Ellen Datlow & ChiZine Publications announce a new Kickstarter-funded anthology called Fearful Symmetries. Here’s a link to the really cool trailer edited by Helen Marshall:

Here’s the official press release:


Ellen Datlow Teams with ChiZine Publications for Kickstarter-funded Anthology

TORONTO, Ontario (December 10, 2012) — Ellen Datlow has announced the beginning of a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new horror anthology. Titled Fearful Symmetries, it will be published by ChiZine Publications in early 2014.

Given the rapidly changing publishing market, Datlow decided to turn to Kickstarter as an experiment to see if it could fund the project. The campaign will go toward the editing, layout, and production of the book, as well as offering professional rates to the authors. Datlow selected ChiZine Publications based on the quality of their books and distribution.

“This project is close to my heart,” says Datlow, “which is why I’ve decided to appeal to the public through Kickstarter. And while I have a stable of writers whose work I love, I want to give a chance to new talent that I may not be aware of. I want them to write the stories they’ve always wanted to and perhaps couldn’t because there was no venue for them.”

Unlike a lot of her anthologies, Fearful Symmetries will not have a theme. Datlow intends to solicit work from well-known horror writers, as well as those selected during an open reading period, something Datlow does not do often. If the campaign is a success, Fearful Symmetries will be released as a trade paperback and eBook, and is expected to be 125,000 words long.

The Kickstarter campaign can be found at www.fearfulsymmetries.com.

Brett Alexander Savory, Co-Publisher
ChiZine Publications

About Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow is a multi-award winning short story editor who has been working in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fields for over thirty years. She was fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and of SCIFICTION and currently consults for Tor.com. Her most recent horror anthologies include Lovecraft Unbound, Blood and Other Cravings, Supernatural Noir, and the annual series The Best Horror of the Year.

About ChiZine Publications

ChiZine Publications (CZP) is a two-time World Fantasy Award-nominated independent publisher of surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction hand-picked by Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi, Bram Stoker Award-winning editors of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words.

More information about the project, and to donate, can be found here: