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InDigest, an online lit mag, offers podcasts, blogs, digital broadsides, and more. It's outgrown its home, and needs a new one.
InDigest, an online lit mag, offers podcasts, blogs, digital broadsides, and more. It's outgrown its home, and needs a new one.
105 backers pledged $2,543 to help bring this project to life.

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NEW GOAL:

We want to hit $3,000 in the last 4 days of this campaign. We think this will help offset the costs of this campaign and help us continue to publish new writers who are doing something different, and help us launch even more new projects. We're adding some new perks as well. Take a look on the sidebar, they're lovely.

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InDigest is an online literary magazine founded in 2007. At that time, the InDigest Offices were small, about the size of a desk in Dustin's apartment. We published periodic issues, the goal of which was to highlight great writing and art. We published poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, art, and essays. 

Today, the InDigest Offices are still small, but those issues have expanded to include criticism, interviews, and special features like The Lyric Sheet, in which lyrics to unreleased songs are presented as standalone pieces of writing. The definition of narrative forms has also evolved, and now includes audio and video storytelling, scripts, letters, and more.

The rest of InDigest has grown as well, and now includes podcasts, a reading series, digital broadsides, postcard broadsides, e-books, books, and more. As InDigest gained popularity and grew, the website remained the same. And now, to accommodate the wide variety of content we provide—both visually for the reader and logistically for the editorial team—InDigest needs a redesign and an upgrade.

With the exception of our beautiful books, all of the great content that InDigest provides is free. And we like that. But that makes it hard for us to develop a website that can deliver all this wonderful work to our readers. The new and improved InDigest needs a new and improved site that is easier to access and that allows for more interaction between community members. That's what this Kickstarter project is all about: we want to grow our community, find new ways to interact with readers, and more efficiently deliver exciting writing to your digital device.

We hope you enjoy all the great content at InDigest, and we appreciate your contribution to the project. As perks for helping us meet our goal, we're offering some great limited edition literary ephemera. We hope you enjoy these gifts, and that you'll enjoy the new InDigest site. Thanks for your support.

For international orders prices vary. Please contact editors@indigestmag.com.

For more on InDigest you can visit our website, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.

Music in video is provided by Son Lux. Used by permission of Ryan Lott. 

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  • For the Letters from the Editor or a poem from Abraham Lincoln add $5. And for the cassettes, broadside subscription service, limited edition broadside, or We Are Doomed, add $10.

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    The Great InDigest Exquisite Corpse: You’ll contribute one line to a story written collectively by other InDigest supporters that will be published in the next issue of InDigest.

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    We Are Doomed: You get a copy of Brad Liening’s poetry collection "We Are Doomed: Dispatches from the City of the Future," the first release from InDigest Editions. Check description for international orders.

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    Letters From the Editor: You will get a letter in the mail quarterly for one year from an InDigest Editor full of cultural recommendations, notes, and maybe a little magical randomness. Check description for international orders.

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    21 Love Poems: You get a copy of Hell Yes Press's new love poem anthology on cassette, "21 Love Poems." Plus, we'll throw in a copy of InDigest Broadcards #6, which were guest designed by Zan Emerson and are out of print. This is the only way to get those. You can see a preview of these in the project updates.

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    Poems from the President: Abraham Lincoln will write you a personalized poem, and mail it to you. It will be written exclusively for you. You will get a brand new poem that will make its world debut in your mailbox. Each backer gets a different poem.

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    Cassette Lovers Package: You get a copy of Hell Yes Press's love poem anthology on cassette called "21 Love Poems," InDigest Broadcards #6 designed by Zan Emerson and totally out of print, and blog editor Joe Owens will make you a mixtape—on cassette—of poetry or stories from our podcasts.

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    Broadside subscription service: If you’ve been to our reading series in New York, you may have seen our postcard broadsides around. At this level, you will get a one-year subscription to our broadside series. You will receive a new broadside postcard in the mail each month. Poems will be selected from past issues of InDigest. Check description for international orders.

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    Author Workshop: A past contributor or editor from InDigest will offer a critique of a single poem or story that you send them. Space is limited on this one. The writer or editor will be selected at random.

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    Limited Edition Broadside: You receive a limited edition 11x17 broadside of a poem or flash fiction piece by an InDigest Editor. Design and poem selection forthcoming. Check description for international orders.

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    Broadside Package: You’ll get both the 11x17 limited edition broadside, plus the one-year broadside by mail subscription service. Check description for international orders.

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    Framed Broadside: You’ll get a framed copy of the limited edition 11x17 broadside by an InDigest Editor, autographed by the author and the designer, plus an autographed paperback copy of Joe M. Owens' book "Shenanigans." Check description for international orders.

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    The Ultimate InDigest Package: Limited edition, framed broadside autographed by the designer and the author; the broadside subscription service; an autographed copy of Brad Liening’s "We Are Doomed: Dispatches From the City of the Future;" an autographed hardcover copy of Joe M. Owens’ "Shenanigans;" the quarterly letter in the mail from an InDigest editor; plus a personalized, hand-written thank you from the InDigest Editors. Check description for international orders.

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    The Even-More-Ultimate InDigest Package: Everything in The Ultimate InDigest Package, plus an InDigest Editor gives you notes on your stories or poems, and Brad and Dustin will give a private reading to you via Skype or Google Hangout. Check description for international orders.

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