The main reason is to support independent publishing.
fsm. is operated by a small staff of volunteer artists who believe that the greater Fox Valley area of Wisconsin needs to have a resource that: provides thought-provoking writing, a calendar of events, and ways to connect the creatives with the greater community. Your subscription helps make that happen.
Currently, all of the content that we publish online is free. It is very possible that in the future we may include other benefits to a paid subscription, such as a specific newsletter, mailed copy of our print journal, or a link to an expanded interview. If additional benefits like that start to appear, we will be sure to let you know.
Until then, please consider the paid subscription of $5/mo. or $50/yr. That way we can continue to share this content freely, and helps make our community a more interesting place to live in.