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t.e.l.l. New EnglandBy t.e.l.l. New England
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t.e.l.l. New EnglandBy t.e.l.l. New England
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 1 2016 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

We are a publication created by and for New England.

New England is a uniquely wonderful region that is defined by its seasons. Its harsh and bitterly cold winters delight in the vibrant cherry blossoms of spring. Blissful summer evenings listening to frogs croak on the lakeshore give way to the bursting colors of autumn's foliage. But these seasons are not the only thing that defines New England. We believe that the stories told here for centuries – a tradition we hope to continue – is integral to our foundation.

t.e.l.l. New England was formed in 2013 as a creative outlet and way to express a unified love for New England through photography and storytelling. It has since grown into a quarterly digital publication that consistently delivers unique stories from New England by New Englanders. Almost three years later, we believe now is the time to bring our digital publication to print so that we can continue our mission to support and celebrate our community.

Delivering Unique Stories of New England by New Englanders

t.e.l.l. wouldn't be where we are today without the amazing support and help of our contributors. A talented team of photographers, writers, illustrators, and artists have all helped shape this magazine. And we plan on working with contributors moving forward.

A sample spread from our 7th volume, The Giving Issue
A sample spread from our 7th volume, The Giving Issue
Recipes that feature seasonally and regionally relevant foods is also a staple in t.e.l.l.
Recipes that feature seasonally and regionally relevant foods is also a staple in t.e.l.l.
It is our goal to continue to seek out small businesses, makers and entreprenuers who's story should be told
It is our goal to continue to seek out small businesses, makers and entreprenuers who's story should be told
(Some) of our rewards: Our 11th issue, The Boston Districts poster, fine-art prints and a New England postcard pack
(Some) of our rewards: Our 11th issue, The Boston Districts poster, fine-art prints and a New England postcard pack

We are committed to telling the story of 'local'.

"Local" is more than just a movement. Local is supporting your neighbor, the farmer and their family down the street, and the 'mom & pop' store on the corner. Supporting local helps to build a sense of community and encourages us to define a sense of place. Local creates character, and we feel that New England is full of character. At t.e.l.l., we love sharing the story of local.

Our goal is to consistently seek out those small businesses; cafes, bakeries, farms, restaurants, makers, crafters and doers - and give them a voice to the larger community through t.e.l.l. By creating a tangible printed piece we believe more of our community can benefit from and enjoy our stories.

We've worked with some amazing New England initiatives thus far, and are excited to push our reach even further. A printed publication will help us establish a clear voice within the New England community.

We've had the opportunity to work with a great amount of local businesses and initiatives. Going to print will not only help us, but will also be beneficial to our New England small business community.
We've had the opportunity to work with a great amount of local businesses and initiatives. Going to print will not only help us, but will also be beneficial to our New England small business community.

Our Funding Goal

Our goal is to raise $18,000. The funds raised will be going towards printing costs. We felt it necessary to keep the printing of our publication local and award it to a New England company. Costs are a little higher, but quality and supporting our local businesses is of utmost importance to us.

Who We Are

We are a small but determined team of three women based in New England. Our goal has been and will continue to be delivering stories of a local New England.

The t.e.l.l. team: Mandi Tompkins, Ashley Herrin, and Jenn Bakos
The t.e.l.l. team: Mandi Tompkins, Ashley Herrin, and Jenn Bakos

Risks and challenges

Releasing a print publication is challenging in itself considering how readily available information is in today's tech-driven world. However, we've done incredible amounts of research into what it takes to make a print publication possible. We've also waited a significant period of time before attempting to accomplish. Our goal was to gain interest first & foremost...it was important to first build a community behind t.e.l.l. that would support the future growth in the years to come.

Additionally, we have loads of content already created and a strong community of contributors who are willing to continue working with us.

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    Thank you for supporting t.e.l.l. New England! We are sending a digital hi-five your way!

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    Thank you for supporting and believing in t.e.l.l. New England! A big heartfelt email is on it's way packed with a couple extra recipes and stories just for you!

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    Thank you for your continued support! A hand-written photo postcard is on it's way to your mailbox!

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    Thank you for your support in t.e.l.l. New England! Please enjoy our 'thank you' email with custom recipes and stories + a postcard pack of 6 New England scenes for you to share with whomever you wish!

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    Your name in print! We'd like to thank you for your donation in our upcoming print issue - we'll send you a copy in the mail so you can check it out yourself! We'll also send you a postcard pack and thank you email with an exclusive recipe/story just for you!

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    Thank you for your continued support! Please enjoy two 5x7 photo prints of your choice, our thank you email plus a copy of our first print issue in the mail.

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    A HUGE thank you! For your support, we'd like to send you a 12x18 print of our Boston Districts poster and our thank you email! Plus, we'll send you a copy of our first print issue in the mail since you're name will be listed in it! (If you're not interested in the Boston Districts poster...we can swap in two 8x10 images of your choice!)

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    SMALL BUSINESS SPONSOR

    Thank you for your support! We are the biggest fans of New England's small businesses, and realize how important it is to make your advertising dollar stretch.

    As a Small Business Sponsor, we will list your small business & logo in our Shop Small/Support Small section within the pages of our first printed issue. We are anticipating a print run of 1,000, so this will be great exposure.

    Additionally, we will have a special page on our site dedicated to the small businesses who are supporting our initiative.

    We will also send a copy of our first printed issue to you!

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    SMALL BUSINESS SPONSOR - GIFT!!

    Give the gift of Ad space for the small business owner in your life!

    We are the biggest fans of New England's small businesses, and realize how important it is to make the advertising dollar stretch.

    If you choose to gift the Small Business Sponsor package, we will list your loved one's small business & logo in our Shop Small/Support Small section within the pages of our first printed issue. We are anticipating a print run of 1,000, so this will be great exposure.

    Additionally, we will have a special page on our site dedicated to the small businesses who are supporting our initiative.

    We will also send a copy of our first printed issue to you!

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    BRONZE SPONSORS PACKAGE:
    (*Most effective for New England businesses)

    Thank you for your support! As a Bronze Sponsor, your company name alongside your logo will be listed within the pages of our first printed issue as an official sponsor of our initiative. Additionally, you will have media space on our homepage. Your digital ad buy will live on our homepage for 4 weeks (our site visits this past month was over 11,000 - that's a lot of impressions!).

    In addition to your ad, we'll send a few copies of the issue your way, our New England scenes postcard pack as well as our thank you email!

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    SILVER SPONSORS PACKAGE:
    (*Most effective for New England businesses)

    Wow, THANK YOU for your support! As a Silver Sponsor, your company name alongside your logo will be listed within the pages of our first printed issue as an official sponsor of our initiative.

    Additionally, you will have media space on our homepage. Your digital ad buy will live on our homepage for 4 weeks (our site visits this past month was over 11,000 - that's a lot of impressions!).

    Your business will also receive 2 custom instagram and 2 custom facebook posts crafted by the t.e.l.l. team. (**email us for details...this works best with a product!).

    Further, a few issues will be sent your way, as well as our tell postcard pack.

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    GOLD SPONSORS PACKAGE:
    (*Most effective for New England businesses)

    This package is good for a ¼ page ad in our first printed issue of t.e.l.l. New England. Additionally, we will work with you to craft 2 custom instagram posts and 2 custom facebook posts.

    Further, your business will receive a mini-photoshoot of your product or shop! All shoots will last about an hour, buyer should expect about 10-15 images (applies to New England companies only, please message for usage details).

    We’ll also send a few issues + our postcard pack your way.

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Funding period

- (38 days)