Spaceship Zoo - A Creature Stacking Card Game - Ad B

"The Willows Magazine" Hardcover Anthology

A project in Austin, TX by Ben Thomas

Funding Successful

A hardcover anthology containing all issues of "The Willows" — plus NEW STORIES from Gemma Files, John Langan, Brian Evenson and more!
Backers: 119
Average Pledge Per Backer: $82

Funded: $9,801 of $9,500
Dates: May 23rd -> Jun 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Ben Thomas
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: June 22 @ 17:02 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

STOP These Frantic Updates By Pledging Our Final $2,606

June 22nd - via:
END IT. END IT NOW. TḦ̼́E̱͠ ̮̂͢͝   ̲̒M͜A̤̽̚͢D͚̓N̩̟͆̚Ẹ͌̏͜S̭̬̿̾S̛͓ ͕̏ ͆͜ ̮̮̆̅ ̞͚̿͝Ē̮̼͡Ṉ̈CͅR̢̆̔͟O̬̮̿̊A̳͛CHES͕͙͒͡. All we need is $2,606. WE ARE SO CLOSE. You'll need an HTML5 capable... (Read More)

$6,700+ Pledged! 100+ Contributors! $2,000+ Raised in the Last 24 Hours ALONE! But Only 16 Hours to Go...

June 22nd - via:
I don't know how we did it, but we somehow pulled together an additional $2,000 in a single day. We're now more than 70% funded — but we've got only 16 hours left on this campaign! When we reach $7,000 in pledges, you'll unlock the secret "Lost... (Read More)

We just hit $5,000!!! That Means You're ALL Getting Additional Paperback Copies!

June 21st - via:
Well, all of you who've pledged at the $30 level or above, that is — otherwise it wouldn't be quite fair, I suppose. We've got only 24 hours left — but we're more than 50% funded now! Can we get the remaining $4,500 in a mere 24 hours? Never say... (Read More)

ONE DAY MORE! (Or slightly more): A Magical, Musical Update For This Campaign's Final Hours.

June 20th - via:
Good evening, boys, ghouls, and gender-indeterminate skeletons! We're down to our final hours, so let's have some fun. Here's a magical, musical video I made just for YOU, because I love you all:  (Read More)

BREAKING: Neil Gaiman Has Just Endorsed "The Willows" Anthology.

June 19th - via:
Yes, I could hardly believe it myself:  Neil Gaiman — author of Good Omens, American Gods, the Sandman series, and innumerable other tales we all love — has just shared The Willows anthology with his 2.65 million followers: See the action... (Read More)

Award-Winning Author BRIAN EVENSON Writes of His Support For "The Willows" Anthology — and I Read Briefly From His Book "Last Days"

June 19th - via:
Good evening boys, ghouls, and gender-indeterminate skeletons! The past day has witnessed a flurry of activity on this Kickstarter. Our pledges have skyrocketed by a sharp 10 percent in the past 24 hours alone. In fact, a number of backers have... (Read More)

NEW STRETCH GOALS: 1) The "Lost Issue," and 2) YOU as a Character in a Story

June 17th - via:
We're down to the final four days — and I still believe we can do this. I have personally watched my friends' Kickstarter campaigns skyrocket from 30% to 100% funding in the final 72 hours alone. Of course, this will hardly be a piece of cake. But... (Read More)

Kickstarter Is Featuring "The Willows" in This Week's "Projects We Love" Newsletter!

June 13th - via:
My humblest and most profound thanks, Kickstarter! A full week still remains in our campaign — and while our prospects may seem grim at this hour, I can attest that I have personally witnessed campaigns raise $6k or more in the final 72 hours... (Read More)

We've just added an amusing FAQ section. Come peruse it!

June 12th - via:
Greetings, supporters! I dispatch this brief missive to alert you that my co-editor Skadi and I have just added a diverting little FAQ section to this Kickstarter page.  Come pay it a visit at the following link:... (Read More)

I'm helping out by backing every other Kickstarter created by a BEN!

June 8th - via:
Yep, that's right — I'm backing every BEN's  project on Kickstarter, because we BENs need to stick together.  BEN is  objectively the best name, and everyone who doesn't have it is just shit outta luck, I guess.  Let's do this!  (Read More)

Extra! Extra! The Willows' Long-Lost Co-Editor Has Reappeared to Rejoin Our Crew!

June 7th - via:
Friends — as some of you may know, The Willows magazine was far from a solo effort on my part. I was blessed to be surrounded by a ferociously loyal crew of fellow devotees to the classic weird tradition — not least of whom was my stalwart... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal AND a New Reward Tier: FREE Paperbacks at $5000, and Custom Giclee Art Prints for $80!

June 6th - via:
I awoke this morning to discover we've reached nearly 30% of our goal, with more than two weeks yet remaining in our campaign. What a splendid surprise! Even so, a long road yet remains ahead of us — and to fuel us on that journey, I have unlocked... (Read More)

We're nearly 20% there — but we need your help to get to the finish line!

May 31st - via:
Dearest supporters, let me offer a tremendous thank you to all of you who have pledged your support to this anthology. We've already raised almost 20% of our required funding in the first week alone, which means we are well on track to achieving our... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!