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Three Gorgeous Gothic Hardcover Anthologies Inspired by Poe

Created by Sara Crocoll Smith, Author

A macabre escapade echoing the legacy of Poe's dark heart, where each page is a gateway to fear, obsession, & eternity...

Latest Updates from Our Project:

New Update: Progressing on Schedule!
23 days ago – Fri, Mar 29, 2024 at 11:27:12 AM

Hello backers!

In today's update on the status of Three Gorgeous Gothic Hardcover Anthologies Inspired by Poe, we want to share with you about how the project as a whole is going. Everything is going very well and as expected. 🥳

For backers who purchased eBooks [EXCEPT Love Letters to Poe, Volume III: Tales Torn From the Heart]: The Hopeful Horror Digital Bundle and LLTP Volume 1 and 2 in ebook format were added to your BookFunnel library in January 2024. If you log in and your BookFunnel library is empty, log in to BookFunnel using your other email address to get your books. If you do not have a BookFunnel account already, you'll need to make one using the email you provided Kickstarter. 

For backers of paperbacks, hardcovers, and the Love Letters to Poe, Volume III: Tales Torn From the Heart e-book: Sara has been steady working her way through copy edits of each work this month and Janet has been working on the templates for the paperback and hardcovers so they will be ready when copyediting is complete. As you can see from the timeline below, we're right on/bit ahead of schedule to deliver the LLTP Volume III eBook and begin shipping for print versions in October 2024. We will be sure to keep you updated as we continue moving forward.

Timeline for LLTP 3

March - May 2024: Copyediting of and contracts signed for accepted submissions

June 2024: Formatting of books 

July - August 2024: Ordering proofs, finalizing print versions

September 2024: Final survey sent; shipping charged and collected based on final weight of physical rewards and add-ons

October 2024: Love Letters to Poe, Volume III: Tales Torn From the Heart e-book delivered and shipping begins for print versions

Thank you all so much for your incredible support! You all are the ones who are making this happen! As always, send us any questions and have a wonderful day!

Best, 
Sara and Janet

Authors Announced!
2 months ago – Wed, Feb 07, 2024 at 09:26:20 AM

We've got exciting news! 

Updates on Submissions for Tales Torn From the Heart

We are very excited to announce that the anthology includes 22 epic stories and 6 exceptional poems, written by 11 returning authors who either contributed to Vol. 1, 2, or both and 17 exciting new-to-LLTP voices!

And... Sara has started copyediting the stories and poems that will be in Love Letters to Poe, Volume III: Tales Torn From the Heart - whoo-hoo! 🥳

Authors Announced! 

We have another fun announcement! We are ready to share the names of the authors and give you a peek at their story/poem titles! 🎉

Janet created a shareable graphic (sized for instagram and facebook) and we've also listed the information below the graphic. 

LLTP Volume 3 names of the authors and their story/poem titles

*Please note that the list above and below is in alphabetical order by last name - not the order the stories/ poems will be in the anthology. Sara will arrange the stories and poems in the volume in the way that flows the best.

