On to the NEXT STRETCH GOAL, fine crew!
We made our first stretch goal!
In 10 days we met our funding goal of $2,500. In just five days after that, and with the help of our awesome backers, we've now made our first stretch goal of $3,000! Thanks to our backers, we have enough funding for not only THIS issue of Poiesis (#6), but also for the NEXT issue of Poiesis (#7)!
That's fantastic and has blown our minds beyond anything we even dreamed possible ... BUT ... we still have 15 days to go! So it seems that a new stretch goal is really the only thing that can be done here to remedy this situation.
We've set a NEW STRETCH GOAL of $3,500.
If we can get to $3,500, that money will cover the next issue of Footnote: A Literary Journal of History (AFTER this one!), plus ANOTHER two full months of Go Read Your Lunch. That means we can afford to compile Footnote Issue #2, due November 2014, and send out contributor copies, mail review copies to review outlets, and focus on marketing materials for that issue. In addition, there will be enough left over from the stretch goal to pay authors for their awesome stories published on Go Read Your Lunch for ANOTHER two full months without sponsor help. This will free us up EVEN MORE to focus on getting great stories for the journal rather than hustling to gather up sponsors, and it will help us fulfill our ultimate goal of insuring authors get paid for their talents and craft.
What's in it for you?
Well, in addition to the great new rewards that you'll already get for meeting our last stretch goal, if we meet our next stretch goal, then every backer, regardless of amount pledged or reward selected, will automatically receive PDFs (regular PDF, plus Kindle-friendly formatted PDF) of the completed Footnote Issue #2 (the issue AFTER the one we're currently working on!) eBook, before it even hits the streets in November 2014.
Each backer, regardless of amount pledged or reward selected, will also receive an envelope stuffed with handmade Alternating Current goodies, such as bookmarks, notecards, flower-a-grams, give-out cards, postcards, gift tags, and more.
And in keeping with our fashion (Why change a good thing now?), for every $100 we make after our initial stretch goal, our Exclusive Backers Club will receive a one-of-a-kind, highly secret, insider, awesomely awesome gift. What is it? Well, you'll just have to join us to find out!
So let's get the word out that this ship's still sailing, my fine crew!
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The more we raise, the more small press butt we can kick. Let's kick it!
Love to you all,