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Standing at the intersection of urban innovation and rural living.
Standing at the intersection of urban innovation and rural living.
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Broadway+Thresher is a digital magazine that will be published bi-monthly, starting this July. 

We will focus on individuals, couples, and families expressing their identity as artists, trendsetters and innovators living boldly and without compromise in non-urban settings, bringing the diversity and dynamism that has been traditionally the province of the city to rural America and beyond. Not only will Broadway+Thresher focus on the rural lifestyle, but also the cutting edge of architecture, art, food and artisanal manufacturing and the untold stories of the people who have made it possible. The magazine will highlight both people and product, but will never lose sight of the aesthetics and artistry that are central to the articulation of the sophisticated rural perspective. 

The Broadway+Thresher Lifestyle
The Broadway+Thresher Lifestyle

We have been fortunate to find dedicated people across the country who have given their time and talents for Broadway+Thresher. While there are countless lifestyle magazines on the news stand today, none have taken the time to explore the rich diversity of our rural areas, and the influence urban migration has had on them. Family artisans, practicing the craft of their forefathers, can now communicate with countless folks and source new, exciting materials from around the world. As their perspective grows, so to do their products and their talents. 

The Broadway+Thresher Farm
The Broadway+Thresher Farm

Broadway+Thresher is actually a crossroads in the village of Granville, Ohio. One day, while cruising an antique mall, Andrew found the old street sign for this intersection. It was David, looking at a picture of the sign, who declared it the perfect name for our magazine. Not only does the name represent a wonderful small town in the heartland of America, it also represents the urban (in Broadway) and the rural (in Thresher) at a crossroads. 

Broadway+Thresher Eats
Broadway+Thresher Eats

Risks and challenges

Broadway+Thresher has faced, and will continue to face, many obstacles as we move forward with our first digital publication to be released July 2013. The greatest challenge is the fear we will not produce the quality product we envision. For instance, with very limited funds, we have only been able to gain consultation from graphic designers. To develop a brand, and create a successful layout, we need your monetary support.

We are blessed to have an extensive bench of talented individuals, experts in their craft, who contribute to Broadway+Thresher. We have the vision, the concept and the talent to bring our magazine to life. Your donations will ensure that these talented individuals, who have given selflessly of their time and talent, will receive a hearty thank you while also having the resources to explore new and exciting stories supportive of our mission.

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  • Your donation will go directly to launching our first digital issue coming this July. We will be paying photographers and contributors for content, as well as traveling to take some photographs of feature article subjects. Your donation will help fund this photography, pay staff members and help us obtain the required software for a successful digital launch.

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  • Our first issue will launch July 1. If you sign up and donate to our project, you will receive digital issues for free for one year.

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    For a generous donation of $5, your name will appear in a special location on our website, www.broadwayandthresher.com.

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    For $10, you will receive a postcard from Broadway+Thresher, signed by Editors-in-Chief Andrew and David. You'll also receive a mention on our website.

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    You'll receive a glossy Broadway+Thresher poster, signed by all our wonderful staff members. You'll also receive a signed postcard and be mentioned on our website.

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    Baked cookies from an Editor-in-Chief?! Yes, please. You'll also receive a signed postcard and be mentioned on our website.

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    A Broadway+Thresher t-shirt is coming your way! Color and size are negotiable. You'll also receive a postcard and be mentioned on our website.

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    You'll receive a tote bag with an amazing Broadway+Thresher t-shirt inside. You'll also receive a postcard and be mentioned on our website.

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    This is amazing...receive a woodcut print by renowned artist Paul Hamilton. He has interpreted his idea of Broadway+Thresher. He will personally sign and number each print. Check our website to see an example of the print available.

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    You'll be a guest blogger on Broadway+Thresher for 6 months. Share your personal perspective with our readers. You'll get to produce at least 12 posts during this time.

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    Guest blogger for 1 year! In that time, you'll be able to develop your personality on our blog, and share your insight with our readers! You'll have at least 24 blog posts and may get to develop a column in our magazine.

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    Contributing Editor for 1 year! You'll have full Broadway+Thresher credentials. Even business cards! Find amazing stories for us, write for the magazine and share your personal story with our readers. You'll also be responsible for 24 blog posts.

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    Our marquis gift. Food+Drink Editor Mark Nickerson will fly to your town, come to your house and prepare a meal for 6 folks in your kitchen. The menu will be created in consultation with you, and drinks will be provided. And we'll be expecting a blog post from you about it.

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