*Author Name | Story Title

  • Chris Semtner, Curator, Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, VA | Foreword - "Retelling Poe's Tell Tale"
  • Hugh Alan "The I in the Eye"
  • Jared Baker "Facts of the Case"
  • Devan Barlow "The Were-Vultures' Revenge"
  • Rose Biggin "Tall Leather Teeth"
  • Melanie Cossey "My Tell-Tale Confession"
  • Renee Cronley "Home Is Where the Heart Is"
  • Jasmine De La Paz "The Lovelorn Hearts"
  • Halimah S. Dilazak "Scarlet House"
  • Susan Earlam "Two Moons Tavern"
  • Alyson Faye "Feathertide"
  • Lori Green "Til Death"
  • Xandra Harbet "Heart to Heart"
  • Vincent Heselwood "The Tell Tale Her"
  • Leanna Renee Hieber "Her Pale Blue Eyes"
  • Maggie Nerz Iribarne "At Last, You've Come"
  • Jackson Kuhl "The Abrupt Arrival of Lambert Baines"
  • Jon Lasser "That Infinite and Lonely Street"
  • Molly Likovich "For The Sake of Her Heart"
  • Gregory R. Meece "The Ticking Tomb"
  • Jeremy Megargee "The Best of Me"
  • A.R.C. Mitra "A Murmur, Like the Sound of the Sea"
  • Kurt Newton "The Red Leaf"
  • HV Patterson "Unquiet Hearts"
  • Mary Rajotte "The Mournful Influence of Unperceived Shadow"
  • J. L. Royce "The Gardener's Song"
  • A.A. Rubin "And Still I Hear The Beating of His Heart"
  • Beth Simone "Clarity"
  • Kris Waldherr "How They Met Themselves"

That's all for now. We will be sure to keep you updated as we continue moving forward! As always, send us any questions and have a wonderful week!

Best, 
Sara and Janet





 

In Your BookFunnel Library Now: Hopeful Horror Digital Bundle and LLTP Volume 1 & 2
3 months ago – Fri, Jan 26, 2024 at 10:50:33 AM

We're excited to announce that the Hopeful Horror Digital Bundle and LLTP Volume 1 and 2 in ebook format are ready for your reading pleasure!  

If you purchased the Hopeful Horror Digital Bundle, Volume I: A Toast to Edgar Allan Poe and Volume II: Houses of Usher (part of the LLTP eBook Bundle), your books have been added to your BookFunnel library.

Hopeful Horror Digital Bundle
Hopeful Horror Digital Bundle
Volume I: A Toast to Edgar Allan Poe
Volume I: A Toast to Edgar Allan Poe
Volume II: Houses of Usher
Volume II: Houses of Usher

Get your ebooks from your BookFunnel library

To read your books, just log in to the BookFunnel app or my.bookfunnel.com using the email address used in the BackerKit survey. If you log in and your BookFunnel library is empty, log in to BookFunnel using your other email address to get your books. If you do not have a BookFunnel account already, you'll need to make one using the email you provided Kickstarter.

By delivering the books this way, there is no link that expires, and the books will always remain in your library. BookFunnel has excellent tech support and are happy to help solve any issues you might have if you need to contact them.

As always if you have questions, please reach out. We're so excited to share these books with you and want to make the process as simple as possible so you can spend your time reading. 📚

Happy reading!!

Sara and Janet

Tales Torn From the Heart Submissions, Locking Down Orders, eBook Delivery & More!
3 months ago – Fri, Jan 19, 2024 at 05:51:57 AM

Hello Poe fans!

Today is Poe's birthday and we've been celebrating by keeping the momentum going for the latest volume of LLTP! We are excited to announce that the Smoke Test was a success and all surveys have been sent with a special link to your survey in BackerKit. 

Update on Submissions for Tales Torn From the  Heart

Sara finished reviewing ALL 123 submissions and we gotta say, the competition was really steep! She had to make some difficult decisions and everyone who submitted should be very proud of themselves. All decisions have now been sent.

You're going to love the unique angles and lenses through which each story and poem is inspired by "The Tell-Tale Heart." This is turning out to be an amazing anthology and the biggest Volume yet!

Love Letters to Poe Tales Torn From the Heart
 
 

Survey Reminder & Locking Down Orders

Many of you have already completed the survey - thank you! 

If you have not completed the survey, please look in your inbox for an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. When you open the email with the survey, please click the survey link in the email you received to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. 

If you did not receive the email, please message us through Kickstarter with your Backer ID # found on your Kickstarter confirmation. If you haven't filled out your survey yet, please do so as soon as possible so we know where to send your rewards.

We will start locking down all orders on January 22nd. 

