Thinking about raising your pledge? That's a great idea! As a bonus reward, anyone who gives at the Cover Print level and above will also receive:
⚡️A limited edition RETCON bookmark!
It's not too late to adjust your pledge to get access to this and other limited rewards!
UPDATE: 48 HOURS LEFT!
The very first issue of RETCON Magazine is funded BUT the work isn't done. One issue of RETCON isn't enough. I want to keep bringing you the decolonized SFF you've shown such support for. I want to pull more amazing underrepresented writers and artists into the spotlight.
We have less than 48 HOURS left. And we're SO CLOSE to a second issue!
Thank you to everyone who pledged, and for those yet to: I hope you'll decide to be part of this magic.
⚡️$5,500: A second issue of RETCON Magazine! (68% funded!)
⚡️$7,500: A third issue of RETCON Magazine!
⚡️$9,500: A fourth issue of RETCON Magazine! That's a full year of RETCON!
What is RETCON?
I want to build a quarterly magazine to publish works of science fiction and fantasy. Each issue will feature a mix of short stories, poetry, and art focusing on decolonized fiction.
The magazine will aim to return power to the stories of PoC communities who have historically been edited, overwritten, and erased. RETCON will pride itself on centering #ownvoices authors and artists, which serves the dual purpose of lending a platform to underrepresented voices and offering readers access to authenticity. Everyone deserves a glimpse at a world untainted by colonial interference. Fiction in this magazine will build on a foundation of hope, exploring the worlds, magic, and technology that might have been (and still could be).
Through this lens, RETCON hopes to offer a worthy contribution to the ancient and transformative tradition of speculative fiction.
Want to stay connected?
- Visit the website: www.retconmag.com
- Follow Retcon on Twitter: @RetconMag
- Like Retcon on Facebook: www.facebook.com/retconmag
How does this work?
RETCON will be a digital magazine, with content available to read on the website www.retconmag.com. Anyone pledging at the "Play for Keeps" level and above will get an ebook copy (PDF, MOBI, EPUB) of the magazine for the convenience of reading on your personal devices! Issues will be released quarterly (funding willing).
The magazine will be open to submissions during limited windows throughout the year. During these submission windows, #ownvoices authors will be able to submit their work for consideration. New and established voices are welcome to submit.
How will funding be used?
The funding goal of this Kickstarter ($3500) will be used to launch RETCON Magazine and its FIRST issue. Additional funding will go toward additional issues.
Each issue will include:
- 18,000 words of new fiction (approximately 9 short stories, depending on length)
- 3 new poems
- an art piece for the cover
Upon acceptance, writers will be paid $0.08/word for short stories and $1.00/line for poems. Artists will be paid $100 for reprinted pieces, and up to $500 for original commissions.
The budget will also allow for general administrative upkeep, including:
- website hosting and maintenance
- Kickstarter rewards and shipping
- Kickstarter fees and taxes
- Limited Edition Enamel Pin - "Rewind and Re-record"
- Limited Edition Shirt - "Retcon: Like it never happened"
Who am I?
I'm Jes Negrón (follow me on twitter @JesNx)! I have worked in media my entire career, in the book and video game industries. I got my start as an agent, representing authors and managing their careers. When I moved to video games, I acted as editorial lead for the North American office of a large video game publisher. In 2017, I returned to the book world as editor at a small publisher, where I acquire children’s books with an eye for more diverse representation in kidlit.
Risks and challenges
As with any publication, deadlines are the biggest risk factor. Though I'm just one person, I've planned the submission windows, issue sizes, and release cadence in a way that I feel confident I can manage. Throughout my career, I've been successful in managing editorial schedules with MUCH more demanding timelines and heavier content demands. You will definitely get the first issue of RETCON Magazine -- subsequent issues will depend on how much funding we get!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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