Links to Fiction Kickstarters
Here is an ever changing list of links to various Kickstarter Fiction Campaigns we think you should check out.
I will update every week or so and add more... I am giving my opinions on each one, but you should check each one out.
I am ignoring all the ones that are too stupid to ever fund. Not worth our time studying them.
AND REMEMBER, IF YOU START A KICKSTARTER, LET US KNOW AHEAD. LOREN AND I WILL BOTH BE GLAD TO REVIEW IT FOR YOU AND WE WILL PUT IT IN THE CATEGORY ABOVE OF MEMBERS DOING KICKSTARTERS. AND I WILL EMAIL EVERYONE WHEN IT LAUNCHES.
Remember, folks, it really helps all of us if our campaigns fund in the fiction area. The more we put up, the more we have success, even at the small asks, the more Kickstarter pays attention to the Publishing/Fiction area. So even if only for a few bucks, help these campaigns along if you can.
And most importantly, study how they are doing it.
Millersburg Magick Mysteries by Suzan Harden. Might be the most cute campaign of this bunch, with cat familiars telling the story and mysteries solved by witches. Great fun all the way. And great writing. This one is worth backing, folks, if you like mystery mixed in with your fantasy. And cats. Can't go wrong with cats. Only six days left so don't delay on this one.
The Soul Forge by Leslie Claire Walker. This is a really nice campaign for a six book fantasy series by a great up-and-coming writer. The art is great, everything is clearly explained. Really worth studying and backing. Only a week left so don't delay.
Magic, Mystery, Romance, & Recipes by Lorri Moulton. This is a series of fantasy novels set in the San Juan Islands. Very clear campaign, good awards, looks like fun books all the way. And a fun magic from what I understand. So worth studying and backing this one. Especially if you want a full recipe book of San Juan food. Only seven days left.
Jewel Midlife Magic by Bonnie Elizabeth Koenig. This is for a trilogy with fantastic covers. Wow. Campaign is really clear and well-done and worth studying. And Bonnie is a great writer and these are worth reading. Only seven days left... Don't delay.
Granny Witches by Barb G. Barb calls this "Baby Boomer Witches on the Loose." Sounds like fun, actually, if I read witch stories. Only problem is that there are only two rewards. There are other books from this prolific author as add-ons, and I know for a fact she could have added twenty more books that were same genre, but they should have been awards, so this will have issues funding I'm afraid. Folks, always make sure you have at least ten rewards with choice for the backers. (not add-ons) I even asked if there were more rewards when I looked at it before launch. Oops..
The Water Witch Mysteries by Leah. This is a paranormal women's fiction cozy mystery series. That's what Leah called it and the art is fantastic, everything professional. This is a series with great rewards and stretch goals. Really a great one to study and if you like cozy mystery with magic, these are the books for you. Back this.
Rise to Power by Connor Whiteley. This is a fantasy campaign for the first book in a new series. This is an extremely well done campaign, with great rewards, lots of choices for backers and even some fun merchandise. This is a campaign to study all the way and back it as well. Great writer.
52 Stories in 2023 by Michael Kingswood. This is for the fourth volume of stories. Michael has been trying a really fun experiment. As he finishes a story per week pace fpr 2023 he does a Kickstarter campaign. Small one, sure, but they are adding up since his first three were successful and this has already funded. He is keeping it basic and clear and now you can get this fourth book plus the first three. I wasn't sure this would work when he started, but it has. Might want to jump onto the wagon by backing this and study and watch this one.
The Horror Lite Series by Angelique Fawns. The author is a television writer and this campaign has all sorts of fun stuff with it. And she has sold a lot of stories, and she wants to keep horror reading light. So these are collections with maybe an invited writer or two. As I said, fun stuff.
