Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Christopher McGeown is a self-published author who writes poignant, beautiful prose. Let's fund his next anthology for his birthday!
69 backers pledged CA$ 2,439 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

christopher mc geown's next book of poetry project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

CA$ 2,439

69

As you know (or are now reminded), Christopher's birthday is coming up as of March 4th. Since Chris is notoriously hard to buy gifts for (or perhaps I suck at buying gifts?), I was thinking that for his birthday, it would be neat to surprise him with a Kickstarter to raise money for him to be able to self-publish another book of poetry. This means that no one should share this link or this idea with him until his birthday on March 4th, when I will share the link with him for him to see.

If his words resonate with you as much as they do with me, I feel as though this is almost a selfish gift for ourselves. However, I know this is something he is interested in doing and it truly is a gift to the rest of the world.

It is anticipated that the project will come to fruition by year end to provide Chris time to gather his compilation and engage in the necessary design. He indicated that he is already working on a second book and thus, the funding would be provided at an opportune time to get this off the ground. 

P.S. If we raise more than the goal, that's great! It will take more than that to publish and the money will certainly be useful for Chris. 

Risks and challenges

Well, I suppose the risk is that you might cry when reading some of his poetry. It may take a few months or up to a year for this anthology to come to fruition as Chris writes and compiles new work, but it will eventually land in your lap as you sip on a comforting, warm beverage, feeling deeply understood, seen, and heard. What's a few months for a full heart?

The challenges that come with completion of the project entail the usual difficulties of getting something through production, with respect to catching formatting errors and the like before it is able to go to press. There may be a few revised iterations that could slow down the process to get the novel published. However, through Amazon, it is relatively easy for the self-publication process to occur and for revisions to be made as needed.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $1

    Every dollar counts

    Who are you? Donating just to support the my project--I like your style, thank you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    CA$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 12 or more About $10

    The new book+sneak peek

    Get a copy of the new book upon release as well as updates about the book!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 backers
    CA$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $16

    Signed copy+sneak peek

    Get a signed copy and sneak peek at the creation of the book

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    13 backers
    CA$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    Signed copy+book of b-sides+sneak peak

    Get a signed copy of the new book as well as an exclusive copy of 80 unpublished poems that didn't make the cut for the book, as well as updated on the new book.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    15 backers
    CA$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    mention+first book+new book+b-sides

    If you contribute this much you will get a special mention in the new book as well as a signed copy upon release. You will also receive my first book 'Dead of Night' and the book of b-side poems as well as updated on the new book.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    CA$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $57

    Deluxe package

    If you contribute this much you will get a special mention in the new book as well as a signed copy upon release. You will also receive my first book 'Dead of Night' and the book of b-side poems as well as updated on the new book.

    I will also send you a personalized print of an unpublished poem just for you. You can request topic of leave it up to me.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    CA$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    A sneak peak!

    A preview of a new poem to be contained in the new anthology will be emailed to you within two months of your initial contribution and by June 2018 at the very latest.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 6 backers
    CA$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $16

    Signed copy+sneak peak

    Get a signed copy of the new book upon release, as well as updated on the new book.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 5 backers
    CA$

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (60 days)