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Goblin Fruit is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, on-line literary magazines, and I'm not just saying that because I have a feature interview four years in the making in the current issue. With that in mind, they need--NEED--the community's help.

Editor Amal El-Mohtar writes "Since we launched it in 2006, Jess and I have been operating Goblin Fruit completely out of pocket, free of ads, for the pleasure it brings us to d...o so. We have never aspired to making money from it, but we have hoped to make it self-sustaining. When we published Demon Lovers and Other Difficulties, we were delighted to see that happen; for the last year and a half, thanks to our readers, we have been paying for our web hosting and contributors through profits generated from the chapbook. This is a model we would like to move towards — but for various reasons to do with the fact that Goblin Fruit is a labour of love, neither Jess nor I are in a position to produce a chapbook this year.

"This is a general idea of our costs:

"$5 buys an original poem
"$8 buys a week of webspace
"$15 buys a Feature
"$100 buys a modest run of chapbooks

"You may have noticed that 2010 was a lean year in terms of poems per issue; simply put, we've been trying to keep within our means. Our original plan had always been to publish only nine poems per issue (we do so love the number nine), but, well, we love poems, and our enthusiasm took over such that we were publishing anywhere between nine and nineteen. Now that our reach really has exceeded our grasp, however, we figured the time has come to put pride into a little box, seal its flaps, and shove it under the bed while we stand by five years' worth of a good product to say, Hey! We are now open to donations!"

To that end, they are having a donation contest. Go here for the details. However, you are asked to do one of the following:

- Make a donation to Goblin Fruit
- Make a donation or subscribe to any 'zine that publishes poetry — it need not be a poetry-only 'zine. Some suggestions from among our favourites: Stone Telling, Mythic Delirium, Apex, Ideomancer, Strange Horizons, Cabinet des Fées, Abyss & Apex, Sybil's Garage, Weird Tales, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.
- Write a post, either on your own blogs or on our Livejournal community, briefly reviewing a favourite issue of Goblin Fruit or thoroughly reviewing a favourite Goblin Fruit poem.
- Boost the signal of this giveaway!

Please, please, please help this necessary and worthy magazine!

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pingback_bot
Apr. 15th, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
Goblin Fruit Post by ANOTHER WOMAN
User csecooney referenced to your post from Goblin Fruit Post by ANOTHER WOMAN saying: [...] right. SUPPORT THE DARK QUEENS OF ELDRITCH POETRY! Ahem. Yes. *** Originally posted by at post [...]
hooks_and_books
Apr. 16th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Goblin Fruit Post by ANOTHER WOMAN
Good to know that I'm "ANOTHER WOMAN"...hehehe.
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hooks_and_books
Apr. 16th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Invalid link
Ahhh, yes...I doubled up the http:// part, so it was off. Sorry about that. It should be working now!
ursule
Apr. 16th, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
Your contest link is broken!
hooks_and_books
Apr. 16th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, yes...I doubled up the http:// part, so it was off. Sorry about that. It should be working now!
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