Help An make an emergency move!
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$720 Raised
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Ended Sep 22, 2014
For the past year or so, I've been living with a roommate in the San Francisco Bay Area, establishing myself as a freelance web developer and writer. Unfortunately, over the past several months, household health issues have stretched our ... More ...

For the past year or so, I've been living with a roommate in the San Francisco Bay Area, establishing myself as a freelance web developer and writer. Unfortunately, over the past several months, household health issues have stretched our finances to the breaking point, and a series of small crises recently mean that we can no longer keep the house, and are both faced with moving out on very short notice.

Support from a number of fantastic friends means that I already have a place to go, and transportation there, but I still have a number of moving costs I need to absorb. I'm raising money to cover costs related to moving my things into storage (including renting a storage space, renting a moving van for large pieces of furniture, and getting adequate packing material), as well as shipping any borrowed items in the house back to their owners (including one who's in the UK) and, ideally, reimbursing my friends for gas costs, toll road costs, and other incidental expenses. Any money raised in excess of moving expenses will go toward ongoing storage costs, paying down my substantial student loan debt, and hopefully paying back into the speculative fiction community through donations to magazines and other fund drives.

All support is deeply appreciated.  Thank you so much!

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$10
Ask me any writing-related question!
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Ask me any question about my fiction projects, my creative web projects, or my writing process, and I'll answer it. If for any reason I don't feel comfortable answering a question, I'll endeavor to create a (clearly marked) entertainingly false response. All answers will be compiled into a long Q&A document and archived on my site and/or blog.
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$15
Postcard with original art and fiction excerpt
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I will draw the ink lineart of a fantastical creature (feel free to use it as a coloring page!) on a blank postcard, and mail it to you. On the back, I'll handwrite, date, and sign a short (~100 words) excerpt from a current, unpublished story. NB: My handwriting tends toward the tiny and chickenscratchy, so this perk may not be ideal for those with vision impairments. Also NB: The picture and the excerpt will probably not be related. At all.
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$30
Signed copy of Clarkesworld Issue 69, plus notes
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I'll send you a copy of Clarkesworld Issue 69, signed on my story, "If the Mountain Comes". I'll also include a small handwritten journal page with the "director's notes" on some aspect of the story.
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$30
Signed copy of March 2011 Asimov's, plus notes
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I'll send you a signed copy of my first print publication, "God in the Sky" in the March 2011 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. I'll also include a small handwritten journal page with the "director's notes" on some aspect of the story.
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$40
Signed copy of Aliens: Recent Encounters, + notes
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I'll send you a copy of Aliens: Recent Encounters, signed on my story, "Frozen Voice". I'll also include a small handwritten journal page with the "director's notes" on some aspect of the story.
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$40
Signed copy of Clarkesworld Year Six, plus notes
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I'll send you a copy of Clarkesworld Year Six, signed on my story, "If the Mountain Comes". I'll also include a small handwritten journal page with the "director's notes" on some aspect of the story.
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$40
Signed copy of Clarkesworld: Year Five, plus notes
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I'll send you a copy of Clarkesworld Year Five, signed on my story, "Frozen Voice". I'll also include a small handwritten journal page with the "director's notes" on some aspect of the story.
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$40
Signed copy of The Best SFF Of the Year, + notes
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I'll send you a copy of The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, volume eight, signed on my story, "In Metal, In Bone". I'll also include a small handwritten journal page with the "director's notes" on some aspect of the story.
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$75
Tuckerization
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I will Tuckerize you – or someone else you choose, with their written permission – in an upcoming fic. You may become the name of a city. You may become the code name for a secret government project. You may become someone's cryptic dying words. You may become a minor character who dies horribly. Fun times! You'll also get to see the story in which you feature, before it gets posted or sent out for publication.
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$300
Short story, written to your prompt
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I will write a short story of no fewer than 3000 words to a prompt you give me, and give you the first look at it before it gets posted or sent off for publication. I will also include a dedication to you at the top of the story. (Please see my standard disclaimer, linked below, for information on what to expect from a prompt-based story.)
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$400
Short Shared Worlds story, written to your prompt
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I will write a short story of no fewer than 3000 words to a prompt you give me, and release it into the Shared Worlds collaborative canon ( http://an.owomoyela.net/fiction/shared_worlds ). I will also include a dedication to you at the top of the story. (Please see my standard disclaimer, linked below, for information on what to expect from a prompt-based story.)
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