UFO5 kickstarter almost over
Just a brief note that the UFO5 Kickstarter only has a bit over two days left; we're still a bit far from our goal, but anthology campaigns often... Read more
UFO5 is now live on Kickstarter!
I wanted to let you know that UFO5 is now live on Kickstarter! We have an awesome cover, some great new and returning headliners, and a ton of... Read more
As of just nowall contributor copies, backer reward copies, pre-orders, review copies: every single copy of the physical UFO4 book (and other books to go with it) have been... Read more
UFO4 e-books in your inbox!
The wait is over -- I just e-mailed the download links for the UFO4 ebooks to our backers!
If you did not receive this e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org, please check your... Read more
I just got a confirmation from the printer -- the books were finished over the weekend and are shipping out to us today. This means they should most... Read more
Printed Books Release Date Update
The printer has given us the ship date of October 2, with 5 business days for books to arrive (which means October 9 or October 12, because of the weekend.)... Read more
Funny Science Fiction
Today is the official release date for Funny Science Fiction, an e-book only anthology offshoot from the UFO series which features reprint stories instead of originals.
Amazon jumped the gun... Read more
UFO4 Progress Report
It's been a while since I posted an update. I apologize for that. Post-campaign updates are always a bit of a fine line: on one hand I want to keep... Read more
E-book rewards are on their way
I just e-mailed out e-book download links for UFO1, UFO2, UFO3, ECTG, and Coffee. If you were supposed to get any of these but don't receive the e-mail tonight, please... Read more
I managed to leave Mike Resnick's story off the final TOC. So we have 23 stories, and 86,000 words of fiction :)
I fixed the TOC on the web site... Read more
UFO4 Cover and Table of Contents
You heard it here first! I'll be posting this information on our web site and elsewhere next, but it's only fitting that I let the backers know first. Here's the... Read more
I just sent out the surveys. Please complete them so I can begin working on the immediate rewards (such as story critiques, Cheeblemancy, etc.)
Don't worry if your address... Read more
New UFO4 story, surveys, etc.
The contract was just signed, and I'm very excited to announce that UFO4 will include a story by Eric Kaplan. Eric is the co-executive producer of The Big Bang Theory.... Read more
We did it!
Thank you all very much for supporting this project! We funded with $8455 from 278 backers. And although we did not reach the stretch goal, I'm happy to see solid... Read more
We did it! Thanks to all of you, we blew past the $8000 goal today!
Last year, the UFO3 campaign was a squeaker. In the end, we managed to raise... Read more
There's 32 hours left in the campaign as of this writing, and I'm very happy to see us merely $500 away from funding. I'm confident we can make it, and... Read more
Talking Shop: How to Pay Your Writers
I recently participated on the live panel at Kickstarter HQ about paying writers for their work. My views on this are pretty clear: writers should be paid, and paid fairly... Read more
Submissions Are Now Open
Submissions are now open for UFO4! (And yes, April Fools day is a very appropriate time to open such a call.) Over 60 submissions came in today so far, and... Read more
A live event tonight
This may be of interest for those of you who are in Brooklyn or nearby. I'll be giving a talk for the Brooklyn Speculative Writers Association on the subject of... Read more
Tina Connolly's UFO3 story available at Podcastle
I have quite a treat to share with all of you today: Tina Connolly's funny story "Super-Baby-Moms Group Saves The Day" has been podcasted at PodCastle, with an ensemble cast... Read more
Reddit AMA today
I'm doing my first-ever Reddit AMA today, where I hope to talk about this very project, among other things! Got questions? Join in the fun.
I would... Read more
CHEEBLEMANCY! New reward tier or add/on, now with 100% more hamsters.
We're excited to offer a new reward/add-on for this campaign. Storyteller and editor extraordinaire Esther Friesner is offering to perform virtual fortune readings by using the mysterious art of cheeblemancy!... Read more
Are any of you good people in or near Boston?
I'm a guest at Vericon this weekend, which takes place at Harvard University. If you're in the area, come by... Read more
Year's Best YA Honorable Mentions
I'm excited to report that a story from Unidentified Funny Objects 2, "The MSG Golem" by Ken Liu, has made it onto the honorable mention list of the 2013 Best... Read more
We broke the 4k barrier early this morning! Awesome progress, and thank you again for both pledging and sharing the campaign!
Yesterday I accepted a flash fiction story "The Transformation... Read more
The First 24 Hours
What an amazing first day!
We've raised over $3000 and have nearly 100 backers supporting the campaign. We were selected as the Kickstarter Staff Pick. And all that in just... Read more