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ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER
DEFUND the police. SUPPORT REPARATIONS.
Follow safety precautions regarding COVID19 whenever possible.
The specifics of our response:
Raise funds: Donate $10 or more to a bail fund, Black Lives Matter-related or BIPOC Artist-related organization (suggestions below), email us the receipt (email@example.com), and pick a book from our catalog (in stock and previously released titles) and we will send it to you!
Raise funds: Current fundraiser: Nov 1 - Dec 31 10% of gross sales will be donated to one or more of the organizations listed below. Donations based on Dec 1 - 15 sales: $55 to TransSanta; Dec 16 - 31 sales: $180 to BlackTransRentRelief; Nov 1-30 sales: $108 to the Navajo Nation COVID-19 Donation Fund. Previous fundraiser results from June 10 - Aug 1: $65 to Bklyn Boi Hood $40 to Don't Shoot PDX $40 to G.L.I.T.S. $95 to The Offing $116 donated to Black Trans Travel Fund
Increase affordability and support authors directly: We now offer digital versions of many of our books including some of our out-of print Vinyl 45s. $5 each. We would love you to order from us, but we also encourage you to order directly from our authors so that they can receive direct $ in this difficult time. All of our authors are on some form of social media. DM them and go from there!
Offer free access to BIPOC & Transgender poets: at no charge KMA (publisher) will offer written editorial response to a packet of ten poems plus a 30 minute phone call to go over poems and answer questions regarding submission, publication, and the general poetry landscape. Contact KMA at to schedule editorial review and consultation.
Donate funds: here is a partial list of the bail funds, BLM-related, and community organizations YesYes Books and the publisher have donated to in the past eight months. We will continue to donate and continue to expand the list:
Chicago Food Distribution (Venmo: TrinaRTyler)
Black Visions Collective (no longer needs donations)
We love the shit out of you and would love other suggestions for how we can stay alive during this time while also supporting our authors and YOU. We invite you to email us at with thoughts and ideas.
Now Available: Digital Versions of many of our titles including some of our out-of-print Vinyl 45s!!!
Say It Hurts by Lisa Summe
To Know Crush by Jennifer Jackson Berry