Here is where we proudly display the names of our eighty-two generous supporters! Please join us in showering them with hugs, kisses, funny hats and undying gratitude. Their contributions have made paying our writers possible!
Due to their generosity, plus the help of many who’ve spread the word of our campaign, together we’ve raised $5592! Which means all works published in 2017 will receive $50 payment, with any remaining funds being split equally between our 10 hardworking volunteer editors. (They should just about be able to buy dinner with that, but hey, it’s a start!)
A special thanks to the first man on our supporters list, and the first man to always support Verity La, our incredible (and humble) founding editor, Nigel Featherstone. His vision and behind the scenes assistance were instrumental in turning our dream of paying the writers into a reality.
Without further ado, we present you with the names of our very own Verity La heros!
North Shore Cement and Sand
Sydney Review of Books
Stella and Sandro Seminara
Recent Work Press
University of New South Wales
Ariel Riveros Pavez
Mascara Literary Review
11 x Anonymous (we love you too!)
As Winston Churchill told the Royal Academy on 30 April 1938, “The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them… ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the reverence and delight which are their due”.
The Australian government may be de-prioritising the arts, but its people are not.
We salute you!