Writer’s Edit looks to crowdfunding to publish works by emerging writers

Small press Writer’s Edit has teamed up with Pozible to raise funds for the publication of works by emerging writers.

The announcement: 

Online literary magazine and emerging small press, Writer’s Edit today launched an online campaign with Pozible to raise funds for the printing and distribution of their inaugural anthology, Kindling.

Launched 12 months ago to provide emerging writers with advice, industry news and a platform for publication, Writer’s Edit has been working with local and international writers to create the collection of short stories, poetry and non-fiction and is asking the public to donate much needed funds to help bring it to market.

Aimed at young writers, students and bookworms, Kindling is about supporting and connecting writers and readers from all walks of life and includes advice from some of Australia’s most successful authors such as Kim Wilkins and Kate Forsyth.

Founding Editor Helen Scheuerer, said: “The digital economy has created many bumps in the road to traditional publication. Since day one, Writer’s Edit has been focused on helping emerging writers to connect with readers by capitalising on the opportunities afforded by digital technology.

“We’re really excited about our campaign to help publish Kindling; it marks the first step in our expansion into a small publishing house. The next 30 days will be crucial to our success.”

The Writer’s Edit campaign will run for 30 days on Pozible with the support of Penguin Books Australia, Fremantle Press, Meanjin, Griffith REVIEW, Kill Your Darlings, NSW Writers’ Centre and the South Coast Writers Centre.

Supporters can make a pledge at http://www.pozible.com/project/184344, with commitments ranging from $10.00 to $350.00 and are eligible for a number of rewards including books, magazine subscriptions, and manuscript assessments.

Source: Writer’s Edit press release


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