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A Professional Magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Literature.   If you missed our campaign, you can still subscribe on our website.
A Professional Magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Literature.   If you missed our campaign, you can still subscribe on our website.
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    Fuel Bringer

    Our DreamForge is powered by your hopeful Chi, sunlight, and a handful of dollars.

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    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
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    Fire Starter

    Let's get the fire started for this forge. You get our first two issues online.

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    • Online Access to Issues #1 and #2
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    Fire Starter Plus!

    Receive our first PRINT issue, hot off the anvil, our Founders Issue!

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    • The PRINT version of Issue #1, our Founders Issue
    • Online Access to Issues #1 and #2
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
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    Fire Tender (Subscriber)

    Keep the flame alive. You are an Online Subscriber for ALL of 2019, with a bonus PRINT copy of Issue #1, our Founders Issue!

    Includes:
    • The PRINT version of Issue #1, our Founders Issue
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
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    Fire Tender Plus! (Subscriber)

    Keep the flame alive. You are an Online Subscriber for ALL of 2019, with a bonus PRINT copy of Issue #1, SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHERS.

    Includes:
    • The PRINT version of Issue #1, our Founders Issue
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
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    Forge Master (Subscriber)

    Best Value. Our first full year of Quarterly Print Issues, Online Access, and More. Plus, you receive 2 great Founders' Bonuses and your copy of Issue # 1 is SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHERS!

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
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    Forge Master Plus! (Subscriber)

    Our first full year of Quarterly Print Issues, Online Access, and More. Plus, you receive 2 great Founders' Bonuses and your copy of Issue # 1 is SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHERS! This level includes worldwide shipping.

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    Collectors Marketing Piece - Add On

    This is the same as the $100 Collectors Marketing piece reward, except no additional reward items. Two reasons: a few extra copies of our mini-mag came back to us from a convention, and we had a request from a $40 level subscriber to ADD ON the collectors piece to their pledge. After some thought, this seemed to be the way to do it.

    These "mini-magazines" will be signed by everyone on the DreamForge team, including renowned Fantasy and Science Fiction author Jane Lindskold! We will only EVER get as many signed as happen as a part of this Kickstarter, so though we make 25-35 available here, if only 5 people scoop up these rewards, only 5 get signed and sent out to our Collector Marketing piece supporters (and that includes having shipped these guys to Australia to be signed by our editorial assistant Jamie D. Munro, whose name you'll be seeing more of in the years ahead, I'm sure.)

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    Fire Tender + Flatland Games

    In addition to our first full year of DreamForge Online and More, we add a sweet touch for the gamers among us – a gorgeous print rulebook to one of Flatland Games’ awesome adventure games! Limited Availability. Includes a Print version of Issue #1, our Founders Issue.

    Flatland Games has provided a discount link for all DreamForge supporters https://www.flatlandgames.com/btw/dreamforge/

    Includes:
    • The PRINT version of Issue #1, our Founders Issue
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    Sponsor an Illustration

    DreamForge just signed a contract with David Weber to reprint his terrific short story "A Certain Talent." Let's do something I don't think has been done before - let's give this story the illustration it deserves! Whether we get 1 or 100 backers, your name appears with the story both in print and online as a contributing sponsor. At $600, we do a 1/2 page illustration. At $1,200, we do a full page illustration. At $1,800, "A Certain Talent" takes over as Cover Art. If funding keeps going, we also continue, going back to add half page and spot illustrations, whatever funding affords to bring "A Certain Talent" to life. We've already worked with talents like Hugo Award Winning illustrator Elizabeth Leggett, TOR and Penguin Group cover artist John Blumen, Illustrator of the Future Cassandre Bolan, New Yorker artist Mark Zingarelli. You know we can find the right talent to bring this off!

    Includes:
    • PRINT copy of Issue #2, with David Weber's "A Certain Talent."
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    Sponsor a Short Story

    Sponsor a short story. Your name in sponsorship will be displayed along with your sponsored story online and in print whenever sponsored stories appear in DreamForge throughout the year. Sponsored stories will be freely available online to all website visitors! Tell us whether you prefer Fantasy or Science Fiction and we’ll give you your pick of 3 stories we’ve selected for publication to sponsor. One sponsor per story, and you get to read 3 DreamForge Stories ahead of publication!

    Limited to 10 supporters.

    We’ll throw in a Forge Master subscription to DreamForge Magazine with Worldwide Shipping.

