About this project
• ...AND WE HAVE FUNDED! Thank you all so much for your support. Not only have we funded, we've hit the 400-backer-reward, too! That means you've earned even more content for HATH NO FURY.
• INTERIOR ART ACHIEVED! Joe has scheduled commission time with Oksana to do the art. She's set to begin in October.
• 500 BACKERS—SECRET STRETCH GOAL! All backers at the ebook level and up now also get a downloadable tale penned by Black Library author, C.L. WERNER!
• LUCY SNYDER STORY ACHIEVED! We're adding a new Lucy A. Snyder tale to HNF!
• SHOW THE MONEY. Nice! The authors are getting a pay raise now thanks to the Furious HNF Backerdom.
• ROBIN HOBB, SARAH KUHN, DIANA PHO, MONICA VALENTINELLI, K TEMPEST BRADFORD and SHANNA GERMAIN shall now whittle their graphite essay javelins to sharpened points. They're in HATH NO FURY as deep-thinking littérateurs!
• ART SUBMISSIONS ACHIEVED! See UPDATE #8 for more information.
• STORY SUBMISSIONS ACHIEVED! See UPDATE #9 for more info.
"Though we come and go, and pass into the shadows, where we leave behind us stories told – on paper, on the wings of butterflies, on the wind, on the hearts of others – there we are remembered, there we work magic and great change – passing on the fire like a torch – forever and forever. Till the sky falls, and all things are flawless and need no words at all."
—Tanith Lee (September 19, 1947 – May 24, 2015)
Hath No Fury is a collection of fantasy, science fiction, and urban fantasy tales by some of the leading proponents of female characters in the industry. These stories feature leads inspired by women from literature, history, and film—exciting and intriguing characters in the vein of Ellen Ripley, Lara Croft, Joan of Arc, Marvel’s Black Widow, La Femme Nikita, Katniss Everdeen, Hermione Granger, and Furiosa.
Mother. Warrior. Caregiver.
Wife. Lover. Survivor.
Trickster. Heroine. Leader.
Hath No Fury contains approximately 19 meaningful stories that defy the stereotypes. In this anthology, readers should expect to find super-smart, purpose-driven, ultra-confident heroines. Here, it’s not the hero who does all the action while the heroine smiles and bats her eyelashes; Hath No Fury’s women are champions, not princesses in distress. Embracing the strong warriors to the silent but powerful, to even the timid who muster up the bravery to face down a terrible evil, the women of Hath No Fury will make their indelible marks and leave you breathless for more.
The introduction for Hath No Fury will be written by none other than the great Margaret Weis, who has influenced more than her fair share of female authors and has done great work for women in the publishing and gaming worlds.
Hath No Fury will be co-edited by Melanie R. Meadors (science fiction and fantasy author, blogger at The Once and Future Podcast, and Publicity/Marketing Director for RAGNAROK PUBLICATIONS and Mechanical Muse) and J.M. Martin (editor of the best-selling, award-winning Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues, owner and Creative Manager of RAGNAROK PUBLICATIONS). Both have extensive experience working in fiction and publishing, and have worked on many successful fiction Kickstarters, including Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters; Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues; Genius Loci; and MECH: Age of Steel.
Have a look at the awesome cover (art by Manuel Castañón and design by Shawn T. King, who will also design the book's interiors):
- Intro by MARGARET WEIS
- SEANAN MCGUIRE
- LIAN HEARN
- ELAINE CUNNINGHAM
- CAROL BERG
- GAIL Z. MARTIN
- WILLIAM C. DIETZ
- NISI SHAWL
- DANA CAMERON
- DJANGO WEXLER
- DELILAH S. DAWSON
- PHILIPPA BALLANTINE
- ANTON STROUT
- ELIZABETH VAUGHAN
- BRADLEY P. BEAULIEU
- M.L. BRENNAN
- MICHAEL R. UNDERWOOD
- ERIN M. EVANS
- ELOISE J. KNAPP
- MARC TURNER
- S.R. CAMBRIDGE
- LUCY A. SNYDER
ACHIEVED! $16,500 - INTERIOR ART: When we reach this goal we will commission B&W interior art for each and every story included in Hath No Fury. Art will be created by Oksana Dmitrienko.
ACHIEVED! 400 BACKERS: When we reach this goal, editor Melanie Meadors will include 4–5 tales of inspirational women interspersed throughout Hath No Fury.
ACHIEVED! $18,500 - STRETCH GOAL AUTHOR: When we reach this goal, we will add Lucy A. Snyder to Hath No Fury, the award winning author of the Jesse Shimmer series and more!
ACHIEVED! $20,500 - AUTHOR PAY RAISE: Authors will be receiving 8 cents per word on their stories, however if we reach this stretch goal we will pay them an additional 2 cents per word, bringing the total up to 10 cents, 3 cents above the standard SFWA professional rate.
ACHIEVED! $22,500 - ESSAYS: When we reach this goal, we will include short essays by Robin Hobb, Sarah Kuhn, Diana Pho, Monica Valentinelli, K. Tempest Bradford, and Shanna Germain interspersed throughout Hath No Fury, speaking on the need for women-fronted anthologies, their inspirations, and to the empowerment of women.
ACHIEVED! $24,500 - OPEN ART SUBMISSIONS: When we reach this goal, Ragnarok Publications will open up for art submissions for one month, accepting 1-2 pieces of B&W art that fits the concept of Hath No Fury, to be included in the book. Artists will be paid a commission for their work, terms negotiated between Ragnarok Publications and the artist. (Details forthcoming.)
ACHIEVED! $26,000 - OPEN STORY SUBMISSIONS: When we reach this goal, Ragnarok Publications will open the gates to story submissions for one month, accepting 1-2 stories, which will be added to the book and the authors paid the going rate of 10 cents a word. (Details forthcoming.)
$ NEXT STRETCH GOAL TO BE DETERMINED!
Add the price of each add-on you want to the total of your backer tier. You can provide us with the item name when surveys are sent out.
- COIN: An additional limited edition, collectible coin = $10 US each.
- POSTER: Get a 13" x 9" poster of the Hath No Fury complete cover art = $5 US each.
- BOOKMARK: Get an additional, exclusive Hath No Fury bookmark = $2 US each.
- EXTRA TRADE PAPERBACK: Get an additional trade paperback of Hath No Fury for $19 US each. (International backers, add an additional $5 US per copy ordered.)
- HNF T-SHIRT: Get an additional T-Shirt (in white or black), featuring the Hath No Fury art and designed by Shawn T. King = $20 US. (International backers, add an additional $5 US per shirt ordered.)
- BINDERS OF eBOOKS: Add an additional $8 US and receive the three bonus books in the Binders of eBooks tier.
- BRACELET: Add an additional $25 and get a limited edition silver bangle-style expandable bracelet with a pendant that features the Hath No Fury coin logo. See Update #7 for coin design.
“What does he do in there? What is dancing with the dead?”
Risks and challenges
We went through the bulk of our growing pains during the production phase of a previous crowdfunded campaign, so we have contacts, accounts, and resources in place now to make a smooth transition from funding to fulfillment—that means a much smaller delay in getting the book in your hands.
The only setbacks I foresee on my end would be unexpected health issues or some unforeseen act of theft or disaster. Otherwise, we've done all this before now and we know what to expect and how to meet the challenges ahead of us. We've even expanded our staff a little with contractors who are willing and eager to pitch in and help when needed, so the only other challenge would be if this is wildly successful and we end up with a thousand-plus backers, but that's a GOOD challenge and rest assured we'd handle it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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