As announced yesterday, VanderMeer Creative is funding a full year of The Octavia Project in Brooklyn. We are also providing a full-ride scholarship for one 2017 Octavia Project student to attend the teen SF/Fantasy writing camp, Shared Worlds, that we have helped run for almost a decade. We think the sharing of ideas between the Octavia Project and Shared Worlds–one science-based with some fiction components and the other fiction-based with some science components–will be an interesting and useful thing.
You can read more about this great STEM program for teen girls at their site–as well as this interview with Chana Porter at Electric Literature. Please consider donating to this amazing and useful organization. This is literally about nourishing the minds of our future scientists and creatives.
VanderMeer Creative, Inc., is the umbrella corporation for many of our creative activities, including our public events. All of our books are copyrighted to VanderMeer Creative and we maintain a robust backlist of e-books and physical books through our Cheeky Frawg imprint, including a devotion to translated and international fiction.
Through VanderMeer Creative, we also serve as agents for Michael Cisco and the estate of David R. Bunch, as well as for the iconic Finnish writer Leena Krohn (in some territories).
In the coming year, VanderMeer Creative will announce additional initiatives and funding in keeping with core values of supporting creativity, innovative fiction, diversity in publishing, and international fiction–as well as environmental causes and the intersection of social justice and global warming issues.
The VanderMeer Creative website provides contact information and information on our upcoming public events.