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Catamaran Literary Reader is a print magazine with themes rooted in California.

Come ride the wave with us!

You can be one of the first to get your hands on the inaugural issue of Catamaran Literary Reader, a gorgeous 100+ page, full-size print magazine, in full color with stunning art and unforgettable writing. Become part of our crew simply by supporting us!

We need to raise the money to pay for printing our first edition and that is where you come in. Kickstarter allows us to seek funding from friends, fans, supporters and family alike. Just by pledging to our fund you will get us closer to our goal. If we hit our goal, we also hit bookstores… thanks to you! You can donate as little as $1, $5, $10 or more and you get perks for donations! If we don't hit our goal, you lose nothing. However, if we do make it, you get perks based on your donation and we get our first edition printed and out to waiting hands like yours. Read on to learn more details. Also, check the perk tiers on the right!

Update!  New addition to the $25 reward...you will also get your name in the magazine as Shipmate!

The inaugural issue is filled and we just need to pay for printing costs! The first issue features 21 different poets and writers including pulitzer prize winners first publications. Plus we have surprising new work from award winning authors, and diverse cultural voices.

The content will be unique because it is evolving around themes rooted in California...environmentalism, personal freedom, artistic spirit, and innovation. The artists tell a visual story with beautiful images related to the themes.  California artist Wayne Thiebaud will be on the cover! The image above, by local artist Amadeo Bachar, will be featured in the magazine along with 16 other images by California artists.  

The first issue of our magazine has been accepted for nationwide distribution!  Through referrals we found prestigious design and printing to go along with the contents.  We are designing the magazine now, with careful attention to the importance of style and unique presentation.  All this is very promising for the debut!

This literary arts magazine is located in Santa Cruz, CA at the new Tannery Arts Center.  It's a perfect location for a new literary institution, within a community of artists working in 85 different genres, 35,000 sq feet of studio space, and 100 live/work artist lofts.  View our website at:

                              www.catamaranliteraryreader.com  

We are the only independent literary and arts magazine in the region.  There's a need, a desire, a market already out there. We just need to fill it! This inaugural issue isn't going to resemble any other literary magazine.  It's sure to be a collector's item. The design will capture the vibrant spirit of the region, it will be printed on quality paper, and perfect bound...the magazine will be GORGEOUS! 

Catamaran Literary Reader is a California Nonprofit corporation with 501C-3 fiscal sponsorship and accepts tax deductible donations.

To find out more about our editorial team, visit our website: 

http://catamaranliteraryreader.com/?page_id=186

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    Receive the inaugural issue of Catamaran Literary Reader, plus 3 cool stickers with the nifty Catamaran blue logo.

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    Receive the inaugural issue of Catamaran Literary Reader, plus a gift copy. You'll also receive a black tote bag with the white line art Catamaran logo on the front created for the magazine by a local silk screening shop in Santa Cruz. You'll also receive the 3 cool stickers.

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    You will become a Catamaran Crew Member and be listed in the masthead of the first issue. You will receive the inaugural issue of Catamaran Literary Reader, plus 2 additional gift copies, the tote bag and the stickers.

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    You will receive a fine arts broadside in a signed, limited edition of 100.The broadside is a hand silk screened, 17x21 sized black and white image of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House in Carmel, photographed by editor Catherine Segurson, with the text about Robinson Jeffers by Stephen Kessler. They are signed and numbered in a series of 100 with both signatures. You will also receive a one year subscription, plus 2 additonal gift copies, the stickers and the tote bag, and your name listed in the masthead as a Catamaran Crew Member.

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    You will receive a fine arts broadside in a signed, limited edition of 46. This broadside is a hand typeset and letterpressed Catamaran poem by Gary Young printed in two runs and two different ink blends, on Rives BFK paper sized 12x35, created in a collaboration with Catamaran founding editor and Middlearth editions at the Tannery Arts Center. You will also receive a one year subscription, plus two gift copies, plus the tote and stickers. Your name will be listed in the masthead as Catamaran Mariner for one year.

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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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    Naming Opportunity. We have a high back vintage leather chair, with that Algonquin Room patina, situated prominantly in our store-front studio window. It is the symbol for all things literary...smokey libraries, private lounges in writers' leagues, the study in a lofty mansion, salons for the literati...and our leather chair will have a brass plate with your name (or your favorite author's name) engraved on it. We will send you photographs of all the notables who pass through and pose in your chair. Create a conversational photo album!

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