Aether Beyond the Binary: A Gender Diverse Fantasy Anthology

A project in Schenectady, NY by Duck Prints Press

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Join us for 17 stories of characters with genders outside the binary exploring modern-esque worlds changed by magical aether!
Backers: 506
Average Pledge Per Backer: $47

Funded: $23,789 of $13,500
Dates: Dec 26th -> Jan 25th (30 days)
Project By: Duck Prints Press
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Latest News

Aether Beyond the Binary has Funded!

January 25th - via:
Gosh, what a wild ride the last two days of this campaign have been!! On Tuesday morning, I was terrified we weren't going to fund at all, and now thanks to everyone here and many other people on social media who helped spread the word, not only have... (Read More)

Help Us Not Get Screwed!

January 23rd - via:
Our Kickstarter is being scammed. About four hours ago, with us still roughly $1,500 from our goal, we got a junk pledge for almost $2,000. This pushed us into being marked as "funded" but there is zero chance it's a real pledge, it's from a shell... (Read More)

Merch Spotlight: Bookmark

January 22nd - via:
For our final spotlight, we're taking a peek at the campaign bookmark! This will be produced by UPrinting on sturdy paper with a gloss finish, and completed with a golden tassel. We've produced six past bookmarks with them, and they've all turned out... (Read More)

Meet Contributor Catherine E. Green

January 21st - via:
This is it: our final contributor spotlight! Now, by going through the campaign updates, you can read biographies of all seventeen authors featured in this anthology and read excerpts from their works! We hope you'll do so, and love what you read! ... (Read More)

Meet Contributors Sebastian Marie, Lyonel Loy, and Elior Haley!

January 20th - via:
As we enter the last few days of the crowdfunding campaign for Aether Beyond the Binary, we're introducing the last few of our authors. Today, meet Sebastian Marie, Lyonel Loy, and Elior Haley! Un Charco, Un Lago by Sebastian MarieAbout Sebastian: ... (Read More)

Meet Contributors Em Rowntree and Kelas Lloyd

January 19th - via:
Today, we spotlight two more of the contributing creators: Em Rowntree and Kelas Lloyd! Cadillac's Bus by Em Rowntree About Em: Em Rowntree’s first foray into the world of writing was with a story called The Magic Land that featured a unicorn and a... (Read More)

Meet Contributor S. J. Ralston

January 18th - via:
We're entering the final week of this Kickstarter campaign, and still going strong! As I write this, we're $3,700 shy of our goal - an amount we definitely can raise, but the more help we get spreading the words about this project, the more people... (Read More)

Plant-Watering Bot Merch

January 16th - via:
Howdy Aether Beyond the Binary backers and others! I'm now back from four days of con vending, and will be resuming our regular campaign updates, highlighting the authors we've not yet spotlighted and the remaining merchandise. I'm thrilled with the... (Read More)

Meet Contributor Terra P. Waters

January 11th - via:
Another day, another creator to shine the spotlight on! Today we're sharing an interview with Terra P. Waters and an excerpt from her story Ancient Heart's Unleashed. Before we get to that, just a note: hi, I'm Nina Waters, the lead editor, the... (Read More)

Meet Contributor ilgaksu

January 10th - via:
About ilgaksu: Full-time fandom cryptid, Furby enthusiast, and the human embodiment of that one gif of Elmo on fire, ilgaksu was born and raised in an  undisclosed location, living in several others, and now currently residing in [REDACTED]. Their... (Read More)

Meet Contributor Scarlett Gale

January 9th - via:
We are sloooowly creeping up on being 2/3rds funded! It'll definitely be a relief when we hit that wonderful 100%. Don't forget to share Aether Beyond the Binary with friends who you think might be interested in the project! Thanks for your support,... (Read More)

Merchandise Spotlight: Sky-Whale Enamel Pin

January 7th - via:
Our most premium general merchandise offering for this crowdfunding campaign? None other than our lovely sky-whale enamel pin! This awesome piece, which will have glitter in the sky in the background and the non-binary symbol attached as a... (Read More)

Reminder: "Ask Me Anything" Session with Nicola Kapron TODAY!

January 6th - via:
Just a reminder that today (January 6th) at 3 p.m. Eastern (timezone converter), anthology contributor Nicola Kapron will be taking questions on the Duck Prints Press Book Lover's Discord server! We'd love to have you join us - don't forget to bring... (Read More)

Meet Contributors Flore Picard and Alec J. Marsh

January 5th - via:
We are 57% of the way to our goal, with 19 days to go!! Slow and steady, race winning, you know the deal. :D Things have definitely slowed down, as is normal for this stage of the campaign, so just a note that we'd always appreciate your help with... (Read More)

Meet Contributor Zel Howland

January 3rd - via:
About Zel Howland: Zel (they/she) is a writer and artist currently living in Los Angeles with their partner. When not writing, they spend their time painting, embroidering, analyzing literature and tv shows, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. They... (Read More)

Meet Contributor Nicola Kapron

January 2nd - via:
Today's author spotlight focuses on Nicola Kapron, one of the most prolific authors working with Duck Prints Press. She's written numerous short stories and a novelette published on our website, but this is her first anthology contribution with us.... (Read More)

Meet: Contributors Ellen Faye and Bettina Juszak!

December 30th - via:
Today, meet two of the authors debuting with Duck Prints Press in this anthology, and read excerpts from their stories! City of Lights by Ellen Faye About Ellen Faye: Ellen has been a dreamer and designer of worlds all her life. She has been involved... (Read More)

Merch Spotlight: Aether Dux

December 29th - via:
Dux, also known as Darcy Paige Paddlesworth III (as named by our Patrons), is the non-binary Duck Prints Press mascot who uses they/them pronouns. All our ducks are called Dux - no matter what they wear or where they go, they're still our darling... (Read More)

Meet: Contributor Mikki Madison

December 28th - via:
Today, we're kicking off introducing y'all to the anthology contributors with an interview with writer Mikki Madison and excerpt from her contribution! About Mikki Madison: Mikki Madison has been writing stories since she was seven years old.... (Read More)

Welcome to Aether Beyond the Binary

December 26th - via:
Howdy to people finding this campaign, and hi to the first 30-some-odd of you who have backed at the time that I'm posting this campaign update! I'm really excited to have finally launched this project - we've been working on it for over a year, and... (Read More)

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