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    Work in Progress Review

    Send us your Work in Progress, up to 5,000 words. We’ll send back a minimum 300-word review covering the basics of writing style, plot, grammar, characters, dialog, and proper formatting for submission.

    Limited to 5 supporters.

    We’ll throw in a Forge Master subscription to DreamForge Magazine and more!

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    Tuckerization in a DreamForge Story

    Want your name immortalized in a DreamForge story? Tuckerization is the art of using a person's name (and possibly some descriptive characteristics) in an original story as a shout out to and memorialization of that person, usually in place of a secondary or minor character. Tuckerize yourself, a loved one, or friend! (A signed release will be required.)

    Limited to 5 supporters.

    We’ll throw in a Forge Master subscription to DreamForge Magazine and more!

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    Collector's Marketing Piece

    As part of our initial marketing, we printed a limited number of Mini-Magazines to introduce DreamForge to the world, to be used as handouts at conventions and mailers to SF clubs and organizations.

    You receive one of only 25 of our remaining Mini-Magazines which we will have signed by everyone on the DreamForge team, including renowned Fantasy and Science Fiction author Jane Lindskold!

    Includes:
    • Team Signed Mini-Magazine Marketing Piece
    • The PRINT version of Issue #1, our Founders Issue
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    Become a First Line Reader

    Join the DreamForge Team for a full year as a First-Line Reader. You’ll see every story that comes in, and you’ll be able to rate it and provide notes for the editorial team.

    We won’t make you work as hard as we do; after all, you’re paying for the privilege, but now you’ll be part of the decision-making process, in-the-know about the strengths and weaknesses of the stories we receive. This is invaluable practice for aspiring editors and equally critical for writers trying to hone their craft. (You’ll even help aspiring writers get more feedback.)

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    Artful Fun - Show up in an Illustration!

    How would you like your countenance to appear as a protagonist (or perhaps a villain) in a DreamForge story illustration sometime in 2019? You send us some pictures; our artists will do the rest.

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    eBook or Custom Illustration

    Hugo Award Winning Illustrator Elizabeth Leggett has offered to help our DreamForge Kickstarter with an amazing offer. Just for you, Elizabeth will create an illustration suitable for an 11.5 X 14 print or an eBook cover. You supply the concept or theme, Elizabeth Leggett provides the art. You get one edit/revision on a B&W rough before the final is completed, colored, and signed by Elizabeth. (Copyright remains with the Illustrator.)
    If you've ever tried to price professional illustration like this, you'll know this is an incredible deal! But you get even more:

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    A Novel Manuscript Review

    Ever dream of having a professional writer give you a private critique of your novel? Now you can have that chance. Bestselling author, accomplished Fantasy and SF writer, PhD and former professor of English, Jane Lindskold will review your manuscript and provide a detailed written response. Jane Lindskold is the author of over twenty-five novels, including the Firekeeper Saga, the Breaking the Wall series, and the Artemis Awakening series.
    This offer is limited to one supporter, and to a completed novel manuscript of 100,000 words or less. Manuscript must be provided in printed format. Feel free to query us at info@dreamforgemagazine.com if you have questions.

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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    Corporate Sponsor 10,000 Words!

    You provide a theme and our authors will deliver 5 pieces of fantasy, science fiction, and/or poetry, totaling 10,000 words. Your sponsorship, including logo, will be prominently displayed both in print and online whenever these stories appear in DreamForge throughout the year. Once all sponsored stories have been acquired and displayed in regular issues, they will be collected together in a sponsored anthology online, freely available to all visitors under your sponsorship banner.
    Limited to 2 supporters. No pornographic, political, or hate topics are acceptable.
    We’ll throw in a Forge Master subscription to DreamForge Magazine with Worldwide Shipping.

    Includes:
    • Print versions of all 4 DreamForge Magazine issues in 2019
    • Online Access to Issues #1 through #4
    • Additional exclusive content in our Readers’ Dashboard.
    • A copy of “The Stellar Glory” eBook (MOBI and EPUB).
    • Founders Bonus - Beautiful 5X7 Art Postcards
    • Your name as a Founder, in print & online, starting Issue # 2
    • Founders Bonus - Personal Feedback on up to 5 Story Submissions
    • A DreamForge Founders badge in your Online Dashboard
    • A Kickstarter Hero badge in your personal Dashboard Online.
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