patron | ˈpeɪtr(ə)n |      noun  1 a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, or cause: a celebrated patron of the arts.https://www.patreon.com/blankspaces
Self-funded since its inaugural issue in 2016, Blank Spaces has achieved a great deal without major outside investors. We're really proud of that. Now it's time to look ahead and talk about what it would take to see some real growth. While we have reached as far as the shores of Vancouver Island and the red sand beaches of P.E.I. we dream of saturating Canada with the words and art of its very talented and underappreciated creatives.

Important things to note:

  • It takes more than 90 unpaid hours to put each issue together.
  • Sales of the print magazine do not make any money. They merely (sometimes only mostly) cover the cost of printing and shipping.
  • Additional events like Word on the Street are paid for completely out-of-pocket, as are all office supplies and promotional materials.

After two years of carrying the weight ourselves, it's time to ask for your investment. If everyone who has ever had the pleasure of holding and enjoying a copy of Blank Spaces agreed to give just $1 a month, it could totally change our game. It would open doors that we couldn't afford to open before and it would allow us to share this project we believe in so strongly with a much wider audience.

Are you ready?

We would love if you would take the time to pop over to our PATREON page. Our Editor-In-Chief shares a bit of her story and her vision behind Blank Spaces, and then she paints a picture of a future we hope you'll want to be part of.


Heidi Eastman
Pamela Hopwood
Michelle McLaughlin
Amos Shelley

We would be remiss if we didn't mention the fine people who have made donations to Blank Spaces in the past. We have had a DONATIONS page up and running since the very beginning and we feel so blessed by the kind people who gave during our first two years. They helped cover some of the personal debt incurred throughout this project.

Special thanks to:

William F. Aicher
Sue Corke
Heidi Eastman
Bev Hopwood 
Pamela Hopwood 
Geraldine Mac Donald
Michelle McLaughlin 
Diane Palm
Candi Pardue
Janet Youngdahl

Aren't ready to commit to a monthly donation but still want to help? That's great! Use the button below to make a one time donation of any amount. If you'd prefer to donate by cheque or EFT, please contact us at info@blankspaces.ca

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