The Antelope Magazine is an exciting new literary magazine from the minds of Elisa Shoenberger and Meghan McGrath. The magazine brings together our varied interests in oral histories, eclectic information, beautiful photography, snarky bird cartoons, and paper airplanes. The first issue is centered around the theme of Flight and where it takes us. We have oral histories with pilots, beekeepers, street artists, articles about zeppelin disasters and urban wildlife projects, poetry and even...storigami!
The magazine takes its name from Suzanne Briet’s “What is Documentation?” (1951) that expands the notion of what a document can be or what can be archived. As part of this project, we wanted to explore a single theme in as many different styles of writing/photography/drawing and modes of creation as possible.
The money we raise from this Kickstarter will be used to pay for the printing of the magazine, any shipping costs related to the magazine, and the supporter benefits. As editors, we volunteer our time and expertise in the hope of bringing a bright (and ridiculous) new magazine to the world.
In addition to having a varied theme, we at The Antelope Magazine are committed to paying our contributors. We value them as artists, historians, creators, etc., and are excited to support the work they do. Proceeds over our Kickstarter goal will be going to pay our contributors more.
Do you do creative work? Check out The Antelope and consider submitting to our forthcoming issue! Our theme is "Code" and we welcome contributions from writers, oral historians, short story writers, poets, cartoonists, and more. Bring us your FORTRAN, your Bacon ciphers, and your runic alphabets! (Anyone want to write an article in Klingon?)
About The Editors
Elisa Shoenberger is an academic out of the academy. She has a BA in Latin American history from the University of Chicago, a MA in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Loyola University. She plays with data for a Chicago-based fundraising consulting firm by day but is a writer, musician, and oral historian by night. She plays saxophone and dances on stilts. She has been interviewing women in the arts in Chicago for her book while working on this magazine. She can’t stop interviewing people.
Meghan McGrath collects accordions and hangs out with them in Poughkeepsie, New York. She works as an ethnographer with mainframe cryptography folks and edits for Narrative magazine. She has an MA in Folklore and MS in Informatics, neither of which sound like real things. Previously, she worked for the Poetry Foundation, the Alan Lomax Archives at the Library of Congress, the Studs Terkel Collection, the Art Institute of Chicago, and elsewhere. Her main goal in life is to befriend a wombat and learn how to beatbox (in that order).
About the Contributors
Here are some of our amazing contributors to the magazine:
Hadley Austin is a writer, History teacher, and currently grounded aerialist living in Chicago.
Nancy Behall is a Chicago photographer, Doctor of Physical Therapy student, and circus enthusiast. Drawing from a breadth of interests and a lifelong affinity to anatomy, she is always seeking out different ways to explore and represent the beauty of the body's form and function.
Dan Carroll creates comics, many of which can be found at www.herecomesyourdan.com. He keeps his drawing arm limber by carrying a forty-pound weight at all times.
Jamie Friedland is a Chicago-based nature and urban photographer by night (or vacation) who doubles as an environmental lawyer by day.
Susan Golland is an Exhibition Developer at the Field Museum and is the co-creator the event series That Belongs in a Museum."
Every detail about Joe Mason comes out quirky. He can't even put on a shirt without it being brightly colored or embroidered. It's probably to be expected from someone who hosts Shameless Karaoke part time, plays theremin in the White City Rippers, sings in the punk rock a cappella Blue Ribbon Glee Club and writes blogs for steampunkchicago.com.
S. Montgomery Priz, E.E.E., has been a Chicago Historical enthusiast since at least 1995, with a specializing on Alderman Bathhouse John Coughlin and Billy Caldwell. He lives in Chicago, with his wife and dog, one of whom is the editor.
Susan Yount is editor and publisher at Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal and founder of Misty Publications. She lives in Chicago and works fulltime at the Associated Press. Keep up with her poetry tarot project here: susanyount.tumblr.com/poetrytarot.
Stay tuned for more contributors!
About Your Rewards
For this project, we offer the most important thing of all: the Magazine itself! All levels at or above $20 include a pre-ordered print copy of the Antelope Magazine, to be mailed out in June. Get them while they are hot!
We also invite you to support us for amazing and incredible objects including the Professional Quality High Five ($1), Top Secret Bookmark based on our amazing magazine cover designed by Susan Yount, ($5), and the incredible Flying Pet Rock ($10). $15 will get you a Postcard based on the cover of the magazine, in addition to a Professional Quality High Five. For only $30, we will write you a terrible poem in addition to the amazing content of the Magazine itself. For $50, we’ll give you a copy of our magazine and one glamorous Limited Edition Poster, again based on the cover of the magazine itself. And for $100, you will receive The Mystery Box of Mystery. What’s in the box? Mystery (and a bunch of flight-related surprises).
And finally, starting at $10, you’ll also become a member of the Order of the Antelope, which is a high honor indeed.
If we surpass our Kickstarter budget, we will use the extra dollars to pay our contributors more for their work. So help us put out this amazing magazine and increase the amount we pay to our artists!
Risks and challenges
We have all the content available and ready to be printed. We just need help getting the work published (and helping to give a bonus to our contributors). And we need readers. Yes, all of you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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