NOTICE FROM THE PUBLISHER:
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
S. C. Delaney
Thomas La Farge
Jamie Tolbert Franklin
William Lloyd Gibson
Teri Lee Kline
Lawrence M LaPlaca
L T O’Rourke
Merceana Pedro e Silva
Stephen F. Trull Jr.
Greg A Wallace
Carla M. Wilson
I also want to thank the artists and writers who donated special perks to the campaign: Doug Rice, Terri Lloyd, Farewell 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.