And hoo-boy, have we got one for you: Altered States of the Union, edited by Glenn Hauman for Crazy 8 Press. (Full disclosure: Jim Macdonald and I have a story in it.)
Altered States is a collection of original alternate-history stories in which the states of the USA are . . . not as we know them. It’s being crowdfunded through Indiegogo, and you can reach its web page here.
Rewards being offered for supporters range from a copy of the e-book version of the anthology (at the $5 level, or $3 for the first 20 early-bird pledges) to tuckerization* in one of the stories (at the $200 level; six chances are being offered.) The official publication date is scheduled for the Shore Leave science fiction convention being held July 15-17, 2016, in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
So here’s your chance to be a patron of the arts and enable the publication of some good new stories. (Lorenzo di Medici would totally have kicked in a florin or two. You know he would have.)
*For those unfamiliar with the lingo of the sf tribe, “tuckerization” is the naming of a character in a story after a friend or fellow-fan. The name derives from the early science fiction writer Wilson Tucker, who made a practice of giving his minor characters names in this fashion. These days, opportunities to be tuckerized are often offered by writers for fundraising or charitable purposes.