Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology
This is the first short story anthology set in a shared fictional world based on a blend of African cultures. Edited by Wole Talabi with authors from around the African continent and diaspora, the Sauútiverse is filled with wonder, mystery, and magic.
Project Update: Half Way There! Help Give Us A Boost!
It also means that the first bonus content is officially unlocked, woo-hoo! All backers will get an animated version of the book cover, in addition to the other perks that come along with your pledge tier.
We still need to raise $2,000 to get funded. And then we need to raise another $5k after that to make sure we can pay 8 cents per word for all the stories in the book. You can help support African authors and African science fiction by sharing the campaign with your friends and family, especially the readers, and encouraging them to support with a pledge or a share! Here's the campaign link to share, we can't say how much we appreciate your support.
Just a reminder we're funding over on Kickstarter! Come support the project and check out some artist and author interviews in our Updates section :)
I know there was some concern because while we're moving platforms and have canceled this particular campaign, your pledges don't seem to have been canceled.
We emailed the team here and Alex Gair, the Backerkit Sales Manager, had this to say:
It sounds like the pledge is stored in the backer's account and they will see it as a pledge they have made, but since the campaign was canceled, it will show up as something they pledged to but won't be charged/completed.
Our campaign has been canceled, and your pledges will not be charged. If you have any concerns about this, feel free to reach out to support here for extra confirmation.
First of all we want to say thank you SO much for supporting the book so far! Unfortunately, we've hit some big snags with Backerkit and have decided we need to relaunch on Kickstarter next week on Tuesday August 15th 8AM PST!
We hope you'll follow us there and pledge or repledge for your rewards! If you need help to do that or need help recalling what you ordered, let us know and we can provide that information.
Sloane & Cassie
To get you hyped for the anthology, we're bringing you an interview with one of our invited artists, Max Banshees! Content warning for possible disturbing art below.
We’d love if you could introduce yourself and tell us more about what kind of art you make.
Talk a little about your creative philosophy. What keeps you making art?