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Hibernation funding campaign

Funding campaign for Hibernation

Hibernation, front cover

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Dear Bear Bones Books readers:


Do you support the bear arts? Do you feel there should be a bear poetry anthology?

The realities of publishing small-press poetry these days are truly challenging. To cover expenses to publish Hibernation and other poems by bear bards, a new poetry anthology written by and for gay and bi men of the worldwide bear community, we have initiated a brief fundraising campaign on Fundly.

As of this writing, we are one-third on the way to reach our goal of $1,000 to cover editorial, design, production, printing, distribution, and promotion costs for the publication of Hibernation.

The following pioneers have shown their generous support for the work, and we bear our gratitude gladly for their kindness. Check back for updates.

  • TJ Lewis
  • Sean Gold
  • Anonymous
  • Wayne Courtois-Seligman
  • Jay Neal
  • Robert Goodwin
  • Ed Madden

Readers are welcome to show their support for bear literature by contributing any amount. Here’s what your donations will go for:

Cost of basic, brief Facebook ad campaign  $30  Donate
1/3rd cost of upload to POD source.  $25  Donate
Cost of printing 250 promo postcards.  $20  Donate
Cost of shipping a contributor 1 copy of the book.  $10  Donate

When you donate, you’re helping to bring the bear poetry anthology closer to becoming reality. You’re showing your commitment to supporting gay writers and bear literature. Hibernation is more than an anthology of verse by gay and bisexual men who either identify as bears or with the bear subculture. It is part of the creative expression of a worldwide community of homomasculine men who write poetry to make art. Supporters receive a signed copy of the book and an XXXL-sized bearhug.

Please let your friends & family know that you’re supporting a great cause. Other great ways to offer support for Hibernation and other poems by bear bards:

  • Like the book page for Hibernation on Facebook:
  • Buy copies of the book for friends, family, and lovers on Amazon:
  • Refer folks to the BBB page for the book:
  • Review the book on Amazon upon its release, and ask family and friends to do the same.
  • Like, share, favorite, and retweet posts and tweets about the book.  #Hibernationpoetry @BearBonesBooks @RJSuresha

Thanks again so much on behalf of all the contributors in the book.

best wishes, with bearhugs,

Ron S.

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