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Welcome to Miskatonic University Kickstarter!

| March 8, 2018

Broken Eye Books recently launched their Kickstarter for Welcome to Miskatonic University, which is an anthology of stories set at the vaunted institution of higher education in Lovecraft’s Miskatonic Valley. The basic Kickstarter funding will fund one anthology, but there’s a second anthology waiting in the wings as the first stretch goal. And that second anthology […]

Battling in All Her Finery Kickstarter Concludes Tomorrow Night!

| February 27, 2018

We’ve reached the penultimate day for our Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery! If you’d like to celebrate with us, pop over to our Facebook event tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Pacific time, for a livestream with our herd of Feline Interns! Also if you’ve backed our Kickstarter, are you also a backer on […]

Battling in All Her Finery is Funded!

| February 22, 2018

Mad Scientist Journal‘s Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery is now fully funded, and still chugging along toward some stretch goals! If you’re a writer, and you’ve got some ideas about women leaders, keep an eye on this space, as I’ll be sure to announce the submissions guidelines here and at Mad Scientist Journal. In […]

Mad Scientist Journal’s Current Kickstarter!

| February 13, 2018

Have you checked out the Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery yet? We had an amazing launch last week, nearly hitting 15 percent of our goal JUST in the first 4 hours! We’re around the 3/4 point in funding, and still going strong! We’re absolutely thrilled with how wonderfully this Kickstarter is going, but we want […]

Battling in All Her Finery Kickstarter

| February 1, 2018

Today is the big day! Our Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery is now live! Be sure to check it out early, as we have special deals for the first people who pledge for a digital or print copy of the book. And if you want to support us more, there are options for […]

Battling in All Her Finery: Countdown to the Kickstarter Launch!

| January 23, 2018

Today on Facebook, we’re launching an event to count down to the launch of our next Mad Scientist Journal anthology on Kickstarter. Which is a long way of saying: we’ve got another Kickstarter on the horizon! Battling in All Her Finery will be an anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about woman leaders: presidents, queens, […]

Things to Look Forward To: Wayward Sisters comic anthology

| November 8, 2017

If you’re looking for what promises to be an awesome anthology of comics by and about women and non-binary folks, you’ve got a couple more days to check out Wayward Sisters. This Kickstarter project is already fully funded, but they’re still trying to hit a few more stretch goals before the end of their funding period. I […]

Just Six More Days for the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Kickstarter!

| July 6, 2017

If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out this year’s Kickstarter for the 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, now is the time! The campaign has about 6 days left, and we’re SO CLOSE to being funded! Even if you’re not interested in reading a book of short stories for kids, there are a […]

Coming Soon: Utter Fabrication

| June 27, 2017

Right now, we’re getting toward the home stretch for the latest Mad Scientist Journal anthology, Utter Fabrication. I’m one of the co-editors on our anthologies (along with my husband), and the process eats up a good deal of our writing time. But once we’ve read all of the slush, selected the stories, sent out the contracts, and […]

Funding Now: 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide

| June 15, 2017

Last year, my story “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue” appeared in the 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. I’m thrilled to be back for 2018 as well, with “Far from Home,” which is one of the very few sci-fi-ish stories I’ve written. The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide series includes stories that are meant for children regardless of […]