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.



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.

Six Science Fiction Novellas by Kristine Kathryn Rusch by Dean Wesley Smith. This is the one we are doing this month. Funded in 35 minutes and has hit three stretch goals, plus a special stretch goal and from Kickstarter got a "Project We Love" designation. This is only a nine-week campaign, so if you want to get some great reading by Kris or study it, you only have a few days.

And Then I Shall Transform: Six Fantasy Stories by Inkprint Press. This just launched. It is a small campaign for a collection of six fantasy stories and should do fine. I would have suggested more art in the story, and books that look like books and not ereaders. Just a little too much text for backers to get through easily. But a good solid campaign that should do very well and the stories will be worth reading. Back it if you get a chance.

Space Lives: A Science Fiction Collection by Eva Holmquist. This is just about to fund and still has 17 days to go. This is a really well-done small campaign to launch a collection. Except for putting book images on ebook readers, I like this one a lot. Back it if you get a chance.

The Trouble with Shifters and Fae Courts by Kat Simons. This is her first one and it just funded with 10 days to go. Great-looking campaign with bright colors, great colors, and covers. Only quibble I would suggest to all of you is the size of the covers. Look at the size of the covers on the one we have going, then look at the size of the covers on Kat's. Hers work but they could be so much more dramatic since that is what is being promoted. But a great campaign. Worth studying and backing.

Devil's Bargains: A Contemporary Fantasy Collection by Z.J. Cannon. Just about to fund and still have 24 days left. This is doing really well because it hits just about everything perfectly. Great book covers, interesting story, good rewards. To make this perfect it could use section headers, but with the great covers, you don't notice they are missing. Worth backing and studying, folks.

The Guests of Crooked Neck:A Stormy Science Fiction Novel by Danielle Williams. This campaign has some really original art and a lot of art rewards as well as the fiction rewards. In fact, it is all very well done, but there is enough here for three campaigns. Wow. A beautiful campaign, worth backing and it has funded with 15 days to go. But folks, on your campaigns, remember to focus it. Take a look at this one and back it. You have a billion choices.

Complete Urban Fantasy by Barbara G Tarn. This already funded with 10 days left to go. This has no art or images besides section headers at all in the story. All text. I know Barbara has great covers, I have seen them. They should be splashed through the story part of the campaign to help backers. (Barbara, you can still go add in some in the story.) Worth backing for the great reading.


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.

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