WHO THE FRICK IS SPY KIDS REVIEW & 2FAST2HOUSE
spy kids review is a literary journal founded by joseph parker okay and elijah pearson in march of 2016 while they were living in the mystical realm of boost house. 2fast2house was founded a few months later, in a series of tubes and skype phone calls.
WHY THE FRICK IS SPY KIDS REVIEW & 2FAST2HOUSE A THING
spy kids review & 2fast2house’s primary objective is to publish art that we love. we strive to give a space to authors with unconventional writing styles, who write about issues both personal and global. we understand that identity, location, emotions, experiences, and many other things shape the human experience. we want people to be able to talk about these experiences in any way they choose. we want to publish art that reminds people and ourselves of both the beauty and tenderness in the world.
we strive to publish poets in all aspects of their career. we take great pride in being able to publish authors for the first time in the same journal as some of their literary inspirations. we don’t just look at the quality of writing but, more importantly, what it stands for. we strive to create a space where all authors feel safe to share their work. we understand how hard it can be to find a publisher that feels like a good space for your work, and we attempt to welcome all people with open arms.
we want to continue to promote new and exciting voices in the literary community. before we are publishers we are both writers and friends to many in the literary community. we use this perspective to drive us to create a good experience for the writers involved in each project.
WHAT THE FRICK HAS SPY KIDS REVIEW DONE
issue 1 of spy kids review featured new work from steve roggenbuck and kimmy walters, along with alli simone defeo, rosie allabarton, mary boo anderson, paul asta, khayree billingslea, carmen e. brady, catch business, emily carney, zachary cosby, justin ryan fyfe, griffyn giligan, kamden hilliard, dalton kamish, scout kelly, simon kim, l. kitamura, maya maldonado, kenta maniwa, dani planer, jake platt, human pony, chad redden, delia rainey, emily sipiora, august smith, molly stewart, and shy watson.
WHAT THE FRICK DOES SPY KIDS REVIEW & 2FAST2HOUSE HAVE PLANNED TO DO
issue 2 of spy kids review will feature new work by sarah jean alexander and beach sloth, along with yuna winter, cassandra de alba, ruby brunton, joyce chong, katie clark, mary margaret frevert, carly gove, justin chase jones, c.m. keehl, vivienne lane, carrie laski, caseyrenée lopez, sydney mcneill, francisco molina trans. by javiera ramírez, evil mtn, cassandra narvaiz, matthew nosal, precious okoyomon, beyza ozer, paulina poleyumptewa, jesse prado, brent reichenberger, alec robbins, alex russell, amy saul-zerby, beach sloth, mallory smart, ash strange, talin tahajian, erin taylor, and greg zorko.
- title/author: "i love you here's a gigantic worm" by alli simone defeo
- release date: august 8, 2016
- description: "i love you heres a gigantic worm is a rockin book of small poetry and big heart. its a book of wanting warm low sun on the small body. a book of navigating trauma, and hurt. a book of smiling at the healing grass. a book of big rocks and tiny hands. thank you so much :)"
- title/author: "nature poems & humanity poems" by yuna winter
- release date: august 24, 2016
- description: "it has been written out of me a collection of poems covering the topics of nature and humanity over the span of approximately three years, don't worry they are getting more and more hopeful."
WHY THE FRICK DOES SPY KIDS REVIEW & 2FAST2HOUSE NEED MY MONEY
spy kids review & 2fast2house require hours and hours of work every week to read work, promote our projects, and run our online blog. we are happy to make this investment and we love every second of it. SKR & 2F2H also require intense amounts of financial investments from us personally but we're both woringk constantly to support ourselves and our lives outside of this publication.
publishing is scary. we want to do this for as long as we can. we want to continue to support artists who we believe need a place and a platform to speak. we are willing to continue to invest our time and money and energy into this project as long as authors want to be published by us. each book and project costs more than my rent to produce. we need your help to continue to fund this space for artists. we do not plan to personally profit from this project and all money we make will go directly back into the publication.
our primary objectives with this money are:
- fund Issue 2, yuna winter’s book, and alli simone defeo’s book
- purchase a domain for a new and improved online blog
- fund future issues of the review and books
our secondary objectives, depending on funding
- to be able to give our authors more personal copies of their book to sell
- to be able to pay contributors of the journal more than just a contributor copy
- to expand our reach beyond the digital and print and into the irl by hosting events & festivals for authors to showcase their work
we've hit our initial goal! here's an idea of where the excess money raised will be heading:
$2,500 goal: we've been talking with a few other authors about their manuscripts and this will help us to fast track at least one of them for publication with us! this will also help us cover the fees kickstarter takes from each fully-funded project (not a bad thing, we're thankful for kickstarter existing in the first place!) as well as the fees taken by the company that processes each electronic transaction.
Risks and challenges
as with all projects there is a risk that not enough people will purchase it, and we will not be able to continue our publications. we are willing to donate our time and our money to keep this going well past the kickstarter, but there may come a time when we're no longer able to bear the financial burden.
this money will ensure that we can publish our next few projects, and start our website. we will be as open about where all of our donated money is going as possible. we will try to provide a space for authors for as long as we can in as many forms as we can. we have big dreams for spy kids that extend beyond our books, quarterly, and website to events, tours, and retreats. this money will help us get there.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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