I finally got a chance to check my emails during my wanderings. There was an email from Ira Nayman about the Amazing Stories Kickstarter campaign. Most of the text is below:
“I’m following up on an email you should have received last week about the relaunch of Amazing Stories as a print fiction magazine. Here is some information that Steve didn’t have to share.
The first issue of the relaunch of the magazine is largely set (with contributions from Alan Steele, Paul Levinson, Kameron Hurley and Drew Hayden Taylor, among others), but in April we will be opening submissions to the general public. I invite anybody who writes speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror and their many derivatives) to go to the Amazing Stories Web site and read our guidelines (http://submission.amazingstoriesmag.com/guidelines/).
As Managing Editor, I have two important goals. The first is: those of us behind the magazine are dismayed at how dark science fiction has gotten over the past couple of decades, and are looking for more hopeful, optimistic stories, of the kind we grew up with in the 1960s and 1970s. (As a humour writer myself, I put a huge premium on fun.) The other is that I want to celebrate diversity, so I am specifically looking for writers from marginalized groups (which, in FSF, means: women, people of colour, and QUILTBAG, among others).
I think it’s going to be pretty…Amazing.
To develop seed funding for the magazine, we are currently running a Kickstarter campaign. Anybody who would like to subscribe to the new magazine ($10 for the first year’s four issue electronically; $25 for a print subscription) can do so there. We have a variety of other premiums for those who might be tempted by swag.
If you previously shared info about our campaign with your social networks, we would appreciate it if you could share some of this new information as well. If you haven’t previously shared info about our campaign with your social networks…well, I’m sure you can tell where I’m going. Spreading the word would be super helpful at this stage.
If you have any question, feel free to ask.
Managing Editor, Amazing Stories (Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1898637184/the-return-of-amazing-stories-magazine)”
The Amazing Stories website has been very supportive of this blog over the past few years. It would be good to see this get off the ground. 🙂