Kickstarter Watch: Unidentified Funny Objects 3
In the first of what may become a regular occurrence here on the site, I'd like to point you lovely people in the direction of a speculative fiction market currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. This particular market may be familiar to those of you who pay attention to my little corner of the internet: Unidentified Funny Objects 3.
UFO3 will be the third in an annual series of speculative humor anthologies edited by Alex Shvartsman. The first two are hilarious (if I do say so myself), and still available for purchase. I've been a big fan of these books since the first was released, and was pleased to have a story of my own featured in the last one, UFO2. One of the reasons I love the series so much is its focus on the humorous side of science fiction and fantasy, which doesn't usually get enough love from the wider array of short fiction markets.
Please take a look at UFO3's kickstarter page. If you like what you see, consider throwing a few bucks their way. A short press release from UFO Publishing with more info on the anthology follows:
UFO Publishing revealed cover art and attached headliners for the third annual Unidentified Funny Objects anthology of humorous science fiction and fantasy.
Set to release in October 2014, UFO3 will feature original cover art by Tomasz Maronski and interior illustrations by Barry Munden.
Series editor Alex Shvartsman announced that he already has original stories in from Piers Anthony and Karen Haber, as well as a pair of reprints from Robert Silverberg and Mike Resnick.
Other headliners expected to contribute original stories to this volume are Esther Friesner, Tim Pratt, Jody Lynn Nye, Jim C. Hines, Gini Koch, and David Farland.
Shvartsman said that several other high-profile authors have expressed interest in the project and may contribute original stories.
A round of open submissions will be held starting March 1st. Shvartsman hopes to collect approximately 80,000 words of fiction for Volume 3, pending a successful crowd funding campaign.