From Josh Palmatier at Zombies Need Brains press:
In a fit of insanity, Zombies Need Brains has launched a spur-of-the-moment Kickstarter for an "absurd, surrealistic" alternate history anthology called RAMMING THE RAMPARTS, inspired by the President's July 4th speech which included the Army "taking over the airports" during the Revolution. What if there had been airports during that war? Absurd! George Washington was not a fighter pilot! There was no "Battle at LaGuardia Baggage Claim"! And yet...
This anthology asks authors to explore these and other absurd, surrealistic alternate histories. These DO NOT need to be based off of our current President's comments, either on July 4th or at any other time. However, I'd like to see at least a few stories based off of airports during the Revolution. I'd like to keep the stories set around that era, actually, so the 18th Century or so, although this is not a hard and fast rule.
Backers of this project will essentially be generating the base funds needed to produce an ebook of the anthology—including payment for the contributing authors, payment for the cover artist, production costs for producing the anthology, etc. Confirmed anchor authors include:
== Gerald Brandt
== David B. Coe
== Esther Friesner
== Elektra Hammond
== Nancy Holzner
== Rhondi Salsitz
== Steven H Silver
== Alan Smale
== Harry Turtledove
This is a "quick and dirty" Kickstarter from Zombies Need Brains, so at the moment there is no cover art. Stretch goals will include expansion of the anthology beyond the initial 9 authors to include stories from an open call and possibly a paperback version of the book. We offer professional pay rates. As we did in our previous anthologies, we plan to include the very best stories we can find, including an open submission window if the Kickstarter is successful and reaches certain stretch goals, where anyone can submit their stories featuring the current theme for a chance to be part of the anthology.
So, if you'd like to see an alternate history anthology with a mash-up of absurd historical facts, swing on by the Kickstarter and become a backer! This is only running for 7 days and the only way I can foresee this working out is if it somehow ends up going viral, so share it with your friends!
I was a history major at uni, and I really want to write for this. :D The Kickstarter is only going for a week, so please share this and/or support the campaign! This is going to be awesome, folks!