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Dear writers and readers,

After 15 transformative years as a publisher of exploratory poetry and fabulist fiction, we at Omnidawn want to express our gratitude for all the support we’ve received from our inspiring literary community. As a direct result of your participation in last year’s fundraising drive, we were able to move to a new facility in West Oakland and continue expanding the work we do together with our staff and interns. Now, we’re looking ahead to what the next 15 years may hold for Omnidawn.

We are deeply grateful for donations at any and all levels. No gift is too small! Your gift will go directly to the development and maintenance of the essential functions that make up Omnidawn’s mission and goals:

  • Publishing culturally engaging works in high-quality, carefully designed editions that fulfill each author’s vision for the book
  • Supporting our authors and engaging the community through reading parties and author events throughout the country, which are free to attend
  • Keeping the costs of contest submissions affordable and ensuring the presence of a dedicated, open-minded editorial staff in order to support emerging writers finding their voice in the literary community
  • Monthly publications of our literary journal, OmniVerse, which showcases new poetry and cross-genre work, interviews, and essays from the diverse poetic/creative arts community beyond Omnidawn’s own publications
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    Omnidawn Publishing is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Omnidawn Publishing must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    If you prefer to send your gift as a check, please make it payable to “Fractured Atlas” with “Omnidawn” in the memo line and send it to us at:

    1632 Elm Ave.
    Richmond, CA 94805-1614.

    Everyone who gives to Omnidawn will be listed on our web site, unless you ask to be anonymous. If it is possible for you to donate $1,000 or more, and you wish to do so, we will print your name (unless you prefer to remain anonymous) on the colophon page at the end of each of Omnidawn’s 2016 full-length books. We will also include your name on our list of donors on our website.

    This year, we’ve undertaken new projects in our mission to publish work which explores internal and external boundaries and to engage our literary community with compassionate insight:

  • Omnidawn now offers the East Bay Poetry Workshops, a series of five-week in-person classes that aim to open writers’ poetic capacities through engagement with their teacher practitioner, class readings, and the Bay Area’s marvelous community of writing peers.
  • Our Emergent Writers Series published Angela Hume’s Middle Time, Rebecca Gaydos’s Güera, and Robert Andrew Perez’s The Field, and looks to expand its engagement in 2017 with community events that build connections between the work and its readers, and among fellow writers.
  • Omnidawn Publishing has filed to become a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which would allow us to continue serving our writers and readers with the support of fellow organizations committed to fostering innovative and resilient arts communities.
  • As we enter this exciting new phase and continue our efforts to build a healthy, just, and vibrant society in which our writers, readers, and staff feel connected to and responsible for their creative community, we look to friends like you for leadership, advice, and philanthropic support. With the help of your donations, we can keep working to grow into a sustaining organ of literary insight in the East Bay.

    With gratitude,
    Rusty, Ken, Gillian, and the entire Omnidawn team