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Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists
Monday , 23 May 2016 , 08 : 50 PM

Starting June 15th the Grimdark Magazine team will be using Kickstarter to raise $19,500USD (just over $27,100AUD) to fund Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists.

Our anthology will put you in the shoes of your favourite fantasy antagonists. We've gathered one hell of a team: seventeen brilliant fantasy authors, two amazing artists, a designer, editors and a team of readers from GdM. The stories will range from epic fantasy to good ol' grimdark fantasy and most things in between.

The Evil is a Matter of Perspective team

Seventeen authors were kind enough to commit their efforts to Evil is a Matter of Perspective:

Stretch goal authors:


This line-up is joined by the experienced members of the GdM team: Tom Smith, Mike Myers, Cheresse Burke, Jewel Gray, Kristy Mika, Diarmuid Hughes, and Adrian Collins.

What you get by backing this Kickstarter

The 15+ stories and associated art works will be on offer in four different formats--three print and one electronic: 

  • ebook (Kindle, ePub, and PDF)
  • Paperback
  • Hardcover (with dust jacket)
  • Lettered special edition:
    • Limited to 26
    • Signed by all the author contributors
    • Arizona leather cover
    • Ribbon

There will also be a range of other backing options on offer, such as tuckerisations and editing, for those who want more.

Stretch Goals

The best Kickstarters boast killer stretch goals that keep adding content. Ours is no different. As we bust through our funding goal and keep going north, here's our first list of stretch goals:

  • Interior art by Jason Deem (financial goal)
  • Additional short story by Mark Alder (financial goal)
  • Additional short story by Janny Wurts (financial goal)
  • Author pay bump from $0.10 per word to $0.12 per word (financial goal)
  • Open window for 2x unsolicited submissions (financial goal)
  • eBooks from Ragnarok Publications (backer numbers goal):
    • Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues
    • The Heresy Within by Rob J. Hayes
  • eBooks from Cohesion Press (backer numbers goal):
    • Into the Mist by Lee Murray
    • SNAFU: Survival of the Fittest
    • FUBAR by Weston Ochse
  • eBooks from Matthew Ward (backer number goal):
    • A Matter of Belief (novella)
    • The Tribute (novellette)
  • First year bundle deal from Grimdark Magazine (backer numbers goal)
  • Second year bundle deal from Grimdark Magazine (backer numbers goal)

If we bust through these goals we'll be adding further content to keep increasing the amount of value you get for your dollar. Any fiction budget left over will go into sourcing and purchasing more short stories.

The Add-Ons list is still being put together, so keep an eye on our blog for more information.

Back the Kickstarter

Evil is a Matter of Perspective is planned and ready to go for a June 15th launch. We need your commitment to get to print and to turn nine months of planning into a reality.

More to come on Evil is a Matter of Perspective from GdM and the authors over the next few weeks! Keep an eye on our social media pages for more!


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Comments (7)
Comments by Grimward July 07, 2016

Definitely backing this.

Comments by Adrian Collins July 04, 2016

If we sell on Amazon, they will likely subsidise the some of the cost of shipping, but it’s also likely they’ll work that cost into the price of the book. We’re just up-front about the actual cost of USPS shipping.

Comments by Wish I could back July 04, 2016

Was going to back this and get the paperback but sadly shipping more than doubles the price. Hopefully it will go on sale outwith kickstarter and is cheaper to ship.

Comments by David May 30, 2016

I’m in. Just send me an email when the kickstarter is live.

Comments by Madness May 29, 2016

Is this the Unveiled anthology reborn?

Needless to say but a handful of Bakker fans are very excited to support – especially Deem’s interior art!

Comments by Alissa May 27, 2016

(Financial goal) It’s Janny Wurts not Wurtz. So looking forward to this Kickstarter!

Comments by Clansman May 27, 2016

Definitely willing to back this. I’ll sign up on day one.