Month: March 2017

A New Way to Donate!

It’s that time again! We are gearing up for the printing of our brand new issue and need you!

We are pleased to announce that as of today we are now offering you a new and simple way to help us out. You can now donate to untethered on a monthly basis by using the links below (no buttons or menus are available at the moment because of some frustrating technical difficulties).

Why monthly, you ask? We are an independent literary journal, completely funded by our readers and other patrons of the arts. We are so appreciative of the support we have received in the past from our generous readers, but we’ve realized that relying on spontaneous gifts ultimately makes further growth for untethered untenable.

Receiving smaller, but predictable, donations, rather than larger more sporadic gifts, will help our team accurately budget and plan for the future of untethered.  We will be able to slowly increase our annual budget, forecast our monthly cashflow, and know what expenses we can afford and when.

The most exciting news, is thanks to an amazing supporter of untethered and Canadian art initiatives, EVERY monthly donation we receive will be DOUBLED! So your gift will go twice as far!

We have a few goals that we have been trying to achieve over the past year, and every one of our readers that signs up to give a small monthly donation will enable us to reach them. With your help, we hope that soon we will be able to:

  • offer our contributors fair and competitive compensation for publication
  • accept and publish artists’ works in colour
  • print more copies of untethered for distribution outside of our launches
  • offer subscriptions and discounts to dedicated readers
  • host more literary events in the city
  • invest in improving our administrative processes (like using Submittable and hosting our own website) which will make submitting to untethered simpler, faster and more reliable

Not only is the most sustainable way for us to receive funding, but it also makes it much easier on you, our donors. Simply choose an affordable amount from the links below (you can always change it in the future)  and check out with PayPal. If you are usually inclined to give a large one-time or yearly donation, we urge you to break that down into smaller monthly installments—it might be the same to you but it makes a world of difference on our end.

To donate $10 a month, click here.

To donate $25 a month, click here.

To donate $50 a month, click here.

To donate $100 a month, click here.

 

If there’s an amount you would like to donate but don’t see it above, send us an email and we will custom make a link for you!

Thank you all for your continued support of untethered! We really couldn’t do this with without you!