We are The Cupboard Pamphlet, and our mission is to publish chapbook volumes of writing that embrace the liminal. We like works that engage in some level of strategic play with regards to structure and language; we like writing that inhabits its own textual body with weight and force. We publish what’s strange and we like it like that.
We've added a Stretch Goal of $6,000. This new goal is dedicated to our authors, who work to offer up individual voices and nonpareil perspectives. Our authors are gracious and trusting; our authors are lovely in every conceivable context. Your support of our Stretch Goal allows us to immediately increase the prize offerings of our annual contest as well as the amount of advances paid to our authors. Your support goes directly towards them.
We've also added a Stretch Goal of $7,000. This new goal is dedicated to the wider literary community, which is comprised of readers, reviewers, and writers who might have something that's just right for our catalogue. Our chapbooks have no home if they are never introduced into the literary community. Your support allows us to revel in the wild tumult of volume release parties, sponsor author readings, and travel to book fairs to find new readers and audiences.
We are so thankful for all of the support and backing we've received! Please spread the word and help us to go even further than we first dreamed!
Lend Your Helping Hands
In 2018, we are committed to publishing chapbooks from Brian Evenson, Kelsie Hahn, Christopher Shipman, Krys Malcolm Belc, and Ryan Ridge & Mel Bosworth. Your donations will help make these books a reality.
But we're not done! As a supporter of this campaign, your contributions will help us to:
- Provide a publishing space for works of non-traditional lengths and formats.
- Craft physical, high-quality chapbooks.
- Support both emerging and established authors.
- Engage the writing community by connecting authors and readers.
- Create a sustainable business model for a small press.
- Be Ballin’.
Support Small Presses
In return for your generosity, we offer you proof that small presses are the best presses with 400 books donated by 50 small presses, ready to be dispersed to the world. We weren't kidding about our goal of connecting books to readers, so now's your chance to get some amazing books that you might not have otherwise known about.
Our books are so nice we made custom cherry wood boxes to hold them. Well, the cherry wood isn't custom. Cherry is just a wood. They didn't grow a new kind of tree for us or anything. The box is custom made, though, with a magnetic lid, felt-lined interior, and a CNC-routed logo. They hold three Cupboard books and a metric ton of class.
Get your custom printed ash wood bookmark featuring the wise words of Theodora Bishop from her collection Mother Tongues: Stories are so important when you become a bundle of bones, you know.
We have created a series of three 13 x 20 inch prints featuring the words of Cupboard authors. Perfect for those who like to read words in columns.
At your next faculty meeting set your WRITERS LIE or FUCK GENRE bag in front of you and dare them to ask for your opinion on the new copy-machine procedures. Just dare them.
Wave Book Bundle
Wave Books generously donated a set of books that are so nice they should be in a museum. We can't bear to split them up, so we are giving them away in a 10-book bundle.
We created a Cupboard logo bookcase that matched our books both in size and quality. Custom made out of cherry wood, the bookcase stands 12.5 inches square and 4.25 inches deep. You'll never see one like it again.
The Maze of the Blue Medusa
Our friends at Satyr Press have donated the last copy—literally—of The Maze of the Blue Medusa by Zak Sabbath and Patrick Stuart. This is a last-of-its-kind full color, hardback, and it's being auctioned off at our website: http://www.thecupboardpamphlet.org/maze-of-the-blue-medusa
Cupboard's video artist, Ian Bawn has donated a full book trailer. If you are a writer or a publisher and have a book being released in six months to a year, Ian Bawn will make a trailer that will melt your brain.
Risks and challenges
Nothing is certain; all will someday be lost.
We will publish, market and sell every book to which we have committed in 2018 whether or not we reach our funding goals. However, we know that we face unique challenges:
(1) We are asking you to support our best but strangest offerings.
(2) We are asking you to support our expansion efforts.
(3) We are asking you to support our future.
We will face production hiccoughs and delays, administrative brouhahas and ballyhoos, and snags and stumbling blocks of every shape. We shall nevertheless go forth.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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