Launching The Cosmologue Magazine

$5,000 goal

Campaign created 2 months ago
The Cosmologue: A Speculative Fiction Magazine For The Fearless

The Cosmologue is a brand new magazine that I've started, with the intent of publishing the artworks and short stories of aspiring and established science fiction, fantasy, gothic, horror, paranormal, urban fantasy, magic realism, punk, retro/future, etc., artists and writers.

You can view the current site here.

The Question

"Would classic authors of science fiction and fantasy staples have their works published in today's socio-cultural climate?"

I considered for a moment the radical difference between today's socio-cultural conventions and the ideas and themes explored by the classic authors. I believe most of them would have their manuscripts rejected by today's publishers. With the 'safe' route that mainstream publishers are taking, someone, somewhere, must be brave enough to allow radical, controversial, untested, unsafe, new ideas and imaginations to flourish.

I believe I'm the right Editor for the job, and I have created this magazine to fill this new demand.

The Campaign

This campaign is dedicated to getting the first edition off the ground. Because of my many years experience in editorial and publishing fields, particularly as a freelancer, I already possess the software, the contacts and the materials I need to put together a magazine.

The first round of funding is dedicated to setting up the infrastructure to publish, market and sell the magazine via digital means, to pay content creators, and to set up the back-end of the magazine business itself. The first round is worth $5000.

All contributors to this campaign will get the inaugural edition for free once it is published, and will also receive the first printed edition when printing becomes viable.
The main subscription service is currently running through SubscribeStar, at this address:

Thank You!

Your support means more than just some money for a new digital magazine. It shows me that you care about freedom of expression for new and aspiring authors, who often feel that they have no avenue of expression, who feel powerless beside the corporate monoliths and their publishing targets, whose ideas might be too radical for a tamed group of executives that feel that risk-taking affects their bottom lines.
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I'm back from my holiday!

I've been away for a little bit, having a break, but now is time to get back into the swing of things. I'll be posting up the new campaign video soon, as well as a schedule of how I'm going to build The Cosmologue from a figment of imagination to a publication featuring new, aspiring, and amateur writers and artists, with worldwide appeal.

I will also upgrade all the funding targets to reflect my intentions for the magazine. It's absolutely important, in my mind, that all who invest in the project understand exactly where that money is going, and what processes are involved in turning this into a reality. It's also absolutely important, in my mind, that all contributors be paid for their contributions. I won't be able to pay people out of my own pockets, obviously, but I hope that with funding all the writers and contributors can receive something worthwhile for their efforts. I've always believed that art should be funded, and that obliging artists to give you stuff for free is an insult to art and creativity.

For now, I'm posting to let you know that I'm still here, and this project is still going ahead! Thank you to all who have viewed and shared, I appreciate it! Let's get this campaign off the ground!
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$5,000 goal

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