The Manzanita Writers’ Series is launching a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.com to fund the printing costs of the North Coast Squid, A Journal of Local Writing. The magazine’s mission is to give voice to local writers and artists, as well as those who have strong ties to the north Oregon coast.
In the past, we’ve funded the project in part with grants and sponsorships from local businesses and individuals. For this issue, we would like to try something new.
To prepare for the campaign we’re collecting “perks” to offer contributors. For example, at the $25 level, each donor will receive the magazine and have their name printed on the donor page. At a $100 donors will receive the magazine, recognition and a year’s pass to all six Manzanita Writers’ Series events.
For writers, we have levels to get a tour of Portland publisher Tin House and lunch with one of the editors or an online writing class with New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Lauck.
We would like to add a beach weekend to our list of perks. Do you have a home here at the coast that you already rent to visitors? Would you be willing to donate a weekend’s lodging?
Your donation would make a huge impact as weekends away are among the most popular items in fundraising campaigns. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 503.368.3846. The campaign will launch February 3, 2015, so please let us know by January 30th. Dates for the beach weekend would be arranged between the home owner and the donor once the campaign ends.