Since 2003, 1913 a journal of forms/1913 Press has been committed to publishing the finest & baddest in poetry, prose, poetics, art and their intersections.
With 1913 Press, we have published 8 beautiful & brilliant books by John Keene & Christopher Stackhouse, Shin Yu Pai, Biswamit Dwibedy, Diane Wald, Arielle Greenberg & Rachel Zucker, Srikanth Reddy & Dan Beachy-Quick, Karena Youtz, and Jane Lewty.
With this fundraiser, we are looking to support 1913 Press and its 2013-2014 season, which features new, exciting, groundbreaking books by:
We also hope to help fund a small print run of 1913 a journal of forms Issue 6, keeping this work on paper, as well as online.
And we are launching a new chapbook imprint with a wonderful new work by CA Conrad!
Next season’s books include superb new works by Lily Hoang, Sommer Browning & Noah Eli Gordon, Ronaldo V. Wilson, and the winner of 1913’s 2014 First Book Prize, to be judged by the brilliant Claudia Rankine.
Truly an indie micro press, 1913 has always depended on the kindness of donations large and small to see these collective endeavors into the world.
Any contribution, mammoth or miniature, will help!
Our Current Fundraiser
In addition to private donations of all sizes and our two reading periods, founder/editrice Sandra Doller & vice-editor/designer Ben Doller keep 1913 Press running with personal funds from our university teaching jobs. We feel fortunate to be able to bring out exceptional cross-genre literary art works into the world.
Each year, we conduct a fundraiser via email, which has allowed us to publish the truly magnificent work in 1913 a journal of forms &1913 Press. This year, we are trying all sorts of new things. In addition to a web journal and more web content, we are crowdfunding for supporters to specifically fund our 2013-2014 season, which promises to be the most prolific and exciting yet.
Our goal of $25,000 will go directly to pay for printing costs for our always-beautiful, well-designed books by some of today’s most thrilling verbal artists. Those familiar with publishing know that it costs on average $3,000-$5,000 to print an economical run of 750-1000 copies of one book. This year, we are also publishing 2 full-color artists books by the incredible Mendi+Keith Obadike, 1 of which includes an audio CD.
Our perks for donors include everlasting gratitude, honorary status of “low modernist,” as well as some fantastic 1913 Press items from buttons to books.
If we do not reach our goal of $25,000, all funds donated will contribute to the printing costs for the first 3 books of our season: Monica Mody’s Kala Pani and Mendi+Keith Obadike’s Four Electric Ghosts and Big House/Disclosure.
If we reach our funding goal, we will be able to publish sooner rather than later this season’s remaining books by Brad Flis, Scott McFarland, Brenda Iijima, Sarah Riggs, Amaranth Borsuk & Kate Durbin, and the CA Conrad chapbook. We will also be able to publish a small print run of 1913 a journal of forms Issue 6, in addition to the web version.
Join the 1913 Famille
We are honored to put these works into print, and we hope you share our excitement. Our community of writers, artists, performers, editors, readers is an inclusive and friendly one. Please join us!
Even if you are unable to help financially, we hope you can help us spread the word about this campaign to fund these wonderful books...
Thanks for your support,
Sandra & Ben & 1913