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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Embroidered Worlds: Ukrainian Fantastic Fiction

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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Welcome to our anthology project: Embroidered Worlds: Fantastic Fiction from Ukraine and the Diaspora, edited by Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Olha Brylova, and Iryna Pasko. Thank you for giving it a look! We are a small indie press working with a dedicated international community who are eager to see this exciting book blossom.

What we need is people as joyful about the power of art – people like you!

Embroidered Worlds presents a living snapshot of imaginative fiction in Ukrainian culture today, including stories that span and cross the speculative genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird fiction, magic realism, and alternate history. The majority of stories included in the anthology will be from writers in Ukraine, and for most of them it will be the first time their work will be translated into English.

Writers of the Ukrainian diaspora have contributed as well with stories that draw upon their heritage, illustrating the complex and diverse ways we celebrate and re-imagine culture. These writers and their stories are wildly diverse: There are ghosts and monsters, there are spaceships and ancient gods, there are battles — real and imagined — as well as time-travel adventures, post-apocalyptic settings, magic and folk motifs. Through all this amazing storytelling, we glimpse the ideas and ideals, the history and future, that the Ukrainian people are fighting and dying for.

his Kickstarter campaign does several things:

  • Funds the creation of the full book. (We did it! Thank you!)
  • Enables you to help us bring global visibility, marketing, and excitement to a worthy indie project – to give it the same sort of chances as Big Pub projects.
  • Enables the addition of illustrations or fun extras or formats. (See our Stretch Goals!)

We’d love for you back – or to follow the campaign. We’ll be posting all sorts of interesting backstory, and updates on the book, the project, and Ukrainian culture.


As of September 20th, this project has raised $16,700 of their $5,000 goal. This project has 11 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $1, you will get one eBook.  For a pledge of $20, you will get one paperback book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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