Jim C. Hines (jimhines) wrote,
Jim C. Hines

Stop — Drama Time

I’m reminded once again that conflict and drama make popular blog topics.  Therefore, I feel it’s time for me to announce my newest project, an unauthorized anthology of Twilight fiction titled Fuschia Eclipse.1

The project will be published by Penguin Droppings, a revolutionary new self-publishing branch of Penguin.2  Publishing is changing, and it’s time to do away with the gatekeepers of traditional publishing and make way for the new millennium!

I had originally hoped to be able to pay contributors a token rate of 1/20th of a cent per word3, but after reviewing the Penguin Droppings contract, it turns out contributors will end up owing me $500 per story.  However, they will all receive one contributor copy and Valuable Exposure!

I’ll only be inviting white male authors for this volume.4 5  But I want to assure everyone I’m neither sexist nor racist.  I don’t see race or gender; all I care about is the story!  It’s not my fault the only truly great literature comes from white penises!

I’m already working on the cover art.  I’m thinking something tabloid-style, maybe Jacob Black fighting some vampire raccoons and zombie bunnies?6  All I know is that, for marketing purposes, Jacob will be portrayed by a pale blond kid.7

  1. Russet Moon Summary - http://blog.fanhistory.com/?p=532
  2. See Jackie Kessler’s posts on the Harlequin self-publishing fiasco - http://www.jackiekessler.com/blog/
  3. Short fiction pay rate conversation - http://jimhines.livejournal.com/479488.html
  4. Mammoth Anthology of Mindblowing SF - http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2009/08/toc-the-mammoth-book-of-mindblowing-sf-edited-by-mike-ashley/
  5. Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Books of 2009 - http://jimhines.livejournal.com/475502.html
  6. Zombie Rabbit Cover of Doom - http://jimhines.livejournal.com/469403.html
  7. White-washed cover of Justine Larbalestier’s Liar - http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2009/07/23/aint-that-a-shame/

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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