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Update #46

Issue 12 is live!

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 You can jump straight to Issue 12 here.

Our short story for April is Jason Ridler’s Rocket Ship Nirvana, a non-genre story set in the summer of 1994. It follows a teen trying to navigate her anguish over the death of Kurt Cobain, who passed away 20 years ago this month. Galen Dara has a typically wonderful piece of art to go with it. In flash fiction, we have Katie Pugh’s Reborn, a sinister little tale about a mother, and Rob McMonigal’s Not So Super, which shows how most of use probably would react to gaining super powers. And in Part Nine of Chuck Wendig’s The Forever Endeavor, we start to see Dale’s plans take shape …


Update #45

Final Hours to Get Year 3 Funded!

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The Year 3 Kickstarter has 34 hours left, and just like Year 2, we are making our big climb at the end. We have about $9,500 to raise.

If you've been enjoying Year 2, please consider supporting Year 3. You'll be helping us pay writers fairly for another year, and we will be bringing you short stories from Stephen Blackmoore (in his Dead Things world), Kima Jones, Daniel José Older, Andrea Phillips, Sofia Samatar and Chuck Wendig (who is planning a Miriam Black story). We'll have a serial from Lilith Saintcrow, art from Galen Dara, and we'll be opening to submissions quarterly for both short stories and flash fiction.

Also if you are wondering about our strategy of using Kickstarter again, and how we want to move away from the once-a-year fundraiser model, I wrote a bit about that the other day.

Thank you, as always. 

Brian White


Update #44

One week left for Year 3!

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Hey everyone. The Year 3 Kickstarter has a week left to fund, and it's at about the same place Year 2 was with a week left, which means it's time to start the big push! If you've been enjoying what we've been doing this year, please check it out. If you're already a backer, thank you so much.

To kick off the final week, we also have a pledge match-challenge going on until 6pm Eastern today; up to $500 in pledges are being matched.

Thank you, as always.


Update #43

24-hour pledge-matching challenge

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Hey everyone, just a quick note: Friend of Fireside @bekkiwrites is matching up to $625 in pledges  to Year 3 for the next 24 hours. It ends at 2pm Eastern tomorrow. Thanks!


Update #42

Issue 11 is out! | And help us Kickstart Year 3!

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 You can jump right to Issue 11 here.

Our short story this month is an aching noir cyborg story by Karina Cooper, Four Tons Too Late. Galen Dara’s art for it is really stunning. In flash fiction, we have Ask The Cats by Stefon Mears, where cats are maybe a bit more useful than usual, and Shrugging Off the Weight of the World, Dantzel Cherry’s take on the Atlas myth.

And in Part Eight of Chuck Wendig’s The Forever Endeavor, we find out what happens when you put four Dales in one room …

And, of course, we are running our Year 3 Kickstarter this month. We're hovering a hair below 25% funded. If you haven't please check it out. We want to keep bringing you great stories and paying writers fairly, and we can't without your help. Thank you.


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