Kickstarter Stretch Goal #1: Novellas!

In the first week of our Kickstarter campaign, we met our initial goal. We successfully raised $2500 to pay the authors involved in FISH and BIBLIOTHECA FANTASTICA, our next two anthologies. With three weeks left, we’re pleased to announce our first stretch goal, designed to cover the cost of producing the first year in a line of speculative fiction novellas.

If we can raise an additional $1500, bringing our total to $4000, we’ll be able to produce four novellas in 2013. Each of these long stories, ranging between 17,500 and 40,000 words, will be released as digital book every three months. At the end of the year, we’ll release a full-length ebook which includes all four stories, and we’ll offer a print collection of the year’s tales as well. We’ll also offer a subscription to the year’s novellas in advance, so you get them emailed to you on release day without any additional effort on your part.

Why novellas? It’s often considered the perfect length for a story, long enough to explore the plot without saying too much. There are awards for outstanding speculative fiction novellas, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Shirley Jackson award. But there are few markets that buy this length of work. We want to be one of them.

We’ve added new rewards to our Kickstarter:

At the $10 level – Digital subscription to the 2013 novella series. Four times a year, the current novella will be emailed to you in a drm-free format of your choice (epub or mobi).

At the $20 level – Print copy of the 2013 novella collection. This 5″x8″ trade paperback will include all four of the year’s novellas, and be released Dec 2013.

PLUS if we reach this goal, we’ll send out a sneak preview of a story from the upcoming BIBIOTHECA FANTASTICA anthology, just to our backers.

We have already opened up to new novella submissions, and have volunteer readers standing by. As always, we appreciate your help, both in donating to our Kickstarter and in sharing our news with your friends and family. We couldn’t do this without you. Click on the logo below to pledge:

Please note: You can pledge to Dagan Books as a gift for someone else. Once the campaign is completed, we will contact you for further instructions. We will happily ship it to any address you specify.

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