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Paperbark: A Literary Magazine 2023

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Project has ended
Project ended on December 01, at 09:14 AM EST
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Help us Publish Paperbark: A Literary Magazine!

What is Paperbark?

Paperbark is an interdisciplinary literary magazine managed and run by UMass Amherst graduate students, faculty, and staff! We publish an annual print and digital magazine whose content is motivated by a belief in the obligations of a liveable future nurtured through collaboration across generations and fields of thought. We publish the work of both established and emerging artists, writers, and scientists in conversation on climate and environmental humanities. Rooted in stewardship and creative possibility, Paperbark gathers stories of ecologies in crisis — as well as stories of life’s flourishing intricacies. 

Why are we fundraising?

Paperbark is currently seeking funds — with a goal of $2500 — to produce and distribute our fifth annual print issue. These funds will be spent printing with Marquis, a Canadian printing company that offers 100% recycled paper and ethically sourced ink, and for various distribution and marketing initiatives. We are excited to not only be publishing work that champions the importance of environmental engagement but also to be able to exemplify that ideology through printing an environmentally conscious magazine.

Where do I come in?

We are so thankful for any financial gift you can make to support this endeavor, as Paperbark relies on the generosity of those who believe in our mission and artistic goals. All donors who give over $20 will receive a copy of Issue 05. 

Check out our website to learn more and meet the team!

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Ancient Oak

WOW! Thank you! This donation level receives a copy of Issue 05 and an exceptional amount of good karma :-)