White House Players                                             Our Gang Persona

     Donald J. Trump                                          Spanky          Spanky

     Melania Knauss                                                     Darla              Darla  

  

     Mike Pence                                               Scotty              Scotty   

 

     Jeff Sessions                                               Froggy            Froggy   

 

     Rex Tillerson                                               Wally              Wally    

    

     Steve Mnuchin                                            Jerry                Jerry   

 

     James Mattis                                               Leonard          Leonard   

   

     Ben Carson                                                 Stymie               Stymie       

 

     Betsy DeVos                                               Janet             Janet   

    

     Kellyanne Fitzpatrick                                       Marianne        Marianne   

  

     Rick Perry                                                  Alfalfa            Alfalfa   

  

     Jared Kushner                                             Dickie            Dickie   

     

              Sarah Huckabee                                    Shirley "Muggsy"        Shirley "Muggsy" Coates                 

 

       Petey (dog)                                             as himself      Petey the Pup         

 

     Setting:  Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, FL

 

Our Golden Gang

This will be an anthology of short stories that depicts “Our Gang-type” plots using the above characters.  President Trump’s rich pals will be playing inside the luxurious confines of Mar-a-Lago.  Every summer, Donnie "Golden Boy" Trump invites all his friends to spend a couple of months at his big club in Palm Beach, Florida.  Guests from around the world stay there, and the kids in Trump's "Our Golden Gang" get into plenty of mischief.  Although they will be depicted as children, these characters will keep their adult names (on left).   Each child will be a mixture of the adult’s persona and the Our Gang character’s persona.  He or she will be a child, however, and the troubles they get into at Mar-a-Lago will be childish in nature.  Satire is accepted, but humor will be the thread of enjoyment throughout each story in this anthology.

Writers who submit can use old plots from the Our Gang films and update them to fit the present (technology, clothing, etc.).  Stories are set in present day, although don't give specific dates.  Villains can be people from the present (Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Vladamir Putin, etc.), or you can invent others. 

The first anthology in the series is called "The He-Man Woman-Haters Club."  All stories must mention this club in the story, although the club need not be the main emphasis in the plot.

Payment:  6 cents per word  (Paid by Paypal only upon publication)

Anthology #1:  He-Man Woman-Haters Club

Length:  3,000 to 5,000 words

Deadline for Submissions:  9/30/17

Use Standard Manuscript Formatting.

Submit to:  Submittable Online System

Socialize and get ideas at our Facebook Page.

For those authors who intend to submit to our anthology, then join this group.

Print and Digital Anthology

EPUB3 SALES FOR ACCEPTED AUTHORS

I'll be publishing a free download of my Embellisher ePub3 eReader to all readers who buy the printed copy of OUR GOLDEN GANG. The buyers will be able to read a digital copy of the volume THE HE-MAN WOMAN-HATERS CLUB.

Also, we'll be publishing a multimedia (ePub3) version of the volume. Therefore, if you want to collect additional royalties on each copy sold, then you can do the following work:
1. Do a quality (good microphone, edited sound file) self-recorded reading of your short story. I will be adding this file into the ePub3 version. It will serve as an "audio book" recording of the story, so the reader can listen to it rather than read it (also good for blind readers).
2. Choose two music files (copyright free) that can be included on a playlist inside the eBook. These music files will be loaded so that two music files will correspond to each of the stories in the book. The music should relate in some way to the theme, topic or characters in your story.
3. Choose ONE or TWO (maximum) of the following "special ingredients" to add to your ePub3 version of the story. I can send you tutorials on how to use the specific tool (except JavaScript coding) as well as "upgrade" your account for free inside the ePub3 Creator Studio.
     a. Insert Story interactivity inside your story. This would involve writing short choices the reader can make that will take them to the "humorous result." These extra interactions need not be long. In fact, a short, simple joke or scene or image/video would be better.
     b. Insert appropriate videos (two maximum) that the reader can watch. These must correspond to your story's theme, characters or topic in some way.
     c. If you know how to use JavaScript, then you can add an interactive animation or other feature to your story (maximum 2).
     d. Add royalty-free or original artwork to the story (maximum of two). Again, this artwork must be appropriate to the topic, characters and/or theme of your story.

