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Death in the Mouth: Original Horror By People of Color

A project in Portland, OR by Sloane Leong

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A collection of short horror fiction and illustrations from storytellers around the world.
Backers: 933
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $44,318 of $35,000
Dates: Aug 1st -> Sep 1st (31 days)
Project By: Sloane Leong
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September 1st - via:
.....AND THATS A WRAP!!!! WOW I have a little adrenaline rush lol THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE IMMENSELY GENEROUS SUPPORT 😭!!!! Cassie and I so excited we get to bring a bunch of sick art and stories to you in a new shiny book!!!! ✨✨✨ Mahalo... (Read More)

The Final 24 Hours!

August 31st - via:
It's the last day of the Kickstarter and Cassie and I want to thank you again for all the support and making our first campaign such a huge success! Our next stretch goal is for full color interior illustrations instead of black and white 🌈 and... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Reached! + An Interview with Alissa Chan

August 30th - via:
Our first stretch goal has been reached! That means all orders of the paperback will now be foil stamped! This book is going to look so gorgeous, thank you so much for your continued hype for the book! To celebrate, we have a short interview from... (Read More)

POC Horror Anthology Death in the Mouth Has Funded on Kickstarter

August 27th - via:
The anthology will be edited by cartoonist Sloane Leong (editor of Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Oceania Edition) and author/editor Cassie Hart (Tales for Canterbury). The book is a β€œBIPOC led project, curated and edited by BIPOC from a variety of narrative traditions who have an appreciation for the weird, the tender and the experimental,” and will feature twenty short stories and illustrations that will explore β€œnew and unique manifestations of horror.” (Read More)

100% Funded! Submissions for Art and Fiction Are Open!

August 26th - via:
Me and Cassie we're up all night watching the support slowly trickle in and push us over our goal and we cannot say enough how grateful we both are for your generous backing! We're so hyped for this anthology and we're excited for all the artists and... (Read More)

Help Crowdfund Death in the Mouth: Original Horror By People of Color

August 23rd - via:
This work will feature 20 stories spanning from the distant past to the far future, real and fictive worlds, all while exploring new and unique manifestations of horror. Each story will also be accompanied by an original black-and-white illustration by a unique artist. (Read More)

80% Funded! 9 Days Left! + STRETCH GOALS?

August 22nd - via:
Aloha awakea, friends! Thank you for getting us this far, we're almost to our goal which is so exciting! We may even be able to hit out first stretch goal of $40k before the campaign is over which is FOIL! We're thinking maybe lime green or... (Read More)

500 Backers = New Reward Add-on!

August 17th - via:
We're 70% funded and halfway through our campaign with 15 days to go! We're sooo close to funding and the sooner its funded the sooner we can open submissions for fiction and art! I'm hoping we can hit our first stretch goal before it's over, I'm... (Read More)

New Reward: The Red Hours Riso Zine!

August 14th - via:
Thank you for 450 backers! The zine I teased in the last update is now up as an Add-On! I'm hoping to print it in metallic hold and black which will look really cool... To add on Add-On rewards, go to the campaign page, click Manage Your Pledge >... (Read More)

60% Funded! And Sneak Peek At New Reward

August 12th - via:
I'm so excited to see how fast we're blazing towards our goal! I'm hoping we can hit funding next week so we can open for art and fiction submissions. If you want to help boost our campaign, here's our Press Kit with lots of fun GIFS and images to... (Read More)

400 Backers! Time for a New Reward Add-On!

August 10th - via:
We've hit 400 backers so here's our first unlocked reward! A screenprinted tee design: MORS IN ORE! You can add this onto your pledge by going to the Kickstarter page and clicking Manage Your Reward! Confirm you initial reward then you'll be taken to... (Read More)

50% Funded! + Logo Design Process

August 9th - via:
Wow, we're 8 days in and already halfway to our goal! I'm so blown away by everyone's support! Mahalo for continuing to share this, it really shows me how badly we need more venues for BIPOC writers and stories! Logo Design Process I posted this on... (Read More)

Joy San on Horror

August 7th - via:
We're on our way to 50% funding! Mahalo for the continued support πŸ’š Today we have a lovely capsule interview with artist Joy San! What does horror mean or represent to you? What draws you to it? To me, horror means engaging with concepts that... (Read More)

Karin Lowachee on Horror

August 5th - via:
Karin Lowachee on Horror In an effort to give share more about our invited authors, I've decided to do little capsule interviews with them! First up is the amazing Karin Lowachee. What does horror mean or represent to you? What draws you to it?... (Read More)

Alternative Payment and New Reward Add-On at 400 Backers!

August 4th - via:
Aloha kakaiaka! I've gotten some messages requesting alternative payment methods since Kickstarter only uses Paypal, so I've set up a pre-order page for the paperback on BigCartel which has a Stripe option! This preorder will run concurrently to the... (Read More)

Mahalo for 30%!!!

August 2nd - via:
Wow, amazing! Mahalo nui loa for all the support! Its crucial to get 30% within the first 48 hours of a campaign or else its likely to fail...and you've all helped us do that!! Incredible 🀩 Keep sharing if you can, we appreciate every little... (Read More)

Thank you all so much!

August 1st - via:
After working in the background for a few months now, it's amazing to see the Kickstarter for this project go live and to have all of this support so quickly. We are so grateful to each and every one of you, and can't wait to bring this anthology... (Read More)

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