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Natural History Press is starting off with an outstanding project — Andrew Morgan's first book of poetry. It will be stunning.

Hello! We are Natalie Lyalin and Jon Link, and we are the founders and editors of Natural History Press. We are the former editors of GlitterPony Magazine (2005-2013), which we retired after seven years and thirteen issues.

We are excited to return to action for the next chapter of our poetry publishing and editing endeavor. We are based in Boston and Philadelphia. Andrew Morgan's first book will also be our first book. The first of a hopefully very long line of stellar writing printed under the Natural History Press imprint. We aim to publish no less than two books a year. Our goal is to create books in digital and print formats.

We are looking for a little funding to help get started as we've decided not to take the path of poetry prizes. We just need a teensy little help to shove off. All of the money we receive from Kickstarter, the support you offer us, will go towards publishing books. The costs range from things like printing (the biggest expense) to buying ISBN numbers. 

Andrew Morgan has written a truly fantastic book and it deserves not only to be printed, but to be read. Regardless of reaching the funding goal, the book will be printed by a quality printer on nice warm paper with a fantastic paper stock. We will make sure the product quality matches the content quality. More than anything it is important for us to share Andrew's book. We hope that you'll find it as delightful and engaging as we do.

Thanks for considering a donation to fund Natural History Press. We truly and deeply appreciate your confidence!

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We expect the work to be considerable and with the potential for numerous setbacks. Printing delays, collaboration challenges, divergent ideas, and overall fatigue are possible. That said, we have worked together for seven years and have been friends for longer than that. We feel confident that through our hard work and the support of our family, friends, and the poetry community we will be able to publish books that we are proud of.

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