Out in the world there are two funding deadlines coming up for awesome projects that just absolutely, positively have to meet their goals so if you haven't donated to them yet, you might want to take a wander over and do that!
The World SF Travel Fund
Set up by a group of international genre professionals and fans in 2011, the aim of the Fund is to enable two international people involved in SF/fantasy/horror to get over to a major genre event. The WSFTF is looking for funding to cover two years worth of travel and while next years travel candidates have yet to be chosen, this year the lucky candidates are Csilla Kleinheincz and Rochita Loenen-Ruiz. ::happydance:: (Must try not to fangirl RL-R at WFC this year...)
The excellent thing about this project is that it opens up genre events to people that wouldn't be able to get to them otherwise, which can only be a good thing. And there's ebooks as funding rewards, which is always nice too!
More info and the Peerbacker page can be found here!
Glitter & Madness
Seriously, did you need any more than that? Glitter! And! Madness!
Coming from Apex Publications, G&M is "a fiction anthology filled with Roller Derby, nightclubs, glam aliens, (literal) party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, debauchery, etc." and to be launched at the San Antonio Worldcon in August 2013, possibly with a glow-in-the-dark roller skating party!
Not only will G&M features work from Alan DeNiro, Amal El-Mohtar, Daryl Gregory, Damien Walters Grintalis,
Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard, Jennifer Pelland, Tim Pratt, Cat
Rambo, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Diana Rowland, Sofia Samatar, David J.
Schwartz, and William Shunn, but! It will also include a standalone InCryptid novella from Seanan McGuire. (Sold!) And! There will be an open reading period for submissions as well!
Does this, or does this not, sound like a purely fabulous anthology! And the donation rewards are pretty funky too, ranging from ebooks & print books, to assorted Apex & G&M merchandise, editorial critiques, lunch with the editors, tuckerisations...
Check it all out on their kickstarter page here.