Monday, December 14, 2009

Tu Publishing Fundraiser a Success!

Wow! Just, wow! It's been a great weekend (Saints are 13-0, woot!) I got some wonderful news in an email this morning from a friend, and another email from Tu Publishing! Check out my earlier post on this fledgling imprint here. I'd like to share a message from Stacy Whitman:

We made it!

I (Stacy Whitman) just woke up to see that our Kickstarter has been fully funded with 11 hours to go. You guys, I’m speechless. I went to bed knowing we had $2000 left to go, and wondering if we’d make it.


So, a big thank you to everyone who made this happen: All the people who tweeted, blogged, and shared on Facebook about it; all the people who participated in the auction; and especially all the people who pledged. We’ll officially be open for submissions from writers come Jan. 1 because WE MET THE GOAL!

For you writers: keep an eye on the Tu Publishing blog where we’ll be posting official submission guidelines in the next few days!

The project is still open for another 11 hours, so we won't be able to declare "official" success until we cross the finish line, but I'm sure we'll make it!

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this dream a reality!


V. S said...


Davin Malasarn said...

Great news! Congratulations!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Congratulations! Glad it's working out for you. I'll look forward to hearing more about Tu.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Icy Roses said...

Ooo, what is this that you are raising money for? For some reason, the link isn't working for me.

So...this might be a dumb question, but what is YA speculative?

Susan R. Mills said...

I'll definitely check out the blog. Great news.

Tere Kirkland said...

Oops, fixed the links. Guess I just got a little excited and didn't double-check the text I copied from Tu.

I'm hoping that this imprint will do really well in the coming year because I really care about their mission-- to publish more speculative fiction books for children and young adults with a multicultural focus.

Icy Roses, it's the term that seems to be used most these days to encompass YA fantasy/scifi/paranormal/dystopian, and any other genre outside the realm of possiblity. I seem to be unable to write anything that isn't spec fic. ;)

Luckily, Tu managed to meet their fund-raising goals. I'm shocked, but in the best possible way-- I wasn't sure they were going to make it at first. But I'm glad they did. Now they'll be open to submissions in January, so if you've got a manuscript you think might be a good fit, get it into shape for next month!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. ;-)

Abby Annis said...

I love good news. :) Sorry I'm so late commenting. I just had a chance to read your post. Crazy day today. Congrat to Tu! That's awesome!

Heather Zundel said...

Isn't this the coolest thing ever! Thank you so much for posting about it. I can't tell you how excited I am. I can't wait to see what they put out!

Abby Annis said...

Tag! You're it!