It’s hard to believe it, but we are in the final stretch of the Kickstarter for Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix. We have 4 days to go, and while we’ve hit our funding goal, we’d love to be able to add even more stories to the anthology. With clowns, you can always fit in more than you think. Every $125 raised above our goal allows us to add another story. As of this writing, we have only $76 to go before we can add the next story.
On May 1, we’ll be re-opening to submissions for a month. We’ve updated our guidelines accordingly. The best way to get an idea of what we’re looking for with the anthology is to take a look at the current issue available free online. The five stories from the online issue will be reprinted in the anthology, along with six additional stories we already have in hand, and a to be determined number of new pieces from the open submission period.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Kickstarter thus far. We could not do this without you! This is a new venture for us, and we’re very excited about it. Over the next few days, please do continue to signal boost the project if you can. True to the spirit of the anthology, we want to fit in as may clowns between our pages as possible.
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!