Ever wondered how we pick the themes for our anthologies? It’s actually pretty simple. As a team, the people who help run Duck Prints Press decide “the next project will be X type,” where X is general imprint, or explicit imprint, or Queer Fanworks Inspired By…, etc. Then, we brainstorm some potential themes, sometimes with input from other people involved in the Press, sometimes not.
Why, we have the backers on our Patreon decide!
That’s right – every single backer, from $3/month on up, gets a vote!
And they’re exercising that voting might right now. Yesterday, the poll went up to decide the theme of our next anthology, the third in our Queer Fanworks Inspired By… series. What will our authors and artists be inspired by? The choices are…
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- the Women of the Homeric Epics (the Illiad and the Odyssey)
- the works of the Brontë Sisters (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, etc.)
Which will be the winner? I honestly couldn’t tell you. The vote’s open until next Sunday, and it’s far too soon to call. We haven’t even counted the dangling chads yet!
What I CAN tell you is that almost 40% of our 62 current backers have voted since the poll went up yesterday, and that if I ended the poll right now, we’d have to have a run-off – because there’s a dead-even tie between the two most popular choices!