Keep Open Pen Weird
Fund Issues Twenty-Four to Thirty. We need Submittable to make sure we keep providing hot, new voices in fiction.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, March 21 2019 9:24 AM UTC +00:00.
We all get 'em, eventually.
Open Pen is Twenty-Three issues in, opening its doors to submissions in 2010. We're almost ten (we do maths too). During that time the amount of subs we receive has grown issue on issue. We're a small team - a handful of fiction readers - and, honestly, making this work, making sure we get to everything in a prompt manner, giving submitted fiction the amount of eyes it deserves, has become beyond our grasp. We want to make the next six issues of Open Pen but our costs are going to double in making it work.
To The Rescue
Submittable. And hopefully you.
The submissions manager that we all know and love - Submittable. It's going to ensure Open Pen Magazine remains "the home of open literature", as we used to say often, providing "fiction with something to say for itself" as we now say more. We've quietly gone about publishing, promoting and nurturing writers that have something different to say from the usual stuff. Let us continue to be that platform. Make the next six issues a reality. Please consider one of our rewards, including subscription to this six issues you'l be funding. We really think the rewards offer eye-watering value, and better than that, will ensure Open Pen Magazine remains "the home of open literature", as we used to say often, providing "fiction with something to say for itself" as we now say more. We've quietly gone about publishing, promoting and nurturing writers that have something different to say from the usual stuff. Let us continue to be that platform.
A weird video to showcase just how weird we are because we're weird.
Risks and challenges
Rewards will be on time. But worth noting that the novelette bundle will see you receive two books in March, one in April, and the last two (titles and authors TBA) in October and November. Also worth noting that our subscription will see you receive a copy of Open Pen every few months.
We are specifically looking for £1200 to cover two years of Open Pen and the Submittable "Premier" service, and £300 to cover reward costs. Compiling and editing writing from new writers takes hours and hours every week and our submission count is growing with every issue. The Submittable tool and our enthusiastic readers are going to make sure we continue to publish outsider fiction.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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