With 2014 coming to a close and all of our nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and Best Indie Lit New England out the door and in the hands of those who judge such things, it’s hard not to get a little nostalgic. This year has been an amazing yer for Radius, one that brought us voices from all over the world, political poems that shook the constraints of mere rhetoric, examinations of poetry’s connection to the heroic tradition in classical literature, a few cool ventures into pulp fiction and more. We’ve set out to be more than just another online literary journal, and we’ve succeeded at every turn.
And we give it to you all for free.
Which means – times being what they are – that occasionally we have to ask for your help to keep Radius running. This is one of those times.
We have set ourselves a goal to raise $300 by December 20th. This is a modest amount, but we really don’t need much. Just enough to help pay for our hosting, and to pay for software and apps to help make our site and its social media presence better.
You can make donations by visiting our Gumroad site, or by clicking the “Donate to Radius” button on the top right-hand corner of the website.
And that’s it: No song and dance, no groveling (well, OK. Maybe a little groveling.) If anyone has suggestions for cool perks for donations, we’re open to that. But mostly,we’re going into this end-of-the-year fund-raising effort as honestly and straightforwardly as possible. Even a $5 or $10 donation will go a long way toward keeping Radius online.
Again: That’s $300 by Dec. 20. We think it’s a reachable goal. But only if you help.
Victor D. Infante
Radius: Poetry From the Center to the Edge