Ah, sigh. The regular news stuff is slow this week. Count on Margaret Atwood to again serve as a missionary for serial fiction (see this Video interview at the LATimes whereby she discusses Positron for Byliner). However, not much else to feature as news SO, I’ll bring to your attention several soon to end Kickstarters for serials.
- The Chimerical Tales Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/321395714/chimerical-tales) is coordinated by Douglass Barre, writer of the Image Comics series MYTHSTALKERS and DEFIANCE. From his PR copy, he states he is aiming to launch an online weekly serial fiction magazine that would serve as “an anthology offering science fiction, fantasy and pulp adventure for the discerning cliffhanger enthusiast.” It looks like he hopes to use his previous work “MYTHSTALKERS” as an anchor for this new publication.
- The “Take the Summer” Serial Novel Kickstarter I discovered by searching KS for serial novel projects. The author has a very modest goal. The concept of asking for patronage in advance is not new, but the author may be new to the serial fiction science, so I’ll be curious to see how this goes. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/111529827/take-the-summer-serial-novel?ref=live)
- Sharon Rose’s Kickstarter for “Descendants of Ancients” (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sharontherose/descendants-of-ancients-the-series) could use your help. Sharon has been an active serializer for many years. (Her past work can be viewed at http://www.lilyfieldsfiction.com/.)