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Monday, May 8th, 2017 | Posted by John ONeill

Best of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly Volume 2

In his review of Volume One of The Best of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Fletcher Vredenburgh wrote:

Regular readers of my monthly short story roundup know how great I think Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is, ranking it the most consistent forum for the best in contemporary swords & sorcery. Some may think I’m laying it on a little thick, but The Best of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly: Volume 1, 2009-2011, a distillation of the mag’s first three years, should prove that I’m not.

It’s too late to get in on the ground floor and support the creation of Volume One — but you can help support the publishers and editors of HFQ in their noble effort to produce a second volume. I asked editor Adrian Simmons to give us the scoop, and here’s what he told me.

At Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, we swore we wouldn’t be one of those sites constantly begging you for change. But we’ve swallowed our pirde (one bite at a time, which is why it has taken so damn long) and come to you, our readers and fans, for support so we can get our best-of anthologies moving again.

If you only support Kickstarters that are clear winners, you’re in luck — as of early Monday morning, the campaign has already surpassed $700 on a $500 goal, with roughly seven weeks to go. Check it out here.


  1. I’m thinking of making this the first kickstarter I ever support, but I have one concern: the use of the work “pledge”. If I pledge $xxx.xx, when do they take the money? I’m far more comfortable with I pay $xxx.xx now rather than I have to try to remember that on xx/xx/xx I will have $xxx.xx going to be charged.

    Comment by Amy Bisson - May 8, 2017 10:46 am

  2. Kickstarter doesn’t charge anything until the project is over.

    Comment by Glenn - May 8, 2017 11:44 am

  3. Thanks for the info.

    Comment by Amy Bisson - May 8, 2017 12:22 pm

  4. Thanks for helping spread the word, John! We have been amazed, humbled even, at how quickly fans of S&S and adventure fiction have responded.

    Comment by Adrian Simmons - May 8, 2017 10:08 pm

  5. Vol 1. is still sitting on my shelf unread. But $16 for a hardback copy is too good to pass up.

    Comment by Glenn - May 10, 2017 11:22 am

  6. oops, it says “hardcopy” i misread that as hardcover. No biggy. The first volume looks great in trade paperback anyway.

    Comment by Glenn - May 10, 2017 11:28 am

  7. Backed. I missed the first volume, and this is perfect chance to pick both up for $31 ($25 pledge + $6 shipping).

    Well done, looking forward to this!

    Comment by Mick Gall - May 10, 2017 4:42 pm

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