We are thrilled to announce that we have met our $5,000 goal--2 days early! We’d like to extend our deepest thanks to every person who's contributed, every person who's shared our campaign, and every hard-working volunteer who has donated time and ideas to making our campaign a sweeping success.
If you haven’t yet contributed, please read on to learn about our exciting stretch goals! Also, because we reached our $5,000 goal, our campaign will continue on beyond Tuesday!
Now we get to announce our super-secret, super-awesome stretch goal!
Drumroll, please . . . Here it is: WRITEFEST!
We are proud to announce that any funds raised after our preliminary goal of $5,000 will go towards Writefest, a brand new, a one-of-a-kind literary festival and journal fair that we've been working on for months now. Writefest will be geared specifically towards new and emerging writers--those who have no or only a few publications, with the goal of inspiring and empowering them to submit their work for publication to literary genres. The festival will take place February 22-28, 2016 at Silver Street Studios and will involve the participation of a large variety of literary journals across genres.
The festival will include:
- Local and national literary journal fair
- Writing workshops
- Presentations by journal editors
- Panels featuring journal editors
- Critique sessions with editors to review submissions one-on-one
- Readings by local and nationally-recognized authors
- A submissions party and contest to reward the highest number of submissions
Writefest will host editors and journals from across the United States. We’ve already received commitments from over twenty literary journals, among them the following:
- Strange Horizons
- NANO Fiction
- Gulf Coast
- Crab Fat
Your contribution to our Indiegogo Writefest stretch goal will help jumpstart the festival! If we make our next stretch goal of $7,000 we will announce EVEN MORE journals, editors, and nationally known speakers! Help us transform the Houston literary scene by making Writefest a reality!
Stretch with us here.