Save Cocky the Fox!

March 22, 2010

As previously announced, the editors of HILOBROW are eager to serialize The Ballad of Cocky the Fox, a stalled-out novel by contributing writer James Parker. Here’s a video of James reading from the manuscript.

We’re trying to raise $4,000 via Kickstarter; as of this morning, our readers and friends have pledged a whopping $2,360. We’re humbled and grateful. However, in the next 23 days, we have to raise the remaining $1,640 — or else we receive nothing!

PLEASE PLEDGE: If we raise the money, we’ll publish The Ballad of Cocky the Fox in 20 installments, between April 15 and the end of the year; after that, we’ll publish a printed book (which will be sent to anyone who pledges at least $25; those who pledge at least $100 will be thanked in the book’s acknowledgments). Each post in the series will be illustrated by Kristin Parker, who will also design a COCKY THE FOX t-shirt (which will be sent to anyone who pledges at least $50); a limited edition print of one of the illustrations, complete with a poem by James, will be sent to anyone who pledges at least $250.

You don’t have to make a big sacrifice to support this worthy effort! Between installments of the novel, we’ll email a PDF newsletter to anyone who pledges at least $10. But you can pledge less than that, too.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD: Send the Kickstarter/Cocky URL — — to friends and followers via Twitter, Facebook, email, and blog. We’re only $1,640 away from publishing the greatest fox-and-rabbit novel ever.

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