Long Hidden is FUNDED! Now, onward!
In case you missed our excited exclamations on Twitter:
Long Hidden reached $12,000!
The anthology is 100% FUNDED!
The fact that we reached this point at 10am on the 7th day of our Kickstarter is frankly astounding. This is proof that telling the stories of marginalized people is not only necessary but desired - that there is a real readership which wants them.
There are 24 days left to the Kickstarter, and that time will be well spent. Specifically, we want to push hard to reach our stretch goals! At $15,000, editors Daniel and Rose will write and record a song for backers! And at $20,000, we add more stories to Long Hidden.
That $20,000 goal is a huge one for us. We'd get to add about 10 stories/about 50,000 words to Long Hidden, half again the 100k already planned. The only thing better than getting stories about marginalized people out there, is getting MORE out there. Can we do it? We're already 60% of the way to $20k, and have more than 3 weeks left! We believe we can, with your help!
Beyond that there are goals to add artwork to Long Hidden ($30,000) and even to make an audiobook ($50,000)! Those are pretty distant though and we're focusing on the $15k and $20k goals. (For now!) There are still plenty of great backer rewards left, and we hope to add more over the next few weeks!
The easy part's done ;) but we've lots more to accomplish! Thank you so much everyone who has pledged, promoted and supported our efforts to make this important anthology a reality! Now let's see if we can make that reality even more impressive!