Dear Faithful Readers and Wonderful Writers,
I've been thinking long and hard about how to bring a little economic support to Ekphrastic. I am dedicated to growing the audience and publishing outstanding writers. I dedicate between five and fifteen hours a week to the various tasks at hand, and cover maintenance costs as well. I refuse to demand submission fees from literary writers, who are already under-or-never paid, and I refuse to charge readers. I also refuse to put unsightly and jarring ads on the site promising youth, skinniness, better sex, etc. I do have a "give" option and in full disclosure, confess not once has this been used.
I didn't expect The Ekphrastic Review to turn into such a vital force, and I want to give it as much time as it deserves. I do not want to bleed readers and writers who already give so much to the world on fumes of passion alone.
So taking all this into account, I hope you will forgive me for shamelessly shilling my artwork on these pages. I think that by occasionally posting my small works, sold through Etsy and my home studio, they will find their way to a larger audience, and the occasional sale through the site will certainly help me keep up with things at this end.
I sell small mixed media collage paintings and also photography prints on Etsy. I have not been very consistent at Etsy and it struck me that this is a good way to potentially grow both places at once.
So those of you who would like to own a curious piece of original art will get something interesting of your very own.
I am offering all Ekphrastic readers and writers who choose something from my Etsy 25% off all purchases.
By using the coupon code EKPHRASTIC25 you will receive your discount at check out.
That's it. There's no obligation. You will occasionally endure a few images posted with a link to the Etsy shop. If you decide you'd like something, don't forget to use your coupon code. Small works and photography prices range from 50 to 250.
Thank you all so much.
The Ekphrastic Review
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