So…as I am making social media posts tonight about how I’ve busted ass this week to finish my work with Love from the Vortex, I realize I haven’t actually shared the pre-order link for the book ? Nor Yolie’s beautiful website (the envy!!) and the page she has for the book??
The general fandom practice, or let me call it praxis for the sake of this post’s clever title, is that the labor provided–and it is indeed labor–is free. That’s largely because profiting off one’s fan works is exactly what used to send the legal team down on scared teenagers Way Back in the Day, shuttering websites and listservs without warning or remorse, and generally sending fans to ground to share what unorthodox things that sanctioned industry forums wouldn’t print.
It’s the end of the year but I have the odd feeling of starting a new chapter. Today, I released a rather official(!) cover for a book of poetry I’ve been working on for a few weeks now, and I’m genuinely proud to share my part in making it all come together. I’ll be posting more about it as we lead up to the pub date, which is currently March 2020.