While I’ve supported several Kickstarter projects, I haven’t actively promoted any. This one, however, involves a publisher — Crossed Genres — that has worked hard to feature stories that truly add to the diversity of authors and characters in speculative fiction. They are now working on a Kickstarter to fund a new anthology called Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History.
Okay, let me be honest: I’ve not a completely disinterested party. I’ve had several stories published in Crossed Genre’s magazine and anthologies, and I hope to submit to the new anthology.
That being said, it’s a worthy project. Which, as of this writing, has been agreed to by 894 people, who have collectively contributed over $23,000. So this anthology is going to happen, it’s going to have 10 more stories in it than it originally was going to, and editors Daniel José Older and Rose Fox will write and record a song for the backers.
However, there’s a new “stretch” goal: They’re now trying to hit $30,000 by Sunday so that all the stories can have original black-and-white art added. As somebody who feels that having illustrations accompany fiction is an excellent thing (the anthology Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring ’20s had really cool illustrations, and it truly added to the book), I hope that they reach that goal.
You can see all the details (and become a supporter, if you so choose) here.