If you accept this task, I will create a Dropbox folder for you. You can use this to upload your files. I will do the technical work of embedding the videos/sound files and adding the "insert story" contents if you find it too difficult. I cannot do the JavaScript coding, however, so you'll have to do that yourself or get someone who can.

Obviously, I can't calculate the royalty share until I see how many authors will be working on this. However, I am publishing a maximum of eight (8) stories in each edition, so if the ePub3 has 8, then I would calculate by giving each author 11 % gross share of the purchase price of each eBook. As publisher, I would receive 12 % for doing the technical work and distribution/sales (I'm giving my author's share to the Cure Alzheimer's/LBD Fund).

Each author would receive royalties as direct deposits to their Paypal account.

Finally, I will also give you access to tutorials on how to do some social marketing to improve sales of our eBook. As each author will have a different story to market, you will be able to market it individually to your readership and even develop your own following for other purposes (links to your website and to your other books, for example). However, this kind of cooperative social marketing will help every author who's published in our anthologies. The better we market individually, the better we collect as a group!

Please message me privately if you wish to participate. I will then set-up your account and get your Dropbox ready.  Note:  If you don't wish to choose content or do any of the technical chores, I can do all of it for you.  All I need is your permission to do so.

Below is the direct link to the ePub3 Creator Studio. If you accept this deal, then I will upgrade your account so you can access the "Insert Story" and other tools.
https://emrepublishing.com/embellisher-ereader/

The publisher (also an author) Jim Musgrave, has dibs on the first story in the volume.  Here are four suggestions for story plot: 

1. An alien (space or foreign) tries to join the kids' group at Mar-a-Lago.
2. Golden Boy Trump becomes a full-fledged "dictator" by being influenced by Stevie Bannon (whom I mention in my own story, "The He-Man Woman-Haters Club.").
3. Trump tries to start a kids' "beauty pageant," but, of course, he does it in the typically Trumpian way!
4. Kid of a Russian gangster or oligarch tries to join Our Golden Gang.

5.  Trump starts a pyramid scheme for kids with the help of his little pal Carl Icahn.

Here are the first two paragraphs of Musgrave's story to give you an idea of how you can style your stories for the anthology:

                                                                                                                                     He-Man Woman-Haters Club

     Donnie “Golden Boy” Trump was standing near the ninth green behind the palm tree. The ten-year-old was chubby, wearing 3X1 designer jeans and red Maison Margiela dipped suede high tops. He was a bit wide in the rump, and his tee shirt was untucked. The shirt had a photo of Tupac Shakur, on the front, wearing a blue bandana, and a picture of Dogfish Head 120 IPA beer, “The Holy Grail for Hop Heads” on the back. Donnie held a Hasselblad DSLR camera to his face. About ten yards away, seated on a bench near the green, were Donnie’s best friend, Ricky Perry, and his new girlfriend, Melania Knauss.

     Even though Donnie couldn’t hear their conversation, he was getting some great close-ups to post on his club’s website, “The He-Man Woman-Haters Club.” Donnie never told anybody in his gang about having his own hard-on for Melania, the beautiful blonde girl from Slovakia, with the Siamese Cat eyes. If anybody in Donnie’s club knew about his affection for Melania, they would kick him out of his own club. In fact, Donnie had begun the club after Melania refused his first advances. She was bent-over, picking a flower in the Mar-a-Lago garden, and Donnie had grabbed a handful in his little fingers. She turned around and slapped his hand away, and his hand stung as if red ants had bit him. That’s when Donnie decided to start his new woman-haters club for all his male pals.