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Help launch Plunge, an ezine that will publish mysteries, scifi, fantasy, *punk, thrillers, and more--all featuring queer women. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 6, 2012.

Help launch Plunge, an ezine that will publish mysteries, scifi, fantasy, *punk, thrillers, and more--all featuring queer women.

Chicago, IL Periodicals
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Plunge is fully funded!! At this point, additional funds raised will cover the percentage Kickstarter takes and help pay for issues 3 and 4.

Plunge Magazine will publish quality short stories, poems, and articles about queer women in a variety of genres from space operas to mysteries, wild west to fairy tales, superheroes to the end of the world.

This Kickstarter campaign is to fund the first year of this ezine (2013). Year One will include two issues, publishing in February and August. Starting in Year Two the ezine will publish quarterly.

The $2000 will cover webhosting fees, token payments to contributors, line editing, and marketing. The full budget break-down is available here. Excess funds will go toward Year Two.

If reading stories about awesome queer women in fairy tales, space ships, old west saloons, hooped-skirt gowns, high tech labs, and pirate ships sounds like something you would enjoy, please contribute some money to the fundraising campaign.

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    Voting rights for one year. Voters will get to vote on upcoming themes for issues, at least one of the anthology stories, potentially prize recipients, some redesign decisions, and whatever else is put to the community for settling.

    Note: All rewards are cumulative.

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    Your name listed on the Donors page of the website.

    http://www.plungemagazine.com/donors.html

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    Add a hyperlink to your name on the Donors page.

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    A pdf version of "No Fairy Godmother Required."

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    Receive a handwritten letter of thanks and two home-made bookmarks.

    (These bookmarks will be prototype and test versions of the bookmarks later used for marketing.)

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    17 backers Limited (23 left of 40)

    Send me your stories or articles up to 15 pages and I will read through, comment on them, and help you brainstorm past blocks or restructure as needed. Note: This is not an offer to line edit, but rather help with the writing process.

    I would prefer 7 days per work. Not every story need be sent this year. You may save this to use in 2013 as well.

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    Change your name on the donors page to a 100x25 button.

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    Request and receive a 10-item annotated link list on any topic of your choosing.

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    Add a 100-word dedication to either of the first two issues of the ezine. Spots are available first come, first serve.

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    2 backers

    Increase the size of your button on the Donors page to 125x125.

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    Receive a 468x240 permanent banner space on sponsors page.

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    You may siphon off up to $250 for every $1000 contributed to create a literary prize for ezine-contributors in your name. You may set the prize size, criteria, and when it is offered.

    Note: Prize will be discontinued when the money set aside for it runs out. So, a $250 prize would be one time for one recipient, while a $50 prize would be five times or for five recipients.

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    In addition to everything else on this list, I will use my airline miles to fly wherever you live, take you to lunch or dinner, and thank you in person. If you do not live in the United States, I will talk with you to create a perk of equal value.

    Note: The delivery date on this is arbitrary. I will work out with you when best to visit.

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