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Modern, irreverent, and inclusive, Golly represents a new approach to women's magazines. Read more

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Modern, irreverent, and inclusive, Golly represents a new approach to women's magazines.

New York, NY Periodicals
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About this project

What we're about

Like a worldly friend with impeccable taste and razor-sharp wit, Golly combines engaging writing and bright, compelling imagery to cover topics ranging from absinthe to astronomy. After years of flipping through vapid and/or one-note women's magazines, we felt compelled to create an engaging, relevant, and well-rounded quarterly publication for women that would actually resonate with its readers.

Not pictured: your copy of Issue 01.
Not pictured: your copy of Issue 01.

What we've done

After months of coordination, hard work, and a little help from our friends, the inaugural issue of Golly is printed and ready to be shipped to you. In it, you'll find:

  • A longread chronicling the success stories of prominent editors including Christene Barberich (Refinery29), Andrea Linett (Sassy, Lucky), Anna Holmes (Jezebel), Anaheed Alani (Rookie), and Mitzi Miller (Honey, Jane, Jet, Ebony).
  • A first-person piece on the power of mementos written by Tomboy Style's Lizzie Garrett Mettler
  • A profile of Dr. Linda J. Spilker, Project Scientist on the Cassini exploratory mission to Saturn, written by A Wolfe
  • A southern music hall-inspired fashion spread by photographer J. Quazi King
  • An essay by film critic and Golly Associate Editor Zeba Blay about the legacy of the summer of 1989
  • A photo spread on houseplants and a pineapple cutting how-to shot by Amanda Jasnowski
  • An environmentally-conscious beauty app review featuring illustrations by Bill Rebholz
  • A look at L.A. through the eyes of a local, shot by Jimmy Marble
One for you, two for your friends.
One for you, two for your friends.

What we'll do

Your support is crucial to Golly's continued success. With your contributions, we'll be able to:

  • Pay the talented writers, photographers, illustrators and designers that make Golly what it is
  • Continue working with Oddi to print our magazine and deliver it to you, our readers
One of more than twenty reward options (fruit not included).
One of more than twenty reward options (fruit not included).

What you'll get

We need your help to continue producing Golly, but we wouldn't dream of taking from you without giving something back.

  • Pledge $1 or more and you'll get our undying love and devotion. We'll also send a personalized fortune to your inbox, courtesy of the expert soothsayers at Golly HQ.
  • Pledge $10 or more and you'll get our undying love and devotion—immortalized in writing. We'll send you a handwritten thank you note (with stickers!) and you'll get access to one of our four Wet, Hot, American music mixes (+ a personalized fortune).
  • Pledge $20 or more and you'll get a print copy of Issue 01 (+ a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • Pledge $40 or more and you'll get a print copy of Issue 01 and a special thanks mention on the masthead of Issue 02 (+ a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • (Limited to 50) Pledge $50 or more and you'll get a print copy of Issue 01, a friendship bracelet, and you'll become a member of our Pen Pal Club. Think of it as a small-scale, platonic version of OKCupid—you tell us a little bit about yourself, and we'll set up a letter exchange with a gal or guy that's (almost) as cool as you are. (+ a special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • Pledge $50 or more and you'll get two print copies of Issue 01—one for you and one for a friend (+ a special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • Pledge $75 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly (+ a special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • Pledge $100 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly, a postcard packet featuring images from Issue 01, and an iron-on patch (+ a special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • (Limited to 100) Pledge $100 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly, and you'll be added to the guest list for our next year of events (+ a postcard packet, iron-on patch, special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • Pledge $150 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly and a denim tote to carry them around in (+ a postcard packet, iron-on patch, special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • (Limited to 10) Pledge $175 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly and a large format print of an Arden Wray photo exclusive to Golly (+ a denim tote, postcard packet, iron-on patch, special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • (Limited to 10) Pledge $250 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly plus a 20x20 silk scarf featuring a Golly-exclusive pattern (+ a denim tote, postcard packet, iron-on patch, special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • Pledge $300 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly and an invitation to join our Community Advisory Board, where you'll have the opportunity to help us plan future issues. We'll contact you during our brainstorming sessions to get your feedback on potential photo shoots, articles, story concepts, and more (+ a denim tote, postcard packet, iron-on patch, special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
Our Issue 01 contributors get the Scott Allison treatment.
Our Issue 01 contributors get the Scott Allison treatment.
  • (Limited to 5) Pledge $500 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly and a custom caricature drawn by Issue 01 contributor Scott Allison (+ a Community Advisory Board invite, denim tote, postcard packet, iron-on patch, special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).
  • Pledge $1,000 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly, a single-page advertisement in Issue 02, and a single-page advertisement in Issue 03, as well as an ad-page rate lock of $500 for our first two years in print (+ a denim tote, postcard packet, iron-on patch, special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune). Subject to editorial approval.
  • Pledge $2,000 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly, a double-page spread advertisement in Issues 02 and 03, and a double-page spread advertisement in Issue 03, as well as an ad-page rate lock of $500 for our first two years in print (+ a denim tote, postcard packet, iron-on patch, special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune). Subject to editorial approval.
  • (Limited to 4) Pledge $5,000 or more and you'll get the first four issues of Golly and you'll be listed as Publisher at the top of our masthead in one of the next four issues of Golly (+ a Community Advisory Board invite, a denim tote, postcard packet, iron-on patch, special thanks mention in Issue 02, a handwritten thank you note, stickers, music mix download, and personalized fortune).

