This is an interesting one for writers and science fiction fans. I was contacted recently by Daniel J. Dombrowski, Owner and Managing Editor of 33rd Street Digital Press. He’s launching a new digital quarterly magazine, Nonlocal Science Fiction, and is looking to raise funds to cover the costs of setting the magazine up via Kickstarter.
If you’re a fan of science fiction short stories, this could well be worth you while supporting.He’s already pulled together an interesting roster of stories for the first edition, listed below. And if you get involved early on with the Kickstarter campaign, you not only get the first copy free, depending on how much you invest there are additional benefits like limited edition merchandise or even a lifetime subscription.
For authors, this could be a great promotional opportunity, allowing you to showcase your writing to a potentially large audience. My only caveat is that you’d be paid a share of profits from the sale, rather than a per word or per story rate. This does place some of the risk back on you, the author, as you don’t know how much money, if any, you will receive for your story, so you’ll need to make a decision on the promotional opportunity compared to the risk of receiving a fee.
If you would like to know more about the Kickstarter campaign, or are interested in submitting stories for future edition, please find the relevant contact details below:
33rd Street Digital Press website: http://thirtythirdstreet.com
Nonlocal Science Fiction website: http://nonlocalscifi.com
Stories that will appear in the first edition:
Us and Everybody Else by Valery Amborski
In the future, we’ll be able to escape, very literally, into our memories. But is it a good idea to live for the past?
Delivery to Venus by Robert Paul Blumenstein
The Earth has become a ball of ice as the sun slowly burns out. A team of scientists must face the ultimate questions of existence while they sow seeds on Venus.
A Thin Atmosphere, Chapter 1 by Dan Colton
Mars City comes under attack by tunnel-dwelling Rebels in the first chapter of this old-school space adventure serial.
Mazep-fal by Daniel J. Dombrowski
A man who is both the youngest and oldest member of his tribe makes a terrible discovery on a pilgrimage to meet his gods.
Marigold’s Memory by Reva Russell English
In a future where human memory is stored on microchip implants and bad memories can be erased, a young woman faces a terrible fate.
Catalyst by Aaron Hamilton
A daring escape in a stolen spacecraft and a mysterious and alluring rescuer leave a smuggler wondering what will happen next.
Deal Gone Bad, Chapter 1 by Thad Kanupp
Jack survives in a post-apocalyptic wasteland by scavenging guns and ammunition. His life is about to get a lot more interesting.
Shoot the Devil by Nicholas Rossis
What would you do if you could travel back in time? If you had the devil in your sites, would you pull the trigger?
The Assistant Assistant Port Keeper by Jim Rudnick
Life as an Assistant Assistant Port Keeper in a space port on the Rim has its highs and its lows. A visit from a particularly difficult species of traders presents an opportunity for both.
In The Days Of Still Pictures by H.C. Turk
In an alternate wild west where cowboys ride zebras and elephants pull wagons, a pair of traveling salesmen appear and stir up trouble with their magical wares.