We need your support to print the first issue of Freckle magazine, due in January 2015.
What is Freckle?
We know three things:
We like Northern Ireland.
We think it's a great place to live, and there are so many people who love their home, are sticking their neck out and doing what makes them feel alive. People are carving out their own stories in a time of grim predictions for the future of our planet; they are living sustainable, peaceful and creative lives.
We want to celebrate it.
We are good at telling stories in Northern Ireland. It’s in our culture, around our campfires, at our kitchen tables. But it can feel like the media is dominated by negative stories. We are interested in what gets people out of bed. We want to tell stories of what is really going on in Northern Ireland, practising slow journalism that documents and delves into the spirit of our times.
We want to tell stories of our people, landscapes and livelihoods.
We want to make something beautiful for people to read, a print magazine that is part of the conversation asking how we can live sustainably and peacefully in Northern Ireland. Freckle is a collection of empowering stories, with a sense of shared ownership: the magazine belongs to the people and places the articles are about.
What will we do with the money?
Here is a breakdown of what we will do with the money:
- £3,897 = printing 2,000 copies on recycled paper
- £271 = website and software costs
- £670 = distribution
- £482 = transaction costs, including kickstarter and paypal fees
- Total = £5,320
Risks and challenges
Everything is planned and in place to launch the first issue of the magazine in January 2015. The articles are ready, photographs are beautiful and the printer is primed. But, as in life, something unexpected may crop up. We don’t think this will happen, but if it does we will keep you informed by email, Facebook or on the website. Equally, if you want your inbox to be left in peace, you can always email us and unsubscribe from the list.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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