Stone Soup Community Press, Inc. 501(c)3 Announces Their 2018 Charitable Distribution.

For Immediate Release

Stone Soup Community Press, Inc. 501(c)3 Announces Their 2018 Charitable Distribution.

Dayton, Ohio – January 29, 2019 – Carol Madewell, Secretary/Treasurer of Stone Soup Community Press, Inc., announced today the distribution of their proceeds from operations during the 2018 Fiscal Year totaling $1,758.61.

Madewell explains, “Stone Soup Community Press receives individual donations, corporate donations and grants, and government grants to fulfill its mission to publish and support unique talent within the LGBTQ community. These donation enable us to offer our publishing, writing fellowship, and therapy café programs. Proceeds from these programs are then distributed to charities who demonstrate a strong commitment to improve the lives of those within our LGBTQ community.”

Stone Soup Community Press, Inc. 501(c)3 will donate $723.94 to the Golden Crown Literary Society Reader Scholarship, proceeds coming directly from the publication of The Velvet Anthology, edited by Fay Jacobs and Elizabeth Andersen, and the cover designed by Ann McMan. Contributing authors included Karin Kallmaker, Lee Lynch, Ann McMan, Stefani Deoul, MJ Williamz, Annette Mori, Cheryl Head, Cheyne Curry, Erica Abbott, and Donna K Ford. This project was the brainchild of Sue Fidler (aka. Velvet Lounger) of The Lesbian Reading Room for which the reader scholarship is named.

Stone Soup Community Press, Inc. 501(c)3 will donate $344.89 to each of the additional charities they support, which includes, the Lambda Literary Foundation, the It Gets Better Project, and The Trevor Project.

The publishing program directly supports talented authors, editors, cover artists, and vocal artists within the LGBTQ community through above-market royalty and rate contracts.

The publishing program directly supports talented authors, editors, cover artists, and vocal artists within the LGBTQ community through above-market royalty and rate contracts.

The writing fellowship additionally offers one talented writer each year an additional $3000 stipend to supplement the writer’s income throughout the writing and publishing process. This fellowship is open to all LGBTQ authors regardless of their current publishing status.

Therapy Café offers authors free access to a wide audience of potential readers to promote their works in a fun and engaging manner.

Therapy Café offers authors free access to a wide audience of potential readers to promote their works in a fun and engaging manner.

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For more information, visit https://stonesoupcommunity.com/charities/ or contact:

Darla Baker, President

darla.baker@stonesoupcommunity.com

Annette Mori, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief

annette.mori@stonesoupcommunity.com

Carol Madewell, Secretary/Treasurer

carol.madewell@stonesoupcommunity.com

Carol Madewell, Treasurer

Carol Madewell has devoted her life and career to public service in the legal field. As Judicial Manager and Bailiff for the Montgomery County, Ohio County Municipal Court she witnesses daily the impact prejudice and economic hardship has on our community. Her fast-paced career has her leading the court's fiscal responsibility and ensuring business with the court is handled with efficiency, dignity, and respect.

Outside of work, Carol is a passionate urban farmer. Tending to her "babies", as she likes to call them, is a labor of love. And she willingly shares her bounty and knowledge with friends, family, and neighborhood children.

As an avid photographer and water sports enthusiast, she is often found eagle-hunting on Lake Cumberland, Kentucky, and Dayton, Ohio with her wife of twenty plus years and their well-behaved pit bulls, Delilah and Mati.