Cat Rambo is creating Stories.

I'm speculating in my fiction.

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per short story
Milestone Goals
Add a monthly flash piece.
$250 per short story
If I've hit this goal, I know I'm doing something right. I'll add a free flash piece each month.
Add an audio version
$500 per short story
On the road, it's too difficult to set up recording equipment. At this level, I'll be able to afford to have someone record and edit each story.
A serialized fantasy series.
$1,000 per short story
If I'm making this much, I'll finish and start re-releasing my urban fantasy novel, THE EASTER BUNNY MUST DIE.
Start a speculative fiction magazine
$2,500 per short story
So many people keep saying they'd like to see me editing another magazine. Well, here's a chance to put your money where your mouth is by helping me reach the point where I can start buying stories from other authors as well.


Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld Magazine, and Her short story, “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” from her story collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). For more about her, as well as links to her fiction, see


Redmond, WA, USA

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This campaign arose as an experiment to use up the backlog of short stories I'd accumulated and see what works better: traditional publishing or this model. Stories include urban fantasy, sword and sorcery, near and far SF, secondary-world fantasy, the occasional piece of lit fic, and who knows what else. Since starting this mid 2014, I've been reasonably satisfied with the results, particularly given that I write a lot of short stories.

If you're new to my work, I write both fantasy and SF. Here are some of my favorites: English Muffin, Devotion on the Side (near future SF), Tortoiseshell Cats Are Not Refundable (near future),  On the Big-Fisted Circuit (near future, giant fighting robots), Love, Resurrected (fantasy, zombies), Clockwork Fairies (steampunk),  Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain (slipstream, Nebula-nominated, trigger warning for sex and violence). I also used to edit Fantasy Magazine, and in 2014 guest-edited Lightspeed Magazine's Women Destroying Fantasy issue.

My first novel, Beasts of Tabat, appeared this year from Wordfire Press. It's the first volume of a fantasy quartet. I'm currently finishing up the next book, Hearts of Tabat, and am posting excerpts from that on my blog.

My aim is to release a short story every two to four weeks, with an option for subscribers to supply prompts and Tuckerizations. In addition, you're welcome to discuss the stories on my page -- ,I will check in every few days to answer questions. 

If you were a Fantasy Magazine fan: I'm taking advantage of the Patreon milestone as well to set a challenge for all the people who keep telling me they want to see me at the helm of a magazine again. Help me hit the $2500 mark and I'll be able to afford to start buying fiction from other people to mix in with mine. If you're one of the people who come up to me at conventions and wistfully express how much they loved my rejection slips, well then... it's within your power to make it happen, by donating and/or spreading the word.

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