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An anthology of flash fiction featuring clowns, mimes, and other unlikely clown-type creatures.
An anthology of flash fiction featuring clowns, mimes, and other unlikely clown-type creatures.
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    Pi to the Face

    This pledge amount was supposed to be $3.14, but we can't get that to stick. This is why all our pies come out lopsided. So save our pies: send us $3.14 (or $3), and you'll receive our thanks and your name listed in the back of the anthology and on our website as a patron of the clowning arts. Round up to $4 and we'll send you a postcard with a handwritten thank you note.

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    Auguste

    Receive an e-book copy of Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats. Also, your name will be listed in the back of the anthology and on our website as a patron of the clowning arts. Add a dollar and we'll send you a postcard with a handwritten thank you note.

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    Clown Blanc

    Receive a paperback copy of Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix. Also included: the e-book in all available formats, your name listed as a patron of the clowning arts, and a postcard with a handwritten thank you note.

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    Pierrot

    Mari Ness has composed a collection of clown limericks, which we're distributing over a set of five postcard-sized limited edition prints — the cover art on one side and two limerick verses per card on the other.

    You receive one limited edition limerick card, signed and numbered by Mari, plus all the rewards listed in Clown Blanc. Two limericks aren't enough for you? Add more for $5 per card, or collect a matching set of all five with the Pierrot Flush reward level, below.

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    Mime

    Sara K. McNeilly has composed three microfictions that flesh out and flavor the world of her story, which we are distributing across three postcard-sized limited edition prints — the cover art on one side and story on the other.

    You receive one limited edition microfiction card, signed and numbered by Sara, plus all the rewards listed in Clown Blanc. One story isn't enough for you? Add more for $10 per card, or collect a matching set of all three with the Mime Flush reward level, below.

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    Harlequin

    Who doesn't love a good, snarky movie review? File it under guilty pleasures, if you must.

    Within two months of this project being funded, Carlie St. George will write a possibly thoughtful, almost certainly snarky movie review for any film you desire, so long as it's not a) an inspirational sports movie, b) porn, or c) one of the movies she’s already reviewed on her blog. Check that list out here: http://mygeekblasphemy.com/index-of-movie-reviews/

    Additionally, you will receive all the rewards listed in the Clown Blanc rewards level (book, e-book, our profuse thanks, etc.).

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    Clown College

    Professional critique of a story up to 7,000 words by short story writer and Clowns contributor Evan Dicken. Additionally, you'll receive all the rewards listed in the Clown Blanc rewards level.

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    Pierrot Flush

    Mari Ness has composed a collection of clown limericks, which we're distributing over a set of five postcard-sized limited edition prints — the cover art on one side and two limerick verses per card on the other.

    You receive a full set of limited edition limerick cards, signed and numbered by Mari, plus all the rewards listed in Clown Blanc.

    Don't need a full set? Check out our Pierrot rewards level, above.

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    Mr. Boingo

    Mr. Boingo played a pivotal part in the making of the Clowns Kickstarter video. He is, in fact, a cheap, plastic Halloween skull, with clown makeup hastily applied. He is, in fact, the only one of his kind, and he wants to live in your bedroom. No, he hasn't told me why.

    Of course, you'll also get a copy of the book in paperback and e-book, and all the other rewards listed in the Clown Blanc rewards category.

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    Mime Flush

    Sara K. McNeilly has composed three microfictions that flesh out and flavor the world of her story, which we are distributing across three postcard-sized limited edition prints — the cover art on one side and story on the other.

    You receive a full set of the limited edition microfiction cards, signed and numbered by Sara, plus all the rewards listed in Clown Blanc.

    Don't need a full set? Check out our Mime rewards level, above.

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    Clown College: Extra Credit

    A professional critique of a story or excerpt up to 8000 words from Unlikely Story editors Bernie Mojzes and A.C. Wise. This will include edits on multiple levels: developmental edits, line edits, and copy edits, as well as some general notes and commentary. We will also review your revised manuscript and give additional feedback.

    You will also receive all the rewards listed in the Clown Blanc rewards level.

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    The Art of Clowning

    Receive a high quality 8x10 print of the Clowns cover art, and another print of your choice from Unlikely Story Art Director Linda Saboe's portfolio, at https://croneswood.wordpress.com/illustration-gallery-2/

    You will also receive all the rewards included in the Clowns Blanc reward level.

    If you are interested in additional artwork, add $10 per 8x10 print.

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    The Art of Clowning in Big Shoes

    Receive a high quality 11x14 print of the Clowns cover art, and another print of your choice from Unlikely Story Art Director Linda Saboe's portfolio, at https://croneswood.wordpress.com/illustration-gallery-2/

    You will also receive all the rewards included in the Clowns Blanc reward level.

    If you are interested in additional artwork, add $10 per 8x10 print or $15 per 11x14 print.

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    Three Ring Circus

    Receive the original art of one of Bryan Prindiville's clown illustrations for the book. The drawings are pen and ink on 4-1/2" x 6" 2-ply acid free paper.

    You'll also receive all the rewards listed in the Clown Blanc rewards level.

    If you're interested in more than one piece of artwork, talk to us.

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    Pie-Car Coffee Break

    Meet with an editor! Coffee and donuts, tea and crumpets — the details don't matter. It's the company that counts.

    Are you local to the Philadelphia area (or in Bernie's case, the San Francisco area, intermittently)? Or are you planning to attend Balticon, Philcon, Capclave, or Readercon 2015? You'll have a chance to sit down with one or both of Unlikely Story's editors and pick their brain(s) about writing, editing, and why clowns are so very terrifying. Feel free to bring along bits of manuscript, questions about starting your own magazine, or really, anything else you want to talk about.

    You'll also receive all the rewards listed in the Clown Blanc rewards level, incidentally. If the timing's right, maybe we can even give it to you in person.

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    Big Shoes to Fill

    Receive Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix in paperback and e-book, along with a bag of clown-themed swag carefully chosen for you by your esteemed editors. You'll have to take a leap of faith and trust our taste on this one. We assure you it's impeccable.

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    The Art of Clowning Redux

    Bryan Prindiville will create a full-page frontispiece (frontispiece (n.) the illustration facing the title page of the book), based off photo references provided by the backer. Have a favorite clown you'd like to commemorate? Want to see what that clown of a brother-in-law looks like — as a clown? The backer will receive the original artwork.

    You'll also, of course, get a copy of the book and all the other rewards listed in the Clown Blanc rewards category.

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