Now that Steampunk World has funded, it’s time to find other worthwhile projects to back! I’d like to suggest the following (which I’ve separated into convenient categories for you, because I couldn’t resist):
The SteamAble Wheelchair Project: providing a steampunk wheelchair for a teenager with Muscular Dystrophy. This project’s success means enough to me that I convinced the publisher of Steampunk World to donate some copies of the book as backer rewards. They’ve been snatched up, but the project is still worth backing.
Fundraiser to help Jay Lake afford travel to NIH for medical trials that may save his life. Jay is an all-around fabulous guy and the first person to agree to submit a story for Steampunk World. This campaign has already funded, but that doesn’t mean your pledge won’t help!
Blasphemous Coloring Projects:
Never Pray Again: an irreverent coloring book produced by my favorite pastor and two of his friends. That’s right, I’m a Buddhist, and I have a favorite pastor. Check out the project and you’ll understand why.
Books and Magazines:
Icarus: A graphic novel by Gregory Wilson and Matt Slay. Greg is a really lovely person and talented author whom I always look forward to seeing at GenCon and Origins Game Fair. Matt produced the incredible illustrations for Time Traveled Tales.
Streets of Shadows: An anthology of paranormal noir stories edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon. The lineup of authors for this is, so far, pretty fabulous, and if it funds there will be an open call for stories.
Dark Trails: An anthology of weird western stories, edited by Michael Knost and featuring a story by Lucy A. Snyder. Michael Knost is one of the kindest, friendliest, most supportive authors I’ve ever met. Lucy, who is an incredible writer and even better friend, has a story in Steampunk World.
Women Destroy Science Fiction: A special issue of Lightspeed dedicated just to women writers. And now also special editions of Nightmare Magazine and Fantasy Magazine!
Hopefully you’ll find something worth backing on this list. Back on, my friends!