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$295
pledged of $900pledged of $900 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 5 2014 11:34 PM UTC +00:00

About

Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine has been in e-circulation for just over one year.  The e-zine receives about 100 submissions per month. So, Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine is already what most economists would call "a success" and "a proven entity."

What makes Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine unique is that it features the poet as much as it does the poetry.  Each poem is thoughtfully paired with a graphic and accompanied by the poet's bio (unlimited text), the poet's notes (unlimited text), and an editor's note.  In contrast, the vast majority of poetry venues include nothing more than poems and bylines, perhaps accompanied by a brief bio.  Some might include more for one featured poet per issue.  In Songs of Eretz, every poet is a "featured" poet.

To date, all funding for production of the e-zine has come right out of my-- the editor's--pocket.  That's getting kind of old.  So, I'm asking for your help.

$900 represents the cost of using Kickstarter, credit card fees, plus the cost of producing the e-zine for about one year (four issues per year).  Any excess funds raised will be used to extend the longevity of the e-zine, increase the honoraria paid to the poet contributors, and/or to increase the number of poems presented in each issue.

Finally, a note about the reward incentives:  It would be wonderful to offer tee shirts, tea cups, tea hats, tea pens, and other solid objects as incentives to donate.  However, the cost of offering such items would have to come out of the funds to be used to provide honoraria for the poet contributors.  The intangible rewards of:  recognition, exposure, literary criticism, and the editor's personal time and attention are more in harmony with the mission of Songs of Eretz.               Addendum:  Poet Marge Simon has generously offered to donate a limited number of copies of her award-winning poetry collections as an additional incentive for early donors.

Risks and challenges

Access to Songs of Eretz E-zine & Poetry Review is free, and there are no "reading fees" for submissions. This policy provides for maximum exposure for the poets and for maximum readership of the reviews.

To date, all the costs involved with the production of the e-zine have been borne by me, the editor. That is what most economists would call "an unsustainable business model." So, the challenge is this: If Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine is something that you value, if you want to be a part ot it, then make a pledge. I'll keep going as long as I can without your help--but it would be so much easier with it.

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    You will be recognized for your contribution by having your name published in a quarterly issue of Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine. If you wish to remain anonymous, that's fine, too.

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    Receive a classified ad in a quarterly issue of Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine--a twenty dollar value--and have your name published in a quarterly issue in recognition of your contribution (if desired).

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    Receive a classified ad in Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine for one year with option to modify the ad once a quarter--a $40 value--and have your name published in a quarterly issue in recognition of your contribution (if desired).

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    Receive a copy of Marge Simon's 2012 Stoker Finalist Poetry Collection DANGEROUS DREAMS (A $9 VALUE).

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    Receive a copy of Marge Simon's Stoker Winning Poetry Collection A WEEK IN THE DEATH OF A PLANET (A $10 VALUE).

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    Five of your poems will receive personal, detailed critiques by the editor and be considered for appearance in the e-zine & poetry review (a $25 value). This reward IS transferable. Also, your name will be published in a quarterly issue in recognition of your contribution (if desired).

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    Receive a copy of Marge Simon's Stoker Winning Poetry Collection VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES, & WANTON SOULS (A $17 VALUE).

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    Fifteen of your poems will receive personal, detailed critiques by the editor and be considered for appearance in the e-zine & poetry review (a $75 value). This reward IS transferable. Also, your name will be published in a quarterly issue in recognition of your contribution (if desired).

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    An issue of the e-zine will be dedicated to you. Your dedication will include a section for your photo, bio, and personal statement.

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