Write616 has set aside the membership model of its former incarnation, the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters. Instead of memberships, we encourage people to offer direct donations while we work to build a network of corporate sponsors.

Litcoins are a virtual currency good only on our website. They can be purchased (LC 1 = $1) and used to claim products and services or even be shared with other users.

The Write616 team grants Litcoins to users for volunteering, too—so students and starving artists aren’t faced with a cost barrier to engaging in our products and services.

We’re refining our economic model for Litcoins over the first few months of 2018. As we get the details perfected, we’ll update this page and share this information more broadly.