A reminder to all who are planning on submitting to War Stories: our submissions close on November 30th. Your time is running short. We will not be reading stories that come in after that date.
Good morning! We’re standing at 104% funded. Thank you to ALL of our backers who got us to this point. If you were holding back at all due to the uncertain nature of Kickstarters, rest assured that you will now get a copy of War Stories!
We’re hoping to hit a couple of goals in the next 30 hours: we’d like to hit $13,000 as an overall goal. This will allow us to expand the book’s table of contents to include some of the incredible stories that we’ve been getting. It’s not over just yet, but help us make this book even better! Pledge, tell your friends and join up!
The War Stories campaign is coming to a close, and we’re coming very, very close to hitting our goal a little early. As it stand right now, we’re at 93% funded, with another $640 needed to hit our goal of $10,000.
We’ve had a lot of people retweeting, facebooking, and otherwise boosting the signal, and to everyone who’s done that, we’re very appreciative!
We do have a couple of stretch goals that we would love to hit. At $12,000, we’ll add in some additional interior art, breaking the stories up into sections, with some art that corresponds to each section. At $13,000, we’ll be able to add on an additional 20,000 words of fiction, 20% of the book. We’ve gotten in an incredible number of stories, and there’s just no way that we can take them all, and this is one way in which we’ll be able to make the book even better.
We’re now offering a new level: Communications Sergeant, which bundles together three ebooks: War Stories and both volumes of the Apex Book of World SF, for $30!
Communications Sergeant - You will be issued (1) DRM-Free copy of the War Stories eBook, (1) DRM-Free eBook of ‘The Apex Book of World SF, Vol. 1 and (1) DRM-Free eBook of ‘The Apex Book of World SF, Vol. 2, both edited by Lavie Tidhar. Your name will also be noted on the website Contributor Roster and you’ll be included in all future updates from HQ.
We’re pleased to announce that author F. Brett Cox has been drafted into the War Stories table of contents with his story ‘Where We Would End a War’
F. Brett Cox’s fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications. With Andy Duncan, he co-edited the anthology Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004). A native of North Carolina, he is Associate Professor of English at Norwich University and lives in Vermont with his wife, playwright Jeanne Beckwith.
We’re pleased to announce that author Susan Jane Bigelow has been recruited to the War Stories Table of Contents with her story ‘The Radio’.
Susan is a librarian, writer and political columnist. She’s the author of the three Extrahumans books and The Daughter Star, the first in a series of epic space opera novels. Her work has appeared in the Lambda Award-winning The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard from Topside Press, and Queers Dig Time Lords. She also writes a weekly Connecticut-focused political column at CTNewsJunkie.com. Susan can be found wandering around northern Connecticut and western Massachusetts with her wife, covered in cat hair.
Today, War Stories co-editors Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak are chatting with Mihir Wanchoo of the fantastic Fantasy Book Critic blog. There, we talk about what inspired us to do War Stories, some of the authors, and a bit more.
Give it a read here.
War Stories co-editor Jaym Gates makes an appearance on DJ Grandpa’s latest Kickstarter Podcast. It’s a good episode (listen to the whole thing!), and we’re in at the :48 mark. Listen here.
Here’s the description for this episode:
DJG goes skull crazy with Guy, eats confections with Draft Chocolates, meets Bobby Lee, talks life with Naomi Wachira, gets the scoop on entertainment with Ron Greenfield, finds the science in War Stories, and discovers the music in games with Travis.
We are pleased to announce that Thoraiya Dyer has been conscripted into the War Stories army with her story ‘One Million Lira’!
Thoraiya is a three-time Aurealis Award-winning, three-time Ditmar Award-winning Australian writer based in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Nature and Cosmos and is forthcoming in Analog. A petite collection of four original stories, “Asymmetry,” is available from Twelfth Planet Press. Find her online at Goodreads or www.thoraiyadyer.com.
We’re 13 days away from the end of the Kickstarter campaign, and we’ve just hit the 60% mark, spread out among 185 backers. The end is in sight, and we have to say thank you to everyone who’s donated thus far.
Some random updates for backers and interested parties. We’ve gotten some incredible stories through our submissions period, and we’ll be announcing a new author later on today. Thus far, we’ve pulled in something like 340,000 words of short fiction, enough for several anthologies. Obviously, we can’t take it all, but our list of stories to consider in the final TOC is becoming very impressive. It’s going to be hard to narrow it down, but the end result is something we’re going to be very, very happy with.
If you’re interested in this book, please consider pledging to the project. If you’ve pledged, please consider sharing the good word with your friends who’re interested in this sort of thing. Every contribution counts!