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Stories told in words and pictures: narrative art, new writing and photo reportage that blends fact and fiction.
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Teller is a magazine of stories. Stories told in pictures, in words, in both; short sharp stories, 'so I once heard this story' stories, stories of pure invention and stories that might just be true.

Teller brings together photography, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and all kinds of graphic art, from well-known names and exciting new talent. It's beautifully designed by Neue Gestaltung and perfectly printed in Italy on lovely matt paper.

The first issue was launched in October and limited to 1000 copies, which have now sold out. Issue two will be bigger and better, perfect bound and priced at £5/€6/$8. But we need your help! All donations raised here will go towards the printing costs of issue two.

For a $10 donation you can pre-order issue two. You will receive your copy straight off the press, posted anywhere in the world.

And we have lots of nice rewards available for larger donations, from a very desirable Teller tote bag and the glory of a thank you in the magazine itself, to beautiful signed photo books by our contributors and even a limited edition print by Nina Mangalanayagam. Check out the rewards listings for more details.

So what can you expect from Teller issue two?

In a special themed section, we explore the curious involvement of animals in human affairs. Amber Marks, author of Headspace, the definitive guide to smell surveillance, speculates on the mysterious death of Paul the Octopus in the context of a history of animal spies. Thomas Thwaites examines how police might utilize the waggle dance of bees in the fight against horticultural crime, and Niven Govinden invites us to a nefarious hunter’s feast.

Comedian and artist Miriam Elia introduces Il Fascisto Dog, photographer Amy Stein brings human and animal worlds face to face in small-town Pennsylvania. Jose Navarro joins Spain's trashumante shepherds on an epic journey with a thousand years of tradition, and Ruby Russell and Bronwen Parker-Rhodes report on Ceausescu's legacy to the dogs of Bucharest.

In other stories, artist Anna Hughes describes delicate moments of narrative in an obscured conversation, John Angerson goes on a dry run at a space station, and acclaimed young author Lucy Caldwell depicts the pains of a teenage awakening. Salena Godden (founder of London's Book Club Boutique) leads us into a grimy London underworld. Playing with the boundaries between documentary and fiction, Anton Koslov Mayr directs a performance at the headquarters of the United Nations, in which world leaders become unwitting protagonists in a work of gonzo photo reportage.

Keep checking back - we'll let you know how issue two is taking shape. We hope you're going to enjoy it... and THANK YOU for supporting Teller!

"anything but ordinary" – Jeremy Leslie (Magculture), Creative Review

"Sure to become a collector's item" – Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian (UK)

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    A copy of Teller issue 2 will be sent to you (wherever you are in the world) straight off the press!

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    Your name will be included in a list of supporters thanked in print in Teller issue 2. Your copy of issue 1 (sent to you anywhere in the world, straight off press) will come with an exclusive Teller tote bag.

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    Receive a signed copy of one of two books by Teller issue 2 contributors, as well as the all the above perks (copy of Teller issue 2, tote bag and a thank you in the magazine). Chose between 'Domesticated' by Amy Stein, or 'Love Power Sacrifice' by John Angerson (we have ten of each, so it's first come, first served).

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    Receive a limited edition 10 x 12 signed print of 'Uprooted', by Nina Mangalanayagam from the series 'The folds of the fabric fall differently each time' featured in Teller issue 1. You will also receive a copy of Teller issue 2, a tote bag and a thank you printed in the magazine.

    See the photograph on our website: www.tellermagazine.com

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    Donate $500 or more and you will be invited to a special meal in your honour, so that we can say thank you in person and introduce you to Teller's editors, publishers and a few of our contributors over fine food and plenty of wine. You will also receive a copy of Teller issue 2, a tote bag and a thank you printed in the magazine.

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    Private storytelling!

    Donate $1000 or more and an editor of your choice (Katherine Hunt or Ruby Russell) will sit you on their knee and tell you a story. You will also receive a copy of Teller issue 2, a tote bag and a thank you printed in the magazine as well as a limited edition print by Nina Mangalanayagam.

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    Be Teller issue 2's official sponsor! Donate $3000 or and issue two will be printed with you or your company/organisation as official sponsor. Your name/logo will appear on the back cover and copyright page. You will also receive 50 copies of the magazine straight off press.

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