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Dear Reader, 

We hope that you've had some time to take in our first few issues as well as the writings and interviews featured on this website. Origins is relatively new, but we know we're onto something special and we're excited that you're a part of it.

Many of you have supported us from the beginning and your generosity has helped us defray some of the administrative costs in our initial years of operation (e.g. website hosts, Submittable fees, domain name, printing costs, marketing and providing our writers with contributor copies.) We're a small, all volunteer operation and your donations have helped Origins get off the ground.

But we want to grow. We want to pay the writers we publish and perhaps, one day, provide a stipend to the generous people who give of their time and energy to design, manage and edit this journal. 

There are a few ways you can donate:

    1.    You can give a one-time or recurring donation by credit card online here;  

    2.    If you prefer, you can also donate by check. Please send contributions to:

Origins Journal, LLC
3800 Howard Avenue, Suite B
Kensington, Maryland 20895

[Please note: Checks should be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only, with ORIGINS JOURNAL in the memo line.] 

Origins Journal is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Origins Journal must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

Please consider supporting us and the many wonderful and important literary magazines out there. We promise to always work hard, to bring you great writing, and to introduce you to writers, both emerging and established. 

Following your dreams is a real thing. Writers and poets do it every time they imagine a story or stanza and then do the hard work of writing it down. But writers need readers to dream with them. 

Click on the button below to lend your support.  Our dreams are nothing without you!

Dini Karasik, Editor & Publisher


Thank you to our 2015-2016 supporters!

Kandice Cole
David Holland
Ron Wynne
Tara Boland
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Renee Hazen
Phillip Rodriguez
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The McCullough Family
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Richard Morais
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Elizabeth Gorman
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Niki Herd
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