Pre-Order Store Launched

The Pre-Order Store for Three Gorgeous Gothic Hardcover Anthologies Inspired by Poehas launched. If you missed ordering something you had your eye on during the Kickstarter campaign, now’s your time. Consider indulging in the new year and Poe's birthday by treating yourself with some new stories! 

Update on eBook Delivery

We promised in the Three Gorgeous Gothic Hardcover Anthologies Inspired by Poe Kickstarter campaign that we would deliver eBooks [EXCEPT Love Letters to Poe, Volume III: Tales Torn From the Heart] in January 2024. We will begin sending out the Hopeful Horror Digital Bundle, and the previously released Love Letters to Poe eBooks once orders that we have actually received thus far have been locked down and paid for. Please note that the Pre-Order Store will not be affected. You can continue to purchase products after we've locked down the current orders.

The eBooks will be delivered directly into your BookFunnel library. We'll notify you next week about how you can easily read them in your library if you ordered the Hopeful Horror Digital Bundle, Volume I: A Toast to Edgar Allan Poe and Volume II: Houses of Usher (part of the LLTP eBook Bundle). We are VERY excited for you all to start reading the Hopeful Horror novels, Volume I: A Toast to Edgar Allan Poe and Volume II: Houses of Usher!

Shipping Reminder

We currently don't have shipping prices entered for physical rewards in BackerKit. We plan to wait until closer to fulfillment to enter and charge you for the physical items on your survey to get the most accurate/fair fulfillment prices. We will update backers after entering those shipping prices before we charge you in BackerKit.
 
As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Again, thanks for all your support! We can’t wait to send you your books! 💙
 
Celebrating Poe, 
Sara and Janet
 

BackerKit Survey Update & Happy New Year!
4 months ago – Fri, Jan 05, 2024 at 06:21:21 AM

Hey everyone!

We hope you had a restful, joyous, and safe holiday season! 

We are excited to share that we have everything ready to carry out the steps to open the Pledge Manager, where you will have the opportunity to add any of the fun add-ons to your pledge! Also, you will be able to add your shipping address.

 Smoke Test Happening Jan. 10th

Before opening the Pledge Manager to everyone we want to check that everything works correctly. To do so we will carry out a blind smoke test, in which an invitation to the Pledge Manager will be sent to a small percentage of backers. Any issue detected will be compiled and corrected. After this period, everything will be ready and the Pledge Manager will be open for everyone.

The smoke test will begin next Wednesday, January 10th. We want to ensure that your experience is smooth. Thank you so much in advance for your patience and help. Please keep an eye on your emails when the time comes in case you are one of the backers in the smoke test (please check your spam folder just in case). In case you do not receive an email, don’t worry. Everything is fine. It likely means you are not part of the smoke test.

 Look for Survey Later Next Week

Once the smoke test has been completed, you will receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s essential to respond to your survey as quickly as possible since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.

You do not need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the survey invite email, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

 Shipping Fees

Due to the volatility of shipping prices globally right now, shipping fees for this project will be calculated at a later date once we have the best estimates for everyone. We plan to enter and charge backers for shipping a month or two before fulfillment when we have better estimates of what it will cost to ship backers rewards. We will alert backers when shipping costs are finalized and before we charge your cards in your BackerKit survey. We will keep you informed all along the way!

Checking Pledge Status

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://love-letters-to-edgar-allan-poe-a-tell-tale-heart-antho.backerkit.com.

Troubleshooting BackerKit Log In

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your crowdfunding account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address associated with your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://love-letters-to-edgar-allan-poe-a-tell-tale-heart-antho.backerkit.com/faq.

After surveys are sent, if you did not receive the email, and you signed in with Apple ID, your email address might be a private relay email address. We can help locate your survey and update your email address, please message us or post a comment with your Backer ID or Pledge # found on your confirmation. You can learn more about your email hiding for your Apple ID here.

Thank you very much for your support and patience.

Best, 

Sara and Janet