The Wild Lark Books Fund
Supporting the Art of Storytelling
Book publishing is one of the most hurdle-ridden and financially demanding forms of artistic expression.
The Wild Lark Books Fund helps make publishing accessible for all.
The Wild Lark Books Fund does more than bring books to life. Each Wild Lark Books author retains full rights of their work, earns significant royalties, receives an author-branded landing page to increase their visibility as an artist, and fully-scoped marketing plans to promote their endeavor.
Who We Are
The Wild Lark Books Fund is a 501(C)(3) classified nonprofit organization with the mission of making publishing accessible by providing funds to historically excluded – and thus under-heard – writers.
Who We Serve
The Wild Lark Books Fund serves historically excluded communities and minority voices. This includes young writers, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and historically oppressed ethnicities.
Because of You
Generous donations and all proceeds from sales make the vision of The Wild Lark Books Fund possible. Empower writers, help them retain the rights to their art, and provide them with tools for success.
Placing the art of writing within reach of the best of us.
The Wild Lark Books Fund has created The Young Writers Project to build writing workshops and critique groups for students in the public school systems who otherwise do not have access to such programs. At the end of the year, students will experience the process of having their works published by honoring their accomplishments in an anthology.
If you would like to participate or inquire about The Young Writers Project, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Submissions for The Young Writers Project
The Vision: The Wild Lark Books Young Writers Project will create writing and publishing opportunities for aspiring authors on the South Plains.
The Wild Lark Books Young Writers Project is a community-wide initiative providing writing opportunities for teens of the South Plains. The goal of the project is to help students prepare pieces for submission to The Trailblazer: Young Voices of the Texas Plains, an anthology to be released through the Wild Lark Books Fund in the Spring of 2023. The program was created to teach students the basics of short story writing and an understanding of the professional submission process for publishing.
During the two hour workshops, students will learn the art of developing a story and study the process of creating and preparing a piece for submission. Students will also explore nonfiction writing and poetry and will create a piece of their own. Students are welcome to bring previous works to be read and critiqued by Executive Direction and Author, James Villanueva. James also currently teaches English and Creative Writing at Estacado High School.
Upcoming Workshop Dates & Times
December 17th, 2 – 4 pm
January 21st, 2 – 4 pm
Wild Lark Books
513 Broadway, Lubbock, TS
The Young Writers Project
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Editing services provide more than checking for misspellings and punctuation. Authors experience an educational journey where they are able to hone their skills and grow as writers. Fees often range from $1,000 to $3,000 depending on the project.
Coaching and Classes
Help provide aspiring authors with educational resources and support through professional coaches and writing classes. Fees for these resources often range from $500 to $2,000 or more.
The style and artistry of images are vital for authors and readers alike, whether it’s the illustrations for a children’s book or providing an author with a picture of their world map or key element from their story. Fees for illustrations can range from $50 to $150+ per image. For a 30 page children’s book, the cost can be more than $4,500 for a single project.
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