Author: Angelique Fawns

“Each and Other” DreamForge Kickstarter

“Each and Other” DreamForge Kickstarter

By Angelique Fawns

 

My favorite positive Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine is DreamForge. In 2024-2025 they are hoping to publish at least 20 exceptional stories and poems embracing the theme of “Each and Other: Invisible Ties and Unseen Reflections. Not only do I belong to their writing group the DreamCasters, but I am a member of their Patreon and love the rewards in their Kickstarters!

They offer copies of their fantastic magazine, webinars, a novel manuscript review among other fun things. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scotnoel/each-and-other-a-dreamforge-press-project

Scot Noel, the editors shared his vision and writing hints. 

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Jermaine Martin & The Underdog Press

Jermaine Martin & The Underdog Press 

By Angelique Fawns

Who doesn’t love and root for an underdog? This aptly named press says, “our goal is to take novels and stories that are a hard sale and don’t currently have a home and become that place where they can shine.

I recently sold them a story about a galactic gambler with a ship full of vices to The Underdogs Rise Vol. 2 and thought it might be nice to learn more about the folks championing  the underserviced. 

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Zehlreg A. Grindstone’s Spectacular Western Oddity Emporium Kickstarter Saddlin’ Up with Suzanna Lundale & Mark Tizura

Zehlreg A. Grindstone’s Spectacular Western Oddity Emporium Kickstarter

Saddlin’ Up with Suzanna Lundale & Mark Tizura

By Angelique Fawns

Sometimes a project looks like so much fun, you can’t help but hop on the stagecoach. The title alone might be the one of the best I’ve ever heard. This anthology promises stories where “the Wild West meets the vast worlds of Fantasy.”

Hello. Right up my corral.

 Check out the Kickstarter here! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grindstonesemporium/zehlreg-a-grindstones-spectacular-western-oddity-emporium

They were accepting stories from January till March of this year and I wanted to sub something, but didn’t have anything quite long enough, so I queried and got this response:

Thanks for your interest. I think one of the things we’ve learned on our adventures is that rules make for manageability and must be flexible when need be. Turn away a promising author from her favorite genre in the universe? Not us.” 

How can you not love editors like this? I sent in a strange piece about dragons who mountain race in a dwarf world in the throes of war, and it was accepted. I sat down with Suzanna Lundale to find out more about this “spectacular” project. 

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Kerrie Flanagan and Crave Books

Kerrie Flanagan and Crave Books 

By Angelique Fawns

 

Kerrie Flanagan is an author, instructor, and consultant with some very fun novels out in the world. I just finished reading Back to the 80s, was a romantic pop-culture romp, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

You can check it out yourself here: https://books2read.com/b/3k6OOn

She’s also part of a service called “CraveBooks” which provides a platform for readers to find the content they love, and writers a place to get their work out in the world. 

I meet Kerrie at Superstars this February and loved her energy and passion.

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Kevin J. Anderson & A Lifetime of Short Stories

Kevin J. Anderson & A Lifetime of Short Stories

Kickstarting Fifty Years of Fiction

By Angelique Fawns

 

Kevin J. Anderson is a juggernaut in our industry. He’s published almost 200 books, and has over 50 best sellers! He was recently a co-producer on the mind-blowing Dune: Part Two movie, and has written various novels in the Dune universe. You can also find his name on books in the Star Wars and X-Files worlds. 

I met Anderson when I attended his Superstars Writing Conference this February, and it was the one of the greatest experiences of my writing life. 

He’s just launched a Kickstarter featuring more than 130 of his short stories spanning his entire career. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thekja/the-kevin-j-anderson-short-fiction-library

Though he may be one of the busiest humans I’ve ever met, he agreed to answer a few questions for us!   

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Wendy N. Wagner & Living the Nightmare

Wendy N. Wagner & Living the Nightmare

By Angelique Fawns

Wendy N. Wagner is no stranger to horror and speculative fiction. She’s the editor-in-chief of Nightmare Magazine and the Managing Senior Editor of Lightspeed.  Hugo-award winning and Locus-award nominated for her editing, she’s also been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award with her short fiction. Her latest book, Girl in the Creek will be released by Tor Nightfire in 2025. Wagner uses cli-fi cosmic horror to explore the dark side of beautiful places. 

Nightfire teases the storyline with this:

Deep within the wild Clackamas National Forest, the shadows of looming trees and long-abandoned mines have sheltered hikers and harbored serial killers. Hidden in the forest are ghost towns with deteriorating buildings overrun by glowing fungi and phosphorescent spores that even local experts can’t identify. Not to mention the missing persons posters multiplying around town, many of hikers who never returned.”

I finally managed to track Wendy down on twitter and ask her if she would talk to us. 

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Zack Rosenberg Spills The Gold

DarkLit Sails- A Swashbuckling Horror Kickstarter

Zack Rosenberg spills the gold

By Angelique Fawns

Zach Rosenberg is one of the authors in an anthology that promises an exciting journey into uncharted waters. Looking for a read filled with adventure, suspense, and captivating story telling? This pirate anthology is filled with eight standalone tales written by authors of diverse backgrounds and fresh perspectives. 

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darklitpress/darklit-sails-a-swashbuckling-horror-adventure-series

 

DarkLit Sails isn’t just about entertainment; it’s about empowerment. By supporting our Kickstarter campaign, you’re not only diving into a world of swashbuckling adventure and terrifying encounters, but also championing diversity and inclusivity in literature.”

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Storm Michael Humbert: His Intergalactic Rejects

Storm Michael Humbert: His Intergalactic Rejects

By Angelique Fawns

 

Storm Michael Humbert is currently running a Kickstarter for his star-studded sci-fi anthology, Intergalactic Rejects: A Calendar of Fools anthology. It features some incredible talent such as Rebecca Moesta, Kevin J. Anderson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki. Ever wonder what sort of stories they’ve had rejected? This anthology will give you hope for your own little misfits. It’s earned the coveted Kickstarter “Project We Love”. The campaign runs until Thursday April 19.

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