It is important that artists get paid for their work. Art is often times difficult to create and paying for it is a way of thanking the artist for the time and thought put into making the work. Paying the artist keeps them motivated and generally allows them to produce more and better work.
Lolwe is making a commitment to offer a remuneration to contributors – however modest – for work that is accepted and published. This is a dream that Lolwe hopes to make a reality.
However, this commitment is difficult as the magazine currently has little to no funding or financial backing. So far, the magazine has relied on the founder’s own contributions, support from friends and family, and the generosity of a few people who have donated to the magazine. That means the magazine is still struggling to pay for most of the pieces published so far. However, we would like to keep the promise and pay the contributors. Help keep Lolwe’s dream alive by becoming a patron and make a monthly contribution towards Lolwe. This will make sure that your favourite story, poem, essay or photograph is paid for and the artist is happy. Wouldn’t it be nice for your favourite artist to afford something nice for themselves too?
Any contribution towards this will be highly appreciated.