You may remember Jessica Bell's post, Behind the Scenes at a Literary Journal, where she broke down a lot of tasks and costs. Well ... we're getting so much bigger than this now. We are getting more than 4000 unique views a month and the compliments via email take our breaths away. Which is pretty damn excellent for a magazine running only a little over two years.
That is thanks to YOU.
But the bigger we get, the more we start to scrape the bottom of the money barrel. Especially since we are now publishing single-author vignette collections through Vine Leaves Press and offering a 70% royalty on both paperback and eBook. We are big (HUGE!) supporters of writers, so anything less just feels like robbery. But this means we don't make money. Because any money that we receive goes straight back into the journal and paying contributors for their work.
Our piggy bank is running very low. We have tried to get grant support through the Australia Council for the Arts, but in order to be eligible, we would have to publish only Australian literature. we are not willing to do that. There is a world of amazing writers out there. We can NOT make that sacrifice for arts funding.
Can you help us?
Please do us the honour of donating a few bucks to our mission: to give the vignette, a forgotten literary form, the exposure and credit it deserves.
Just think of it as buying two coffees one morning, instead of one, for the greater good of the vignette!
If you think you can spare a few bucks, you can easily donate HERE.
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