Publishing Pine Float Press' third anthology, a collection of stories about the perils of cutting deals with supernatural beings.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, May 10 2019 4:15 PM UTC +00:00.
THE INVOCATION... BEGINS!
Bargains is a short story anthology about people making contact with Outsiders, beings that aren’t native to this world or have been banished from it, and then cutting deals with them. These could be demons, djinn/efreet/marids, the Seelie and Unseelie courts of Faerie, angels, ghosts, rakshasa or a host of other creatures from the dim recesses of Somewhere Else. The reasons for these bargains and what both parties seek to get out of the arrangement is up to you, but there is always a cost.
Bargains is Pine Float Press' third and possibly most ambitious anthology. Editor Darren Hennessy has curated an eclectic, evocative and otherworldly collection of stories that we are excited to share with the world.
PAYING THE PIPER
As always, we enter into the Kickstarter world with a complete manuscript and a dream. The stories are collected, the appropriate sacrifices have been lain at strange altars and we are ready to get to our bloody business.
This Kickstarter will pay for the book's amazing cover art, created by Claudia Cangini. Any additional funds will be split between the contributors and Pine Float Press as per the ancient compact.
BARGAINS AUTHOR CONTRIBUTORS
Tessa Gratton is the Associate Director of Madcap Retreats and the author of the Blood Journals Series and Gods of New Asgard Series, co-author of two YA writing books, as well as dozens of short stories. Though she’s lived all over the world, she makes her home on the Kansas prairie with her wife. Her most recent projects include Tremontaine at Serial Box Publishing, YA Fantasy Strange Grace, and her adult fantasy debut, The Queens of Innis Lear, from Tor. Visit her at tessagratton.com.
Orrin Grey is the author of several books about monsters, ghosts, and sometimes the ghosts of monsters. His stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies, including Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year. John Langan once referred to him as “the monster guy,” and he never lets anyone forget it.
Dawn Vogel's academic background is in history, so it's not surprising that much of her fiction is set in earlier times. By day, she edits reports for historians and archaeologists. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, co-edits Mad Scientist Journal, and tries to find time for writing. She is a member of Broad Universe, SFWA, and Codex Writers. Her steampunk series, Brass and Glass, is being published by Razorgirl Press. She lives in Seattle with her husband, author Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats. Visit her at http://historythatneverwas.com or on Twitter @historyneverwas.
E.M. (Elisabeth) Hamill writes science fiction and fantasy somewhere in the wilds of eastern suburban Kansas. A nurse by day, wordsmith by night, she is happy to give her geeky imagination free reign and has sworn never to grow up and get boring.
Frequently under the influence of caffeinated beverages, she also writes as Elisabeth Hamill for young adult readers in fantasy with the award-winning Songmaker series.
You can learn more about the author at www.elisabethhamill.com
Katherine took her bachelor of arts degree in literature and theatre arts, which explains a good deal about her. She also spent a decade project-managing the web's first character-based mystery game, crafting interactive storylines, and world- and character- building. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Willamette Writers Association. She lives cheerfully in Seattle with her two dogs, two cats, and (only) one husband.
Lisette is a podcaster, storyteller, digital strategist, and globetrotter. She is the writer, producer, and main character of the fantasy audio drama "Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services". A third culture kid with 19 countries under her belt, Lisette is also a queer, witchy Latinx creator who wanted more stories that reflected her reality. You can follow her on Twitter @lisettewalking or learn more about her at lisettealvarez.com.
Sara A. Mueller is a Pacific Northwest writer, and escaped Yooper. She's ridden horseback in multiple disciplines, including dressage, jumping, vaulting, reining, and side saddle. The number of 'creative' things she has done with horses is legion. She graduated from Sweet Briar College with majors in anthropology and literature and a minor in history. In her spare time, she reads old books, sews historical clothes and experiments with historical recipes. Among other things, Sara has worked as a paid Elizabethan recreator, a knitting instructor, and a stage hand. Catch up with her on Twitter as @saraamueller.
Sean Demory is an author of short fiction and the founder of Pine Float Press. His work has been included on the recommended reading list for Locus Magazine and has received honorable mention in the Best Horror of the Year, a fact that he’ll milk as long as possible. He is currently working on a range of projects that he’ll talk about at length given the least opportunity. Sean lives in Kansas City, Missouri and posts intermittently at pinefloatpress.tumblr.com.
Darren Hennessey has a bachelor of arts degree in Creative Writing so naturally he pursued a career in banking. His interests and hobbies include tabletop and computer gaming, Art nouveau, collecting art supplies, Godzilla, watching Mystery Science Theater 3000, and writing. This is his first publication, and there’ll be no living with him now. He resides in Kansas City with two exceptional roommates, under the supervision of two cats.
Risks and challenges
Our risks are minimal and have already been absorbed into the overall Pine Float Press business model. Should this campaign fail, we still have the resources needed to publish. We are using epub and print-on-demand, so there's no need for a significant amount of capital to move forward. Come hell or high water, this book's coming out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter