I've been seeing quite a few anthologies listed on various crowd funding platforms. I usually check them out but don't always post them as potential markets.
Why, you ask? Well, some of them already have writers attached, you know the ones whose name will sell an anthology. And some will only publish if they reach their goal. For me, $10,000 to $15,000 to publish one book (especially an ebook) seems a little excessive and many never reach their goals, so in the case of KickStarter, no funding.
I linked to an anthology last year that had an open call but they only published ONE story from the open call. That leaves a lot of writers with stories looking for markets. And finding markets for failed anthology submissions can be pretty tricky. Seems like a good idea to avoid anthologies that have invited writers to submit already.
Another thing that bothers me is asking for crowd funding when a successful press is involved. Shouldn't they have the money in place for this type of project? Why should they receive part of the profits for being the official printer?
Just some thoughts that have been rolling around in my mind of late. What do think about crowd funding for anthologies?