In their brand new jobs as Editorial Directors of Fence Magazine, Inc., Emily Wallis Hughes and Jason Zuzga are banding together to fundraise for this 501(c)3 nonprofit publisher of nonconforming poetry and prose.
Fence, turning 24 this year, needs you, because without your contribution we may not be able to afford the printing and shipping costs involved in producing the next issues. Fence is fiercely independent, without any institutional affiliations. We must raise *at least* $50,000 over 2022 to be able to continue to exist. Since its founding in a cold New York apartment by Rebecca Wolff and collaborators in 1998, Fence has brought a wide array of readers and writers together. We aim to fairly compensate our editors and many writers for their literary labor. Please help us out right here on Facebook through the fundraiser we set up on the site.
We are thankful to the generous readers and friends of Fence who have already been able to donate to this urgent effort!
Please help us spread the word, invite a friend to become a Fence reader, and check out our membership model and 2022 goals here: https://www.fenceportal.org/support/
Fence, a biannual literary magazine, which won the 2018 Whiting Foundation Literary Magazine Award— https://www.fenceportal.org/ (If you aren’t familiar with Fence, come check us out, and maybe you will want to become a subscriber, even a member. We plan to publish and distribute print Issue 40 in June and Issue 41 in December.)
Fence Sounds, free to all— https://www.fenceportal.org/podcast/
And books: poetry collections by Rodrigo Toscano and Harmony Holiday, along with the winner of the 2022 Ottoline Prize. We will maintain all of the Fence backlist titles in print: books by Jena Osman, Edgar Garcia, Aaron Kunin, Douglas Kearney, Arianna Reines, Chelsey Minnis and on and on and on. https://www.fenceportal.org/bookstore
Your contribution will make an impact on poets and writers and readers of unconventional poetry, fiction, and other writings, and work in translations, one new section to begin with issue 40. Whether you donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps. Thank you so much for your concrete and intrepid generosity and support. We are profoundly grateful.
Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to Fence, and your contribution is tax-deductible.
The Mission: Fence is committed to publishing from the outside and the inside of established communities of writing, seeking always to interrogate, collaborate with, and bedevil all the systems that bring new writing to light.As a non-profit, Fence is mandated to make decisions outside of the requirements of market force or capital concern, and only in keeping with its mission: to maintain a dedicated venue for writing and art that bears the clear variant mark of the individual’s response to their context; and to make that venue accessible to as many, and as widely, as possible so that this work can reach others, that they may be fully aware of how much is possible in writing and art; such that Fence publishes almost entirely from its unsolicited submissions; and is committed to publishing the literature and art of queer writers and writers of color.
You might also want to consider becoming a contributing member at one of the levels at the following link. As a member, you’ll receive a print subscription, the Fence 2022 tote, and other eclectic delights. More info here: https://www.fenceportal.org/support/