make a donation to hyphen

Like everyone else in the dreaded landscape of print media, our friends at Hyphen are not immune to the economic downturn. Times are tough, and in the past year their income dropped by half. So here's the part where they ask you for some money.

The volunteer-run publication, which consistently produces top-notch articles, design, artwork and photography, needs to raise at least $10,000 this summer. Will you support them and kick in a couple of bucks? Here's an appeal from Hyphen editor/writer Momo Chang, asking for help:
As a volunteer-run publication, Hyphen is a passion project and a veritable labor of love. As one of its longtime contributors, I remain committed to the magazine because I love what Hyphen is about: coverage of Asian America that you won't find anywhere else.

I joined Hyphen in 2005 because I wanted to help tell stories about our community that have gone overlooked by the mainstream press. I've written articles on topics ranging from eco-friendly nail shops and Filipino krumpers (a style of dance). I've also edited two sections of the magazine. All in the name of presenting and covering Asian America, unabridged.

Despite our niche, Hyphen has not been immune to the economic downturn. In the past year, our income dropped by half. But thanks to our dedicated staff, we continue to produce a magazine featuring top-notch articles, design, artwork, and photography.

But we need your help.

We need to raise at least $10,000 this summer, which is the cost of printing one issue of the magazine and paying small stipends to our feature writers. We rely heavily on donations to continue our work, so we ask that you donate what you can, from $1 to $1,000. No cliché here—every little bit helps.
It never ceases to amaze me that Hyphen is a non-profit, entirely volunteer-run magazine that delivers quality content on a regular basis. They're on the web too, and that's cool, but I've always appreciated being able to read the physical issue. For more information, and to make a donation, go to the Hyphen blog: Will You Donate $50 Today?

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