Stretch Goal Unleashed: Between the Firmaments by JY Yang
As you know, one of our stretch goals was a mini-series from JY Yang called Between the Firmaments. THE SERIES IS NOW LIVE to be read for free... Read more
New short story: Phantom Limb by Reiko Scott
A new Awakenings story is out in the world today! Say hello to "Phantom Limb" by Reiko Scott:
When we received Reiko’s submission, it was with the... Read more
New short story: Running by Itoro Udofia
We have a brand new Awakenings story out!
Runningis the story of a first generation Nigerian American, who struggles with her perception of self, caught between the... Read more
New short story: The Girl With the Frozen Heart by Y.M. Pang
We have a brand new Awakenings story out today!
"The Girl With the Frozen Heart" by Y.M. Pang is a fairy tale - in which the author wanted... Read more
Smuggler Army Essays
As you know, one of our goals with our Kickstarter was to raise money to pay contributor essays to The Book Smugglers as part of our leveling up... Read more
New short story out: Nussia by Michele Tracy Berger
We have a new Awakenings story out today!
"Nussia" by Michele Tracy Berger is a novelette, a fantastic blend of SF with Horror that this author is becoming... Read more
Awakenings Season is Here!
The day has finally arrived and we are starting our new season of short stories today!
Awakenings season has been funded by you lovely folks and the first... Read more
Awakenings season of short stories: the line-up!
It's been a while! We have been hard at work putting together our - YOUR - Awakenings season of short stories. We received a record-breaking 2,200 submissions and... Read more
Our new website is live!
Happy new year to all and a happy tenth anniversary to us!
This week we are celebrating ten years of Book Smugglers and we celebrated it Smuggler-Style with... Read more
Join the Smuggler Army!
Just a quick note and a few updates regarding recent developments! We've started to send backer surveys in order to gather the information we need to fulfill your... Read more
WE MADE IT!
This has been, without a doubt, the most exciting, rewarding, intense (specially those last 100 seconds when we reached the final goal!) experience of our blogging and publishing career to... Read more
STRETCH GOAL #2: WE DID IT!
OMG YOU AMAZING PEOPLE! As of now, Stretch Goal #2 is ACHIEVED! Thank you so much! The stories by J.Y. Yang are HAPPENING! WOOHOO!
As a THANK YOU TO ALL OF... Read more
48 HOURS TO GO
The countdown clock is now at the last 48 HOURS of our campaign and we are ready to deploy the final rewards! We are hopeful we can make it to... Read more
STRETCH GOAL #1: WE DID IT!
HOORAY! As of now, Stretch Goal #1 is ACHIEVED! THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYBODY, this means the world to us: to be able to pay MORE to our contributors.
As... Read more
Personal Essay: OUR EVIL OVERLORDS by Kate Elliott
Hello everybody! 66 hours left in our Kickstarter and we are just $281 from the first stretch goal! IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!
Today, we are delighted to host... Read more
Sunday Update and Other News
Hello everybody and happy Sunday to all! We just made it to $17,000 which means we are $1,100 away from our first stretch goal. MAY THE KICKSTARTER BE WITH US! ... Read more
WE ARE FUNDED! ANNOUNCING STRETCH GOALS AND NEW REWARDS!
Hello everybody! WE DID IT!We are fully funded! Thank you so much for your support, and generosity. We are in awe of this amazing SFF and book community, and... Read more
Personal Essay: CAN I TELL THIS STORY by Isabel Yap
Hi friends! We are SUPER close to being fully funded - we just reached 94% with just over $15,500 pledged! This is amazing and we can barely believe how close... Read more
Personal Essay: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT by S. L. Huang
Hello friends! We made it to 75% this morning - HOORAY. The countdown continues, and with just 8 days left, we still need to raise another $4,038 so let's keep... Read more
9 Days Left - An a new tote bag add-on!
We made it to 70% over the weekend and with just $4696 to go, we are inching toward our goal little by little, with your help! Thank you... Read more
Personal Essay: IMAGINING ALTERNATIVES by Zetta Elliott
Hello everybody! 13 days to go and we are super close to $10,000 with 259 backers and just about 56%! Thanks for all the signal-boosting and support so far, it is... Read more
Week 3 update and new rewards!
Hello everybody - we are entering week 3 of our campaign and we have raised just over $7000 but we still have more than 50% to go! With that mind,... Read more
FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED STARTING A SHORT FICTION PROGRAM FROM SCRATCH
It's day 10, it made it to over 35% (more than 1/3 of the way there) and we have been invited by Chuck Wendig to write an essay for Terrible... Read more
Week 2 Update and New Reward Levels!
Hello everybody! It's the start of week 2 and we have added a few rewards at different levels - check them out:
$65 - The Hunting Monsters Commemorative Reward
Three... Read more
Hello everybody! It's day five of our Kickstarter and we made it to 30%. THANK YOU!
As a short update, we have a lovely post to share. The cool folks... Read more
Personal Essay: MY SMUGGLING EXPERIENCE by Octavia Cade
Hello everybody! It's day 3 and we are already at a staggering 24% funded! Thank you so much for your help so far and please keep sharing/boosting The Smugglers Signal! ... Read more
Update: We are featured as a Project We Love on Kickstarter!
We've just reached the 9% mark and we have chosen to be featured as a Project We Love on Kickstarter! How awesome is that? To celebrate our very first milestone, we... Read more