NZ online children’s books magazine ‘Sapling’ reaches crowdfunding goal
A New Zealand online magazine about children’s books has reached its NZ$10,000 (A$9546) crowdfunding goal just over a week into its month-long campaign.
The Sapling project is run by Sarah Forster and Jane Arthur, who have worked in the NZ publishing industry for many years.
The publication has support from Creative NZ to create the website and pay contributors for around six months, with the crowdfunded money expected to keep the site running for its first year.
On the Boosted crowdfunding page, Forster and Arthur write that they want ‘the conversations about children’s literature to be bigger and better, worth the while of anybody interested in books’. ‘We want to create a space that focusses on local children’s literature, puts it in an international context, and discusses and analyses it professionally.’
The Sapling website is due to go live on 6 March.