Seeking Participants – Poetry Fundraiser for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Hi everyone,

I’m writing to ask if you’d be interested (or know a poet who might be) in participating in a fundraiser for the ASRC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre).

As you may or may not know, Australia continues its human rights abuses in regard to people seeking asylum here and I want to try something to help.

My idea is a simple cross-promotion between poets.

Basically, I create a ‘landing page’ which lists our poetry titles and purchase options.

Participants then direct their audiences to that page during the fundraiser (likely over one weekend) and readers purchase the ebooks/books. We then pass on a percentage of our sales to the ASRC.

For my own poetry sales during the fundraiser I’ll be donating 100% and for the titles that I publish via Close-Up Books, I’ll forward the publisher’s share.

If you’d like to be involved please let me know!

Please also ask questions if you have them, and I will do my best to get back to you this week.

In brief, if you want to get involved you’d have to decide/provide a few things:

  1. Names of title(s) you want to list/cover art etc
  2. What format(s) you want to offer
  3. Whether you will offer a discount on price
  4. What percentage of royalties you will donate
  5. Whether you’re comfortable sending that percentage to me to tally
    up and then donate to the ASRC on your behalf (via paypal).

I know folks might have to spend a bit of time thinking this over, contacting publishers etc, but if enough people are interested I’d like to lock in a weekend in early July or August for the fundraiser.

Again, if you can spread the word, that would be great! I know there are plenty of important causes worldwide but if you have room for one more, that would be fantastic.

Again, please ask if you have any questions!


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