Risks and challenges

We've learned that producing a print magazine comes with a unique set of challenges. Now that Issue 01 is finished, we're confident that we'll be able to replicate the process for future issues, from content creation to finished product.

We hope this project will help us fund the next few issues, but we're also working to build relationships with advertisers to ensure that we'll be printing for years to come.

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    You'll get a handwritten thank you note + stickers + access to one of four Issue 01 music mixes + a personalized fortune.

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    34 backers

    You'll get a special thanks mention on the masthead of Issue 02 + a print copy of Issue 01 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    48 backers Limited (2 left of 50)

    You'll get a friendship bracelet + entry to our Pen Pal Club + two print copies of Issue 01 + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    12 backers

    You'll get two print copies of Issue 01—one for you and one for a friend + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    15 backers

    You'll get the first four issues of Golly + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    9 backers

    You'll get a postcard packet featuring images from Issue 01 + an iron-on patch + the first four issues of Golly + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    5 backers Limited (95 left of 100)

    You'll get an invitation to the next year of Golly events + an Issue 01 postcard packet + an iron-on patch + the first four issues of Golly + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    4 backers

    You'll get the first four issues of Golly + a denim tote to carry them around in + a postcard packet + an iron-on patch + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    You'll get a large format print of an Arden Wray photo exclusive to Golly + the first four issues of Golly + a denim tote + a postcard packet + an iron-on patch + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    You'll get a 20x20" silk scarf featuring a Golly-exclusive pattern + the first four issues of Golly + a denim tote + a postcard packet + an iron-on patch + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    2 backers

    You'll get an invitation to help us plan future issues + the first four issues of Golly + a denim tote + a postcard packet + an iron-on patch + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    5 backers All gone!

    You'll get a custom caricature drawn by Issue 01 contributor Scott Allison + the first four issues of Golly + an invitation to help us plan future issues + a denim tote + a postcard packet + an iron-on patch + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    3 backers

    You'll get a single-page advertisement in Issues 02 and 03 (subject to editorial approval) + an ad-page rate lock of $500 for our first two years in print + the first four issues of Golly + a denim tote + a postcard packet + an iron-on patch + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + personalized fortune.

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    0 backers

    You'll get a double-page spread advertisement in Issues 02 and 03 (subject to editorial approval) + an ad-page rate lock of $500 for our first two years in print + the first four issues of Golly + a denim tote + a postcard packet + an iron-on patch + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    You'll get a Publisher credit at the top of our masthead in one of the next four issues of Golly + the first four issues of Golly + an invitation to help us plan future issues + a denim tote + a postcard packet + an iron-on patch + a special thanks mention in Issue 02 + a handwritten thank you note + stickers + a music mix download + a personalized fortune.

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