Fiction River has been heckuva a ride. And our journey is far from done. But we need your help, dear readers. Starting September 3, were holding a subscription drive, but were adding a twist. As we launched this unique magazine via Kickstarter two years ago, we felt it only appropriate that wed turn back to that platform for this: our first subscription drive.
Were all very proud of the work weve done so far to bring you this original anthology magazine. Weve published eight regular volumes and one special volume to date in a wide variety of genres, including mystery, science fiction, fantasy and romance. Weve published seven New York Times bestsellers alongside seven writers who sold their first stories. Weve published oodles of bestsellers from other lists as well as winners of awards such as the Hugo, Edgar, RITA and more. All told, weve published work by 75 different writers, some multiple times, and were developing our own stable of writersfolks whose work you have likely come to love as much as we do.
Weve also made sure this anthology goes where no anthology has gone before: In addition to regular audio editions of our volumes, each and every Fiction River stays in print. Even if you subscribe in Year Three, you can still go back and get our first volume, our fifth volume, our eleventh volume, or anything in between. Talk about a steady stream of fiction!
Weve also enjoyed great feedback from subscribers to reviewers. Adventures Fantastic says: [Fiction River] is one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today. Check out an issue and see why I say that. Astroguyz said: Christmas Ghosts has plenty to offer by way of cross-genre literary intrigue.And Publishers Weekly called Christmas Ghosts: A sugary Christmas treat for those who love romance. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine said the contents of Fiction River Special Edition: Crime suggest high quality throughout.” And Genre Go Round Reviews said of Crime that [this] fabulous collection runs the genre gamut and more.
And we have more to come. Long and Short Reviews called our September release, Fiction River: Fantastic Detectives, a great choice for anyone who loves it when genres are swirled together.
So, if you havent tried Fiction River yet, our Kickstarter subscription drive is a great place to start. And if you already know what a fantastic treat each volume is, nows a great time to renew. Even if your subscription isnt running out anytime soon, you ought to take a look at the fantastic rewards we have lined up (including signed books by a number of our amazing Fiction River authors and even a chance to co-edit an anthology yourself!) Well simply extend your subscription to add on a year or two. Easy peasy.
The Kickstarter campaign goes live on September 3. . The video alone is worth the click-through. And as always, thanks for your readership. We couldnt do this without you!
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.