That is some grade-A class BULL.
For those of you interested in how to make $cashmoney$ from writing, you dirty capitalists (sorry, my mom made me take her shopping at Harrod’s yesterday and my eyeballs are still sore from the unabashed display of rampant consumerism (I know we all gotta eat and feed our peekapoo’s y’all)) here’s a creative way to go about funding a lit mag, a books pub, and holyshit paying writers. Maybe even reaching beyond ‘the scene’ to people that wear jeans or something.
This seems pretty chill, sweeter than Kickstarter (for many reasons, but foremost: I don’t gotta shell a pence), voting is easy (through Facebook), the editor Jarrett is a badass, and it is the only lit mag that remembered my birthday (so they’ve got heart is what I’m saying).
From the BULL site:
BULL is now one of five finalists up to win 100K in funding through Dockers’ (Levi’s) “Wear the Pants” Contest. It’s an unprecedented sum for a lit journal, and an unprecedented chance for the literary community to show its strength in numbers.
WE NEED YOUR VOTES—one a day, every day this week. Here’s why you should care about this and take action:
- Your votes are a statement—that reading and writing matter, that journals and small presses are deserving of funding, that stories are important to people and their authors should be compensated.
- The money will go straight to writers. No one’s getting a salary out of this. All funds go towards expanding BULL as a journal and small press. This funding will go into the pocket of artists like you.
- The exposure will bolster the indie lit scene, engaging and informing the public of what’s happening on all these pages, on all these sites. Independent literature is too good to be kept a secret. We want to make more readers in the world, and we’re starting with men.
- This is not a handout, not a Kickstarter campaign, and we’re not asking for a dime. All you have to do is click a button on Facebook. Those clicks alone can create a paying fiction magazine, one with a proven commitment to working closely with writers and building editor/author relationships.
- The opportunity is unprecedented! This is the first time a journal and small press can be founded and well-funded simply by enough people clicking their mouse.
If this is your first time voting, you’ll have to “allow” the voting app and “like” Dockers. There will be boilerplate permission notices, but I assure you it’s legit. Dockers sees only your most basic profile info—what’s already public, what any old stranger can see. They won’t use it for evil and they won’t bombard you with ads. It’s a legitimate contest through a legitimate company.
Dockers is Levi’s, and Levi’s is fucking Levi’s. If ’49ers trusted it during the Gold Rush, so can you today. Do not let skepticism keep you from this opportunity.
A chance like this comes along never. BULL wants to win this with, and for, the literary community. We can’t do it without YOU. Just one click a day and you’ll have done your part. Vote today, and every day, here: