Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 16, 2011.

Update #6 - For backers only

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Update #5

48 for 48


Folks, we need $165 to break $1,000. I've decided that anybody who donates $48 or more in the next 48 hours gets free copies of every book we publish for the next five years (the $100 reward level).

(The next 48 hours = until 7 pm Central/8 pm Eastern on Sunday.)

Update #4

More new writing by contributors!


Nathalie Boisard-Beudin has a piece called "Stories in the possible making" in the ALMOST issue of We Still Like magazine.

Tess Almendarez Lojacono's book The Book Of Zane has a new website.

Ken Liu's novella, "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary," is out in the novella-only anthology Panverse Three.

Neil Ellman has poetry in ditch, a Canadian poetry journal.

A. Jarrell Hayes' book To Woman, From Man: Love Poems is featured as book of the month for September in From A Writer's POV magazine.

The Tin Men, SF poetry by 140 And Counting contributor David Kopaska-Merkel and poet Kendall Evans, signed by both of them, is available $8 postpaid from David at He also has a flash piece in the September issue of Aoife's Kiss.

Steven Saus is currently serializing the self-promotion guide Sans Spam.

Residential Aliens has just published the short story "Men Who Cry Wolf" by Francis W. Alexander. He and Deborah Walker have poems in the August issue of Scifaikuest.

Richard Stevenson's collection of haiku and senryu for teens, Casting Out Nines is just out from Ekstasis Editions in Victoria, B.C.

Christina Murphy's story "Light as a Feather" appeared in Used Furniture Review on August 30, 2011.

Update #3

New writing by 140 And Counting contributors


Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz had a very short story appear in Camroc Press Review last week.

Dawn Corrigan has a short story just posted at Unlikely 2.0.

Berit Ellingsen's novel The Empty City (available as an ebook here) will be available in print very soon.

Jonathan Pinnock is spending the month of September on a blog tour to promote his forthcoming Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens.  He's already appeared at Salt Publishing's excellent blog and If Shakespeare.... He's also just had a short story appear in The View From Here.

Christina Murphy's story "Light as a Feather" appeared in Used Furniture Review on August 30, 2011.

And finally, Julie Bloss Kelsey has a piece on green living for Labor Day at GermantownPatch

Update #2

Contributors List


The 140 And Counting contributors list has been posted! 

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    We'll send you a free mobi copy of the ebook (or a gift code for same) when it is released – or a pdf if you prefer.

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    The above, as well as our next two upcoming releases (poetry chapbook Blueshifting by Heather Kamins and a re-release of editor Joanne Merriam’s poetry collection The Glaze from Breaking).

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    All of the above, PLUS we'll thank you in a sponsor listing in the book and on the website of Upper Rubber Boot Books for the next year.

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    All of the above, PLUS we'll provide you with a one- to two-page manuscript evaluation by the editor (she may comment on aesthetics, word choice, setting, characterization, description, pacing, plot holes, marketability, and other things to consider when revising your work) on up to ten of your poems or a short story (under 5,000 words).

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