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Whimsical critters for An Alphabet of Embers

Shortly before we hit goal, I promised to draw cheerful critters for the next 5 backers of An Alphabet of Embers. I have recently discovered the program Artrage, which is a natural media simulator for Tablet computers. I can no longer use natural media due to disability, but e-drawing with Artrage is proving to be relatively pain-free.

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WE’RE FUNDED! HURRAY!! But wait, there’s SO MUCH MORE!

WE ARE FULLY FUNDED THANKS TO OUR AMAZING WONDERFUL BACKERS AND SUPPORTERS!!!! And we are now officially OPEN to submissions. Submissions guidelines have been updated and are available here!   But wait! We’re not done! Still 9 days to go!   CONSIDERING INCREASING YOUR PLEDGE? Available now: one postcard with a random Letter of Embers

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Spelling the Hours

Today, I wanted to talk a bit about Spelling the Hours, a bonus poetry chapbook that is offered for our higher-tier backers of An Alphabet of Embers (you can get an ebook of both An Alphabet of Embers and Spelling the Hours for 20$, and a paperback of both books + ebook versions for 45$).

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Great Stories and Projects from Around the Web

Bogi Takács has a new story, This Shall Serve as a Demarcation, up at Scigentasy. I was a beta reader for it, and I love it. It’s an environmental, post-colonial SF with two non-binary protagonists in a supportive D/s relationship. It’s moving and heartfelt, and I think it’s one of the best pieces of Bogi’s

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An Alphabet of Embers submissions guidelines

UPDATED, 7/28/2014: WE ARE FULLY FUNDED! I have updated the guidelines. I’ll be happy to answer questions, below. We are still fundraising for our stretch goals meanwhile! ———————— AN ALPHABET OF EMBERS submissions guidelines for writers. I am seeking submissions for An Alphabet of Embers, an anthology of unclassifiables – lyrical, surreal, magical, experimental pieces that straddle

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An Alphabet of Embers, second day

MAJOR THANKS to our wonderful supporters – those who donated and those who spread the word – we’re very close to hitting 50%! Can we get to $3000 today? Last night, an Anonymous and Illustrious Patron of the Arts purchased the $600 reward, which means that I will be at Readercon 2015 with a Viking

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Diversity of Voice and Theme

In the description of An Alphabet of Embers Kickstarter, I wrote: I am committed to diversity of voice and theme in all my editorial projects, and this one will be no exception. I will be looking for beauty and resonance from all quarters and in all forms. As always, I am invested in supporting creators

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An Alphabet of Embers Day 1, now with letters

In case you missed it, the Kickstarter for An Alphabet of Embers has launched last night.  We are kickstarting for an anthology of unclassifiables – lyrical, surreal, magical, experimental pieces that straddle the border between poetry and prose. The book will have beautiful cover art by Galen Dara, and there are so many wonderful rewards –

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An Alphabet of Embers Kickstarter is Alive!

The Kickstarter for An Alphabet of Embers, an anthology of unclassifiable lyrical pieces, has gone live! There are some wonderful rewards – this book, an additional chapbook of science poetry which is going to be terrific, wonderful music and art rewards, as well as a poem in Old Norse*! This will be absolutely beautiful.   *

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Baba Yaga in July Apex

  Almost forgot to post this – but my fairly humorous poem “Baba Yaga Tries to Donate Money,” about the perils of crowdfunding, is up in July issue of Apex Magazine. A while ago I posted a draft of this poem for critique under lock on my Livejournal. Gillian commented: “And I accidentally found the

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