On the morning of its Thursday deadline, a picture book called “A Bitter Place: Stories of Nigerian trafficking to Italy” hadn’t yet reached its $7,500 goal. But in the final few hours, it earned just enough to cross the finish line. A picture book covering much lighter fare, called Love ever after, surpassed its $15,000 amount early on; when the campaign ended Thursday, it had raised over $25,000. The project even garnered a write up on Time’s LightBox blog and a mention in The New York Times. Grow Northwest magazine, which covers local foods, farms, and handmade crafts in Washington State, has until the end of the day Friday for its campaign; luckily, Grow has already made its nut.

Things aren’t looking so hopeful for documentary film project After The Fair: The Legacy of the 1964-65 NY World’s Fair, which still needs almost $5,000 by the end of Friday. Also running out of time Friday evening is a documentary film project about Grammy-nominated artist Joe Budden; the project is still a solid $20,000 from its goal. It’s still worth checking out the page, though, especially for this gem of a sentence in its “about” section: “If you’re expecting the stereotypical music industry documentary about sex, drugs and rock n’ roll this project is just the antithesis… SEX, CIGARETTES and HIP HOP.”


Alysia Santo is a former assistant editor at CJR.