Raging Chicken Press is gearing up for the launch of our first full issue at the end of this month. We’ve got some stellar submissions and have been tweaking the website. We are still seeking contributions…so if you’re interested, check our call for submissions.
You may have noticed the addition of several “support” boxes on the right-hand side. If you are interested in helping get Raging Chicken Press off the ground and contribute to building a progressive, independent media site in Southeast PA, there are many small ways you can help. First, you can contribute directly through our PayPal Donate button. If you are looking for books, use the Powell’s Books search box. By using the Powell’s box, not only will a percentage of your purchase help support Raging Chicken Press, but you will also be supporting unionized workers! Can’t find it at Powell’s? You can search for what you’re looking for through the Amazon.com search box. If you use the Powell’s or Amazon links, you will not pay a dime more than you would normally. However, Raging Chicken Press will receive a small percentage (5-7%) of your purchase. A simple way to show your support.
If you are looking for some fab Raging Chicken Press swag, check our store on Zazzle.com. You can purchase t-shirts, mugs, and other items with the official Raging Chicken Press masthead and other featured designs. We add items several times a month, so check back to see what’s new.
I have to admit that seeking donations and financial support is the most difficult part of starting Raging Chicken Press. I wanted to avoid relying on advertising to cover the costs of running the web site and paying for future print editions. I’ve taken a page or two from the playbook of some successful pod casts, namely The Best of the Left podcast, and decided to go the community support route. We’ll see how it goes. While current costs of running Raging Chicken Press are rather low, I would like to be able to build this site and expand our work in covering activists in action. So, for now I’m going to keep the fund-raising rather low-profile and focus on working out the kinks of the site and our operations over the summer.
Thanks for your interest in Raging Chicken Press!
Founder and Editor, Raging Chicken Press