As Skull + Wind Press gets off the ground we need your help. Your donations will make this happen.
We have a fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, to get us going. Fractured Atlas is set up precisely for organizations like Skull + Wind. Using a fiscal sponsor makes sense for us as a new press and for you as supporters of a new press for a few reasons.
While we are not yet equipped to establish the press as a 501c3, we do want your donations to the press to be tax deductible. Our fiscal sponsorship from Fractured Atlas makes that possible. This sponsorship will also give us the ability to apply for grants that require 501c3 designation, use Fractured Atlas’ ticket system, and their stellar support in keeping track of our finances. All of this will prepare us to file as a 501c3 at a later date if that is something we feel is good for the press and our writers.
To use Fractured Atlas’ language: Skull + Wind Press is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Skull + Wind Press must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Our fundraising goal (and it’s a big one) is to hit $20,000 in donations from individuals. WE KNOW. It’s expensive to make good books in a way that’s good for everyone involved in the process. We are looking to fully fund the press for our first year by getting ahead of all of our costs via both donations and grant funding (which we hope will match the $20,000 from individual donors). We want to create a sustainable funding and publishing calendar from the very beginning so we can hit the ground running and just keep going. By meeting this number we will be able to do the following and more:
Establish the press and our team in New Mexico
Maintain a generous royalty policy of 30% for print books and 50% for any future ebook editions paid out twice a year
Maintain this sleek, easy-to-use website through Squarespace
Hire the best cover designers and printers to make the best books
Market and promote nationally (including submitting our full-length titles to the National Book Award, regional and state awards, and any other awards for which our titles are eligible)
Secure a table for at least one major conference
Distribute nationally to bookstores and online
Pay membership dues for The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses and Fractured Atlas each of which will give us access to resources to start, sustain, and grow Skull + Wind
Okay, Here We Go!
We are so excited to be taking this huge step forward in using our knowledge and experience to create a new kind of business for Albuquerque, one that can feature, celebrate, and support our community here. To donate please press the “Donate here” button below which will take you to the Skull + Wind Press page on the Fractured Atlas site where you can make your donation.