Support this site

I'll be honest with you. I'm not broke, but it does take about $250 a year to run this site through SquareSpace (business plan + 2 additional domains) and that doesn't include the time it takes to create content. I love doing it and I'm not going to stop,
but if you get value from this site, I'd be honored if you felt moved to contribute. 

And no worries if you're short on cash because there are other ways to help!

There are a couple of ways you can support this site. 

  • Buy a subscription to Literistic
    Literistic is a monthly email newsletter that alerts writers to contests, fellowships, and literary magazine submission deadlines. I use it and it saves me hours every month. I love it, so I'm an affiliate. The literary magazines featured have been vetted to ensure quality. So you're not going to be getting these lit mags that were started by college freshman last week, have no following, and probably won't last a year. Literistic is a must-have for any serious writer.
    Got questions before you sign up? Drop me a line. (FYI: The price is the same whether you use my affiliate link or not. So why not help me out?)
  • If you're considering trying Book of the Month, please use my affiliate link. Not only will you get a super discount on your first box, I'll get a free book. Considering how many books I buy in a year, I'd be grateful for the help. 
  • Ask me about collaborating on a sponsored post or affiliate partnership.
    If you have bookish goodies you're selling, hit me up. If I think my readers will like it I'll share it with them. I'm open to receiving free stuff and/or dollars. 
  • Send a donation using the "donate" button below or my PayPal link.
    (Please note that donations are not tax deductible since this isn't a nonprofit.)

Short on cash? No worries! There are other (free) ways you can help support my work. 


I'm immensely grateful for any support you can provide.
Off the Beaten Shelf (and it's sister blog, Politically Literate) wouldn't be possible without you.
Thank you from the bottom of my bookish heart.