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Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Reserve Operating Fund.

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I'm Lauren, and I serve as editor for Tinderbox Poetry Journal, an online literary magazine dedicated to uplifting vibrant voices. I'm the fifth editor in the journal's history, and owe much to pervious editors Jenn Givhan, Majda Gama, Levi Todd, Hannah Dow and founders Molly Sutton Keifer and Brett Elizabeth Jenkins.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Tinderbox’s founding. As a native online journal, and one of the longest running on the internet, a cash reserve would allow us to weather varying periods of activity and rest while continuing to support our fee free submissions periods.

We are hoping to raise an additional $1,000 to put toward operations. Tinderbox has a cash match commitment for the first $1,000 raised. This means all donations made toward $1,000 goal will be doubled.

A donation of any amount helps us support vital literary community and uplift vibrant voices!


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • JOYWELL official
    • $5 
    • 2 mos
  • Carmen Fought
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Megan Pinto
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Emily Wolahan-Reavill
    • $100 
    • 2 mos


Lauren Carlson
Manistee, MI

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