In another world, this is fully funded, or doesn't need to be funded at all, and art and creative output is regarded as more important than acquired wealth. But this isn't that world. So we have to do this. It's uncomfortable for everyone involved, I know.
Helping us financially gives us the opportunity to pay the contributors and develop the work. With enough help we would be able to switch to a monthly format for the magazine, hire some editors and readers, get more music for the podcast, and pursue secondary objectives. We would like to keep the electronic version of the magazine free and keep this project going as long as possible, and continued support by those kind enough to offer this makes that a reality. The alternatives involve either A) charging for submissions, which just feels tacky, or B) surviving long enough to get to do ad reads for expensive underwear and boxes of precooked food, the less said about which the better. So that leaves us with C) ask for money from strangers on the internet. Note: I recognise this entire page is obstensibly pointless at this phase, but better to have it and not need it than balloon in size overnight and be without.
Up above, please find the link to the Patreon account for both the podcast and the journal. We're planning on a lot of interesting ways to thank supporters. There's also a tip jar if you're feeling generous. This would go a long way toward hosting costs and expenses and keep our output free. It's appreciated. Obviously.
But Wait! There's More!
Let's say that you're still reading this but you're confused. You like the project but don't have a disposable income and you don't really write, draw, paint, or perform in a band. That's fine. No judgement here. If you want to help but aren't in a position to do much beyond listen, here's some free, quick ways to help us expand out reach:
And in Return
This is very much a project of love for us. We know how it feels to yell into the void and hear nothing back. We know what having -5 Twitter followers does for confidence (see: our Twitter account). And we can spot a rejection letter from the first three letters. While we may not initially be able to offer money you in all honesty probably deserve, we do want to build and grow and take everyone involved along for the ride. We don't want to be one of those Literary Magazines that forget about even their successful submitters once the issue is out. Nor do we want to be like one of those writing schools which only remember their alumni once they have a six figure deal in place. This is as much about creating a network of motivated and ambitious artists as it is making a magazine every two months.
Which is the long way around to say we follow back.