Nottingham Writers' Studio is creating resources for writers
2

patrons

$24
per month
Enormous thanks to those who believe that writing can change the world. If we value books, literacy, education, languages; if we value the stories we have to tell each other, then we should value writers as well. In a time when the government is scrapping creative writing A-Levels and universities are closing creative writing departments, we need more support for grassroots organisations who are able to fill the gap. So, thanks!

A bit about us
We're a member's organisation for professional writers in Nottingham, UK, and we're experiencing a period of immediate, short-term financial pressure while we transition to a CIC. We offer a range of creative and professional development opportunities, and we're the only dedicated writing facility in the country. We're not far from being financially self-sufficient, but we need all the help we can get to achieve it. This would mean that we could create ambitious new ways of supporting writers. Like providing residencies, commissions, developing digital content, and researching new publishing methods.

Why support us?
  • We've shown what we can do by initiating the successful bid for Nottingham to become a UNESCO City of Literature, and launching the Festival of Words which is now the Nottingham Festival of Literature.
  • We're an independent non-profit that doesn't receive public funding.
  • The good thing about not relying on funding is that it makes us incredibly agile.
  • We currently have two hundred professional writers on our books who will directly benefit from us being able to focus on supporting their progression routes.



What will my money go towards?
Until we reach financial sustainability, all funds go towards our core running costs. Here's an example of our monthly outgoings each month;
  • £10 insurance
  • £25 sundries (tea, coffee, toilet paper, etc)
  • £40 bursary for one writer on a low income
  • £50 internet and phone bill
  • £100 electricity
  • £250 admin staff
  • £400 communications staff
  • £1,250 rent


Rewards
Tier one
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to our patron-only news feed with international submission opportunities posted once per month.
Tier two
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get free entries to our in-house competitions, digital copies of our published journals, plus all the above.
Tier three: Affiliate membership
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
All the perks of being a member without being in Nottingham! Notes from selected courses and workshops, access to writing resources, and all the above.
Tier four
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Over the course of a year, you can single-handedly cover one month of our utility bills, helping to keep the studio open for other writers.
Tier five
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Over 12 months, your contribution will have paid for one month of staff admin time. That's pretty incredible.
Tier six: Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow, for this we'll list you as an official patron on our website, alongside Jon McGregor. Your generosity across the year will pay for one month's worth of rent, and hundreds of writers will be forever indebted to you for it.
Goals
$24 of $100 per month
We'd be incredibly humbled to reach this amount.
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Enormous thanks to those who believe that writing can change the world. If we value books, literacy, education, languages; if we value the stories we have to tell each other, then we should value writers as well. In a time when the government is scrapping creative writing A-Levels and universities are closing creative writing departments, we need more support for grassroots organisations who are able to fill the gap. So, thanks!

A bit about us
We're a member's organisation for professional writers in Nottingham, UK, and we're experiencing a period of immediate, short-term financial pressure while we transition to a CIC. We offer a range of creative and professional development opportunities, and we're the only dedicated writing facility in the country. We're not far from being financially self-sufficient, but we need all the help we can get to achieve it. This would mean that we could create ambitious new ways of supporting writers. Like providing residencies, commissions, developing digital content, and researching new publishing methods.

Why support us?
  • We've shown what we can do by initiating the successful bid for Nottingham to become a UNESCO City of Literature, and launching the Festival of Words which is now the Nottingham Festival of Literature.
  • We're an independent non-profit that doesn't receive public funding.
  • The good thing about not relying on funding is that it makes us incredibly agile.
  • We currently have two hundred professional writers on our books who will directly benefit from us being able to focus on supporting their progression routes.



What will my money go towards?
Until we reach financial sustainability, all funds go towards our core running costs. Here's an example of our monthly outgoings each month;
  • £10 insurance
  • £25 sundries (tea, coffee, toilet paper, etc)
  • £40 bursary for one writer on a low income
  • £50 internet and phone bill
  • £100 electricity
  • £250 admin staff
  • £400 communications staff
  • £1,250 rent


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Rewards
Tier one
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to our patron-only news feed with international submission opportunities posted once per month.
Tier two
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get free entries to our in-house competitions, digital copies of our published journals, plus all the above.
Tier three: Affiliate membership
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
All the perks of being a member without being in Nottingham! Notes from selected courses and workshops, access to writing resources, and all the above.
Tier four
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Over the course of a year, you can single-handedly cover one month of our utility bills, helping to keep the studio open for other writers.
Tier five
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Over 12 months, your contribution will have paid for one month of staff admin time. That's pretty incredible.
Tier six: Patron
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow, for this we'll list you as an official patron on our website, alongside Jon McGregor. Your generosity across the year will pay for one month's worth of rent, and hundreds of writers will be forever indebted to you for it.