So here’s the big news: we are reprinting a story by STEPHEN KING in the March issue of Gamut! The story we’re publishing is a powerful post-9/11 tale entitled, “The Things They Left Behind.” I’ve read more of King’s writing than any other author—almost all of his novels, and the majority of his short stories. He’s a big part of the reason I love reading and writing. I’ve been lucky enough to publish alongside him four times as an author (Shivers VI, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 3, and Cemetery Dance #72) but this is really something special. They rarely allow reprints of stories this long, and hardly ever online, not to mention we’ll have it for three months (and in the eBook). So, if you have been looking for a reason to subscribe, here you go. (Also, the buy one, get one sale is still going on for February.) Very exciting.
We’re almost at 50%, currently with $25,675 raised in thirteen days!
Today we will give away another lifetime membership at the $26,000 mark. We also have a lot of great rewards still left (although 13 have already sold out) including postcards, editing packages, books, videos, classes and more! Consider joining or upgrading today!
NEW REWARD ADDED!
Michael Bailey will design a full wraparound book cover. Previous cover design includes the Bram Stoker Award nominated QUALIA NOUS, THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD, and the CHIRAL MAD anthologies. As a bonus perk, he will also Tuckerize you (or someone you know, with their permission) as a main character in an original short story. Michael is the founder of Written Backwards, the Managing Editor of Science Fiction for Dark Regions Press, and a multi-award winning author and editor of speculative fiction. (This is a great price, I routinely pay $1,000 for cover and layout of my books at Dark House Press, with original art alone running $300-500.)
Last minute Valentine’s Day Gift? WHY YES! How about a subscription to Gamut!?!? (I know, I’m starting to sound like the Ronco guy. Should I throw in a set of steak knives?) But really, and I’ll post about this tomorrow, what separates the fiction we’re going to publish from a lot of places is the HEART that’s in our stories. I have to feel something in order to care, and the authors (and stories) I’ve already solicited definitely get an emotional response out of me. I’m adding in a special reward today—one for you, and one for a friend, significant other, spouse, or peer.