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.
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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