For Writers, By Writers
Shalamar's mission is to break down the barriers to entry that currently exist in the publishing industry, keeping new writers from finding the success and readership that they need. We especially focus on amplifying voices from underrepresented or marginalized communities through writing.
At any given time, we have a number of initiatives planned and ongoing. Check here often or subscribe to us to keep up-to-date on new projects and ways to support our efforts.
We intentionally offer services at lower prices than what is normally found in the publishing industry. This allows writers who might not necessarily have the means otherwise to be able to get professional editing, formatting, and other services. We also maintain a list of author resources that are affordable and that we recommend.
Shalamar's Deborah Dixon records and maintains a free podcast that offers tips on writing and publishing. Check out this page for more information on what's being featured and where you can listen to it!
As part of our efforts to initiate change in the publishing industry, we regularly attend book festivals and work with other writing-related organizations to establish paths to authorship. This year, we hope to attend at least three out-of-state festivals and exhibit in at least one. Read on to learn how you can help Shalamar reach more aspiring authors!
How To Support Shalamar's Efforts
You can make a direct impact on our efforts to make authorship fair and equal in these ways:
- Spread the word. We thrive on word-of-mouth and our loyal client base. By letting writers know that we offer these resources specifically for them, you can help us keep our momentum and grow our base!
- Donate. Shalamar is privately funded and supports itself without the help of debtor or investors. Even the smallest donations help us to maintain our programming, our pricing structure, and our outreach efforts. Feel free to use the button below if you'd like to help out, or reach out to us if you'd like more information.
- Sponsor us. Our clients appreciate learning about new opportunities and resources. We're always on the lookout for more partners in business. Our partners benefit from being included on our Resources list, being mentioned in our emails, and perhaps most of all, being included in the pamphlets and other literature we give out at events like book festivals. Contact us for more details -- or if you'd like to jump right in, you can also use the button below.