F211. Crowdfunding for Publishing Projects, Sponsored by CLMP

Meeting Room 9 & 10, Marriott Waterside, Third Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Lit mag and small press publishers have been successfully raising funds for projects using crowdsourcing tools such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Learn what makes a successful crowdfunded project, from what kinds of project work best to the best kinds of perks to attract backers.


Margot Atwell works with publishers and authors at Kickstarter as the director of publishing. She is also the publisher of Gutpunch Press. She is the author of Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby and coauthor of The Insider’s Guide to Book Publishing Success.

Carey Salerno is the Executive Editor of Alice James Books. She is the editor, along with Anne Marie Macari, of the anthology Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books. Her first book is Shelter. You may find her poems in print and online.

Elaina Ellis is the author of Write About An Empty Birdcage, a poetry collection. She works as an editor at Copper Canyon Press.

D.M. Hedlund published her first novel at eighteen, using the experience to found Tethered by Letters (TBL), the international literary nonprofit in 2007. Currently, she is the CEO of TBL and the editor in chief of the literary and art collection, F(r)iction Series.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside