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Athena's Daughters: Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy

A project in Washington, DC by Silence in the Library Publishing

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Athena's Daughters is a collection of short speculative fiction by some of the industry's best female authors.
Backers: 1917
Average Pledge Per Backer: $23

Funded: $44,350 of $8,500
Dates: Dec 10th -> Jan 8th (30 days)
Project By: Silence in the Library Publishing
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Latest News

New Add-Ons (including Apollo's Hard Covers!)+ New Artwork

January 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, we've really been pushing to that $38,000 goal quickly! You guys continue to amaze us. Given that we're less than $1000 from the goal with 30 hours to go, and given the current per-day contribution rate, we've decided to go ahead and make the... (Read More)

$34,000 & $35,000 Stretch Goals Reached!

January 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, what a day yesterday turned out to be! You guys pushed us through the $34,000 stretch goal, and then turned around and powered us through the $35,000 stretch goal last night.  With those two goals unlocked, every backer at or above $5 will now... (Read More)

$32,000 Stretch Goal Passed!

January 6th - via: kickstarter.com
As most of you have probably already seen by now, with two days left in the Kickstarter we've passed the $32,000 stretch goal and are only about $600 away from the $34,000 stretch goal. This means that every backer at or above $5 is definitely going... (Read More)

$31,000 Stretch Goal Reached

January 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We just hit the $31,000 stretch goal! That means Apollo's Daughters, the companion anthology to Athena's Daughters, will  be getting an original art cover by artist Joe Corroney and colorist Brian Miller. As a fan of both of these artists, this was... (Read More)

Happy New Year!

January 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Happy New Year from all of us here at Silence in the Library to all of you. We hope that the year to come is joyful and fulfilling for each of you. The primary purpose of this update is to continue to introduce you to the authors for Apollo's... (Read More)

Quick Typo Correction

December 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, guys, sorry about spamming you with updates, but there was an error in the last update that needs to be addressed. For Athena's Daughters, Volume II, submission will begin in the summer of 2014, not 2015. Publication will happen in June of 2015.... (Read More)

Thank You, and Exciting Announcements

December 31st - via: kickstarter.com
I just want to start off by thanking you guys. As of yesterday, this is officially the most successful Kickstarter Silence in the Library has ever run. And you made it happen. We brought this project to you because we thought that it was not just... (Read More)

$28,000 Stretch Goal + Even More Great News

December 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We've reached the $28,000 Stretch Goal! That means that, now, every backer at or above $5 will receive a free digital download of Janine K. Spendlove's short Stories "Girl" and "White Flag" set in the War of the Seasons universe. It also means that... (Read More)

$26,000 Stretch Goal Reached & More Great News!

December 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Another stretch goal down! We hit the $26,000 mark, and that means we'll be adding a story by Alma Alexander to the anthology! At this moment, we are about $1000 away from the $28,000 stretch goal, where every backer at or above $5 will get a free... (Read More)

$24,000 Stretch Goal Reached, More Stretch Goals

December 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of you, we've passed the $24,000 stretch goal!  As promised, we created add-ons for Apollo's Daughters ($5 for the eBook, $20 for the trade paperback), as well as reward levels for Athena's Daughters/Apollo's Daughters bundles of both... (Read More)

$22,000 Stretch Goal Reached and MORE EXCITING NEWS!

December 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We've passed the $22,000 stretch goal! That means we're welcoming author Diana Peterfreund to the Athena's Daughters anthology!  We also have an Autumn Frederickson illustration to release! This one's for Janine K. Spendlove's story "Millie" in... (Read More)

Athena's Daughters Hardcover Add-Ons & Reward Levels

December 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We've reached the $20,000 stretch goal, so it is time to put up add-ons and reward levels for the limited edition hard cover version of Athena's Daughters! We'll only be doing a run of these books to fulfill the Kickstarter, so they will, truly, be a... (Read More)

4 More Stretch Goals Reached

December 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Another day, and four more stretch goals reached thanks to you guys! Now, every backer at or above $5 will be getting a free digital download of Tera Fulbright's story "Fires Within the Blank Page", a free digital download of Ginger Breo's exclusive... (Read More)

6 More Stretch Goals Reached!

December 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Holy Smokes! We've managed to roll through six more stretch goals over the last twenty-four hours! Thanks to you guys, we'll now have an original art cover by artist Tietjen Alvarez. Janine Spendlove sat down with Tietjen today and discussed the... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals Reached + Author Diana Peterfreund!

December 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We keep rolling through these stretch goals! You guys continue to amaze us! In the last 24 hours, we've passed the $11,500, $12,000, and $12,500 stretch goals.  This means that every backer at or above $5 will be getting free digital downloads of... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Achieved, Authors Added!

December 12th - via: kickstarter.com
That was fast! You guys have managed to push us past the first five stretch goals today! What does that mean? That we'll be offering a print of Athena as a space Marine produced exclusively for Athena's Daughters by the amazing author and artist... (Read More)


December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! Just - WOW! You guys made that happen lightning-fast! In our wildest dreams, we were hoping to fund in a week. A day and a half is just incredible. Thank you so much. It is more gratifying than I can express to know that you guys are as excited... (Read More)

Day Two and Preview Links

December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! I don't even know how to express how amazed I am right now. You guys made yesterday an incredibly successful day for Athena's Daughters. Of course, we want every project here at Silence in the Library to be successful, but we're particularly... (Read More)

New Reward Levels and a New Stretch Goal Author

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
You guys have pushed this thing beyond anything we had hoped for the first day!  We've actually sold out of several reward levels, so we've worked hard with our authors and the publisher to come up with some new ones. We've come up with four:... (Read More)

100 Backers!

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, so um we reached a hundred backers and $2000 way sooner than we thought we would. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME! So, with that in mind, we feel like an extra reward is in order. Along with the exclusive short story "Land of the Lost" (a companion story... (Read More)

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