Reward Dispersement Finished!
I have exciting news for both you and me! ALL the backer rewards have been mailed out for everyone I have mailing information for.
It's been a... Read more
Happy Release Day & Reward Dispersement Status
Greetings Upside Down backers!
Today is our official release day for the tpb and eBook editions of the anthology. Early reviews have been good (starred review from Publishers Weekly) and... Read more
Upside Down Proofs are Back from the Printer!
I'm happy to report that our digital fulfillment is coming to a close. I've got a few more stragglers coming in, and I'm sending the remaining fulfillment information... Read more
Update on Delivery for Digital Rewards
I wanted to give you a quick update that we sent out rewards for the survey data we had, and are in the process of sending rewards for... Read more
Add-On Survey, Our Delivery Process, and a Few Announcements
A few announcements today, plus some exciting news! The final round of proofing is finally complete, and Jason Sizemore, our publisher, is in the process of sending digital... Read more
Surveys, Addresses, and Add-On Information
I have sent out the surveys today for the backer tier fulfillment, and a reminder to check out our recent Kickstarter updates for more information. I'm going to... Read more
DriveThruFiction.com and eBook/Magazine Fulfillment
As I mentioned last week, today I will be talking to you about how digital fulfillment will work. First, I need to clear up a few comments we... Read more
Publication Status Update and What's To Come
Hello our dear backers!
I just had a meeting with Jason Sizemore to discuss delivery dates and to figure out where we are on all things Upside Down: Inverted Tropes... Read more
August Cons and Apex Book Company
Hi my lovely backers!
Wanted to pop in and mention that August is going to be a busy convention month for both Apex Book Company/Apex Magazine and for myself. This... Read more
Quick Status Update and Why We Haven't Sent Out Backer Surveys
I wanted to give you a quick status update to tell you how we're progressing on Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling.
- The anthology has been finished,... Read more
Hardcover Upgrade Instructions for Payment and Ordering
As promised, we sent out a survey to find out how many of you wanted to upgrade from a softover edition to a hardcover. Based on our results,... Read more
Deep Thoughts... With Completed Essays...
I am so happy to tell you that I just accepted the final version of our essays. That means all five of them are done, done, done!!!... Read more
Critical Minds Writing Critical Masterpieces
Wanted to pop in and give you a heads up about our essays, along with a brief note about our next backer-specific update.
I just accepted the finalized... Read more
Next Steps and Question about Switching to Hardcover
Now that the campaign is over, what happens next?
It takes approximately two weeks for the Kickstarter payments to clear, before we can use those funds to cover our costs.... Read more
Doublecheck Those Pledges! Less than 6 Hours to Go! AND A MIGHTY THANKS!
This is it. The end of the campaign! Don't forget to triple-check your pledges, because once the campaign is over we'll be shifting our focus to sending out... Read more
NEW!!!! Hardcover Option Unlocked! New Backer Tiers Added!!!!
Did I spell that right? I HOPE I DID!
WOW, WOW, WOW! Less than a day to go, and we've unlocked the hardcover edition of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes... Read more
Holy Hardcovers, Batman! We're < $1,000 Away!
When we first started our Kickstarter, I knew we were going to exceed the average number of backers by adding the $5 level for the e-book--but I had... Read more
Our Final List of Contributors and Tropes Revealed!
Hello dear backers,
Less than three days to go! Today, we are thrilled to announce our final list of contributors, essay topics, and tropes that will be smashed for Upside... Read more
3 Days To Go! Can We Unlock a Hardcover Edition?
Wow, wow, wow! We are sad that our campaign is drawing to a close, but so happy to interact with all of you for this fun and amazing collection. We... Read more
1,000 Backers! WOW!!! Here's Castro on "The Girlfriend in the Refrigerator"
1,000 Backers! WOW!!!!! What a wild ride our Kickstarter has been--and only a few days left.
Today, I am pleased to share with you the last trope-smashing update written by... Read more
Pay Bump UNLOCKED! Plus a FAQ, New Video, and more about Damsels Who are NOT in Distress
Welcome and huzzah to all of our new backers!!! Thanks to you and your glowing enthusiasm, we can now afford to pay our short story and poetry contributors a better... Read more
Adding Two Essayists and a Song from Nisi
Thanks to you, we're now in the home stretch--which means we'll have some fun announcements to make including our finished Table of Contents. The first, is that Jaym... Read more
UNLOCKED: 1st Stretch Goal! Critical Essays about Tropes
Wow, wow, wow!
We had just sent an e-mail to our essayists asking them if they wanted to say a few words to boost your enthusiasm for their thoughts about... Read more
How Did The Chosen One Get Chosen, Anyway?
In today's update, I share with you a sordid tale of how one author in our anthology was hand-picked to write a story based on The Chosen One.
Once upon... Read more
FUNDED! (And There is Much Rejoicing In This Update!)
Here we are--smack dab in the middle of our campaign--and we have fully funded thanks to YOU. In celebration of your awesomeness, Princess Alethea Kontis has recorded a... Read more
Shanna Germain Wrote You a Poem
We've been steathily taking pictures of ourselves in hats--because we're over 500 backers and less than $1,500 to being funded!!! While we don't want to assume we'll fund... Read more
Save the Date! Reddit Fantasy AMA
We are so close to funding! We just hit 75% of our goal, and we're really excited that all signs are pointing to total trope domination. Woo!
Want to talk... Read more
Sara M Harvey on Apex Book Company
Hello dear backers!
Some of you may have noticed that we're offering an Author/Editor tier as part of this Kickstarter. This backer tier directly supports the Upside Downauthors and... Read more
WOW! We're Over Half-Funded. Hats On To You!
Hats on to all of you, on this very fine day of days! It's your friendly neighborhood editor, Monica, sharing a message of overwhelming gratitude for your support. Here we... Read more
What has Eight Legs and is Looking for Love?
If you guessed a story in Upside Down, then you are correct. For today's update, Ferrett Steinmetz talks about the inspiration behind "The Tangled Web." Ferrett's spider-iffic story defines the... Read more
Over 40% There in 24 Hours! Hats On to All of You.
One of the best things about working on this Kickstarter is the fact I get to see and hear your enthusiasm for our anthology. Behind the scenes, our authors are... Read more
The Magical Negro Trope
Phew! Thanks to your tremendous support today, we're 20% of the way there--and are clocking in at over 100 backers. Welcome to all! To celebrate your awesomeness, I'm... Read more
Milestone Achieved! Over $1000 and a Huge Thank You!!
My name is Monica. In addition to being one of the editors for this anthology, I'll be your friendly neighborhood Kickstarter guide, too!
Let me start by saying... Read more