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About

We love pulp! We are excited to bring you a new fiction magazine made in the true pulp fashion, but with a 21st Century sensibility. Get a speculative fiction magazine you can hold in your hands!

About Retro Future

What is Retro Future? Retro Future is a pulp magazine that searches for diverse, surprising, and progressive science fiction in art, verse, prose, essays, and comics. Retro Future is a true pulp magazine, printed on newsprint-grade paper and mailed direct to subscribers. For the Kickstarter, we are also offering an electronic version of the magazine, but the primary way we'd like people to experience Retro Future is in physical print.

We are Kickstarting our second issue, the Gaming issue! The authors took this concept as a starting point and came up with some amazing stories that revolve around games and competition. We have some truly talented creators featured in Retro Future. Issue 1 had stories, comics, or art by Jared Axelrod, Noam Bergman, Nic Brennan, Claudia Cangini, Blue Delliquanti, Jonathan Deloca, O.E. Fine, Raymond McVey, Carly Engracia, Katy Fleming, and Feargal Keenan.

Retro Future is normally a completely analog publication. We will not be releasing the digital version of the magazine, it will only be available to Kickstarter backers. There will never be reprints of the magazine, and it will not be available through retail as currently conceived. Get it here or through our Patreon, or see us in person at a convention! The temporary nature of the publication is part of the appeal.

What We Need

We are trying to get this publication off the ground and we need your help! Each issue requires about $2500 to publish, and we'd like to get fans involved. Ultimately, we'd like to support this project through direct subscribers, but we aren't there yet. If we can get enough interest, we can lower the amount of fundraising per issue. The pulp format makes this relatively inexpensive to produce, so our biggest expenses are to compensate writers and artists. We believe in paying creative contributors are fair and competitive amount. Directing funds there is our main goal after just covering costs. Help out some truly creative people and get this publication out there!

Risks and challenges

If goal is reached, all costs are covered. We already have the fiction for this issue, and only a couple of art pieces are needed. Layout is 90% complete. The main risk would be illness or incapacity of both of our editors.

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