look forward to reading your story/ies!
 

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I'm wondering now if it's wise to use Trump's name. How about another surname which obviously suggests it's him. Alternatively, we could name our own (male/female/crazy/famous personality) as president and write a story about them.

e.g.  If (insert name) were president...

                                or

        A day in the life of President (insert name.)


Just my tuppence worth.
 
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