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A coloring book for adults or kids, with stunning illustrations by Mel Anastasiou from the pages of Pulp Literature Year One!
A coloring book for adults or kids, with stunning illustrations by Mel Anastasiou from the pages of Pulp Literature Year One!
A coloring book for adults or kids, with stunning illustrations by Mel Anastasiou from the pages of Pulp Literature Year One!
63 backers pledged CA$ 4,007 to help bring this project to life.

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Colouring Paradise

Fall in love once more with the creative and relaxing play of colouring!

If you've ever looked at Mel Anastasiou's gorgeous illustrations in Pulp Literature and thought "I'd love to colour those," we have the perfect gift for you! This special edition has a dozen of the most beautiful pen and ink drawings from the first four issue of Pulp Literature, specially formatted and newly reworked for your colouring pleasure.

With the funds raised with this new campaign we'll be able to print these stunning illustrations in a full-sized, high quality book.  The books will be saddle-bound to lie flat for colouring and ease of removal.  And each framable print will have a blank reverse side to prevent bleed-through.

The campaign is also an opportunity to renew or subscribe to Pulp Literature, and any funds raised outside what we need to produce Colouring Paradise will go directly to paying contributors and keeping our non-profit magazine afloat.

Rewards

Choose the reward that suits your style.  As little as $2 gets you a single high resoloution pdf (choose from 'Magpie', 'Michael', or 'Lost Lady'), a fiver gets you all three, and a ten-spot lands you the entire book in pdf form, formatted for letter-sized paper.

The print version of the book is available for $20, and you can order copies for six of your cousins, nephews, aunts and uncles with the $100 Santa Pack.  If you want to read the stories that originally accompanied these stunning illustrations, we have print and digital packages that include back issues and subscriptions to Pulp Literature.  And yes, you can renew your print or digital subscription to the magazine here as well!

And for those of you who want a more personal project, Mel has agreed to do a portrait for the first five backers to pledge $500 or more.  Hurry though! Her portraits are usually reserved for feature authors, and are in high demand!

Author portraits by Mel
Author portraits by Mel

Writers' Rewards

By request we have brought back our editorial packages at three different funding levels. For $300 we will give a double editorial pass through up to 80,000 words of your works-in-progress, novellas, or short story collections.  At the $600 level we have our Twelve-week online writing course, and at $1200 you get a full year of mentorship from our senior editors.  We love developing new talent, and we want to help your bring your stories to life!

We are also delighted to bring back our Bowen Island Writing retreat on January 8-10 2016.  Join us for three days of luxurious accomodation, gourmet food, and good company while you write 3000 - 6000 words in our writing circles!

The Lodge at the Old Dorm
The Lodge at the Old Dorm

Stretch Goals

At $3750 we'll have enough to print and mail out all these rewards.  If we go beyond our goal and make $5000 we will add two more pages of never-published artwork to the book, and at $7500 we'll add another two, all for the same price!

With your support, we can turn this colouring book into a reality in time to ease the strain of holiday shopping and make gift-giving a breeze this year!

Risks and challenges

As this project launches, the artwork has already been collected and layout has begun. By the time the campaign ends we should be ready to hit 'send' to get the files to our fabulous printers, First Choice Books, and we'll have the books ready to mail out in December.

We've been publishing a 250-page quarterly on time and on-budget for two years now, so a 24-pager should be a doddle. Our first two Kickstarter Projects, PULP Literature, and PULP Literature Year 2 were delivered without a hitch. Barring fire, flood, or zombie apocalypse, we're pretty confident we can get these babies into your hands in time for the holidays!

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    Pledge CA$ 2 or more About $1.52

    Your choice of the 'Lost Lady', 'Michael', or 'Magpie' in pdf format, to print and colour at whatever size you wish. Add $2 for a second choice, or pledge $5 for all three!

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    A sample issue of Pulp Literature. Your choice of any issue from #1 to #9! Increase your pledge to $20 for a full year subscription, $30 for a two year subscription, or $40 for a three-year subscription, starting with any issue you like!

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    Colouring Paradise Volume 1, pdf version. Twelve exquisite drawings plus bonus material for you to print, frame and colour as you choose.

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    Pulp Literature Year 1: Colour Our World, print version. Printed on high quality paper and saddle-bound to make pages easy to remove, this book of colourable, framable art makes an ideal gift. Add $20 for each additional book.
    Santa pack: 6 books for $100! Can be shipped to different addresses anywhere in the world.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    Back by popular demand! A set of 12 beautiful notecards and envelopes featuring the illustrations from colouring paradise. Blank inside, and perfect for thank-yous and invitations.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    The Digital Reader Pack: colouring book pdf + eBooks of Pulp Literature issues 1-4. Read the stories behind the illustrations! Most of the prints in the colouring book were orginally published in the first four issues of Pulp Lit, and you can read those stories here. If you already have the first four issues, you can substitute a 1-year digital subscription, starting any issue you like. You can let us know your preference when the campaign ends.

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $46

    A one-year print subscription to Pulp Literature. Includes the digital version and a pdf of the colouring book. Add a second year for only $30 more by changing the amount of your pledge! Subscriptions can be backdated to include 2014 and 2015 issues, subject to availability.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $57

    The Print Reader Pack: for only ~ $55 USD you get a colouring book + Pulp Literature issues 1-4 of Pulp Literature in glorious, tangible, analogue form. If you already have Issues 1-4, you can choose a print subscription for 2016 instead.

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $114

    The Collector Pack: Every issue of Pulp Literature published to date + a 2016 print subscription + the colouring book. That's 12 issues, and over 3000 pages of stories and artwork!

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $228

    Manuscript SOS. Need some editorial guidance? Whether you want developmental and structural advice or detailed line-edits, we're here to help. Send us a novella-length work all at once or shorter pieces throughout the year, and we'll give you an editorial critique plus a second pass on up to 80,000 words. Includes the colouring book and a print subscription to Pulp Literature!

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $380

    Colour yourself! A portrait of yourself or the subject of your choice by Mel. Includes the colouring book, a 1 year print and digital subscription to Pulp Literature, and print and digital versions of your portrait.

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    Pledge CA$ 600 or more About $456

    Twelve-week online writing course. Write 3 new short stories or 3 sections of your novel in our Skype-in writing sessions, and we will help you hone and polish them in our 4-step editing process till they are publication-ready!
    Includes the colouring book and a print subscription!

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    Writers' Retreat. Join us in the sumptuous Lodge at the Old Dorm on Bowen Island BC for a three-day retreat. The Program for the weekend includes a minimum of 3 Hour Story writing sessions, plotting and mind-mapping workshops, critique sessions, walks in the woods and evenings in Snug Cove (and of course print and digital subscriptions to Pulp). Luxurious accomodation, gourmet meals, and transport from Vancouver provided. The retreat runs from Friday evening January 8th, to Sunday afternoon January 10th. What better way to start the new year than with some pampering for the body and soul and 3000 - 6000 written words on the page?

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    Pledge CA$ 1,200 or more About $911

    Year-long mentorship. Includes the 12-week writing course above, plus continuing editorial feedback, monthly writing session, submissions help and ... possibly the most important ingredient in the solitary career of a writer ... collegiality and moral support!

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