Final days for the LEVIATHAN 5 Fund-Raising Challenge! Support Translated Fiction!

Art by JZ Zerfoss

Jeff VanderMeer says,

Leviathan 5: The Next Wave, the latest in the award-winning fiction anthology series edited by my wife Ann and me, will focus on new writers of weird fantasy fiction, and will also endeavor to have an open reading period as world-wide as we can make it. This means many writers who don’t write in English will be able to submit, to our brigade of foreign language editors.

The publisher is ChiZine, and they’re providing a budget that is respectable for an English-language anthology. BUT, we will need more funds for the translation component. READ HERE FOR MORE CONTEXT.

So…all of February is fund-drive month [here at Ecstatic Days.] Our goal is to raise $1,000 in 28 days, to add to the $300 in donations already received. Your name will be listed in the book, and you can donate easily through paypal to vanderworld at or via check to “Jeff VanderMeer”, POB 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32315.

IF we reach the $1,000 goal, I will do an interpretative dance based on the title story in my story collection, “The Third Bear,” which will be taped and put up on YouTube for your enjoyment. Trust me when I say that…I am a terrible dancer…and very bad at interpretative dance…and, um, a dance based on The Third Bear…I could do myself an injury on accident… (Note also that per this post, I can confirm that my collection Third Bear has earned out, which means my pledge to use all royalties received from the book toward Leviathan is no idle claim.)

In case you need proof of the potential entertainment value, here’s a limited view of my prior skill at (1) acting and (2) moving around.

Drax says: This really can happen. As of February 19, donated funds had climbed past $800. Make the final days of February count! Support translated fiction, make VanderMeer dance! Though I’m a little terrified by the notion of a Third Bear “interpretive dance.”



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