Everyone's asking for money! Thank you for patiently enduring these occasional requests.
The Ekphrastic Review refuses to monetize with click bait crap or Google Ads because it cheapens the aesthetic of the journal, and more importantly, takes away from the literary and creative content.
We also refuse to charge reading fees. Writers, especially poets, seldom get paid and we refuse to join the trend of charging submission fees. This would, however, solve many problems if we did: it cuts down on the number of submissions dramatically, and raises a few bucks for the maintenance and promotion of the journal. Instead, we are committed to reading every single submission with care- that means going through hundreds of poems, stories and essays a month, sometimes a week. It takes a lot of time- approximately 40 hours a month for me at this point is spent on The Ekphrastic Review.
A big thank you to those who chose to support us already. Full disclosure: we have been gifted through Patreon, PayPal donations, and supporting art sales approximately $600 from the journal's start almost three years ago.
If you believe in what we are doing, consider a "cup of coffee" donation- it's not too small. This editor needs coffee! If you are a millionaire, consider a substantial gift so we can grow.
Here are three ways that you can help:
Support us through Patreon.
Patreon is easy to use: basically, you pledge a monthly amount, whether $2 or $1000. Patrons support creative endeavours they believe in by subscribing to various artists or projects. Click here.
Send a gift through PayPal.
Go to PayPal and send a gift to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy some art.
Did you know? Ekphrastic readers and writers always get 25% off Lorette's (the editor!) small artworks at Etsy. If you haven't stopped in to check out what's there, a playground of words and images awaits you.
By checking out at Etsy with the coupon code EKPHRASTIC you automatically receive 25% off everything, AND it lets me know that the proceeds are for time, maintenance, and fees for The Ekphrastic Review. And you get a wonderful curiosity piece for your home or cubicle.
Click here to visit Lorette's Etsy playground!
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