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On Kickstarter: Tales and Feathers

| February 9, 2022

If you’re interested in “slice of life” or quieter fantasy stories, the sort where the weight of the world is not on the protagonist’s shoulders, check out the Kickstarter for Tales and Feathers, a new magazine coming soon. I’m very excited for this magazine as both a reader and an author, because sometimes it’s nice to […]

Three Cool Kickstarters!

| December 15, 2021

There’s always a lot of cool stuff to be found on Kickstarter, but here are three projects that have caught my attention! The first is From Big Idea to Book: Create a Writing Practice that Brings You Joy. While many books on writing advice retread the same territory that many experienced authors have already covered, […]

Coming Soon on Kickstarter: I Am the First

| November 3, 2021

Author Jeremy Flagg (author of the Children of Nostradamus series) and artist Amanda Kahl (primary author and sole artist for Age of Night) have teamed up to create I Am the First, a graphic novel that spotlights a gay youth as he overcomes trauma and untangles his identity while dealing with uncanny abilities. For many, this […]

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 […]