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Teen Writing Students Featured on Kickstarter

The authors and editors behind Canteen Magazine work with under-served Harlem 7th-graders to promote a love of reading, writing and photography. At the end of each academic year, the volunteers produced a printed book compilation called canTeens. This year, they lack the funds to create the 2012 edition of “canTeens” which is why they have turned to Kickstarter in the hopes of raising $5,000. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “Each year culminates in the publication of canTeens—a beautifully designed print publication, distributed throughout the US and Canada, that presents the students’ best work. Our students are highly motivated by the fact that their work will appear in print—they work harder and pay closer attention than they would otherwise. Sadly, after a great year of writing and learning, we lack the funding to produce our sixth issue of canTeens.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.

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