Monday, February 1, 2016
The Gamut Kickstarter Is Now Live
Not too long ago I took a writing class with Richard Thomas at Lit Reactor. He's easily one of the best instructors I've ever had—and I mean in any subject.
His writing is also superb. Few contemporary authors pack as much punch into their words as Richard Thomas. If you haven't read him, here's a sample from his stellar short story collection Staring Into the Abyss.
In terms of his work in editing, Thomas's anthologies The New Black and The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers are among my all-time favorite books.
No matter he's doing, Richard Thomas kills it.
The guy is unstoppable, and incredibly nice to boot. Accordingly, I was stoked when I heard rumblings that he'd be launching his own online fiction magazine called Gamut. In recent months, Thomas has indicated that the magazine, which is set for release in early 2017, will publish work from the "neo-noir, speculative, and literary" genres, but ultimately feature a "wide range of voices" and "genre-bending, hybrid stories that utilize the best of genre and literary fiction." Here's an interview with Richard Thomas about the whole thing over at Entropy.
Sounds pretty rad, right? Well, the magazine's Kickstarter just went live today. Check it out and back it, if you like what you see so far. I know I'll be contributing on payday. Already, the project has received endorsements from the likes of Chuck Palahniuk and Irvine Welsh. So, yeah.
Whether you're a reader, a writer, or both, Gamut really needs to be on your radar. Take a look and help it come to life.