|photo from my old scrollworks accounting notebook|
My goal with Loviatar is to have the zine pay for itself. We are two issues in and so far, so good. The main reason for this is a lack of freelance fees. When I was publishing Scrollworks, the cover illustrations alone were $40 to $50 per month, with interior artwork easily totaling $75 to $100. As you can see from the photo, at one time I had freelance fees of $305.00. That money had to come from my own pocket because printing and mailing fees were funded by subscriptions. I fronted the freelance fees. Brutal.
I've spent a fair amount of time this weekend hustling for cover art and should have something soon. With a zine, you really have to rely upon the kindness of strangers. Once I have a cover piece, I will be sure to share it.