Saturday, 9 January 2016

Short Story Saturday: Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu and the BFS Awards 2016

22 days from now, the Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu Kickstarter will conclude at 1.00pm GMT on Monday 1st February.

We are currently £1,400 from the initial funding goal, with 120+ backers, but, as they say, the more the merrier!* Once we reach the initial goal we will then unlock the first of the Stretch Goals, which will be to produce some awesome artwork for the book.

Over 400 people backed my first successful Kickstarter. Over 200 backed Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland. Seeing as this is going to be a book featuring mash-ups of Shakespeare's greatest plays and H P Lovecraft's most terrifying creations, I would hope we could attract more backers than those two other projects put together, but it relies on people helping to spread the word and let other potential backers know that the project is currently live on Kickstarter.

In other short story news, the British Fantasy Awards 2016 are currently seeking suggestions for the long lists. If you look, you will notice that both SHARKPUNK and GAME OVER are on the list for Best Anthology, and that the short stories featured within all feature under the Best Short Story category.**

Whether any of them get any further than the long list remains to be seen, so watch this space...

* The same goes for Amazon reviews!

** Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland also appears under the Best Fantasy Novel, but I doubt it will get any further than that. There isn't a category for Best Adventure Gamebook. Maybe there should be...

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