And now, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, cats and dogs, Democrats and Republicans, literate creatures of all ages and species, I am pleased, nay thrilled, nay, quivering in my seat with excitement, to announce that the official Kickstarter campaign to fund Scheherazade’s Facade has launched. Over the next 30 days, we’re looking to raise $5000.00 to thoroughly fund the release of this groundbreaking, visionary, excellence-laden anthology. Your money will get you anything from a bookmark, to an e-book, to a trade paperback, to all of the above and even a selection of fine anthologies from our sponsor and publisher, Circlet Press. Your pledges will ensure that I can pay these twelve authors a professional rate, which seems more than fair given that they’ve stuck by me through thick and thin and been so horribly patient, and, oh yes, written me stories that knocked my socks off.
So spread the word. Visit the Kickstarter page and make your pledge today. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, re-tweet. Tell the Westboro Church so they can come and picket my website. Tell the more annoying Presidential candidates so they can denounce me. Because this anthology? Contains an even dozen stories of gender bending, cross-dressing, and transformation. We have drag queens and lost princes, heroes and villains, lesbians and dragons, urban fantasy and mythic fantasy and other kinds of fantasy. We have boys who masquerade as girls, star-crossed lovers, girls who kick ass, and so much more.
Authors, you say? We have authors! How’s this Table of Contents strike you:
Alma Alexander– “The Secret Name of the Prince”
C.S. MacCath — “The Daemons of Tairdean Town”
Paolo Chikiamco – ”Kambal Kulam”
Tiffany Trent — “Driftwood”
Melissa Mead — “Pride”
Tanith Lee– “Keeping the World on Course”
Aliette de Bodard — “A Bitter Taste”
Lyn C.A. Gardner – ”Going Dark”
Sunny Moraine — “The Cloak of Isis”
Shanna Germain — “How to Dance While Drowning”
Sarah Rees Brennan — “Treasure and Maidens”
David Sklar — “Lady Marmalade’s Special Place In Hell”
What else can I say? We need you, so start spreading the news!
You can also visit the still-in-progress-but-official Scheherazade’s Facade page here.