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A quarterly print publication that examines innovative trends for intentional living.
A print literary and culture magazine that supports emerging writers and prizes approachability.
A print literary and culture magazine that supports emerging writers and prizes approachability.
65 backers pledged $8,102 to help bring this project to life.

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The Intentional Quarterly

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The Intentional Quarterly aims to "examine innovative trends for intentional living" by engaging readers in a discussion about what quality of life truly is and how to get it.  This encompasses a range of topics from community-building to health and wellness to international development.  It features thought-provoking essays and art that consider cutting-edge sociocultural tendencies and initiatives for their added value to our daily lives and to the global community.  The Intentional is concerned with evolution – of society, of art, of culture, of business, of technology, you name it – and how such subtle changes could better our lives, our communities and our world in non-materialistic ways.

Each issue will be around 70 pages in length and will be presented as a quality print product.  The web site features articles and projects we're working on for the upcoming issues but is not a substitute for the printed magazine.

Where does the money go?

The campaign will fund the launch of the first issue, which includes the printing costs, the production of a quality web site, fair wages for staff and a launch party or two.  After the first issue we want to be self-sustaining, but we need your help to get us there.

Why should you fund us?

A lot of dedication and volunteered sweat has gone into the project to get it to this point, all so that we can initiate this much-needed conversation about how to really live it right.  We want you as potential readers to have the opportunity to benefit from and participate in this dialogue, but it just won't happen without a little help from our friends.

Who are we?

We are a group of enterprising altruists - people who are actively cultivating personal awareness of potential and existing opportunities to create positive impact in the world.  We are skeptical of many of the values that were instilled in us, and so we are questioning everything we were always told was true.  Some of the writers enjoy successful careers, while others do not, but regardless they are all searching for their true north - what it is that really matters - in one way or another.

For more information:

E-mail the editor at kate.jenkins@theintentional.com with questions or inquiries on how to get involved.  For a taste of what we're working on now, check out the web site at theintentional.com or visit the Facebook page.

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    Hey, thanks! You get a super sweet The Intentional sticker.

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    Your generosity will be recognized both digitally and in print on our Sponsors page. In addition, you'll get a copy of the first issue as soon as it's done printing. After all, this is what you are funding!

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    Make room on your bookshelf for a full year subscription to the magazine. That's four beautifully crafted publications that you will want to show off at prime eye-level real estate. And don't forget your place on the Sponsors page.

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    For only $100, you can buy our friendship! You'll get an invite to one of the magazine launch parties in New York or DC (dates TBD), plus all of the above.

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    A carefully selected book from the Editor's Choice for Intentional Reads reading list, plus all of the above.

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    Subscriptions AD INFINITUM! You will get every issue we produce forever and ever and ever. Plus all of the above.

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    For social/ethical businesses and organizations, one of our talented writers will write a feature for publication about your story - what you do, how you got started and the impact you're having. For individuals, you will have the opportunity to serve as a guest editor for the second issue, giving you the power to come up with a story about a topic of your choosing, which one of our writers will then write. Plus all of the above.

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