Heroic Fantasy Quarterly has been putting out top-notch Sword and Sorcery, Adventure, and Historical Fiction and poetry since 2009. In 2014 we sifted through our works to find you the very best of our offerings, and thus was born the Heroic Fantasy Quarterly Best-of Volume 1.
In 2016 we put together our first Kickstarter campaign to fund the Best-of Volume 2-- and it was a success! From our modest goal of $500 we made over $2,000. Can we repeat that feat? Can we call down the lighting to strike twice? There is only one way to know!
Our basic goal for this project is $750 by June 5, 2019 to produce Heroic Fantasy Quarterly Best-of Volume 3. We’ll announce the results of the campaign here on our Kickstarter page, our Facebook page, and in our editorial for HFQ issue #41 on August 1, 2019.
The Best-Of volume 3 will be available October 1, 2019. Kickstarter Backers will get their copies before we release them to the world at the World Fantasy Convention in Los Angeles in early November.
What will be producing if we meet our $750 goal?
First, we release the best of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly’s stories and poems from issues 17-24.
Second, we continue our tradition of outstanding cover art comparable to volumes 1 and 2. If you are lacking shelf space, you will be conflicted of just which of the three great covers you wish to display!
Third, fiction artwork! We mastered this step in the best-of volume 2 and we'll be bringing back the artists you've come to know from both our electronic and print pages, as well as works from new artists.
Fourth, essays- just like volume 1 we intend to have essays about the genres of heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, and weird fiction by today’s leading authors, editors, and critics.
Up to $225 over our goal, we will add artwork for poetry.
From $225 to $500 over our goal, we will create custom artwork for the book cover.
Anything above $500 over our goal, will be divided between advertising the new best of, paying our sub-editors and fiction and poetry contributors a bonus, and putting money in the kitty for Best-Of #4.
Pledge $1 out of the goodness of your heart.
Pledge $3 and receive a PDF, epub, or MOBI edition of HFQ Best-of volume 3.
Pledge $5 and receive a PDF, epub, or MOBI edition of HFQ Best-of volumes 1, 2, and 3.
Pledge $7 and receive a hardcopy of HFQ Best-of Volume 3 (shipping not included).
Pledge $10 or more and receive both a hardcopy of HFQ Best-of volume 3 (shipping not included).
Backer Level! Pledge $15 or more and receive a hardcopy and edition of HFQ Best-of volume 3, and have your name printed in the volume as a thank you for supporting our endeavor (shipping not included).
Pledge $20 and get hardcopies of HFQ Best-of Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (shipping not included).
Backer Level! Pledge $25 or more and receive hardcopies of the HFQ Best-of volumes 1, 2, and 3 (shipping not included) and have your name printed as a backer in the volume 3 as a backer.
Benefactor Level! Pledge $30 or more and receive both hardcopies and electronic copies of the HFQ Best-of volumes 1, 2, and 3 (shipping not included) and have your name printed in the volume 3 as a benefactor.
Retailer Level 1, Pledge $40 and recieve 5 copies of volume 3 (shipping not included).
Retailer Level 2, Pledge $75 and receive 5 copies of HFQ best-of volumes 1, 2, and 3 (shipping not included).
Risks and challenges
We have already produced one best-of anthology so we have threaded that labyrinth. There risk for backers of this second best-of anthology is somewhere between "slim" and "none".Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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