Double Dare: Stella and Allaigna!

What’s better than one great heroine?  Two!

Our Something Novel campaign has just been picked as staff favourite over at Kickstarter, and we like to think it’s because of our ‘Strong Female Characters’, aka the heroes of Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries and Allaigna’s Song: Overture.

On the surface, Stella and Allaigna couldn’t seem more different:  one is in her eighties, trapped in a home waiting to die; and the other is a child just starting out on a life of adventure.

However, it is their similarities that make them characters we love.  Despite their lack of personal power, they are stubborn, strong-willed, and fierce crusaders against injustice of all kinds.   We are rooting for them from page one.

If you want to invite both these uppity women into your home, choose the Double Dare on Kickstarter.  For $35 + shipping we will send you each novel as it’s released: Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries at the end of March, and Allaigna’s Song: Overture in late May.  And if digital is your style, you can get both novels for the amazing deal of $10.

bookshelfBut wait, there’s more!  The second Allaigna novel will start in the pages of Pulp Literature Issue 13 and continue to be serialized throughout the year.  Plus, issues 14 and 16 will both contain brand new Stella novellas!  To avoid missing out you can get a print subscription plus the novels with the Reader’s Delight at $80, or your can add a digital subscription to any reward for only $10.

But hurry!  There are only a few hours left of the Kickstarter campaign.


Help these heroines into books of their own by backing us on Kickstarter!

2 thoughts on “Double Dare: Stella and Allaigna!

  1. Would you please clearify exactly how much you pay for accepted original fiction? Your “What we pay” section states that your magazine pays “UP TO $0.07 per word for short stories (to 7000 words), UP TO to $.05 per word between 7000 and 10000 words, and $0.035 per word for works over 10000 words.” You do NOT state what the minimum per word fee might be for the word lengths noted.

    Is it possible that if after accepting a fictional work from an author, that if the PULP LITERATURE issue containing the story doesn’t sell a certain minimum number of copies, then the author of the accepted fictional story is paid NOTHING AT ALL??

    If this is the case, then you have the ethical obligation to inform potential authors of this possibly right up front in your SUBMISSION GUIDELINES section, NOT after you have already charged the author your largely unprecedented “Reading fee'” (a VERY unusual requirement for a genre magazine in your class).

    Failure to disclose this basic payment information before charging a reading fee to a submitting author is clearly dishonest, so please address this situation. Thank you.

    1. Dear Drew,
      It depends how much editorial work is involved. Stories that are clean and ‘ready to go’ are usually paid the full rate, in two portions: half at publication and half when sales targets are reached. However, sometimes we find a story that we like but that needs some work. If the author chooses to work with one of our editors on it we will publish it at a lower rate, usually between 3.5 – 6 cents pw. Contest winners and runners-up are paid a flat fee based on the contest guidelines.

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