Supporting Professional Payment Rates in Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Fiction Markets

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America sets the minimum payment rates for professional short fiction markets. In September, this rate rises from 6 cents per word to 8 cents per word. Interesting to me, because I'm submitting stories to these markets... Current cover art for Beneath Ceaseless Skies One of my favorite magazines … Continue reading Supporting Professional Payment Rates in Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Fiction Markets

HERE: Poems for the Planet by Copper Canyon Press

Kickstarter ends 21 December 2018 at 6:00 PM MST http://kck.st/2reg2KV Our planet is in crisis. As readers, publishers, and writers, we must ask ourselves: In this pivotal moment, what is our role? Here: Poems for the Planet answers this question through poetry and a practical guide to activism, inviting readers to get inspired—literally, take in a new breath—and … Continue reading HERE: Poems for the Planet by Copper Canyon Press

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Could Be Coming Back!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k Joel Hodgson has launched a $2 million Kickstarter to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000! As a longtime viewer and someone who spends every Thanksgiving now watching Hodgson stream old episodes of MST3K online, I'm more than willing to donate a lot of money for a brand new season of cheesy movie riffing. The minimum goal would … Continue reading Mystery Science Theater 3000 Could Be Coming Back!

Crowdfunding Possibilities 16 November 2013

These are the crowdfunding projects I'm supporting, considering supporting, or otherwise wanting to share this week. Unstuck #3: New Literature of the Fantastic and the Surreal Ends on November 20, 2013. "A big, lavishly illustrated new anthology of short stories, poems, and essays with elements of the improbable and the uncanny." http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unstuck/unstuck-3-new-literature-of-the-fantastic-and-the Obduction Ended on … Continue reading Crowdfunding Possibilities 16 November 2013

Fundraising for Emerging Technologies Organizations in 2012

The following emerging technology organizations are raising money for 2012. Over the past few years the amount of money being donated to these types of causes has grown exponentially, but that was starting from about zero. Now that ideas like healthy life extension, accelerating technology, Friendly AGI and the Technological Singularity have gone mainstream, there … Continue reading Fundraising for Emerging Technologies Organizations in 2012

Grassroots Effort to Raise Money for SENS Research

The SENS Foundation and supporters of radical life extension are turning to a social networking platform in an attempt to raise over $1 million for research. By the end of 2009 they hope to sign up 10,000 people committed to donating $100 each. The money raised will fund research on Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence … Continue reading Grassroots Effort to Raise Money for SENS Research