April 8th – May 31st: Authors have time to decide if they wish to contribute to this anthology, and wait to see if instead they’ll have pinch hitting opportunities for Add Magic to Taste. Those who decide up front to commit to writing for this anthology may write their stories. May 2nd to May 15th: call for artist applicants! May 16th to May 30th: Review artist applications. May 31st: Selected artists will be contacted and asked to sign a contract.
June 15th to August 31st: official writing period for Anthology 2. If any authors withdraw, we may invite other applicants who weren’t accept to Add Magic to Taste to contribute. During this period, we’ll also develop other aspects of the Kickstarter campaign, such as contracting with an artist for cover art and drafting merchandise.
June 30th: Author and Artist Biographies are due.
July 21st: Author and Artist Check In One. Authors should be approximately 50% done with their stories (roughly 2,500 words, unless the author expects their project to be well under the word limit). Artists should have at least a sketch completed.
August 15th: Author and Artist Check in Two. Authors should be approximately 90% done with the first draft of their stories (roughly 4,500 words, unless the author expects their project to be well under the word limit). Artists should be close to finished, though what that entails depends on the artist’s style.
August 31st: Stories and artwork are due, edited to the best of the author’s ability. Artwork should be complete.
September 1st: Authors who have completed their work by the August 30th deadline will be asked to sign a contract.
September 1st – October 15th: The anthology editors and betas will work with authors to edit, polish and finalize their stories. Our art moderators may also contact artists, if there are aspects of the art that, by our assessment, may present challenges for printing.
October 15th – November 15th: Kickstarter time!
November – December: if the Kickstarter reaches its funding goal, we will pay authors and artists, produce and ship the anthology and merchandise, and share everyone’s wonderful work with our backers! If the Kickstarter does not meet the funding goal, we’ll do a private pre-order launch instead, and will print to the number of sales that we make…and the authors and artists will still get paid! (No matter what happens, authors and artists who complete their stories by the deadline will get paid the minimum $30 per story amount).