Saturday, July 23, 2016

Uncanny Magazine's Year 3 Kickstarter!

This month, Uncanny Magazine is doing its annual kickstarter and are close to their minimal funding goal! As always, they have some ambitious and laudable hopes with some great content additions if they can get to the $18,700 mark, but they have stretch goals up to $33,000 they'd like to achieve for 2017.

Since their debut year they've consistently demonstrated their amazing capability to present diverse prose, poetry and visual art to our readers reflecting a full range of voices and experiences as the best of spculative literature does, including my poetry. As I've said in the past, I consider them a positive, supportive and necessary space if we're to take speculative literature to the outer limits of possibility. 

Among the poets whose work is anticipated for the next year are Lisa M. Bradley, Roshani Chokshi, Theodora Goss, Nin Harris, Shveta Thakrar, and Jo Walton, who all have my support. Among literary magazines, they're exceptionally open to speculative work from Southeast Asian American writers in diaspora, which is still a rare thing and needs to be appreciated. 

In fiction, writers already confirmed for the next year are Paul Cornell, John Chu, Maria Dahvana Headley, Nalo Hopkinson, N. K. Jemisin, Mary Robinette Kowal, Seanan McGuire, Sam J. Miller, Sarah Pinsker, Delia Sherman, Ursula Vernon, Catherynne M. Valente ,Alyssa Wong (with art by Grace P. Fong) and Isabel Yap. Those are some pretty heavy hitters. 

The campaign concludes this year on August 16th, but as with any kickstarter campaign, contributing sooner rather than later is always helpful!


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