Get Locus Magazine Over Its Fundraising Goal Today and I Will Write a Christmas Story
Posted on December 15, 2022 Posted by John Scalzi 21 Comments
Locus Magazine, the trade magazine of the science fiction/fantasy/horror publishing field, is having a fundraiser to help it continue its work. I’m a fan and a supporter of the magazine — I subscribe to it, and I also donated $1k to this very fundraiser — and with less than a day left in the fundraiser, it’s got about $1,300 to go to hit its stated $75k goal. So to help push it over the line, I’ll make you a deal:
Get the Locus fundraiser to $75,000, and I will write a Christmas-themed short story, which I will post here on Whatever or by Christmas Eve (which, uuuhhh, gives me time to finish the novel I’m currently wrapping up).
But wait, there’s more!
Get the Locus fundraiser to $85,000, and I will do an audio version of the story. Complete with silly voices! Err, if the story involves silly voices. Which, you know, it might.
The fundraiser has until midnight (Pacific time) tonight. I think we can manage this, don’t you?
(Here’s the link to the fundraiser again.)
Update: $75k got hit about an hour after I posted this. $85k, anyone?
I’ll go ahead and ask what everyone else is thinking… What do we get for $85k?
…done, and happy to help, Scalzi bonus or no. : )
It’s in the entry!
Yay! And a gift as well!!
Well over $77 now when I added my 2 cents. You may just have to gargle some apple cider vinegar and get ready to record!
So happy to see this. Go!
Done! Glad to help! And yes, I do want to hear John narrate his story.
Great uplift! $77,582 so far.
Thanks for the reminder! Done.
Now that the goal is extended are you going to give this the 20 days? And add a stretch goal (like a fun new holiday song to go with the story) if that’s hit? Anyway, this is a great cause and I did my bit. Thanks for the heads up.
Start writing, John!
Can’t donate now, but I do support them on Patreon.
Come on, Everyone! The silly voices are definitely worth it!
I’m ashamed to admit that my internet literacy- which I highly value – is failing me.
Is there no way to donate without a reward tier?
I appreciate many of the offerings, but they would not directly provide value to me… and I would like to donate beyond the 7$ tier.
I’m likely missing something obvious. L’il help?
Thanks in advance.
… well that’s a big derp on me.
Found what I was looking for. Disregard.
Every time you have mentioned a Kickstarter or Indigogo or other charities I contribute. I once got a really cool witch doll after a really long time from backing a Kickstarter you recommended. Even if I hadn’t gotten the doll or any of the things the people offer, knowing I’m making a contribution to something worthwhile that I didn’t know about is cool. (I have heard of Locus Magazine, I haven’t kept up with them and didn’t realize they needed help).
uhm… ‘tuckerize’ your story for anyone contributing $100? or let ’em provide the silly voice for a character after contributing $200?
what if enough of us Jews got together a $1000, would you make it a Hanukkah story? involving… I Dunno… invasion by well-meaning teenage-eqv XTs trying to do their version of a “Peace Corps” summer assignment?
I’m thinking they build factories to mass produce printed meat not-turkeys to be given away free during Yuletide and thereby triggering lawsuits by Big-Retail-Big-Meat
My favorite improv group makes songs from hints thrown out by the audience. Do you want us to throw you a bunch of story seeds?
I’ll start: Krampus’ workshop.
What a wonderful idea! Locus was so important to my husband as a kid; it’s feels delightful to support them. Thank you!