We strive to stay a free opportunity for poets, authors, artists, and songwriters to submit to - as well as keeping the magazine free to subscribe. This allows more opportunity for the artists and those who wish to discover them! This is WHY we made this magazine (and where the name "OpenDoor" comes from).
However - with any endeavor - there are costs. Between website, creative platforms, and email programs/marketing programs - there are hard costs for the owners each month. Also between our full time and part time jobs, our own writing projects/deliverables, and more - we also spend 20+ hours each month on the magazine and promoting it. So this is the time we ask for your support. Your support in keeping us sustainable - financially and mentally.
How can you do this? Great question!! There are three ways that you can continue to help support us:
1. Share our posts on social media and invite your friends (or people you know that might enjoy the material) to subscribe or to submit work & to like our social channels
2. Purchase our quarterly anthology. Not only does that give you a pretty cool book to collect and read through (and one that might have your works included) but it also helps us cover a small portion of our costs
3. Become a Patron. There are all kinds of tiers (from only $1 per month all the way to $25) that have varying levels of benefits and exclusive gifts - including (but not limited to) coffee mugs, tote bags, the anthology each quarter (without additional costs), being listed as a patron, etc.
4. Purchase some gear. Over at our co-owner - Kassie J Runyan's website - she makes shirts and mugs and tote bags and all kinds of things! She has made a line for our slogan "Your Words Matter." and all proceeds come back to the magazine to keep running our costs down! Plus you get to flaunt your cool gear (and our love)