The Final Countdown

Two more author interviews! One is with Marisa Matarazzo, and the other is with Rachel Swirsky.

Also, wow, the Unstuck Kickstarter campaign has five days left on the clock, and we are only 500 dollars away from meeting our stretch goal. That’s pretty incredible. We are so close to an Unstuck fiction podcast. If you’ve been waffling over whether or not to donate, or if you’ve been thinking about upping your initial contribution, now’s the time to act.

Three More Author Interviews

I recently returned from two weeks abroad, which means I have a backlog of interviews to share with you.

The first is with Julia Whicker, and you can find it here. We talked about the space program, science magic, severed heads, and Aleister Crowley.

The second is with literary power couple John Maradik and Rachel P. Glaser. This one is especially interesting from a process perspective, as we spent a lot of time discussing how two people go about writing a story together. (Hint: it helps to be in love.)

The third is with Helen Phillips. We talked about wigs, sisterhood, and giant garter snakes. You can read this interview over here.

Have I mentioned the Unstuck Kickstarter campaign lately? I am contractually obligated to mention the Unstuck Kickstarter campaign every three words or so. It’s going swimmingly, thanks to people like you. We have a little less than a week left on the clock, and we are tantalizingly close to our stretch goal of $10,000. What happens if we meet our stretch goal? An Unstuck fiction podcast, that’s what. Let’s make it happen.

An Interview with Lindsay Hunter

Yes, another one. Yes, already.

Here’s another one of the interviews I did for issue #1 of Unstuck. In this one, I talk with Lindsay Hunter about literary Voltrons, the feelings of inanimate objects, and what cat food probably tastes like.

Our Kickstarter campaign continues to thrill. Not only have we already reached our initial funding goal, but we’ve surpassed it by over a thousand dollars. And we still have 25 days left to go. Internet, you are the best! Depending on how far the campaign goes, we have a very neat new planned for the journal. I can’t say much about it until it’s officially announced, but if you’d like to stay on the bleeding edge of news about the journal, our campaign, and our future plans, you can follow us on Twitter.

An Interview with Joe Meno

 A few months ago, I sat down and talked with Joe Meno about his new novel Office Girl, the independent publishing process, and buses vs. bicycles. Now the shiny, edited, formatted  version of this conversation is up on the Unstuck website. If you like, you can go read it here.

In other news, our Kickstarter campaign is going swimmingly. It’s been less than a week since it went live, and we’re already tantalizingly close to our initial goal. We’ve got 26 days to go, though, so if you’re itching for a Kolchaka-illustrated  thank you robot, a preordered copy of our second issue, or a lifetime subscription to the journal, now’s the time to go get them.

The Unstuck Kickstarter Campaign Is Live!

The Unstuck Kickstarter campaign went live today. Unstuck is a small, nonprofit publication, so every dollar helps. Check out the campaign, watch the short video about the journal, point and laugh at my ten seconds of screen time, and consider throwing a few dollars our way. Spread the word, too. Our initial ask is a modest one, and every dollar helps.

In celebration of our Kickstarter campaign, each weekday from July 30th to August 24th we’ll be posting excerpts from the first issue and interviews with the authors. The first interview, conducted by talented assistant editor Janalyn Guo, is with the fantastic Arthur Bradford. Go check it out!

Kamera

Today, Unstuck wrapped up shooting a video for our upcoming summer Kickstarter drive. Hurray! I’m not used to being in front of a camera, but I managed to babble about literary genre fiction without making a complete fool of myself. Watch this space carefully, as you may get to see 10 seconds of my incoherent ramblings immortalized on film this July.

I also recently finished interviewing seven different authors from our premiere issue.  I’m currently editing these interviews down into readable little text bombs. They’ll go live during the Kickstarter campaign.

As usual, I’m also writing and editing and submitting my own fiction, but that’s a process discussion for another post.