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Please help fund Issue 2 of Pop Serial, my limited-edition literary/art magazine! Donate $10, receive a copy. Donate more, win prizes!

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Hello Internet,

My name is Stephen Tully Dierks, and I am the editor/publisher/promoter of Pop Serial, a limited-edition art/literature magazine. The first issue featured lots of talented authors such as Tao Lin, Kendra Grant Malone, Zachary German, Brandon Scott Gorrell, and Joshua Cohen, and artists from around the world. The magazine was made in a D.I.Y., arts and crafts style due to my limited funds---glossy sheets of paper bound up with ribbon.

For the second issue, I'd like to present the short stories, poems, drawings, comics, and photos in nice perfect-bound books. I like visually appealing art objects, and hopefully you do, too. Also, I want the magazine to be more durable and nicer to hold and turn its pages.

The line-up for Issue Two features a lot of relatively well-known names from the online, "indie," loosely HTMLGIANT-affiliated literary scene, including Tao Lin, Noah Cicero, Sam Pink, Heather Christle, Daniel Bailey, Brandon Scott Gorrell, Ben Brooks, Kendra Grant Malone, Matthew Savoca, Audun Mortensen, Brandi Wells, Prathna Lor, Frank Hinton, Jordan Castro, Cassandra Troyan, Cody Troyan, Ana C., Brittany Wallace, Miles Ross, David Fishkind, Andrew James Weatherhead, Megan Boyle, Carrie Lorig, Feng Sun Chen, Brett Gallagher, Steve Roggenbuck et al.

Also, there's art by Aidan Koch, Elizabeth Arnold, Van Jazmin, Ryan Manning, and others.

I'm going to be ordering these perfect-bound books through a print-on-demand service called Book Mobile. I need to raise a couple thousand to do the print run I'd like, but I'm setting a more modest goal of $1,000 here on Kickstarter.

The price of the magazine is $10 (contributors get their copy for free), and I can guarantee that the first 100 people who donate $10 will receive a magazine. Beyond that, depending on the amount by which we exceed my goal, I will expand the print run. Currently I'm looking at a minimum 150-copy run. Everyone who donates more than $10 has the opportunity to win prizes, including books, personalized items, and other goodies.

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    1 copy of POP SERIAL #2

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    Random book from Jordan Castro's bedroom + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    Mix CD by Jordan Castro + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 copy of ANTI-AMERICAN by Jordan Castro + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 copy of THINK TANK FOR HUMAN BEINGS IN GENERAL by Jordan Castro & Richard Wehrenberg Jr. + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 copy of MAKE-BELIEVE LOVE-MAKING by Ana C. + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 copy of BIG BILL AND THE LONELY NATION by Cassandra Troyan and Cody Troyan + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 copy of DURING MY NERVOUS BREAKDOWN I WANT TO HAVE A BIOGRAPHER PRESENT by Brandon Scott Gorrell + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 copy of SOMETIMES MY HEART PUSHES MY RIBS by Ellen Kennedy + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 copy of SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL by Tao Lin + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 copy of THE DRUNK SONNETS by Daniel Bailey, signed, with artwork by the author

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    1 5x5 color photo via Holga GCFN 120mm by Elizabeth Arnold + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 copy of THIS IS CONTROVERSIAL by Ana C.

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    1 backer

    1 copy of POP SERIAL #2 + 1 video of me (Stephen Tully Dierks) dancing rhythmically and (some say) in a 'highly white' fashion to the song of your choice + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    1 backer

    1 copy of POP SERIAL #2
    + 1 love poem, haiku, or 'love drawing' by me (Stephen Tully Dierks) addressed to you
    + 1 long letter from me, expressing my gratitude and random thoughts/observations in a stream-of-consciousness, vaguely-to-highly emo fashion depending on the day of composition
    + 1 copy of THE GREATEST HITS OF ANA C. AND STEPHEN TULLY DIERKS GMAIL CHAT CORRESPONDENCE, VOLUME 1
    + 1 copy of 'embarrassing early writing' by Stephen Tully Dierks
    and/or
    1 video of me reading a poem by whomever you like or dancing 'ecstatically,' 'recklessly,' and 'in a white-ass fashion' to the song of your choice
    + 1 copy of whatever other literary magazine you want (I'll order it for you)
    + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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    0 backers

    1 copy of POP SERIAL #2
    + 1 copy of POP SERIAL #1
    + 1 phone call of disbelief/extreme gratitude from me (Stephen Tully Dierks) if you want
    + 1 video of me (Stephen Tully Dierks) doing the 'celebration dance'
    + 1 copy of my college creative writing thesis, SOUL IN PARAPHRASE (yes, that's actually the title) (only 1 available of this particular prize)
    + 1 copy of any book you want (I'll buy it for you)
    + 1 copy of I AM LIKE OCTOBER WHEN I AM DEAD by Steve Roggenbuck

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