We’ve officially launched of our 2024 crowd funder!
Having a strong first day and even first few hours is really important to getting your campaign off to an amazing start and into Kickstarter highlight algorithm. You can pledge today on Day 1 and you won’t get charged until the campaign ends next month, which makes it easy to join us as a Day 1 Backer.
We can’t emphasize enough how important this crowd funder is. Our annual crowd funder ensures we’re able to buy stories through the next year at the SFWA pro-rate of 8 cents per word for fiction, and that we’re able to keep bringing the same high caliber and quality solarpunk fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art we have for the past two years. It’s also a key part of building our community, growing our Discord channel, and spreading the solarpunk message.
We’re running this year’s crowd funder similar to the one we did for our first year. Our initial, base goal is low, $4,000, and essentially funds author and editor payments for our first two issues of 2024. That means we need to hit stretch goals and get to at least $12-15,000 to keep up the same amount of content we’ve been putting out each issue and each year up to this point.
Our community of readers and writers (that’s you!) is amazing, and has come through every year so far. We have no doubt this year’s campaign will be exciting and fruitful!
This year we’re keeping the perk tiers simple. There are four main perk tiers that include 2024 Solarpunk Magazine issues and subscriptions, the 2022 Best of Utopian Speculative Fiction Anthology, and a solarpunk graphic novel, Anticipation of Hollowness, by Renan Bernardo, Michele Paris, and Lorenzo Livrieri.
There are also additional tiers and add-ons with all kinds of Android Press books and other cool swag in addition to a 2024 subscription, and this year all our perks are digital, so delivery will be fast and easy compared to previous campaigns.
Join us as we continue to demand utopia and build a better world in 2024!