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Top 10 Reasons to Renew on Kickstarter

You may be wondering why we’re asking you to subscribe or renew via our Something Novel Kickstarter page, when you could just as easily hit the subscribe tab above and renew with paypal, or send us a cheque in the mail.  And believe us, if that’s how you’d rather subscribe we are more than happy to receive your hard-earned dosh in any form (except cows — we’ll barter for some things, but there’s just no more room for cows).

Still, we think you should give Kickstarter a go, and here are some reasons why:

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10. Fabulous Rewards!  While you can get our magazine in other ways, there are some things we only offer through the Kickstarter, such as manuscript critiques and backer portraits.   For most of the year our editors and artists are simply too busy to offer these, but for a limited time they are willing to burn the midnight oil to support the Kickstarter campaign.

9. Visibly show your support for the arts.  When you become a backer you are not just an anonymous subscriber.  We’ll print all our backer names in issue 14 of Pulp Literature (unless you ask us not to).  The campaign page itself remains visible and your name (or pseudonym) will always be attached to it, showing that you care about writing, literature, the arts, and good stories.  The backer count itself is as important as the money received in showing the world there is support for grassroots, crowdfunded arts.

8. Gifts for every backer.  Every backer receives downloadable files for these beautiful notecards.  And for each additional 50 backers who join in, we add another card to the collections.

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7. One stop Christmas shopping.  No malls, no post office line-ups!  We ship our magazines and books anywhere in the world, and for an extra $7 we will hand write and mail a card to the recipient of your choice.  You can send multiple gifts on a single pledge by just adding the appropriate amounts.  When we send you a survey at the end of the campaign you can let us know the details of all the recipients.

6.  A successful campaign generates buzz.   The biggest challenge small magazines face is developing name recognition.  A Kickstarter campaign gets the word out, spreads our logo and helps people remember the name.

5. Help launch a new Canadian publishing house.   Not only can you be among the first to receive Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries and Allaigna’s Song Overture, you’ll be helping us set foot onto the book publishing stage.  The success of these novels opens the door for us to accept new manuscripts for 2017 and 2018.stella-allaigna-2-small

4. Save $$$. There are plenty of discounts to be had on the Kickstarter page

  • Save $3 your ebook subscription – $15 for a year and $10 for each subsequent year.  Those are prices that can’t be beat.
  • A small number of copies of Colouring Paradise our Renaissance-inspired colouring book are on offer for 1/3 off the regular price.
  • Critiques are roughly half off regular rates.boon-cover-leather
  • Reward bundles like the Reader’s Delight, Writer’s Delight and Collector’s delight offer significant discounts.

4. Inspiration for Writers.  The beautiful and helpful Writer’s Boon Companion is only available through the Kickstarter at the moment.  Steam-power your writing to the next level!

3.  Free ebooks.  All our print magazine and novel rewards on the Kickstarter page come with free ebooks or digital subscriptions that you can ask us to give to a friend and spread the joy.

2.  Karma.  Supporting the arts and putting money towards something you enjoy or appreciate is just good karma.  Even a $1 donation helps fill up your karmic piggybank!pulp pile

1. These are stories you won’t forget. Enjoy them.   And enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling you get knowing you’ve helped us bring them to your doorstep for another year.

 

If all these reasons don’t convince you to sign in to Kickstarter, we understand completely.   A paper bag of crumpled notes stuffed through the mailbox will still get you a subscription … as long as your name and address is on it somewhere.  Just easy on the cows, okay?

 

Pulp Literature Subscriptions on Kickstarter

By popular request we’ve added an option for 2016 print subscriptions for Pulp Literature to our current Colouring Paradise campaign.  That way, if you love your print copies of Pulp but have no use for a printed version of the colouring book, you can still renew through Kickstarter.

Issue 8 backA print subscription of four big issues is $60, which includes postage anywhere in North America, a digital subscription you can gift to someone else, and the pdf version of the colouring book.  You can add an additional year for yourself or a gift print subscription for someone else for only $30 — that’s half price!

Subscriptions can be back-dated to include 2014 or 2015 issues (subject to availability of back issues) or can start later if your current subscription hasn’t run out yet.

For 2016 we have stories from George McWhirter, Carol Berg, Matthew Hooton, CC Humphreys and more in the works.  We have a new novella series from Mel, The Seven Swans, as well as another Stella novella, the winners of the Raven Contest, and the final chapters of Allaigna’s Song.  Don’t miss out!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/899865359/colouring-paradise-a-renaissance-inspired-coloring

Top 10 Reasons to Subscribe on Kickstarter

You may be wondering why we’re asking you to subscribe or renew via our Kickstarter page, when you could just as easily hit the subscribe tab above and renew with paypal, or send us a cheque in the mail.  And believe us, if that’s how you’d rather subscribe we are more than happy to receive your hard-earned dosh in any form (except cows — we’ll barter for some things, but there’s just no more room for cows).

Still, we think you should give Kickstarter a go, and here are some reasons why:

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Backer portraits

10. Fabulous Rewards!  While you can get our magazine in other ways, there are some things we only offer through the Kickstarter, such as manuscript critiques and backer portraits.   For most of the year our editors and artists are simply too busy to offer these, but for a limited time they are willing to burn the midnight oil to support the Kickstarter campaign.

9. Visibly show your support for the arts.  When you become a backer you are not just an anonymous subscriber.  We’ll print all our backer names in issue 6 of Pulp Literature (unless you ask us not to).  The campaign page itself remains visible and your name (or pseudonym) will always be attached to it, showing that you care about writing, literature, the arts, and good stories.  The backer count itself is as important as the money received in showing the world there is support for grassroots, crowdfunded arts.

Notecards by Mel Anastasiou

Notecards

8. One stop Christmas shopping.  No malls, no post office line-ups!  We ship our magazines anywhere in the world, and for $10 you can add a personalized gift card.  You can send multiple gifts on a single pledge by just adding the appropriate amounts.  When we send you a survey at the end of the campaign you can let us know the details of all the recipients.

7.  A successful campaign generates buzz.   The biggest challenge new magazines face is developing name recognition.  A Kickstarter campaign gets the word out, spreads our logo and helps people remember the name.

6. Help us get a Canada Council Grant.   While we are fortunate in Canada to have grants for the arts, initial funding is hard to secure.  The arbiters want to see a solid financial base, and having the 2015 finances in place will do just that.

5. Save $$. There are plenty of discounts to be had on the Kickstarter page

  • old dormSave a buck on your ebook subscription.  Regular $17.99, $17 on Kickstarter
  • Get 50% off year 2 when you buy the year 1 back issues: 8 issues for $60 instead of $80
  • Critiques are roughly half off regular rates
  • Save $10 on an Hour Stories workshop
  • Save $100 by booking your writing retreat before Dec 2nd!

4. Paying Writers and Artists.  Our writers are paid 50% on publication and 50% when the sales targets for an issue are reached.  By purchasing back issues and new subscriptions through the kickstarter you are bumping up the sales and helping us pay writers and artists sooner.

3.  Free ebooks.  All our print magazine rewards on the Kickstarter page come with free ebooks or digital subscriptions that you can ask us to give to a friend if you don’t read ebooks.pulp pile

2.  Karma.  Supporting the arts and putting money towards something you enjoy or appreciate is just good karma.  Even a $1 donation helps fill up your karmic piggybank!

1. These are stories you won’t forget. Enjoy them.   And enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling you get knowing you’ve helped us bring them to your doorstep for another year.

If all these reasons don’t convince you to sign in to Kickstarter, we understand completely.   A paper bag of crumpled notes stuffed through the mailbox will still get you a subscription … as long as your name and address is on it somewhere.  Just easy on the cows, okay?