We made the Kickstarter goal yesterday, making Lumn the first crowdfunded literary magazine, to my knowledge, anyway. Someone else may be doing this/have done it without me realizing it, of course. No one’s mentioned anything like that to me the whole time I’ve been talking the idea up, though.
So YEAH! It’s going to be a real, print journal, mailed out and hopefully read attentively and appreciatively. Incredible. Now I get to finalize things like glossy vs. matte cover stock and cream vs. true white paper.
I’m using the last couple days to try to push for a stretch goal or two. My main priority is getting Nick some money to do woodcuts for the broadsides. In reality, I’m going to find a way to pay him, one way or another, but it’ll be a lot easier if I can do that out of Kickstarter money rather than selling plasma or spending a weekend copyediting someone’s terrible website or something. However I do it, though, those broadsides are going to be genuine works of art, with wonderful poems paired with gorgeous, custom woodcuts.
After the Kickstarter, prices on everything will go up — to wit:
- Single copy in print, $9 + single copy digital, $3: $12. Or pledge for the SUPPORTER tier at $10!
- Both editions, $12 + letterpress bookmark of your choice (Dickinson, Stevens, or MacLeish), $7: $19. Or pledge for the READER tier at $15!
- Both editions, $12 + letterpress broadside of your choice (Annie Finch or Jack Spicer), $25: $37. Or pledge for the ARCHIVIST tier at $25!
- Both editions, $12 + all three bookmarks, $21 + both broadsides, $50: $83. Or pledge for the COLLECTOR tier at $50!
Yes, the $50 pledge tier really is that good of a deal. I want to get dove|tail’s letterpress work out into people’s hands and their homes, so I’m giving it away cheap while I’m stirring up money for Lumn. Take advantage of my enthusiasm.
Drive ends at 11:59 pm tomorrow (May 2) night! Get in on it now!