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December PublishingBy December Publishing
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December PublishingBy December Publishing
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$1,931
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 29 2018 4:05 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Tattoos are more than ink on skin – they are stories unto themselves. 

Bodies of Words — a collection of raw and naked expression — will be the first book from December Press in 10 years. Bodies of Words began with hopes of understanding why a particular text is significant enough to an individual to give it a permanent home on their body. These tattoos are authentic and deeply significant to their wearers and share stories much deeper than their surface depictions. The writers and other creative individuals who submitted to Bodies of Words shared their stories wholeheartedly with us, and we are showcasing them so that their tattoos (and the stories behind them) will be as authentic and meaningful to our readers as they are to those who proudly wear them. 

For 60 years, december has nurtured writers and artists at every stage of their careers. We publish excellent poetry, prose, and art, and we strive to enrich and inspire the writing and reading communities. In celebration of december’s 60th year, we are re-launching December Press. 

Proceeds from this book will benefit december's Writers & Artists Compensation Fund. We hope you’ll make a donation to support Bodies of Words and in turn support the creative community we are building and nurturing every day. With your help, we can share these stories written on skin in this spectacular full-color book.

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Occasionally, printing and/or mailing can take longer than anticipated, but we are not really expecting any issues!

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