Help Fund Winter Tangerine Review!

WTR is a literary journal aiming to publish only the best- but we need funding to do so! Help us bring a new wave of talented artists into the literary world!
Yasmin Belkhyr
New York, New York
United States
2 Team Members

Winter Tangerine Review is a literary journal dedicated to exposing the best poetry, prose and art from young writers to established writers, all over the world. 

It was only after receiving rejection letter after rejection letter that I realized how difficult it was for a young writer to break into the writing industry. Established journals were definitely more willing to publish well-known writers who have a name to back them, rather than unknown writers who would be a risk. I decided to create Winter Tangerine Review because I feel that every writer, from the 17 year old poet in Alaska to Joyce Carol Oates, deserves a chance to be published.

Now, with a prospective staff of over 40, Winter Tangerine is a thriving source of literary and artistic talent. We have the most qualified, diverse staff from all over the world, from England to Australia to Singapore to Spain. We plan to publish our first issue in May- but we need some help doing that.

What We Need 

These are the things we need funded:

  • The Winter Tangerine Awards: An annual poetry and prose contest, with guest judges and cash prizes.
  • Compensation: We want to be able to pay our contributors.
  • General things: Our Submittable's account, our website fees and postal services so we can mail out issues.

What You'll Get

  • My undying gratitude: I will really, really, really appreciate even a nickel from you, as will all my staff and all the people contributing to this journal. Everything my amazing staff is doing is with the knowledge that there is no salary- they aren't getting paid for it. All the reviews and critiques are made solely on volunteer work, with the hope that maybe they'll be able to hold the tangible fruit of their labor, the journal for which they worked for. I would really appreciate it if you'd help us make this dream a reality.
  • Member of our email list: Whenever anything interesting happens in regards to Winter Tangerine Review, you'll be notified by a cute little email. 

  • The knowledge that you are contributing to the arts: The arts have always been underfunded, and it's always been the people who have helped support it. It doesn't matter who you are- a Wall St. business man, or a single mom in Toronto- the arts influences your life. Literature is everywhere; art is everywhere, but the writer and the artist is constantly neglected. By contributing, you're helping us change that.

  • Any of the perks you choose to receive: You can get a Skype breakfast with the Editor-in-Chief, a signed copy of our first issue* or a lifetime subscription to the journal, among other things!

Other Ways You Can Help

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If you're a writer or artist, submit to us! Contributors keep our publication alive, and we're always interested in seeing new work!


(All artwork used in this Indiegogo campaign was done by Kelly Luc)

* Note: Perks do not include shipping costs. That will be discussed with each individual contributor once the fundraiser has ended. 

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  • $10USD
    Ebook of Our Second Issue!

    We publish every other month, three print issues and three digital issues; our second issue is set to be digital. For the price of two cups of coffee, you can help us publish talented writers and artists, and view the work you helped bring to life!

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  • $20USD
    Our First Print Issue!

    Our first print issue will be published late-May, early-June, and we'd love for you to have a copy! Again, you'll be supporting not only writers and artists, but a so

    10 claimed
  • $30USD
    Signed Copy of Our 1st Issue!

    As Editor-in-Chief, I will not only sign, but write a letter of gratitude in my nicest handwriting on the inside cover. My hand cramps easy so there are only 25 of these offered! If you get this perk before April 5th, I'll include a sticker or a drawing or maybe a recipe or a flower taped to the inside cover!

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  • $50USD
    Bronze Sponsor

    You'll get the signed copy of issue one, the digital copy of issue two and a sneak preview of issue three! You'll also be listed as a bronze sponsor in all of our issues, and I will handwrite you a personal letter of gratitude with a heart on it and also flowers.

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  • $100USD
    Silver Sponsor

    A signed copy of our first issue, along with a one-year subscription. You'll also be listed as a silver sponsor! I'll write a poem for you on any topic you like for any event (except for erotica. Sorry, I'm underage). There are only 10 of these available, so get on it! If you get this perk and you have a tumblr blog, I'll give you a shoutout and general post of huzzah on my blog,

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  • $250USD
    Gold Sponsor

    You'll receive a signed copy of our first issue, a lifetime subscription to WTR and you'll be listed as a gold sponsor! I'll give you a sneak preview of up to six issues before we publish, so you'll see the work before anyone else! I will also write you a poem in my nicest handwriting on any topic you'd like, and mail it to you along with a book of my choosing!

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  • $500USD
    Platinum Sponsor

    You'll receive a copy of our first issue signed by me & every contributor in that issue that resides in the US, along with a lifetime subscription, & a listing as a platinum sponsor! I'll give you one of my books, a sneak preview of all of our issues, write you a poem and I'll do a cover for you, of any song you want. In that video, I'll express my gratitude by crying in a very ugly manner and also, praising you endlessly. If that's not worth 500 dollars, then I d

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  • $1,000USD

    I don't actually believe anyone will buy this, but if you get this perk, you get everything from the Platinum Perk, plus a page dedicated to you in our first issue, plus...............A SKYPE BREAKFAST WITH ME, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF YAYY. I'm only doing one of these, so it'll be really special. Attire will be extremely formal, and we'll use fine china and hankerchiefs and speak in a vaguely British accent.

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