An Audio Book for the Brisling Code by Janet Oakley. This is a historical war novel set in occupied Norway in 1942. This is not the first in this series but they seem to all stand alone just fine. This has good awards and other books, so even if you are not a fan of audio books, you can get some of her great writing. Problem is audio focused Kickstarters almost never work. So much better to have just made this about the book and offered audio books as an award, but most readers with that title on this campaign will sadly just skip right over it and miss something good. But there is still time to go back this and prove me wrong. Please do.
You Are the Spell by T. Thorn Coyle. This is not fiction, but clearly could be used by fiction writers and T. Thorn Coyle is a member here and has done a number of great fiction campaigns. This is super well done and could be used for study for your own campaign. Here is how she described this book... "A Meditation Book and Oracle Deck for dreamers and builders, manifestors and magic makers."
LEAVING ALL THESE UP BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD TO STUDY!!
On Creating (and Celebrating) Characters by Ron Collins. This is for a non-fiction book on characters by bestselling writer with a lot of books under his belt. Ron is like me, he likes to study how things work and then write about them. A great look at creating characters. Only three days left on this one, so don't hesitate. Grab it!!
The Mouse Thief: Cozy Fantasy Capers by T. Thorn Coyle. I have no idea what a cozy fantasy caper is, but Thorn makes the stories look wonderful with fantastic art, great descriptions, and great rewards. And since I have read enough of Thorn's wonderful stories, I trust Thorn to keep me entertained and show me what a cozy fantasy caper really is. So I backed it. I suggest you do as well. And study this one.
Year's Best Canadian Fantasy and Science Fiction by Stephen Kotowych. Very well done campaign for this anthology. Great layout and book look, clearly the start of a regular series. Good list of Canadian authors, presented very well. If you are going to do an anthology campaign, this is one to study and back this one as well.
Bardic Tales frp, Ar'rothi by Alison Naomi Holt. A small campaign for a collection from Alison's fantasy world. Nice art, very clear intent. Nice looking rewards. Very well done and it funded quickly. Worth a look to see what it would like to do a small collection campaign.
Claiming the Heart of Vraithe by Kelly Washington. Really nicely done campaign for a romance science fiction novel. Kelly does all the things romance readers do, including photos of her characters and such. Looks like a fun book and nifty-looking awards. Take a look!
Blowback by E.R. Paskey. This is a small campaign for one book in a science fiction series. Nice covers and a very clear campaign. Worth studying for how to do a campaign in a simple and clean and clear way. Worth backing as well.
Bats in the Belfry by Kevin J. Anderson. This is Kevin's second Dan Shamble Kickstarter campaign for a new novel in the series and it is doing great. Many of you Pulphouse Fiction Magazine readers know I publish Dan Shamble stories regularly. They are great fun and this is a great mid-sized.campaign to both study and back.
Feyland: 10th Anniversary Hardcovers by Fiddlehead Press. This is a fantastic mid-level campaign if you love fantasy. And one to study. Super effective on getting fans of the series to buy the new beautiful matching hardcovers. And the art and covers through the entire campaign is perfect for fantasy all the way. Again, back and then study how she did this one to see how to take your campaigns from a small to mid-sized range.
Wedding Cozy Mystery and Crime Fiction Short Story Anthology by Marla Bradeen. This is a monster anthology of stories, supposedly clocking in at over 160,000 words. Yikes. 26 authors. Not a clue how this will not lose a ton of money, but still looks like a fun project and I'm going to back it.
Dare to Cross the Water by Lorri Moulton. A small woman's fiction campaign that is really nicely done. Very clean and on point for what the book is. Worth backing in my opinion if this is your kind of reading. Worth studying as well for a small campaign.
Stolen Magic by Nikki Bollman. A small and very nicely done campaign for a second book in a series. This is young adult and fantasy and seems to stand alone in her world. My only issue (which is minor) is that if you are going to do a chart to show awards, MAKE IT LARGE. Backers would just scan over the one in this campaign, but again that is minor. Really well done with everything and if I read young adult I would back this one.