TIH 077: Richard Thomas on Breaker, Gamut Magazine and Kickstarter Fundraising

TIH 077 Richard Thomas on Breaker, Gamut Magazine and Kickstarter Fundraising

In this podcast Richard Thomas talks about his new novel, Breaker, his exciting new venture, Gamut Magazine, and the ins and outs of Kickstarter fundraising. This episode is packed full of content, advice and lessons from editor, writer and publisher, Richard Thomas. 

About Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the author of seven books: Three novels, Disintegration and Breaker (Random House Alibi), and Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications); three short story collections, Tribulations (Crystal Lake), Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press), and Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press); as well as one novella of The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). With over 100 stories published, his credits include Cemetery Dance, PANK, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Midwestern Gothic, Arcadia, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 2 & 3, Gutted, and Shivers 6. He has won contests at ChiZine and One Buck Horror, and has received five Pushcart Prize nominations to date. He is also the editor of four anthologies: Exigencies and The New Black (Dark House Press), The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers (Black Lawrence Press) and Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press) with Chuck Palahniuk (finalist for the Bram Stoker Award). In his spare time he is a columnist at LitReactor and Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press. He has taught at LitReactor, the University of Iowa, StoryStudio Chicago, and in Transylvania.

Show notes

  • [05:30] Interview start
  • [05:55] 2015 Richard Thomas Year in Review
  • [18:08] Breaker
  • [25:15] Lessons learned from Disintegration that affected marketing, promotion and release of Breaker
  • [28:00] Advantages and dangers of genre labels
  • [37:04] Gamut Magazine
  • [52:00] Fundraising with Kickstarter
  • [55:52] Misconceptions about setting up a magazine

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  1. Jake

    Having some trouble listening to this one. Seems to drop off after a minute or two, right at his bio. Is anyone else having this problem?

    1. ThisIsHorror

      Hi Jake,

      I’ve just sent you an email asking similar questions, but just in case you haven’t received it here are a few questions again.

      Firstly I’m really sorry to hear you’re experiencing difficulties and will do my best to resolve this situation ASAP. How are you listening to the episode? Is it via iTunes, your computer, your mobile phone? Which browser or application are you using?

      I’ve just pressed play using a Mac and Google Chrome and am currently not experiencing any issues.

      At which point does the episode cut out?

      I’ll do my best to get you listening to the full episode ASAP.

      If anyone else is experiencing any issues with the episode please post below.

      Thank you for your support, Jake.

      Looking forward to hearing from you and helping you with this one.

      All the best,


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