They describe it as “an anthology of radical science and speculative fiction written by organizers and activists,” and they only need around $8000 for it....more
Posts Tagged: Kickstarter
Here’s an interesting way to consume new short fiction: Connu, a sort of cross between an app and a litmag, will send you one short story every weekday.
The stories are brand new and written by established authors and their protégés, including Joyce Carol Oates, Sam Lipsyte, Aimee Bender, and Lydia Davis....more
Thinking about launching your book on Kickstarter?
Writer Seth Godin has chronicled his experience with his own book project on Kickstarter and calls it an “experiment in publishing.” Godin says:
Kickstarter seems custom made to solve the 10,000 copy problem. The author with a tribe can reach out to her readers, activate them and make an offer: if enough of you agree to buy this book today, I’ll write it and send it to you just before a publisher puts it on sale…
What began as a digital platform to aid underfunded artists in finding a wider audience and financial backing is now weeding out amateurs.
The business of managing and consulting kickstarter initiatives is on its way up. In fact, managing a successful kickstarter campaign almost requires external aid, and it’s this fact that is changing the game of online fundraising and its blossoming subeconomies....more
CanTeens, a literary and arts magazine, gives Harlem seventh graders an opportunity to discover and foster a love of reading, writing, and art through classes and a chance to see their name and writing in print.
Unfortunately, CanTeens doesn’t have the funds to publish this year’s anthology without some help. So please, help! Whatever you can give to their Kickstarter project makes a difference in making sure these young authors get a chance to keep writing....more
Project Dad follows filmmaker Sharon Shattuck’s “quest to understand her LGBT family through a two-way dialogue with her dad,” who is transgender.
The film, which is in the production phase, seeks to answer the question, “What is a healthy family?” Here’s the Kickstarter to help turn the project into a feature-length documentary....more
The upcoming documentary Public Sex, Private Lives has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for post-production costs. To learn more about the film, and contribute to its completion, click here.
Focusing on the lives of porn performers Lorelei Lee, Princess Donna, and Isis Love, Public Sex, Private Lives “follows the characters as they navigate their lives as artists, daughters, mothers, writers, and women who have made careers in the adult industry.”...more
Ron Hogan is relaunching his Beatrice website as an app that will publish transcripts of feature-length interviews with authors, along with streaming video of highlights from each conversation. In order to make the app available for free, Hogan has launched a Kickstarter to raise funds....more
Tony Comstock, an award-winning filmmaker, has a new project. I’ll let him tell you what it’s all about.
“The Boi Meets Girl Meets the MPAA project will submit BRETT AND MELANIE to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA.org) and on the basis of the MPAA’s feedback, we will produce a multi-angle DVD showing the exact difference between the Unrated, NC-17, R and PG-13 rated version of the film....more