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About SPANK the CARP

Hi, this is Ken, editor and founder of SPANK the CARP. I created the fiction and poetry site with the goal of providing an open and unpretentious place for writers and poets to get published. IMO too many "litmags" are pretentious and exclusionary. I truly believe that when it comes down to it, we're all just a bunch of carp trying to rise above ourselves occasionally, with the hopes of adding a little beauty to the world for ourselves and others. Simple as that.

AND based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback I've received since founding the site in 2014, SPANK the CARP is achieving this goal. Please consider becoming a Patron of StC and helping me take it to the next level as a publication.

One of the main things I'd like to implement, if the funding is there, is to make the yearly Poetry Contest include a monetary prize. I know the famed StC Coffee Mug is coveted around the world, but I realize there's nothing like hard cold cash to reward winners.

Other goals would be to create a yearly Best Of anthology, and in general to increase readership through ads in various places.

In closing, thank you in advance just for reading this far! Please consider becoming a Patron of SPANK the CARP.

Enjoy! - Ken S, Editor and Founder
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