As of today, Bad Movies has merch for sale.
We’re selling t-shirts for $22 and sweatshirts for $40 with all profits going to help pay our writers and artists. As a relatively new publication, we are currently operating at a loss. Digital copies of our issues are free and print copies are sold at cost. Any other costs come entirely out of my pocket personally. In the past, this has left us unable to pay our contributors. This issue we want to change that.
All profits from shirt sales will go specifically towards paying female writers, writers of color and writers from the LGBTQ+ community. We are currently guaranteeing a minimum payment of $10 to each contributor who self-identifies as a member of one or more of those groups. That means we need roughly 15 sales for me to not have to pay any of that out of pocket, while any sales beyond that will go towards increasing the amount we are able to pay. We know it isn’t a lot but they deserve it, both on principle and because of the amazing work they have consistently turned in.
Please consider purchasing a shirt to help us with this goal. If you can’t, we totally get it. Feel free to support us the free way by reading old issues or submitting to upcoming ones: