Republic of Consciousness is creating a Literary Prize & a Literary Podcast
38

patrons

$281
per month
For info on our new BOOK OF THE MONTH, scroll down to the SHOUTY BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.. 

For information about our monthly raffle, which takes place on the first Friday of every month, scroll down to the pictures below...

Who we are, and what we do

The Republic of Consciousness is the only arts organisation in the world that solely supports and promotes small presses dedicated to "hardcore literary fiction and gorgeous prose".

In 2016, we founded the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses. In our first two years, we longlisted 24 publishers from 11 towns and cities across the UK & Ireland. When we announce our next winner in Spring 2019, we will have awarded over £30,000 to small presses and authors.

This year, we want to expand and find a way to support and promote small presses throughout the year, not just in the few months around the prize announcement. So, we're starting a monthly podcast dedicated entirely to small presses, with reviews, readings and interviews. Neil Griffiths and Jonathan McAloon will be chatting with a whole host of small press figures - with a publisher of the month, reviews from the best critics around today, readings from new books and reports from literary events, this will be the place to get all your small press news. Also, we’ve made the increasingly eccentric decision to actually pay our contributors. We also intend to pay the expenses of presses and writers who appear.

The money!

We are supported by various sponsors: for the Prize we have teamed up with The University of East Anglia and The Times Literary Supplement, whilst the podcast is supported by the University of Westminster. We have also received Arts Council funding.
However, this allows us to keep the lights on, without being able to take the next step forward. We are hoping to raise money through Patreon to sustainably grow and be able to pay contributors to the podcast and offer more substantive rewards to our prizewinners and shortlistees. We need support to give support!

To begin with, 50% of the Patreon contributions to will go towards the prize fund for the prize, and 50% will support the Podcast.

Every donation over $1.50 (£1) will make the donor a Citizen of the Republic. Basically, this means you will entered into our monthly raffle draw which takes place on the first Friday of each month. The winner will be able to select a prize from our rotating set of rewards, which are kindly donated by our colleagues and pals, and will be slightly different each month. International restrictions might apply, but we will do our best to be accommodating, wherever the winner lives.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH

BUT HOW DOES RofC BOOK OF THE MONTH WORK?


Alright, I’ll tell you.

If you sign up for $16 (£12.50) a month (or $20/$24 (£14.50/18.50) for EU/international subscribers) we’ll send you a monthly small press book – all the proceeds will go towards our prize-pot, meaning we can give more to small presses. They will be newly published, or even sometimes slightly ahead of publication. We will list the next three month’s titles below, and on a dedicated section on our website so you don’t pre-order them yourself.

Sign up before the end of the current month to get next month’s book, SISSY by Ben Borek (Boiler House Press).

You’ll be charged at the beginning of the month, and the books will be sent out towards the end of each month.

That’s pretty much all there is to it.

Our first three titles will be:

FEBRUARY 2019: Sissy by Ben Borek (Boiler House Press)
MARCH 2019: Prolerterka by Fleur Jaeggy (And Other Stories)
APRIL 2019: Above the Fat by Thomas Chadwick (Splice)

We’re running this as a trial until June. If it’s working and worth it by then, we’ll continue indefinitely. So if you like the idea, please spread the word!


RAFFLE!

The next prize draw will be on Friday 1st February. Sign up by the end of December to be in with a shot of winning one of the prizes below. 
The winner will be able to choose one prize from the following list:

  • A £25 book voucher to be spent exclusively at the London Review Bookshop, based in swinging Bloomsbury in fashionable Central London.




  • A complete set of Keshiki chapbooks from Strangers Press - new voices coming out of Japan. Strangers Press are part of the UEA Publishing Project, who sponsor the Republic of Consciousness Prize. 




  • A set of the first two anthologies published by the splendid 3 of Cups Press, On Anxiety and On Bodies. 

 .  
We will announce the winner on Twitter and on our monthly newsletter, and will send them an email just to make sure they get the happy news. 

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If you have any questions, get in touch. Any and all support is much appreciated!
Tiers
Citizen of the Republic
$1.50 or more per month 7 patrons
Citizenship means you are entered into our monthly raffle. 

Every month you will be entered into a prize draw and have a chance to win one of the prizes listed in the description.

<---

Winner announced first Friday of each month.

(note that everyone from this tier upwards is a Citizen and is entered into the raffle)

Signed Copy of Winner of RofC Prize
$2 or more per month 9 of 10 patrons
Shortlist
$8 or more per month 10 patrons (sold out!)
The 6 books of this year's RofC prize shortlist

+

Citizenship of the Republic - entered into our monthly raffle

RofC Small Press Book of the Month (UK)
$16 or more per month 4 patrons

Receive the Republic of Consciousness Book of the Month: a newly published book from great small presses every month. 


This tier is for UK subscribers.


See description for full details.


+

Citizenship of the Republic - entered into our monthly raffle

RofC Small Press Book of the Month (EU)
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

Receive the Republic of Consciousness Book of the Month: a newly published book from great small presses every month. 


This tier is for EU subscribers.


See description for full details.


+

Citizenship of the Republic - entered into our monthly raffle

RofC Small Press Book of the Month (int)
$24 or more per month 2 patrons

Receive the Republic of Consciousness Book of the Month: a newly published book from great small presses every month. 


This tier is for international (non-EU) subscribers.


See description for full details.


