Dark Horse cover
Dark Horse has announced it will publish The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, the Kickstarter-funded comic and prose anthology created by editor Hope Nicholson. 

The all-female comic/text anthology will feature true stories of love, romance, and sex from more than 50  book and comic industry professionals including Jen Vaughn, Kate Leth, Margaret Atwood, Mariko Tamaki, Marguerite Bennett, and Trina Robbins.

Kickstarter/Bedside Press cover
Canadian editor and publisher Hope Nicholson created a Kickstarter to fund the book in July, which raised $122,286 CAD (approximately $90,134.89 U.S.) from 3,640 backers ($24.76/backer average), and was shipped to backers last week. The new Dark Horse edition will include a new cover by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona) and a foreword by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet). The new edition will launch in October 2016.

“These are the stories we bond over when we get together at a comic con, play video games, and marathon Star Trek,” said Nicholson. “They are stories about the loves of our lives (both real and fictional!), and our embarrassing moments as we grow and learn more about the complex worlds of love and dating, especially as they relate to our fandom obsessions. All of the writers and artists involved - especially me - are incredibly excited to work with Dark Horse and bring our stories into comic and book stores worldwide.”

Yesterday Dark Horse announced a new graphic novel series from Margaret Atwood, also for late 2016 (see “Margaret Atwood Pens First OGN Series”). Hope Nicholson is serving as a consulting editor on that project.