We Funded, Reached a Stretch Goal, and Now Hugos!
As almost all of you already know, WE DID IT! Uncanny Magazine is fully funded, surpassing the $26,000 mark!
We couldn’t have done it without you.
We are so excited to begin work, getting ready to bring you Issue One in November.
We still have lots of rewards available, and stretch goals!
The first stretch goal of an original cover from artist Tran Nguyen has already been reached!
We are only $705 away from our second stretch goal, an original cover from Hugo Award-winning artist Galen Dara!
The next stretch goals are:
- At $30,000, we will commission 2 additional essays per issue
- At $33,000, we will be able to add one additional original story per issue
- At $36,000, we will be able to add two additional original stories per issue
We still have lots of neat things coming up in the near future to thank you for your support. Lynne needs to complete her Black Canary cosplay (as promised), and we will also be making a video of Michi teaching Lynne & Michael to spin fire, which should be VERY entertaining given Lynne’s deep fear of fire.
In the meantime, rest assured that we are going to be working behind the scenes to deliver as much awesome as humanly possible.
Thank you so much for making Uncanny a reality. We’re humbled by your support.
In other related news, tonight is The 2014 Hugo Award Ceremony. Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas have multiple nominations:
BEST RELATED WORK:
Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It Edited by Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas (Mad Norwegian Press)
Apex Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore, and Michael Damian Thomas
Verity! Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, and Tansy Rayner Roberts
Many other Uncanny Year One contributors are nominees, including Mary Robinette Kowal, Rachel Swirsky, Catherynne M. Valente, Sofia Samatar, Kameron Hurley, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Paul Cornell, Galen Dara, Julie Dillon, Julia Rios, and Sonya Taaffe plus staff members Erika Ensign and Deborah Stanish.
We wish everybody the best of luck! 🙂
Lynne & Michael