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99 Tiny Terrors Anthology Kickstarter!

| October 21, 2021

I’m super excited for the 99 Tiny Terrors anthology, because it includes a tiny terror by Yours Truly! My story “Vantablack” will appear alongside 98 equally bite-sized bits of horror. (Yeah, you read that right, I wrote a horror story!) There’s currently a Kickstarter that runs through the end of the month. If you back and […]

Death in the Mouth on Kickstarter

| August 18, 2021

Death in the Mouth will be an anthology of horror by authors of color, edited by Sloane Leong and Cassie Hart. In addition to short stories, they will have an abundance of art included in the anthology, by artists of color. They’ve solicited stories from some authors, but if the project funds, they plan to […]

On Kickstarter: Coyote and Crow

| March 24, 2021

Though the Kickstarter is already well-funded, I wanted to share Coyote and Crow, a roleplaying game set in a near-future where the Americas were never colonized, written by Native creators. This Kickstarter funded in 45 minutes, which isn’t surprising at all. This game looks gorgeous, and the content sounds amazing. I’m particularly excited because the center […]

Awesome Finds: It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility

| December 23, 2020

I’m looking forward to It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility, which is currently funding on Kickstarter. It will be an anthology of “speculative short fiction about positive queer possibility”. The idea of an anthology full of positive stories with queer characters is absolutely delightful to me, and I can’t wait to read it. The […]

Kickstarter Recommendation: Mermaids Monthly

| December 2, 2020

As you may have guessed if you’ve been following my blog for any period of time, I enjoy writing stories about things in the water that want to kill you. So I’m super excited for the possibility of Mermaids Monthly, which is currently funding their first year on Kickstarter! If they are able to fund their […]

Two Kickstarter Projects!

| October 21, 2020

A couple of folks I know have Kickstarter projects going right now, which I think some of my readers might be interested in! Atthis Arts is currently seeking support for In This Moment, an anthology of stories and poetry for global justice, reflecting the protest and resilience that fill our lives in 2020. The already slated […]

Awesome Find: World Roulette

| September 9, 2020

I LOVE things that allow for random idea generation, so I’m super excited about World Roulette. It’s part art book and part advice on world building. But there’s also a deck of world building cards with instructions on how to make infinite combinations with those cards. And one can never have too many sets of […]

A Couple of Cool Kickstarters

| August 12, 2020

There are a couple of Kickstarters for anthologies that I think will be super cool. If you agree, you can still back both or either of these Kickstarters, which are close to their goals but not quite there, as of this writing. Even though I’m not a parent, I completely love the idea of Don’t Touch […]

On Kickstarter: Geek Elders Speak

| May 6, 2020

Geek Elders Speak is a planned anthology of interviews and essays by older women in fandom, collecting the history of fandom and the role women played in that community. It looks like it will be a neat collection and a wonderful way to collect stories and wisdom from, as the Kickstarter puts it, our “fannish […]

Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide vol. 6 Kickstarter is Now Live!

| August 22, 2019

I LOVE the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, which is why I always try to send them a story for inclusion. This year, their sixth volume will include the fourth story I’ve sent them, “Fixer-Upper.” It’s a story of sibling rivalries, family relationships, and hope for the future. Every year, they run a Kickstarter to fund the […]