Dear Apogee Fam,

For those of you who have been following us this past year, we’ve gone through some major transitions as a journal—including transitioning from print to digital issues. We made this decision to make Apogee more accessible to a wider range of readers. With web accessibility, we remain dedicated to bringing you voices that challenge the white cishetero patriarchal structure of mainstream publishing. As an entirely volunteer-based operation, we are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of our work while also ensuring that we can pay contributors. We rely on readers to support this effort. As reading and contest fees raise the barriers for entry, we want to imagine new ways of cultivating community support and the longevity of our readership. This is why we have decided to start using a monthly subscription feature for our new digital issues. This monthly subscription will help us raise consistent funds to pay our contributors, which is our top priority. We ask you to become a member and subscriber where you get access to content fitting your level of engagement with Apogee Journal, while helping us put our mission into practice. Apogee Issue 11 features work by Bahaar Ahsan, Rbrown, Lauren Camp, Catherine Chen, Shebana Coelho, Christian J Collier, Moonbones Evolutionary, Shannekia McIntosh, Nina Oteria, Jasmine Reid, Janice Sapigao, Zak Salih, Lou Spence, Elliott Turner, a Bani Amor, Robin Gow, Jehan Roberson, Lia Clay, Jon Henry (whose gorgeous photo graces our cover!) and Thomas J. Price. Please consider becoming a member today and help us continue to publish fresh work that interrogates the status quo, and to provide a platform for underrepresented voices, prioritizing artists and writers of color.

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