Guest Post


If you back Kaleidoscope starting at the $5 level you can choose as your reward a tete-beche ebook containing two stories. One of those stories  is “The Company Articles of Edward Teach” by Thoraiya Dyer. Today we have Alisa and Thoraiya to tell us about their experiences working on this story.   Alisa: I asked Thoraiya to write a bit about the background of writing “The Company Articles of Edward Teach”...

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First, super exciting news: we’ve hit our primary funding goal! This means Kaleidoscope will definitely be made! THANK YOU to everyone who has shown us support! At the end of this post, there’s a special video of Julia’s cat celebrating this amazing milestone! We do still have a day left to aim for our stretch goals, too, so if you haven’t backed us yet, now is an EXCELLENT time! We love hearing about other...

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Kaleidoscope is just $400 away from opening our public submissions call! In the meantime, we’ve asked Sofia Samatar to tell us about her Kaleidoscope story. _________ Eleven Thoughts on “Walkdog” 1. This is an autobiographical story. It takes place in South Orange, NJ, where I grew up, and I pictured my own house and school as I was writing. I wanted to write about that place, where I was pretty unhappy in middle school and high...

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We’ve reached our halfway point! In case you missed it, we also made the announcement that we’re adding Science Fiction stories to the mix! We have just a week left in our Pozible campaign, so please keep those pledges coming! Today we have a guest post by Fabio Fernandez, editor of We See a Different Frontier. Diversity is The New Normal (Only It Isn’t) By Fabio Fernandes When I had the idea for the title of the...

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I asked Sue Isle to talk a bit about Nightsiders, which was the very first volume in the Twelve Planets series, because it perfectly represents the kind of stories we’re looking for in Kaleidoscope. Nightsiders captures, to me, the core of what science fiction tries to do – act as a sounding bell to warn us off going down a bad path. Nightsiders is set in a post climate change apocalypse in my home town Perth, Western Australia and...

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Vylar Kaftan is a Nebula-nominated writer, whose work is smart and feminist and lush. We were very excited when she sent us a story we both loved for Kaleidoscope. Here’s what she has to say about it. __________________ When I heard about Kaleidoscope, I knew I wanted to be part of it.  A kaleidoscope finds its beauty from the whole, in the unified picture.  Without it, we’ve just got scattered pieces of plastic. Even as a...

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