Update 11/13/17: MAGA 2020 & Beyond has been mentioned on PJ Media. Any press will be added to this post. I am very excited for this!
I’ve had a really rough week, but today is a momentous day for me. Sure, I got into my first really nasty fight on Gab, and I feel deeply ashamed about how I acted (but I am not ashamed of the opinions I expressed), and it made me supremely depressed because it happened so close to today, but…that was two days ago, and despite some electoral setbacks, we’re still doing pretty well.
So, today MAGA 2020 & Beyond has been released. It is also the one year anniversary of Trump’s Presidential victory. I am now, officially, a published author. Yay! The publisher of the anthology, Superversive Press, made the above graphic to celebrate. Each story has its own graphic, and the one above is mine. Now that I think about it, I wish I had submitted a better-written blurb, but oh well. I’ve never been any good at sales pitches or whatever.
I haven’t gotten around to reading all the stories yet, but I am excited to do so. Also, Milo Yiannopolous wrote the foreward! I am seriously excited about this.
So, this anthology got its start at another publisher, Horrified Press. It was called Trumptopia, and was supposed to be a counterpart to another anthology called Trumpocalypse. I actually bought Trumpocalypse for some truly stupid reason. It should be worth a few laughs. A great deal of conservative writers were excited to submit a story, and I went ahead and did so.
Then the publisher presented the artwork for the book cover.
Now, I am definitely no artist. However, this cover was the exact opposite of what I, and my fellow conservative authors thought Trumptopia was going to be about. It was supposed to be a pro-Trump anthology. In fact, back in July, right as they revamped the project, they even said as much.
Once they got a look at that cover, they were shocked and said, “no.” Our idea of a Trumptopia does not include severed heads in jars hidden behind a freaking curtain. The authors complained and the project fell apart. This happened in a very short amount of time, because I only found out about it after it had all been said and done. I had been at work – I came home and boom – the project was cancelled. I was very disappointed and contemplated publishing the story on my own when Superversive Press stepped in.
Horrified Press is still taking submissions for their anthology, but now it’s basically anti-Trump:
“Trumptopian Horror – Oxymoron? We think not. Think of it as the ultimate challenge in penning horror fiction (or is it? fiction that is.) America’s great again, while the rest of the world’s in chaos (nonvetted refugees), or an America that treats illegal immigrants as Iraq, North Korea, or China would. A revamped space race under Elon Musk with government backing (what might we find out there). America becomes a financial Logan’s Run? I don’t know, use your imaginations folks. This will be fun. Make horror fiction great again. We’ll build Trumptopia and the Harlequin romance novels will pay for it.Trust me…. this thing’s going to be Yuuuuuuge.”
Doesn’t sound pro-Trump to me. You can look at their Facebook post on the subject here. As I said, it is not pro-Trump in the least. They think we want to treat illegal immigrants the way they do in despotic countries. We want nothing of the sort – we just want them to go back to their home countries. They assume that America being great means everyone else suffers. Typical globalist bullshit. The Facebook post is dated October 29. Note the difference between what they said in July, and what they’re saying now.
Anyway, they’re still accepting submissions for the revamped Trumptopia while ours is already done and published.
So there you have it. That’s how this all happened, and I truly commend the team at Superversive Press for getting this off the ground so quickly.
As for my story…I criticize Hollywood a lot. So, naturally, I was inspired to imagine what most snotty Hollywood actors might feel if we do get a true Trumptopia – in other words, I imagine how well certain people would take a Hollywood far more tolerant of Republicans. Let’s say that after four years (the story takes place in 2020) they don’t take it super well, but are starting to realize that perhaps, just perhaps they could afford to be a little more tolerant. That, yes, we Republicans aren’t racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic bigoted Nazi monsters.
So, if you do buy the anthology, I hope you enjoy it. Now I’ve got to go do some work on my other books, since I’ve been slacking off too much.