Literary Orphans Journal has a mission. That mission is to provoke and expand the minds of our society, change the way it views art. We think the 21st is a century that needs some gentle reminding that art is more than the flashy gloss on an advertisement, meant to sell us a bowl of cereal. Art at its best is the expression of honest emotion and connection. A short story may not change the world, but I can tell you about a couple that changed me. We want that. We want to change the landscape of how the world views art.
Over the next year, we are embarking on a campaign to raise money to buy a printer, a fancy cutting-edge printer, that will allow us to take the journal into print. You see a lot of journals offer anthologies and issues via print-on-demand services. These services often take a 60% cut of the profits and don’t give you the control that running it yourself would. We’re going to try and change all that. Our campaign will consist of many fronts: offering workshops, classes, selling POD anthologies of the writing we’ve featured, and selling merchandise. All of these routes will offer us a way to reach our goal, to buy our printer, but none of those options is more direct than the donation button below. If you like what we’re doing, if you want to see what we can do with print, help us out and throw a few our way!