Y'all, we make no profit from running a poetry magazine other than the joy that comes from seeing the work of other poets & artists published in our issues each quarter. But running a poetry magazine (even a digital one like ours) costs money: domain name, web hosting, web design costs, for example. It adds up! Each T-shirt purchase goes directly to covering the cost of our annual overhead expenses. This way we can continue to keep submissions free & equitable for anyone & everyone who submits to our magazine.