At this point in time, we are unable to offer any financial help to authors for the majority of projects. As a small publishing house, our budget is limited, especially since we pay an unusually high rate of royalties to our contributors. Because we prioritise the payment of royalties and offer such a high rate, our budget is currently not sufficient to be able to pay hundreds of pounds for publication rights for images, or advances for research trips, or anything like this.
We may be able to help you run a fundraising campaign for your work, and for very high profile publications of immense value to the community, we may be able to arrange something, but our default answer to any request for financial help is that we are unable to offer such help at this point in time.
We hope that this policy will change in the future, and that we will be able to support more projects with financial contributions towards research or publication rights for images.