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Hundreds of writers (You!) vote together to create issues of short stories and poems with the best editorial process. Join in!
Hundreds of writers (You!) vote together to create issues of short stories and poems with the best editorial process. Join in!
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Donate just $5 toward the $1000 goal by Oct. 24! Sixfold.org needs your help to meet production costs to create the all-writer-voted and not-for-profit Winter Fiction and Poetry issues, out in Jan. 2017. Please donate and spread the word. Thank you!

Who creates Sixfold? Everyone. It's a completely writer-voted short story and poetry journal open to any writer. To create each issue, hundreds of writers vote together equally to choose the $1000-winning fiction and poetry manuscripts, and to select all short stories and poems published. With the most rigorous, fair, transparent, rule-based editorial process available, all writers find the best writing together. Over 5,000 writers have created 16 issues since 2013. All issues are free to read. E-books reach 9,000+ readers per issue and free online issues reach 40,000+ site visitors per year. Sixfold is not-for-profit.

If we reach the $1000 goal, we will be able to complete production of the Winter 2016/2017 issues. Your donation will also:

  • Keep the entry fee for all writers a low $5.
  • Keep all issues free to read for all.
  •  Continue to pay for servers and site development that power online voting and presentation of issues.

Help by joining the vote. Enter your manuscript for $5 at Sixfold.org Your manuscript and voting help meet the journal's production costs. Enter by Oct. 24, then read, comment, and vote on 6 other manuscripts for 3 rounds of 12 days each. (Read and vote on 18 manuscripts in 36 days.) Your vote directly selects everything published in the issues.

The 3-round voting is the most thorough consideration of everyone's writing that any journal can offer. In each vote no high-quality manuscripts are missed. Only the highest-quality manuscripts are published. And, after voting ends you get up to 6, 24, or 78 votes and workshop comments on your manuscript from other writers, depending on how many rounds it advances.

Find out more at Sixfold.org
Spread the news about Sixfold's Kickstarter!
Share a Sixfold Facebook post: www.facebook.com/SixfoldJournal
Tweet and Retweet: twitter.com/SixfoldJournal
Email: sixfold@sixfold.org

Help with Sixfold's long-term fundraising and vision.
Sixfold costs only $7,000 per year to run and is 100% self-sufficient. (This $1,000 fundraiser and all the writers who enter for $5 meet annual costs). If a college, university, or other institution could provide that small budget, Sixfold could be free to enter for everyone. For only $7,000 per year, all writers could have free access to and participation in the best editorial process available, and everyone would have free-to-read issues directly selected by voting writers.

Risks and challenges

Sixfold has so far produced 16 issues of all-writer-voted fiction and poetry, and is committed to producing the upcoming Winter issues in Jan 2017. However, there is a risk that funding may fall short of the journal's essential needs. We need your help to balance the not-for-profit books! Help make sure Sixfold gets created for everyone.

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    Publish a Quote!

    Sixfold will publish a quote (up to 25 words) of your choosing by a writer of your choosing on the Sixfold website, in the e-mail newsletter, and on Facebook and Twitter in Jan. 2017!

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    Your Name As Donor! And a Quote.

    Your name will appear as a donor on the "Donate!" page on the Sixfold website. Plus, Sixfold will publish a quote (up to 25 words) of your choosing by a writer of your choosing on the Sixfold website, in the e-mail newsletter, and on Facebook and Twitter in Jan 2017!

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    Print Copy! And Name and Quote.

    You'll receive a print copy of the Sixfold Winter issue! Your name will appear as a donor on the "Donate!" page on the Sixfold website. Plus, Sixfold will publish a quote (up to 25 words) of your choosing by a writer of your choosing on the Sixfold website, in the e-mail newsletter, and on Facebook and Twitter in Jan 2017!

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    2 Print Copies! And Name and Quote.

    You'll receive 2 print copies of any 2 Sixfold issues! Your name will appear as a donor on the "Donate!" page on the Sixfold website. Plus, Sixfold will publish a quote (up to 25 words) of your choosing by a writer of your choosing on the Sixfold website, in the e-mail newsletter, and on Facebook and Twitter in Jan 2017!

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    You'll receive a T-shirt with any Sixfold issue cover upon it! Your name will appear as a donor on the "Donate!" page on the Sixfold website. Plus, Sixfold will publish a quote (up to 25 words) of your choosing by a writer of your choosing on the Sixfold website, in the e-mail newsletter, and on Facebook and Twitter in Jan 2017!

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