Mike and Anita Allen’s Kickstarter for Clockwork Phoenix 4 surpassed its initial goal amazingly quickly, and then its secondary goal of being able to pay authors $0.04/word. Now it’s a little of $500 short of making its tertiary goal of $8000, with 7 days to go – this would enable them to pay authors pro-rates of $0.05/word. Check out the link for the rewards — among them, a signed chapbook with a story by Cherie Priest, specially made clockwork phoenix pins by Anita, e-books, print books, and more! The Allens are goal-stretching not to make more money off this project, but to pay their authors a decent rate for the offbeat kind of fiction the previous Clockwork Phoenix books showcased so well.

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