Dear fans and friends of MockingHeart Review,
For the past three years, I have worked to bring you three issues a year of what I believe are works of tremendous beauty and lifted up poets in our pages for the world to admire, connect with and for all of us to be inspired. We’re in the inspiration business!
This is a one-woman operation (at this point), and while I absolutely love the work involved in putting each issue together, soliciting poets, reading submissions, editing the work with poets, and formatting the issues, I do so in my spare time in a consistently timely manner. I ‘m working on a strategic calendar for new features that will be implemented over several months.
I do this work fervently and with joy. There are no reading fees and our pages are open to highly acclaimed poets, emerging, and new poets as well. I have dedicated many hours to bring the best that comes across my desk to the world.
I hope you have enjoyed the selections I have published. I owe great gratitude to the poets and readers who have been so kind in their appraisals and who have made my work so rewarding.
It’s always a challenge to ask for money. I feel the work I do is a vocation and I am humble when it comes to soliciting donations. I was against it for some time, but I feel differently now.
The plans for MockingHeart Review need support in monetary ways. There are costs related to maintaining the website and my time has been more limited due to my own writing and the editing, ghostwriting, and sales writing I do for Childress Communication.
I’m asking now for donations to make MockingHeart Review greater than it is through more interviews, poet spotlights, new book reviews, and increased promotional activities.
Any amount is appreciated. A few dollars here and there add up and I am thankful for whatever amount you would be able to send. Since we are not a nonprofit, I cannot offer that your donation would be tax deductible.
The button above goes to my personal PayPal account. If you have loved MockingHeart Review and feel as though your poems have been comfortably “at home” here, or if you are a reader who has enjoyed perusing our pages, I hope you will find it in your heart and pocketbook to give a little so that we can do so much more.
Thank you for your support and interest in MockingHeart Review!
Clare L. Martin, Founder, and Editor-in-Chief, MHR