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ericboydblog:

Hello everyone,
Last week I found out that I was accepted into the Tin House Summer Writing workshop in Portland this July. It is a huge opportunity for me and I’m very glad they enjoyed my manuscript. However, I did not get the scholarship I applied for, which makes my getting to the workshop damn near impossible.
I’m hoping that’s where you good folks can come in. I credit you guys on Tumblr for helping me have this opportunity. I strongly believe my practice of daily six worders (not to mention all of the requests I reply to) have really helped me hone my fiction to this point. Clearly it worked well enough for Tin House to take notice, but it won’t matter unless I can get there!
So… For the last few days I’ve been raising money on GoFundMe to make it to Tin House’s workshop. The fees rack up to $1700, and that doesn’t even include travel costs (which are roughly $500 if I book very soon). On GoFundMe I’m asking for that initial $1700—I’m a little over halfway there, but I honestly need the entire amount to make it. I just don’t have the money. I really needed that scholarship. On a personal note, I work as a dishwasher/line cook 5 days a week and attend an MFA in a different state for the other 2—those travel costs alone cut deep into my paychecks—not to mention that this winter has seen more than a couple $200+ gas bills.
I must pay a deposit to save my spot on this workshop ASAP. The total amount isn’t due until June 1, but I need to get most of the money very soon.
I hope you guys will consider donating, or even just sharing this page. People can donate as much as they like, and anyone who donates will get a six worder; there are also donation ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ levels where you can have a handwritten or typed six worders / short stories mailed to you! Thanks to everyone who’s helped me to this point, and thanks to anyone that likes, reblogs, or otherwise spreads the word for me!
—Eric
http://www.gofundme.com/ericboydtinhouse2014
UPDATE:GUYS I’M GETTING PRETTY CLOSE TO MY GOAL— PLEASE HELP GET ME THE REST OF THE WAY!

Please help out my friend if you can.

ericboydblog:

Hello everyone,

Last week I found out that I was accepted into the Tin House Summer Writing workshop in Portland this July. It is a huge opportunity for me and I’m very glad they enjoyed my manuscript. However, I did not get the scholarship I applied for, which makes my getting to the workshop damn near impossible.

I’m hoping that’s where you good folks can come in. I credit you guys on Tumblr for helping me have this opportunity. I strongly believe my practice of daily six worders (not to mention all of the requests I reply to) have really helped me hone my fiction to this point. Clearly it worked well enough for Tin House to take notice, but it won’t matter unless I can get there!

So… For the last few days I’ve been raising money on GoFundMe to make it to Tin House’s workshop. The fees rack up to $1700, and that doesn’t even include travel costs (which are roughly $500 if I book very soon). On GoFundMe I’m asking for that initial $1700—I’m a little over halfway there, but I honestly need the entire amount to make it. I just don’t have the money. I really needed that scholarship. On a personal note, I work as a dishwasher/line cook 5 days a week and attend an MFA in a different state for the other 2—those travel costs alone cut deep into my paychecks—not to mention that this winter has seen more than a couple $200+ gas bills.

I must pay a deposit to save my spot on this workshop ASAP. The total amount isn’t due until June 1, but I need to get most of the money very soon.

I hope you guys will consider donating, or even just sharing this page. People can donate as much as they like, and anyone who donates will get a six worder; there are also donation ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ levels where you can have a handwritten or typed six worders / short stories mailed to you! Thanks to everyone who’s helped me to this point, and thanks to anyone that likes, reblogs, or otherwise spreads the word for me!

—Eric

http://www.gofundme.com/ericboydtinhouse2014


UPDATE:
GUYS I’M GETTING PRETTY CLOSE TO MY GOAL— PLEASE HELP GET ME THE REST OF THE WAY!

Please help out my friend if you can.

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