ETA: I just realized that someone donated a year of paid LJ time to us. Thank you anonymouse. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
Son of ETA: AAAAAAAAGGHHHHH!!! I promise to be more literate later when I stop flailing.
So, here's our donation link. I can tell you out front that this money will solely be spent on the startup costs and not (despite my partner's obsessions) on hookers and blow. We'll pay our web designer, handle the licensing fees (so we can be a real business ya'll) and set up our equipment so that no one's work is lost. We're writing the specific submission guidelines as I type this, but I noticed a lot of questions about what white people can do to help. First up? Spread the button and the word. Second up, we will want an ever expanding pool of readers. Even though the focus is on protagonists from under-represented groups we want main stream appeal so that those voices don't stay hidden. Editing and publicity and even mentioning us on well traveled blogs? Hot. So is advertising on our site when it is up, and being willing to point us in the right direction for interviews, authors, and independent bookstores willing to carry our products. There is space for everyone here.