Amazing Stories Kickstarter Campaign Coming March 1

The Experimenter Publishing Company under Steve Davidson will open a Kickstarter appeal on March 1 to raise seed funding for the revival of Amazing Stories as a print magazine. The first issue is planned for August, to be available at Worldcon in San Jose; several unspecified well-known writers have already committed to contributing to it. The magazine will be published on a quarterly basis thereafter.

Hugo Gernsback published the premier issue of Amazing Stories back in April 1926. It was the world’s first science fiction magazine and Amazing went on to publish works by writers now recognized as giants in the field, such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, E. E. “Doc” Smith, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov and others. For the last five years, Amazing has been a social website that has published primarily non-fiction articles, although it has also produced three issues of fiction, as well as reprints of classic issues.

The Kickstarter premiums will include: subscriptions, signed copies of books; editing of short stories; getting your image on the cover of the magazine; and more.

5 thoughts on “Amazing Stories Kickstarter Campaign Coming March 1

  1. How exciting! I’ll never forget taping my first 25¢ to a manuscript to submit to Ted White, being quite excited to sell a story to Elinor Mavor, who eventually ended up doing makeup on my horror film. When the Kickstarter launches I’d be thrilled to contribute. Money, I mean. I don’t know if I have any science fiction stories left in my brain these days.

  2. Hey Somtow!

    Thanks. With your permission, I’d like to add this “When the Kickstarter launches I’d be thrilled to contribute. Money, I mean. I don’t know if I have any science fiction stories left in my brain these days.: to our list of celebrity pronouncements!

  3. Gene Turnbow: And we needed to know that Krypton Radio published the same press release Steve sent everyone because…..?

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