Embroidered Worlds: Ukrainian Fantastic Fiction

A project in Detroit, MI by Atthis Arts

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An anthology of fantastic stories from Ukraine and the Diaspora, edited by Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Olha Brylova, and Iryna Pasko.
Backers: 1072
Average Pledge Per Backer: $22

Funded: $23,567 of $5,000
Dates: Aug 31st -> Sep 30th (31 days)
Project By: Atthis Arts
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Latest News

1000 backers? Zig sends "pics"

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! We really have 1000 backers! So, a fun little story: Do you know the incredible Zig Zag Claybourne? Either way, if you haven't yet seen it, I really hope you'll check out his beautiful witches and magic. Joy. Warmth. Resilience. And so much fun.... (Read More)

Unveiling the Embroidered Worlds Literary Patron Bookplate!

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
It's time to unveil the very special bookplate we have for our backers at the $20 level and up. Art by Olga Samets. When we reached the 20,000 goal (Thank you!) I was able to commission a custom bookplate design by Ukrainian artist Olga Samets, who... (Read More)

Cover and Table of Contents Revealed!

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
With just a few days left in our Kickstarter, it’s time to give you a glimpse of what this amazing book you’re helping to bring into the world will actually be. This big reveal reminds me of what I love so much about the Ukrainian folk art of... (Read More)

Guest Post from Rhiannon Rasmussen: The Road to Embroidered Worlds

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! We’re in the final stretch now, and the enthusiasm and love for this project have been amazing. It’s been a very long road and we are almost there. I’m excited to see the two new tiers. These were added by request of backers,... (Read More)

Translators Spotlight: Building Bridges with Stories

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The world is full of stories. Beautiful, horrible, thrilling, quiet, sensual, provocative, imaginative stories. Stories that reflect rich histories and imagine fantastic futures. Stories for catharsis and escape, for healing and hope, for revolution... (Read More)

Guest Post from Bryan Thao Worra: To the SEA and Beyond

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Today, we welcome the amazing poet and literary leader Bryan Thao Worra, to discuss Southeast Asian voices and challenges - and how to discover more.  This year marks the 50th anniversary since the end of the US involvement in the Southeast Asian... (Read More)

From Emily: A Visit to the Publishing Bakery

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Emily here! (I am the creative mind behind the publisher of Embroidered Worlds, Atthis Arts.) If you would, please stick with me for one paragraph to explain what on Earth "publishing bakery" means before you decide whether you'd like to read on. But... (Read More)

Guest Post from Anna Chychula: The Art of Pysanky and Ukranian Resilience

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
When we put together the Kickstarter rewards for Embroidered Worlds, I wanted to include something special for the highest tier of backers. Commissioning a “fantastic” pysanka seemed an appropriate choice. The name for the beautiful Ukrainian... (Read More)

Guest Post from Bogi Takács: A Hungarian Literary Translator with Ukraine on eir Mind

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
B”H Ukraine has been on my mind well before the full-scale Russian invasion. My spouse R.B. Lemberg is from Ukraine, and I’m from Hungary, a neighboring country; these days, we both live in the US. I first started reading Ukrainian literature in... (Read More)

Guest Post from Wole Talabi: Welcome to The Sauútiverse

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings all, First off, I want to thank you for supporting Embroidered Worlds! It’s great to see the global community coming together to help bring the words of the people of Ukraine and the diaspora together in this book. I cannot wait to read... (Read More)

Guest From Michael Burianyk: Why do we need Ukrainian stories?

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Michael Burianyk was born on the Canadian prairies. His grandparents immigrated from Ukraine over a century ago and he's never wanted to forget that. Despite being trained as a geophysicist and working in the petroleum industry, Michael has an... (Read More)

From Olha Brylova: A Writer in Wartime

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
The people of Ukraine are resilient and resourceful. Since the Russian invasion, there have been countless stories about seamstresses, engineers, mechanics, farmers, and grandmothers all finding new ways to apply their skills. The following update... (Read More)

Guest Post from Sonia Sulaiman: Palestinian Storytelling

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
The primary focus of this project is showcasing and sharing Ukrainian art. But we think it is as important to highlight that art around the world is being created to celebrate our diversity of perspectives and culture and defy attempts to hold back... (Read More)

Guest Post from International Editors: Why Embroidered Worlds Matters

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Some of the many people who have spent time working on this anthology in its various incarnations over the last eighteen months have a few short notes to let you know why this project is important to each of us. It’s been fantastic (pun intended!)... (Read More)

Hello - and thank you!

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, I'm Emily! Those of you who have stayed with me all these years on this winding road know who I am and what this press - and lifting global art - means to me. If you don't know me, I'm a mentally disabled quiet fantasy writer in Ferndale,... (Read More)

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