Category Archives: Issue #9

Thanks to Our Patrons

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Our patrons at the LONTAR Patreon have now been charged for issue #9, and I want to very publicly thank each and every one of them for coming to our aid in our time of need. They heeded the call for help after the funding rug was ripped out from underneath us, and I can’t put into words how much their financial generosity means to LONTAR and to me personally.

Because we had to send the print edition of L9 to press before all of the Patreon pledges were in, anyone who pledged in this last month may notice their name missing from the acknowledgements page. And even though it will be listed in the ebook edition (soon also available at Weightless Books), I want to recognise all of our wonderful patrons right here. Thank you for being such awesome human beings.

Universe Level
Carolyn Camoens

Dragons Level
Nuraliah Norasid

Cluster Level
Raymond Chan
Eliza Chan-Ma
Anh-Minh Do
Bob Helmer
Ho Zhi Hui
Ng Yi-Sheng
Erica Verrillo

Galaxy Level
Michaela Anchan
Nasayir Bedlam
Shelly Bryant
Chen Cuifen
Melissa De Silva
Philip Holden
Jennifer Hogan
Michael Janairo
Lo Hwei Shan
Manish Melwani
Andrea Pasion-Flores
Felix Pels
Sng Wei Tien
Phil Tatham
JZ Ting
Pete Young

Solar System Level
Anonymous
Richard Boulter
L. Chan
Julia Cheot
Caroline Chingcuanco
Dave Chua
Emilie Collyer
Tamara Craiu
Paolo Jose Cruz
Vida Cruz
Shana DuBois
Matthew Farrer
Jens Finkhaeuser
Lian Fournier
Liz Grzyb
Niall Harrison
Maria Haskins
Elizabeth King
Jan Larres
Lee Jing-Jing
Wei Fen Lee
E.C. Myers
Viet-Anh Nguyen
Cassandra Phillips-Sears
Francis Ramirez
Gord Sellar
staRpauSe
Eric James Stone
Fernando da Silva Trevisan
Tiffany Tsao

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One Week Left to Fund Issue #9

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Many thanks to all of our new and existing supporters at Patreon for their generosity: we are now 65% to our goal of $1,250 USD for funding issue #9!

LONTAR #9As I mentioned in the previous post, we are having to make up the financial shortfall to publish L9 after NAC turned down our grant (along with many others). The print edition has come back from the printers and will be available in bookshops soon (although you can order it direct from Epigram Books right now), so the money to pay for the print run has already been spent by the publisher, but we still need to pay that money back.

Patron levels start at $3 USD, but if you’re unable to pledge to the Patreon directly, please do me a huge favour and spread the word about this online. We only have $430 USD left to go in order to fully fund the issue, and only one week left to raise it.

Thank you!

LONTAR Needs Your Help

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Issue #9 has been proofread and sent to the printers, and will be coming out near the end of October. I’ll be revealing the cover art here soon, although our Patreon patrons have already gotten a sneak peek. Which leads me to the following.

The National Arts Council of Singapore rejected our grant application for L9, despite their history of supporting us since L3. This was extraordinarily disappointing, not least of all because it threatened an early cancellation of the journal; we came *this* close to disappearing altogether. However, Epigram Books will still be publishing the issue, thanks in part to our Patreon funding.

That said, we currently have a $1,300 SGD shortfall (~$950 USD), which I will have to pay out of my own pocket if further funding does not appear.

So please, do me a huge favour and become a Patreon patron (and spread the word) to help us make up this gap. There are many patronage tiers depending on your comfort level and financial situation, starting at $3 USD. And at the $75 level, you have the choice between signed copies of Here Be Dragons by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho, Salamanca by Dean Francis Alfar, or Red Dot Irreal by your humble founding editor.

I will be charging our patrons for issue #9 on 30 October 2017, so if you can help us out (and also be listed in the issue for your support), make sure to pledge by this date. Thanks in advance!