Six Days Left in the Best Bi Short Stories Kickstarter!
Six days left…!
We’ve got only 6 days left in the Best Bi Short Stories Kickstarter, and as of today we’re at $4,924! Seems likely by the end of the day today we’ll hit $5K. That means if we can raise just $200 per day for the final five days we’ll hit that stretch goal to pay the authors 4 cents a word!
Even better, though, the more backers we have, the more I feel we’re doing to raise bisexual visibility. There are almost 200 of you right now, the tip of a glorious iceberg. It makes me feel good about our future in a GLBTQetc nation. Please keep sharing the link (http://kck.st/1gKb0tm) and telling people about the project. Tweet it to bi community groups you know. Post it on Facebook. Share it on Tumblr. Email it, share it on Yahoogroups, etc…!
It also makes me think about the future of Gressive Press. I started this imprint of Circlet Press specifically because the few important “LGBT” presses left in this country seem more and more “L” or “G” but at a loss for what to do with “B” or “T” or anything else that can’t be categorized in their marketing boxes. The fact that Best Bi Short Stories could not find a publisher is glaring evidence of the need for a press that will work specifically outside the binaries. That’s Gressive’s mission. To be transgressive, progressive, and aggressive in the approach that the space in the overlap and in the gap is where the action is: that’s where we live.
No, there’s not a ton of money in that space. But crowdfunding like this proves that at least there’s enough to get the projects out there!
That said, who wants to edit me an anthology of trans literary stories? Could Best Trans Short Stories be next…?
Cecilia Tan, Editorial Director
Circlet Press/Gressive Press
Final week! Only seven days to go in the Best Bi Short Stories book Kickstarter! Help us pay these authors and the editor, Sheela Lambert, the way a big publisher would! http://kck.st/1gKb0tm
"Even some seemingly supportive gay and lesbian presses don’t see a surefire hit in a bisexual-themed book. Many publishers praised the book but declined to publish it with comments like… “it wouldn’t be fair to you because we’re not sure how to market it.”"
In other words, there are no “LGBT” presses, because they flat out rejected a “B” book as “we don’t know what to do with you.” This is why Gressive Press exists now, a new imprint of Circlet Press that exists to publish books that are off the binary poles. This is why we’re publishing BEST BI SHORT STORIES.
There are 8 days left to support the Best Bi Short Stories anthology! Kickstarter link: http://kck.st/1gKb0tm
We’re at 99%!! Who will be the backer who puts us over the top?
Best Bi Short Stories Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1gKb0tm
Only 9 days to go in the Kickstarter campaign to support the publication of Best Bi Short Stories! 9 days left! Please signal boost: http://kck.st/1gKb0tm
Ridiculously close now! Only $127 to go! Can we make it today, you think? Share the link or chip in to the Best Bi Short Stories anthology Kickstarter today! http://kck.st/1gKb0tm
thanks 4 playing the harry potter theme song we know how much that multi-billion dollar franchise meant to the academy with it’s total of zero awards when the series ended lmao
Today’s update! We’re 90% there, with 13 days and less than $400 to go! See that really steep jump from two days ago? Not only did a lot of people coming from Tumblr pitch in on that day, one big donor took the one $500 reward that was offered! How cool is that! To see the video and learn more about BEST BI SHORT STORIES and why we’re trying to publish a book of bisexual literary stories, click here: http://kck.st/1gKb0tm
Japan’s Master Trainer.
Confession—I am pretty sure Ken Watanabe is who I always pictured for Tetsuo anyway.