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No Sh!t, There I Was - An Anthology of Improbable Tales

A project in Dayton, OH by Steven Saus

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Unbelievable, but no sh!t, there I was, seeing a Kickstarter for 24 improbable tales from science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors.
Backers: 466
Average Pledge Per Backer: $24

Funded: $11,085 of $8,500
Dates: Apr 10th -> May 15th (36 days)
Project By: Steven Saus
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May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
 No shit, folks, I get to pay authors more money!  As we pull into the last hour of the campaign we've skidded over the last stretch goal, and are still going!  Of course, that means more work for me, because I've got to go redo all the... (Read More)

Want more than one copy?

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Quick note here folks: if you want more than one copy, increase your pledge by the appropriate amount - $15 + shipping ($5 US/$15 worldwide) for thr trade paperback, $50+ shipping ($10 US/$20 worldwide) for hardcover. Thanks, Steve  (Read More)

Existential Superheroes, Deals With The Devil, and Stories From A Hospital Room: Jo Robson, Premee Mohamed, and Rachael K. Jones

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
 OMG YOU GUYS. INTERIOR ART FOR ALL STORIES! This is great! Now that we've got this, what more can we do? The next step is to be able to pay the authors more. I know this seems a little strange, since I've been talking about adding value to your... (Read More)

Blushing, Terrible Prompts, and One Stretch Goal Down - Featuring E. Catherine Tobler and Frances Rowat

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
 And look at what we've done to make this book even more awesome!  This is freaking awesome that we get to have interior art in this book! But. That's the budget for half the stories in the book. What I really want is for us to have interior art... (Read More)

Bats, Coyote as a PUA, and more, featuring Adrian Simmons and Darcy Little Badger

May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
There's something cool I've noticed about this Kickstarter. For those of you new to Alliteration Ink, this isn't my first go-around. And because I try to make data public, in the past I noticed that many of the people who backed my projects were... (Read More)

Wherein Feces Destroys Writer's Burnout, Talkative Characters, and FUNDED - Featuring David Jón Fuller & Wren Wallis

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
 And like several other important events in my life (and that's another no shit story to ask me about if you catch me at a convention), I was completely asleep when it happened: we funded! But wait, there's more!I've still got quite a few "behind... (Read More)

Loved Projects, Unintentional Stories, and Fictional Apocalypses, featuring Sunil Patel & William R.D. Wood

May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
 Greetings you wonderful backers! Guess what? We've achieved the "Project Kickstarter Staff Loves" badge!  Everybody give yourselves a big pat on the back! Don't forget to keep sharing this project on social media, whether in your own words or... (Read More)

Karmic Wars, Superheroes, & more: 300 Backers & Four Glimpses from Sarah Tchernev, Linda Tyler, James Beamon, and Andrew Barton

May 5th - via: kickstarter.com
 We've reached 300 backers!  Thank you all for the support! With us almost at our last week, it's crucial we keep up the momentum. Aside from the rejected press release, I've also had advertising outlets reject ads for this anthology as well.... (Read More)

Mercury Retrograde and Pinball Clowns: Behind the Scenes With William Ledbetter and Anne Gibson!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
 Woohoo! Thanks to you wonderful backers, we're well within striking distance of bringing this book to you! But don't sit back and relax! In order for us to bring you this book - and especially if you want interior art (I do!) - we have to keep... (Read More)

EIGHTY PERCENT. You folks are AWESOME. But we're not done yet!

April 28th - via: kickstarter.com
 Seriously, you're just cool as anything. Like absolute zero cool. Like Wentworth Miller playing Captain Cold cool. We're over 80% of the way to our first goal and still have over two weeks to go! And it's all because of you amazing backers!... (Read More)

A Trifecta of Improbable Updates: 250 Backers, More Rewards, and A Gestalt's Behind The Story!

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Holy cats! We've reached 250 backers! That's amazing, and it's all thanks to you spreading the word and working with us to bring you amazing improbable stories! Thank you so much! If you were disappointed that the tuckerizations and critiques were... (Read More)

No sh!t, we're over sixty percent - and our first behind the scenes look!

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We're at sixty percent, and it's thanks to you and over 240 other people whose taste is as awesome as yours! One of the things that fascinates me is hearing the ways that stories come to other writers. I've asked the authors of No Shit, There I Was... (Read More)

56%, and a Bit More About the Anthology

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, we're at 56% in a week! That's freaking amazing, and it's thanks to people like you. People who are willing to ready to see interesting, amazing, unusual new fiction. There are more people out there like you. And yes, the internet means... (Read More)


April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
 We are halfway to our first goal in just four days! And it's all because of you! Along with the author "behind the story" essays, Rachael has been writing and posting little vignettes on her blog about the stories that she selected to fill the... (Read More)

...you wouldn't believe the rejection letter I got... :)

April 13th - via: kickstarter.com
 This update has a somewhat amusing story about what a newspaper publisher said to me about this project. But there's a darker side to this story where the publisher apparently refuses to report on an entire class of people in a stunning display of... (Read More)

What a first day!

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Holy cats! What a first day! We're well over a third of the way to our first goal and over 150 backers, thanks to you! In the days following, we'll have some commentary from the authors in the anthology about what inspired their stories for you... (Read More)

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