Uncanny Magazine’s Year 9 Kickstarter fund drive is live. It’s already funded and reached the second stretch goal!

25 days to go.

Dean Wesley Smith has a Kickstarter for Pulphouse Magazine subscription.

It’s already funded with 15,000 dollars so it’s reached the fourth stretch goal. Among the pledges are two very interesting workshops for writers: “Things get Worse” and “Finding and believing in your writing voice”.

Three days to go.

Strange Horizons has a Kickstarter fund drive:

Strange Horizons is a speculative fiction magazine, available free online, published every Monday. We began in September 2000. In the last year, Strange Horizons and our translation-focused sibling magazine, Samovar, have published nearly a million words of speculative fiction, poetry, essays, round tables, interviews, and reviews.

Since our inception, we have been entirely funded by voluntary contributions, both from readers and the volunteer labor of our editors. We pay all authors and artists fair market rates for their work, and want to continue doing so in the coming years.

18 days to go and it needs about 4,000 dollars to be fully funded.

Storybundle has two very interesting bundles:

Twisted Fairytales: “Fairytales are near and dear to my heart – but TWISTED tales are even better! As a reader, I love it when authors take the old and familiar and fold it into strange new shapes, flipping the roles of hero and villain, adding unexpected romance, and blending together strands of different classic stories to make something altogether new and enthralling. So when I had the opportunity to curate this collection, I leaped on it like a starving grandma on a poor innocent wolf…

In this StoryBundle you’ll find eleven thrilling twists on Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, Alice in Wonderland, Mulan, and more, from award-winning and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, which includes an anthology packed with eerie retellings of your favorite tales.”

22 days to go.

And 200 Sci-Fi Worlds: “We’ve included fifteen sci-fi anthologies and collections showcasing 139 authors and more than 200 individual stories, but it’s available for a limited time only! This StoryBundle features a wide variety of themes – fighting climate change, exploring the far reaches of the galaxy, future crime, hopepunk, sci-fi zombies, space marines, exosapiens, LGBTQ+ heroes, and so much more. With 139 authors, chances are that you’ll find some new writers to love.”

8 days to go.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a starter kit of ten of her series at Kickstarter.

The stories include:

  • “The Santa Series (fantasy holiday romance)… Up on the Rooftop (novella)
  • The Whale Rock Series (Seavy County) (dark fantasy)…The Women of Whale Rock (short story)
  • The Sweet Young Things Series (hard-boiled mystery, crime)…Sweet Young Things (short story)
  • The Fates Universe (fantasy romance)…Simply Irresistible (novel)
  • The Faerie Justice Series (dark historical fantasy)…Dark Corners (short story)
  • Spade/Paladin Series (mystery, private detective at sf conventions)…Stomping Mad (short story)
  • The Smokey Dalton Series (historical mystery, private detective)…A Dangerous Road (novel)
  • The Fey Series (epic fantasy)…The Sacrifice (novel)
  • The Retrieval Artist Series (sf thriller, space opera)…The Disappeared (novel)
  • The Diving Series (space opera, military sf)… Diving into the Wreck (novel)”

It’s already funded and reached two stretch goals, so everyone will get also Killer advice (an SF novella) and the Scottish Play (a fantasy novella). For writers, the pledges include two very interesting writing workshops.

9 days to go.

Apex Magazine is collecting funds to create a print short story collection of all the stories they published 2021.

It “will include 48 stories from a diverse group of new and established writers and will feature the Apex Magazine Readers’ Choice Award-winning artwork “Entropic Garden” by Marcela Bolívar on the cover.”

It’s already funded and has 7 more days to go.

Shaper of Worlds volume III is an SFF short story collection at Kickstarted. It “will feature original fiction by Griffin Barber, Gerald Brandt, Miles Cameron, Sebastien de Castell, Kristi Charish, David Ebenbach, Mark Everglade, Frank J. Fleming, Violette Malan, Anna Mocikat, James Morrow, Jess E. Owen, Cat Rambo, K.M. Rice, and Edward Willett and new poetry by Jane Yolen, plus stories by Cory Doctorow, K. Eason, Walter Jon Williams, and F. Paul Wilson.”

It’s already funded but has only 25 hours to go.

Edward Willett, who is rising funds for the collection, has an SFF podcast.

Dean Wesley Smith has a very interesting Kickstarter project: Rescue Two. It’s a new book in his science fiction series, Seeders.

The project is already funded and reached the fourth stretch goal. That means three more books for us readers, two of them in Smith’s Earth Protection League SF series, and several Pop-Up classes for writers. This time the Pop-Ups focus on SF world-building.

The project has also two very interesting workshops for writers: Writing Idea Fiction and Writing about Time.

10 days to go.

WMG Publishing has another very interesting Kickstarter: Crimes collide.

For over four decades, New York Times and USA Today bestselling writers Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have been writing professional mystery short stories that have won awards and sold millions of copies, plus they have been acclaimed and enjoyed by fans over the entire world.

Now, for the first time, Kris and Dean are collecting 100 of their mystery short stories together into a five-volume set called CRIMES COLLIDE. 50 stories from each author, ten stories from each author in every volume.

It’s already funded and hit the second stretch goal! 14 days to go.

WMG Publishing is bringing us a Holiday Spectacular this year , too!

“Dean Wesley Smith here introducing Kristine Kathryn Rusch, the editor for this really fun yearly project. And wow, after this last year plus, we all need a bunch of fun.

Now, it is a huge understatement to say that Kris loves short fiction. There is no great secret about that, since she has written so many award-winning short stories and edited acclaimed short fiction magazines and anthologies.

Plus, I can attest firsthand that she loves holidays and anything sparkly and glittery. And just about any holiday meal and all the trappings.”

In this project, you get an original story every day from November 25th through January 1st.

I enjoyed last year’s Holiday calendar a lot and the year before that, and I’m sure this year’s short story calendar will be just as great.

It’s already funded and, as usual for WMG Publishing, the stretch goals are full of ebooks and pop-ups for writers. 9 more days to go.

“Three time travelers walk into…

An anthology of comically historical proportions.

The authors were given just the title as a prompt, and told: pick three characters from history, throw them together somehow, and tell us what happens as they travel through time, putting wrong what once went right, or otherwise messing up the timeline.”

This sounds like a fun Kickstarter project. It’s almost funded and has three more days to go.

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