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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 […]

Cool Kickstarter: Superhero Pride Enamel Mask Pins

| June 26, 2019

I’ve backed this Kickstarter in the hopes that they’ll unlock some of the other pride pins, because I’d love to have a couple of different enamel mask pins to wear. It runs until the end of June, so if you, too, would like some awesome pins, check it out and back it!

Final Push for I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

| February 26, 2019

We’re into the final week for the Kickstarter for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances. The Kickstarter ends on Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific time, so if you’ve been waiting until the last minute to back, that minute is now here! We’re looking forward to putting together this anthology, but we can […]

Just One More Week for I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

| February 21, 2019

There’s one week left on the Mad Scientist Journal Kickstarter for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances! If you like inventive stories about creatures that may or may not exist, you definitely want to check this out! You can get the ebook for $5, the print book for $15, and there are other […]