• If everyone reading this donates just $5, we can make all-writer voting free for everyone to participate. •
We have made the Kickstarter goal of $1000! to meet costs for production of the Winter fiction and poetry issues, out in Jan. 2015. Thank you!
Let's keep going! If we reach $2,000 by Oct. 25, we can help ensure production of the Summer issues.
If we reach $4,500 by Oct. 25, Sixfold will make an issue completely free for any and all writers to enter and vote.
If we reach $9,000, Sixfold will make an entire year free for all to vote. ($9,000 is the entire yearly operating budget.)
Who creates Sixfold? Everyone. It's a completely writer-voted short story and poetry journal. Any writer can participate. Each issue, hundreds of writers vote together equally to choose the $1000, $200, $100-winning manuscripts and all short stories and poems published. With a fair, transparent, rule-based voting process, all writers find the best writing together. So far, over 2,600 writers have created 8 issues. 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.
If Sixfold reaches the goal of $2000, we can help ensure production of the Summer issues:
- Be able to pay for servers and site development that power online voting and presentation of the issues.
- Keep all issues free to read for all.
- Keep the entry fee for all writers a low $3.
Help make all-writer-voting free for all! Sixfold's ultimate goal is to become completely free for all writers to vote and create the journal (instead of $3). If we reach $2,000 by Oct. 25, we can help ensure production of the Summer issues. If we reach $4,500, Sixfold will make an issue completely free for all to vote. If we reach $9,000, we will make an entire year free for all to vote. ($9,000 is the entire yearly operating budget.)
A great way to help the mission: Join in! Enter your manuscript for $3 at Sixfold.org Your manuscript and voting helps 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
Risks and challenges
In two years, Sixfold has produced 8 issues of all-writer-voted fiction and poetry, and is committed to producing the upcoming Winter issues. Participation in voting and reading audience have grown quickly. While we have brought overall production costs down, we need your help. Reaching the $4,500 or $9,000 goal would do so much: With Sixfold free for anyone to read, write, and vote, the journal would have the writing and voting of thousands of writers creating it. It's only $9,000 to run Sixfold for a year for the collective good of so many. Let's make all-writer voting free for all!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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