Scat’s in the Black—We Did It!



When Black Scat’s critical hardware started to fail about 4 months ago, friends suggested I try a fundraising campaign. I resisted for several reasons—one of which was the fear of public humiliation, i.e. that  Scat might only receive a few contributions. After all, we’re a very small press in an ocean of publishing. Eventually, however,  I realized it was worth a try, because the alternative would mean putting the clown to sleep.  

It seems like a year since the campaign started, but now, 4 weeks later, I’m overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support Scat received on IndieGoGo. Sunday night—with one hour left on the clock—we scored the goal!

I’m still in a state of shock.

I  want to thank everyone who participated. Times are tough and there are many worthy causes out there, so I’m particularly moved by your generosity. Indeed, several people made multiple donations. Many friends cheered us  on and spread the word.

Now,  thanks to you, I’ll be  able to  continue publishing in 2017.

Here are the 60 angels who came to the rescue. They truly deserve a standing ovation!

Nathalie M. Andrews
Alain Arias-Misson
Mark Axelrod
Allan Bealy
Pippa Bear
Tom Bowden
Yolande Brener
Paulo Brito
Suzanne Burns
Miggs Burroughs
Tom Bussmann
Keith Carmona
Larry Deck
S. C. Delaney
Thomas La Farge
Larry Fondation
Ryan Forsythe
Jamie Tolbert Franklin
Peter Gambaccini
Eckhard Gerdes
William Lloyd Gibson
Stephen Gutierrez
James Hardy
Emily Hayes
Pamala Heffner
Buddy Hernandez
Charles Holdefer
Teri Lee Kline
Andy Koopmans
Rick Krieger
James Langdell
Barbara LaPlaca-Hardy
Lawrence M LaPlaca
Terri Lloyd
Harry McCullagh
James McMenamin
Monika Mori
Sean O’Keefe
L T O’Rourke
Nhut Pham
Frank Pulaski
Doug Rice
Jason E.Rolfe
Brian Sampley
Maria Schurr
Merceana Pedro e Silva
Nile Southern
Delecia Sydnor
Stephen F. Trull Jr.
Katherine Turner
Greg A Wallace
Dominic Ward
Jeff Weddle
Tom Whalen
Tara Whitehead
Carla M. Wilson
Rebecca Woolston

I also want to thank the artists and writers who donated special perks to the campaign: Doug Rice, Terri LloydFarewell Debut, Doug Skinner, Carla M. Wilson, and Eckhard Gerdes. You guys rock!

Finally, a special word of thanks to Carla Wilson, who donated countless hours, organized  and headed the campaign from start to finish. Without her, it would never have happened.

Are you ready for more sublime art & literature?

You can bet I am.


—Norman Conquest