What is the Vault?
The Vault began as a collection of Twitter science-fiction based on research articles by Alex Massey, published @tinystoryseeds. Inspired by the Global Seed Vaults, Alex sought to create a collection of stories, sourced from the imaginations of a diverse collection of writers. Today, the Vault has grown into an independent publisher of micro-science fiction, with writers and readers from all over the globe.
Curator & Editor
Alex Jane Massey (they/them)
Alex Massey is a writer, editor, historian, and researcher from Sydney, Australia. They currently reside there with a cat, a cat lady, and a Canadian. Their work has appeared in ADDitude Mag, Story Seed Vault, Archer Magazine, Love Letter Podcast, and Fifty Word Stories. They can be found hiding behind decorative foliage at parties or on Twitter @angry_pidgey.
Jacinta Bowler (she/her)
Jacinta Bowler is a Melbourne-based science writer and podcaster. She has written for SBS, ABC, Brisbane Times, and is currently working as a writer and fact checker at ScienceAlert. She fact-checks people at parties and drinks more tea a day than any mere mortal could handle. Find her on Twitter @jacinta_bowler.
At this stage in our growth, the Vault finds ourselves at a point where we must plan for a sustainable future. Our costs are growing – we’re paying for over 100 stories a year and with plans to publish an anthology in the works, we need to begin thinking about our income stream.
We could add a paywall or ads to the site, but frankly – I hate both those options. They disrupt the reader’s experience and don’t match our ethics of diverse and accessible fiction. We’ve decided to pursue two avenues to receive donations – Patreon & Ko-Fi:
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