Thursday 4 September 2014

Accessing the Future: artist reveal; 2 new rewards

The campaign to fund Accessing the Future, a disability-themed science fiction anthology, reached its first funding goal yesterday! At $4000 the anthology is guaranteed to happen, and will pay at least $0.03/word (“semi-pro” rates) to authors. But we have two weeks left on the fundraiser, and support is still going strong, and we have a stretch goal of $7000 in sight. If we reach this goal, Accessing the Future will be a full-size anthology and all authors will be paid SFWA-defined “professional” rate of $0.06 per word!

On this occasion we have two announcements to make:

(1) We’re delighted to announce that Robin E. Kaplan will be producing the cover art for the Accessing the Future print anthology!

For those of you who don’t know Robin’s gorgeous work, she illustrated the cover of Outlaw Bodies, and front covers of several issues of The Future Fire magazine. Her website The Gorgonist (and her Etsy store) features more of her art, and we featured an interview at TFF News a few years ago. I think you’ll agree she’ll do a great job with the artwork.

(2) We’re adding two new reward levels to the fundraiser, so if you haven’t yet pre-ordered your copy of Accessing the Future and want to chip in for something a bit nicer, read on:

Robin E. Kaplan signed art

You will receive a signed mini poster print of the cover artwork by illustrator Robin E. Kaplan, on archival photo paper. You will also receive the Accessing the Future anthology in trade paperback and DRM-free e-book.

Nicola Griffith Tuckerization

Nicola Griffith (winner of Nebula, Tiptree, World Fantasy and Lambda awards, and author of Ammonite and Hild) will name a character after you or a person of your choice in a forthcoming fantasy novella. (Note this may take some time to appear.) You will also receive the Accessing the Future anthology in trade paperback and DRM-free e-book.

These and all other perks can be found at

1 comment:

Djibril said...

Well that was quick! The Nicola Griffith tuckerization went on the first day. (There are still lots of perks—including the opportunity to have characters in stories by Lyda Morehouse or Nisi Shawl named after you—still up for grabs. Get 'em while they're hot!)