+

Citizenship of the Republic - entered into our monthly raffle

Goals
38 of 60 patrons
Once we have 60 patrons we will give away two prizes in our monthly raffle. 
1 of 2
For info on our new BOOK OF THE MONTH, scroll down to the SHOUTY BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.. 

For information about our monthly raffle, which takes place on the first Friday of every month, scroll down to the pictures below...

Who we are, and what we do

The Republic of Consciousness is the only arts organisation in the world that solely supports and promotes small presses dedicated to "hardcore literary fiction and gorgeous prose".

In 2016, we founded the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses. In our first two years, we longlisted 24 publishers from 11 towns and cities across the UK & Ireland. When we announce our next winner in Spring 2019, we will have awarded over £30,000 to small presses and authors.

This year, we want to expand and find a way to support and promote small presses throughout the year, not just in the few months around the prize announcement. So, we're starting a monthly podcast dedicated entirely to small presses, with reviews, readings and interviews. Neil Griffiths and Jonathan McAloon will be chatting with a whole host of small press figures - with a publisher of the month, reviews from the best critics around today, readings from new books and reports from literary events, this will be the place to get all your small press news. Also, we’ve made the increasingly eccentric decision to actually pay our contributors. We also intend to pay the expenses of presses and writers who appear.

The money!

We are supported by various sponsors: for the Prize we have teamed up with The University of East Anglia and The Times Literary Supplement, whilst the podcast is supported by the University of Westminster. We have also received Arts Council funding.
However, this allows us to keep the lights on, without being able to take the next step forward. We are hoping to raise money through Patreon to sustainably grow and be able to pay contributors to the podcast and offer more substantive rewards to our prizewinners and shortlistees. We need support to give support!

To begin with, 50% of the Patreon contributions to will go towards the prize fund for the prize, and 50% will support the Podcast.

Every donation over $1.50 (£1) will make the donor a Citizen of the Republic. Basically, this means you will entered into our monthly raffle draw which takes place on the first Friday of each month. The winner will be able to select a prize from our rotating set of rewards, which are kindly donated by our colleagues and pals, and will be slightly different each month. International restrictions might apply, but we will do our best to be accommodating, wherever the winner lives.

---

BOOK OF THE MONTH

BUT HOW DOES RofC BOOK OF THE MONTH WORK?


Alright, I’ll tell you.

If you sign up for $16 (£12.50) a month (or $20/$24 (£14.50/18.50) for EU/international subscribers) we’ll send you a monthly small press book – all the proceeds will go towards our prize-pot, meaning we can give more to small presses. They will be newly published, or even sometimes slightly ahead of publication. We will list the next three month’s titles below, and on a dedicated section on our website so you don’t pre-order them yourself.

Sign up before the end of the current month to get next month’s book, SISSY by Ben Borek (Boiler House Press).

You’ll be charged at the beginning of the month, and the books will be sent out towards the end of each month.

That’s pretty much all there is to it.

Our first three titles will be:

FEBRUARY 2019: Sissy by Ben Borek (Boiler House Press)
MARCH 2019: Prolerterka by Fleur Jaeggy (And Other Stories)
APRIL 2019: Above the Fat by Thomas Chadwick (Splice)

We’re running this as a trial until June. If it’s working and worth it by then, we’ll continue indefinitely. So if you like the idea, please spread the word!


RAFFLE!

The next prize draw will be on Friday 1st February. Sign up by the end of December to be in with a shot of winning one of the prizes below. 
The winner will be able to choose one prize from the following list:

  • A £25 book voucher to be spent exclusively at the London Review Bookshop, based in swinging Bloomsbury in fashionable Central London.




  • A complete set of Keshiki chapbooks from Strangers Press - new voices coming out of Japan. Strangers Press are part of the UEA Publishing Project, who sponsor the Republic of Consciousness Prize. 




  • A set of the first two anthologies published by the splendid 3 of Cups Press, On Anxiety and On Bodies. 

 .  
We will announce the winner on Twitter and on our monthly newsletter, and will send them an email just to make sure they get the happy news. 

-


If you have any questions, get in touch. Any and all support is much appreciated!

Recent posts by Republic of Consciousness

Tiers
Citizen of the Republic
$1.50 or more per month 7 patrons
Citizenship means you are entered into our monthly raffle. 

Every month you will be entered into a prize draw and have a chance to win one of the prizes listed in the description.

<---

Winner announced first Friday of each month.

(note that everyone from this tier upwards is a Citizen and is entered into the raffle)

Signed Copy of Winner of RofC Prize
$2 or more per month 9 of 10 patrons
Shortlist
$8 or more per month 10 patrons (sold out!)
The 6 books of this year's RofC prize shortlist

+

Citizenship of the Republic - entered into our monthly raffle

RofC Small Press Book of the Month (UK)
$16 or more per month 4 patrons

Receive the Republic of Consciousness Book of the Month: a newly published book from great small presses every month. 


This tier is for UK subscribers.


See description for full details.


+

Citizenship of the Republic - entered into our monthly raffle

RofC Small Press Book of the Month (EU)
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

Receive the Republic of Consciousness Book of the Month: a newly published book from great small presses every month. 


This tier is for EU subscribers.


See description for full details.


+

Citizenship of the Republic - entered into our monthly raffle

RofC Small Press Book of the Month (int)
$24 or more per month 2 patrons

Receive the Republic of Consciousness Book of the Month: a newly published book from great small presses every month. 


This tier is for international (non-EU) subscribers.


See description for full details.


+

Citizenship of the Republic - entered into our monthly raffle