***FMO 3 will STILL publish***
Even if we are unable to meet the funding goals, FMO 3 will still publish. For details, please read the Updates section. Thank you!
**PDF Samples - 50% of previous issues!**
Brent Millis (publisher/editor) and Bryan Schmidt (special social media consultant and promoter) have joined forces to raise funds for the third issue of an indie adult eZine -- FMO.
What is FMO ?
FMO is a tri-annual (three issues a year) indie prose fiction e-magazine heavily steeped in strong adult themes. (Think Heavy Metal Magazine or 2000 AD style stories, but prose.)
Every issue features three to five original stories by various authors from around the world.
Issues 1& 2 have already been launched! (Please do an Internet search for them.)
Check out the reviews issue one has received.
What is the current state of the issue (3)?
Submissions from authors have been rolling in since launch of the first issue back in June, and I have enough stories to fill the third issue. The editing process is in full swing.
I also have a fantastic cover artist, Miko Peru -- you can see her art in the image above.
Starting in this issue, FMO is introducing original music tracks from indies artists around the world. This issue: J.G. Barnes' "Revenge and Punishment" -- a track with a strong industrial undercurrent and moving rhythm.
Previous Authors and Authors-in-consideration:
James 'Grim' Desborough
Alex S. Johnson
David W. Barbee
Made in DNA
Please note though, the issue is not yet finalized, so authors and cover artist are subject to change.
What I Need So where does the money go?
Every cent of your contribution will cover paying the authors, cover artist, and music artists FIRST.
This is a PAYING publication. Contributors get paid for their work. As Harlan Ellison said: "PAY THE WRITER!" Everyone gets paid BEFORE I (the publisher/editor) do.
What You Get & Why So Few Rewards?
You get EXACTLY what is in the right-hand column (eZine and images) in a timely fashion -- early December.
The reason I don't offer more is because I am a one-man show. I am not a large company which is going to add "stretch goals" (which are usually not real stretch goals, simply carrots dangling from sticks to make people dig deeper into their pockets). I am about giving a great product at a greater price. Thank you for understanding.
Of course, if you have questions, ask!
Is there a print version?
No, I'm sorry. At this time, there is not. FMO is a high-quality PDF you can print out though. Thank you for understanding.
Covers from past issues (both clipped to save space and conform to rules of Kickstarter):
$65 REWARD LEVEL IMAGES (all sketches and B&W and as-is):
$75 REWARD LEVEL (a double-sided art sketch):
Risks and challenges
Unforeseen delays could keep the issue from publication until nearer the end of the year (2012).
Bryan's previous Kickstarter, Beyond The Sun, has a publication contract with Fairwood Press. 8 stories have been turned in and bought so far and artist Mitch Bentley is preparing artwork rewards for separate shipment. Ebooks outside the Beyond The Sun ebook should go out to backers shortly. Copies of Beyond the Sun will be delivered in Summer 2013, when printing occurs. Publication date is July 2013.
We have been in touch with all backers and they are excited about it and quite pleased with the project. This is one of several future projects in development.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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