Or… Our Plan to Sell Fetish Priests on Amazon
NASTY: is now live on Kickstarter (Publishing: Fiction). When Selena Kitt agrees your planned anthology can print one of her stories, and it’s the hottest damn fetish priest spanking story you’ve ever read, you say, “Yes, thank you.” If you’ve never read, Meet the Baumgartners, go get it. NOW. The series has even spawned its own porn film versions (both professional and amateur).
When authors of this caliber agree your project is interesting enough that they want to contribute, you cross your fingers and toes, send out a butt-ton of press releases, and launch on Kickstarter.
So that’s what we’ve done.
In case you’re not familiar with how we got here, let me tell you.
Like many others, on Wednesday, November 9, I was shocked to realize that Donald Trump and Mike Pence had been elected to the highest offices in the land. As an American, my new President-to-be bragged about sexually assaulting women, belittled and stigmatized minorities and the LGBTQ community, and promoted violence against those who most needed protection. The new Vice President was a fan of conversion camps, limiting a woman’s right to her own body, and notoriously anti-LGBTQ. Like so many of the rest of you, I spent the next week in a fog, half-sick, half-exhausted, feeling triggered by every little thing and constantly reminding myself that I was safe…at least for now.
I’m a sexual assault survivor. I’ve struggled with my own sexuality for most of my adult life, and I’ve spent more time dealing with shame than I care to admit. I’ve been chastised and slut-shamed, dealt with body dysmorphia and PTSD, and finally, FINALLY, I’ve reached the point where I can say, fuck it. This is who I am. And this is what I do. NASTY: Fetish Fights Back is one way to make a stand against a system who has repeatedly tried to say some of us are not enough. Or maybe we’re too much–too flamboyant, too bawdy, too loud, too bitchy, too weird, too out there.
NASTY: Fetish Fights Back is a compilation of erotic short fiction inspired by the Pantsuit Queen, H.R.C. herself. But not just Nasty Women. We want to include Nasty Everyones-whatever your sexuality or orientation–we hope you find a story in NASTY that gets your juices flowing in all the right ways. An amazing group of writers has already signed on to write for NASTY: Lucy A. Snyder, Molly Tanzer, Merc Rustad, Douglas F. Warrick, Tim Waggoner, and more.
For our updated author list, check here.
But there’s more!
NASTY is more than amazingly spicy stories for your after-hours enjoyment, NASTY wants to give back in other ways. So we’re putting our money where our mouth is (hiiii…you know you thought it too. And that’s probably a good way to get a bacterial infection. We here at Nasty recommend washing your money before putting it in any orifices…just sayin’).
We’re going to donate part of the profits to Planned Parenthood. Let Mike Pence huff and puff up there on Capital Hill all he likes, but we’re going to do our damnedest to keep PP up and running.
We’ve got a lot of money to raise to make this a reality but if there’s anything we learned from Fifty Shades of Gray–it’s that most of America loves a little butt-plugging even if they won’t admit it.
And what’s better than fetish with a side of proving Mike Pence wrong?
Yeah. That’s what I thought.
PUBLISHING A BOOK ONLINE – NOT OUR FIRST RODEO
We (Chris, Damon, and I) publish another magazine–Flash Fiction Online–and have been for several years. We’re pretty good at it. Granted, it’s not just us. There’s a large staff at Flash Fiction Online that keeps the place alive and kicking plus a Patreon page to pay the bills. But every month we wade through hundreds of stories, pick the best ones, send contracts, edit, copy-edit, format, publish, and finally, market the finished product.
Publishing a book online, much less publishing a book through Amazon, is a tricky proposition. It’s not a guaranteed success. Actually, it’s the opposite. The amount of work it takes for any independent author, magazine, or publishing house to succeed is massive.
But this is what we love.
It’s what we do.
We publish stories we love.
Like fetish priests.
So if you haven’t already, head over to Kickstarter and pledge.
You’ll be glad you did. We promise.