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“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.

Uncanny Magazine is doing a subscribtion drive through Kickstarter. It’s already funded and has about 50 hours to go.

“We promised to bring you stunning cover art, passionate science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, and provocative nonfiction by writers from every conceivable background. Not to mention a fantastic award-winning podcast featuring exclusive content.

Through the hard work of our exceptional staff and contributors, Uncanny Magazine delivered on that promise every single year. Stories from Uncanny Magazine have been finalists or winners of Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards!”

For writers backing the project, it still has manuscript critiques left. It also has “fabulous backer levels left including manuscript critiques, signed books, ZOOMING with authors, gaming with authors, and unique microfiction, plus cool add-ons like physical copies of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction and Space Unicorn Face Masks!”

Small independent press Zombies Need Brains has again a Kickstarter project to fund three new SFF short story collections: Noir, Shattering the Glass Slipper, and Brave New Worlds. It’s 70% funded and has 25 days to go.

Each collections has about fourteen stories. Half of them are by established writers and half from open submission call, if the Kickstarter is successful.

I’ve enjoyed their previous collections and these sound great, too.

The Pulphouse Fiction Magazine’s Subscription drive has about 35 hours to go.

Pulphouse Fiction Magazine is like no other magazine publishing today. It is not a genre magazine for starters. In fact, most of the stories tend to split genres or play with a genre like it is small rodent in the paws of a very large tom cat.”

It has funded and seven stretch goals have already been met, so backers will get five short story collections and issue zero, in addition to the pledge. Writers will get four new Pop-Up classes.

Another fun Kickstarter project is Sherlock Holmes: New Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells. It’s already funded and has 28 days to go.

The two volumes of short stories “feature traditional Sherlock Holmes stories blended with one or more tales from H.G. Wells”. However, in the pledges you can get previous Holmes in Wells’ worlds books.

Wendy and Richard Pini have a Kickstarter project to fund ElfQuest the Audio movie!

“This campaign is funding a cinematic ‘audio movie’ experience with an anticipated cast of more than 40 voice actors, original sound design, and a lush orchestral score.

The audio movie covers the first five issues of ElfQuest and is adapted not only from the comics, but directly from long creative sessions with Wendy Pini that add new details, answer old questions, and expand the world of Abode for the audio format.”

I’ve listened only one audio movie made for a comic before. While I wasn’t impressed with that one, I’m sure the Pinis will make this one a wonderful experience.

The bigger pledges have wonderful ElfQuest miniature sets! I so wish I could afford them.

The project is already funded. 12 more days to go.

Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch are running again a very interesting Kickstarter. This time Rusch’s Diving Universe science fiction series continues with a new book, The Chase. 13 more days to go.

It’s already funded and reached the second stretch goal, so people backing it will get a new Diving Universe short story and Rusch’s SF novella Coolhunting. The pledges include the Colliding Worlds SF short story series and for writers How to write spaceships workshop.

Shapers of Worlds volume II is a short story collection with a very impressive lineup: ”original fiction by Kelley Armstrong, Marie Brennan, Helen Dale, Candas Jane Dorsey, Lisa Foiles, Susan Forest, James Alan Gardner, Matthew Hughes, Heli Kennedy, Lisa Kessler, Adria Laycraft, Ira Nayman, Garth Nix, Tim Pratt, Edward Savio, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jeremy Szal, and Edward Willett, plus reprints by Jeffrey A. Carver, Barbara Hambly, Nancy Kress, David D. Levine, S.M. Stirling, and Carrie Vaughn.”

The pledges have book bundles from some of the authors.
15 more days to go and it’s 60% funded.

The Return of the Fey is fun project from Kristine Kathryn Rusch. She continues her epic fantasy Fey series.

It’s already funded and reached the sixth strech goal! Which means that backers will get six more fantasy books and there are quite a few very interesting epic fantasy goodies for writers, too.

8 more days to go.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have another great Kickstarter project:
Colliding Worlds volumes 1-5.

It’s five volumes of science fiction short stories from Rusch and Smith. The stories cover just about every nook and cranny of the science fiction genre. From time travel to space opera to social science fiction. From hard science to parallel worlds to alien invasion. From historical to near future to far future worlds.

100 science fiction short stories from two of the best science fiction writers of our time.

It just need another 600 dollars to reach the fifth stretch goal and then we get volume 6! Three more days to go.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have another great Kickstarter project:
Colliding Worlds volumes 1-5.

It’s five volumes of science fiction short stories from Rusch and Smith. The stories cover just about every nook and cranny of the science fiction genre. From time travel to space opera to social science fiction. From hard science to parallel worlds to alien invasion. From historical to near future to far future worlds.

100 science fiction short stories from two of the best science fiction writers of our time.

It’s already funded and reached the third stretch goal. 12 days to go.

The stretch goals have more books: Fiction River Presents: Time Travelers, Killer Advice from Rusch, Laying the Music to Rest by Smith, and Life is a dream by Smith. For writers, there are Classic Workshops in the stretch goals and two SF Workshops in the pledges.

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

”So this year the WMG Holiday Spectacular is back, with 37 brand new and original stories by over two dozen top fiction writers. This year subscribers will get the first story on November 26th, 2020 and then a new story EVERY DAY through January 1st, 2021.

That’s right! A Brand New Original Holiday Story Every Day!”

This time there’s also the Sweet Valentine’s Calendar and the Halloween Harvest Calendar, if you choose to pick them!

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

22 days to go and it’s already funded and reached the first stretch goal.

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