Our Kickstarter campaign for Peirene Now! No. 3, Shatila Stories has been successfully funded with 327 backers pledging £13,350.
The Nymph and I have been overwhelmed by your generosity. I can’t express how grateful and touched we are. We can now go ahead to publish this unique collaborative novel by nine refugee writers from Syria and Palestine living in the Shatila camp in Beirut. Your donations will pay for all aspects of the production: authors fees, translators fees, line editor, proofreadings, design, setting, printing. And if we can’t find an Arab publisher for the Arab edition, we can now also go ahead to publish an Arab edition. And if there is an Arab publisher willing to collaborate with us, we will use the extra money to engage a PR specialist to help us spread the word about Shatila Stories as widely as possible.
Thank you from the Peirene team and the authors of Shatila Stories to help bring this amazing book into the world. This is truly a collaborative work of art – by the nine writers and by you – and a credit to our human ability to pool our imaginations and resources and produce something beautiful and inspiring.