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Freckle is an independently published magazine dedicated to celebrating the people and landscapes of Northern Ireland and beyond.
178 backers pledged £5,936 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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    Pledge £3 or more About US$ 4

    Thank you for your support! Every penny helps in making Freckle a reality and we will keep you updated on our progress.

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    Thank you for your support! You will receive a limited edition Freckle badge, and we will keep you updated on our progress.

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    Thank you for your support! You will receive a Freckle badge and a limited edition postcard featuring an image from the magazine’s first issue.

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    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 25

    Thank you for your support! You will receive a limited edition Freckle badge and postcard, plus a Freckle-made seed packet to brighten up your Spring.

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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 31

    Thank you for your support! You will receive all of the above, plus a copy of the magazine.

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 63

    Thank you for your support! You will receive all of the above, plus a ticket to the Freckle launch party in January 2015.

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    Pledge £75 or more About US$ 94

    A big thank you for your support! You will receive all of the above, plus a limited edition behind-the-scenes booklet telling the stories behind making the first issue.

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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 126

    A big thank you for your support! You will receive all of the above, plus space in the magazine to thank someone who is special in your life, and tell the readers why they are wonderful.

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    A big thank you for your support! You will receive all of the above plus a framed print of a photograph from the magazine.

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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 630

    A huge thank you for your support! You will receive all of the above, and a guided tour of a secret location featured in the first issue of the magazine, followed by a homecooked meal with the editorial team!

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