Kickstarting COCKY

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I recently mentioned a micro-fiction contest over at my other website, HiLobrow. Significant Objects readers are welcome to enter; deadline is the 31st.

I also wanted to note that HiLobrow is hoping to serialize, and then print a funny, tragic, fox-and-rabbit adventure novel-in-progress by one of our favorite writers, James Parker, who contributed a terrific story about a Kitty Plate to SO v1. In order to do so, we’re trying to raise $4,000 via Kickstarter.

In fact, we’ve already raised over half ($2,600) the necessary money during the first 10 days of our 30-day fundraising period. But now we’ve stalled out! We need YOU, readers, to donate a little something — $5, $10, $20, $50, or more — and help us reach our goal before midnight on April 14th. Why should you pledge your support? Watch this video at our Kickstarter page to discover what the project means to us. And there are other incentives, too.

REWARDS include: a PDF newsletter (edited by Patrick Cates, another talented Significant Objects participant) documenting the novel’s creation; a copy of the book’s first edition; a COCKY THE FOX tee; your name in the book’s acknowledgments; and a limited-edition COCKY THE FOX print + poem by James. See details at the Kickstarter page; also click on the UPDATES tab to see more videos, and so forth.

If we manage to raise the full $4,000 by midnight on April 14, HiLobrow will begin serializing COCKY THE FOX the very next day, If, however, we fail to raise $4,000 by then, we don’t get any of the money. The pledgers keep it. So please, share the following URL with friends via Facebook, Twitter, blog posts, email, and so forth. You might also consider sticking Kickstarter’s COCKY THE FOX widget onto your blog or website. Many thanks in advance, friends.

Let’s kickstart COCKY!


Joshua Glenn is an editor, publisher, and a freelance writer and semiologist. He does business as KING MIXER, LLC. He's cofounder of the websites HiLobrow, Significant Objects, and Semionaut; and cofounder of HiLoBooks, which will reissue six Radium Age sci fi novels in 2012. In 2011, he produced and co-designed the iPhone app KER-PUNCH. He's coauthored and co-edited Taking Things Seriously, The Idler's Glossary, The Wage Slave's Glossary, the story collection Significant Objects (forthcoming from Fantagraphics), and Unbored, a kids' field guide to life forthcoming from Bloomsbury. In the '00s, Glenn was an associate editor and columnist at the Boston Globe's IDEAS section; he also started the IDEAS blog Brainiac. He has written for Slate, n+1, Cabinet, io9, The Baffler, Feed, and The Idler. In the '90s, Glenn published the seminal intellectual zine Hermenaut; served as editorial director and co-producer of the pioneering DIY and online social networking website; and was an editor at the magazine Utne Reader. Glenn manages the Hermenautic Circle, a secretive online community. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons. Click here for more info.

2 thoughts on “Kickstarting COCKY

  1. I chipped in with a pledge.

    And ever since, I’ve noticed that the attractive woman from the 11th floor greets me in the elevator with a shy yet welcoming smile, whereas before she never seemed to notice me.

    Draw your own conclusions.

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