LONTAR needs your help one last time.
Just as with issue #9, the National Arts Council has declined to financially support issue #10 with a publication grant, meaning that we are on our own once more to raise the funds to even get the issue to print.
Y’all came through for us before, and I’ll need to ask for your generosity again.
L10 is our double-sized final issue, with around 80,000 words of original fiction and poetry, as well as a brand new comic story from Eisner-nominated artist Drewscape and a full-page illustration by internationally celebrated graphic novelist Sonny Liew.
Because of the increase in content, we will need to raise at least $2,500 USD to cover our costs for the issue (with $4,000 USD needed to use full-colour printing for the artwork).
The deadline is at midnight SGT on 27 March 2018. This gives us two weeks.
Go to our Patreon page today and pledge to become one of our patrons; if you’re a patron already, please spread the word. Some of the special reward tiers—in particular the Sorcerer, Salamanca and Irreal levels—are still up for grabs.
Note: because of the way Patreon is structured, any pledges received after the deadline will not be counted, and your support will also not be noted within the journal itself, so please pledge before midnight SGT on 27 March 2018 to have your contribution matter.
Here’s what you’ll get in issue #10:
- the exciting conclusion of Dean Francis Alfar’s award-winning novel Salamanca
- sightings of a strange astronaut in an infinite library by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, illustrated by Eisner winner Sonny Liew;
- the meeting between weretigers and Sang Nila Utama by Manish Melwani;
- the enlightenment of a politician’s wife by Cyril Wong;
- a Pygmalion-esque tragic romance by comic artist Drewscape;
- weaponised merlions in WWII-era Singapore by Kevin Martens Wong;
- an unexpected offer of omniscient immortality by Eliza Victoria;
- gods and mango tree spirits united in song by Vida Cruz;
- post-apocalyptic satay cookery in Marina Bay Sands by Wayne Rée;
- domestic strife and changeling tigers by Natalie Wang;
- the magic of folding origami cranes by Topaz Winters;
- a panadería that guarantees pregnancy by Gabriela Lee;
- surrogate speaking to the dead by Patricia Karunungan;
- a dating app for interdimensional monstrosities by Marylyn Tan & Graeme Ford;
- and speculative poetry by Kevin Minh Allen, Davian Aw, F. Jordan Carnice, Genevieve DeGuzman, May Chong, Lawdenmarc Decamora, Joses Ho, Judith Huang, Sithuraj Ponraj, Bronwyn Sharman, Lakan Umali and Natalie Wang.
You have the power to help us meet these goals, and ensure that LONTAR can go out with a bang. Become our patron before midnight SGT on 27 March 2018.