Freak Circus is a bold new concept in literary magazines from the successful team who brought you the immensely popular Poetry Circus performance poetry nights and slams at the Dalraida Bar, Portobello.
Head-and-shoulders above a run-of-the-mill 'zine' and colonising new territories far beyond the scope of the ubiquitous poetry pamphlet, Freak Circus will be published, not as the customary on-line PDF download, but as a high quality perfect-bound paperback book-a-zine with the written quality of Granta and a stunning visual layout more commonly associated with the likes of Creative Review. Plus, it will be freely available worldwide through the might of Amazon, and will never go out of print or only be found in obscure outlets and craft fairs.
Edited by fresh young poet and copy-writer, Emily Elver, and designed by veteran multi-award-winning illustrator and layout artist, Max Scratchmann, this dynamite team promise you a new concept in literature that will electrify all your senses, and we'll be featuring innovative content from both established writers and new voices alike.
However, as this a completely independent and, therefore, unfunded project, we're seeking backers to help us start the ball rolling and get the first issue into print. Emily and Max will be giving all their many hours of skilled labour absolutely free, but Freak Circus still needs a small amount of money to produce the first (ink and paper) print run.
So, if you'd like to read cutting-edge new writers, or maybe even see a stylish platform for your own poetry or short stories, please help out and pledge a little something towards getting this exciting new project off the ground. You can give as little as one pound, or, for the price of a couple of pints, get a signed first edition and also have your name immortalised in our hall of fame. Plus there's sponsorship opportunities for business too.
So, please, be a real patron of the arts and help us make this fantastic dream into a reality.
Risks and challenges
Max is a highly experienced designer and also the art director of a small press, and, after a thirty-year career in the graphic design and print world has experienced every eleventh-hour setback several times and is unflappable. (Well, pretty much, anyway!) So, we're not saying that this is going to be hitch free, but you'll be backing an experienced team who are ready to take on the many disasters that are sure to occur in the journey ahead.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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