It’s November – Have a Magazine!


Okay, technically, you can’t have this magazine until January. But you can have the crowdfunding that goes with it, while Andrew Wilmot, Chinelo Onwualu, and I raise money to fund year one of Anathema: Spec from the Margins.

Remember that secret project I was talking about? This would be that. :D

So what is Anathema you ask?

Anathema is a tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by queer POC.

A magazine born of equal parts love and rage, really. As it says in the campaign:

“Speculative fiction is often dominated by the same voices and we think it’s time to share the mic. We want you to help us make Anathema a podium on which the voices we least hear from can stand and hold nothing back.”

We’re funding now so we can open to submissions in January, and we’ll have our first issue out in Spring 2017. We’ll be talking about submissions guidelines more fully once the IndieGoGo campaign’s over. For now, you can visit Anathema‘s preliminary website here. And for a breakdown of the what, the why, and the how of Anathema, check out the IndieGoGo campaign.

Have I mentioned the IndieGoGo campaign enough times? That’s totally how this works, right? :p

But seriously, Anathema‘s been in the works for at least a year. Longer if you look at the conversations that led up to it. And Andrew, Chinelo, and I are looking forward to getting to launch this thing come the new year.

Crowdfunding takes a fair bit of involved signal boosting, so you’ll be hearing from me a good deal about this over the next month. We’re planning to run essays and post updates throughout the campaign as we aim for our ridiculously feasible goal and our equally doable stretch goals after. And after that it’s on to the work of getting everything ready to take the full website live in January. And then the actual running of the magazine. And…

You see where I’m going with this. :)

The process never really ends. But it’s good to finally have it started. Check back. There’ll be more on this soon.

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