Unlikely Story #11.5: The Journal of Unlikely Coulrophobia went live last night with flash fiction by Derek Manuel, Sara K. McNeilly, Virginia M. Mohlere, Caroline M. Yoachim, and Carlie St. George. It’s Unlikely Story’s fourth mini-issue, and our second April Fool’s Day issue. But, as it turns out, clowns are very serious business. We were pleasantly surprised by the intensity, and often heart-wrenching nature of the stories we received. There were so many good stories, in fact, that we decided a single issue couldn’t hold them all, and we needed to put together an anthology. So we launched a Kickstarter.
Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix will include the stories from Unlikely Story #11.5: The Journal of Unlikely Coulrophobia, and add stories by Mari Ness, Kristen Roupenian, Evan Dicken, Line Henriksen, Holly Schofield, and J.H. Pell. If we’re funded, we’ll also re-open to submission, and add even more clown stories. Plus interior illustrations by Bryan Priniville – more money means more art!
To prove how serious we are, we’ve put together possibly the least serious Kickstarter video ever. But we interspersed it with terrifying images of clowns, just to make sure you never sleep again. If you’re kind enough to fund our project, we promise not to tell them where you live.
The best way to get an idea of what we’re trying to do is to take a look at the current issue. Even if you can’t support us, please do spread the word!