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Five Years and Running Subculture Fashion, Music, and Lifestyle Focused Auxiliary Magazine Launches Print and Digital Subscriptions!
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Dear Auxiliary Readers, Fans, and Supporters,

Auxiliary Editor in Chief Jennifer Link here with editors Tasha Farrington, Mike Kieffer, and Dylan Madeley. After five amazing years and thirty two stunning issues, we are ready to take Auxiliary Magazine to the next level! We have outgrown our current format and want to launch digital and print subscriptions. Our new format of digital and print subscriptions will allow us to create more ambitious content and will allow us to better support the creatives we work with and feature.

We want to take Auxiliary to the next level and offer print and digital subscriptions with more ambitious content!

We have chosen crowd funding to get us to the next level because you, our readers and fans, are our number one priority. You have shown us so much support over the years and we hope you will support us as we finally launch Auxiliary Magazine subscriptions!

Over the years we have had the pleasure of featuring many new and iconic artists, musicians, influencers, and celebrities. We have packed every issue with quality content between exclusive interviews, fashion and beauty editorials, lifestyle articles, and music and media reviews. 

Our most popular issue has had over 56,000 readers! Through 2013, our average issue readership was 29,000 readers per issue spread out through 165 countries. Your support has been amazing and we cannot thank you enough! We have never allowed outside forces to dictate content, believing in creating unique and honest content for you, our readers, so it seems only natural for us to shift our main monetary support from advertisers to readers. We have grown so much that our advertisers can no longer support us alone.

Crowd funding allows independent artists to thrive in a world with fewer and fewer music labels, art galleries, publishers, and large institutions with the ability to financially support artists. 

The funds we raise through this Kickstarter campaign will go directly to :

  • setting up the means to distribute print and digital subscriptions
  • printing our next three issues
  • creating digital editions of our next three issues
  • producing content for our next three issues
  • our goal of getting Auxiliary Digital Editions on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon
  • laying the foundation for the continuation of Auxiliary Magazine

We have already planned a system for offering print and digital subscriptions and we have already produced most of the content for our next issue. The only obstacle is funding!

It is time to reclaim!

Subculture, dark culture, and alternative culture are more popular than ever. The influence and inspiration of darker subcultures can be seen in street and high fashion, mainstream and popular music, television and film, and society as a whole. But despite all this appropriation, actual subculture and underground scenes are suffering and struggling to survive. Auxiliary has embraced both unique underground fashion, music, and media as well as the mainstream manifestations inspired by it, believing that both together allow for the most creativity and the most possibilities. There has long been a great dialog between subculture and the mainstream, one influencing the other and back and forth. But if one is suffering this dialog falls apart and things begin to feel unauthentic. It is time to reclaim.

We have always had the highly ambitious goal of being the ultimate alternative and subculture magazine to truly support the darker genres and scenes. As we take Auxiliary to the next level, we are putting out a call to action to reclaim goth, punk, industrial, steampunk, cybergoth, and grave wave for yourself. Make it what you want it to be and don’t be afraid of the terms, own them.

Introducing the first Auxiliary T-shirts, the Reclaim Collection :

6 different Reclaim T-Shirt designs with an oversize graphic on the front and Reclaim Goth, Punk, Industrial, Cybergoth, Steampunk, or Grave Wave on the back with Auxiliary Magazine and www.auxiliarymagazine.com below. Designed by James S. Cole and Auxiliary Magazine. Hand silkscreened and printed on modern fit soft 100% cotton T-Shirts.

Available in Mens and Womens styles in sizes Small to Extra-Large.
 

Support this Kickstarter and you can receive a print and/or digital subscription, a T-shirt from our Reclaim campaign, and/or advertise your music, art, or brand with our readers. 

We hope you will support this Kickstarter and be a part of the next chapter of Auxiliary Magazine!

Stretch Goals :

Back early and help us spread the word, we have many great additional rewards that will become available as we reach the stretch goals below!

Our $1,500 goal will allow us to launch print and digital subscriptions but there are many expenses involved and our ideal goal for launching subscriptions is $4,500. Our $6,000 goal will allow us to work towards getting Auxiliary Digital Editions available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. This has been a long time goal of ours. It would give us great exposure and make accessing and reading Digital Editions very user friendly. Our $7,500 goal will allow us to work towards a www.auxiliarymagazine.com website redesign. As we launch subscriptions and enter into the next chapter of Auxiliary a clearer and fancier website with a focus on subscriptions, digital editions, and exclusive web content will be necessary. Help us get there!

The Rewards Packages :

Please read carefully and make sure you add the fee for shipping to your country. Shipping to the US is included, if you are located in Canada or elsewhere in the world, you will need to add the fee for shipping to your country. We have done our best to make it as straightforward as possible. Please email us with any questions!

Digital Subscription : A 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine and access to project updates.

Reclaim T-Shirt : Your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs and access to project updates. Add $10 USD to ship to Canada. Add $20 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Details : Reclaim T-shirts are available in a mens or womens style in sizes small to extra-large, you choose the style and size.

Digital Subscription and Reclaim T-Shirt : A 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, and access to project updates. Add $10 USD to ship to Canada. Add $20 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Details : Reclaim T-shirts are available in a mens or womens style in sizes small to extra-large, you choose the style and size.

Print Subscription : A 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine and access to project updates. Add $10 USD to ship to Canada. Add $30 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Print and Digital Subscription : A 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. Add $10 USD to ship to Canada. Add $30 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Print Subscription and Reclaim T-Shirt : A 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, and access to project updates. Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Details : Reclaim T-shirts are available in a mens or womens style in sizes small to extra-large, you choose the style and size.

Print and Digital Subscription and Reclaim T-Shirt : A 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, and access to project updates. Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Details : Reclaim T-shirts are available in a mens or womens style in sizes small to extra-large, you choose the style and size.

Ultimate Auxiliary Fan : All 6 of our Reclaim T-Shirts, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Details : Reclaim T-shirts are available in a mens or womens style in sizes small to extra-large, you choose the style and size.

Marketplace Ad : A Marketplace Ad in 1 of our next 3 issues (first come, first serve), your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Details : Marketplace Ad is full color, 2.125” wide by 2.75” high, and will be located in the back of the issue in our Marketplace Ad section. Ad is subject to publisher approval. Reclaim T-shirts are available in a mens or womens style in sizes small to extra-large, you choose the style and size. 

Full Page Ad : A Full Page Ad in 1 of our next 3 issues (first come, first serve), your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Details :Full Page Ad is in full color and the size of a full page. Ad is subject to publisher approval. Reclaim T-shirts are available in a mens or womens style in sizes small to extra-large, you choose the style and size. 

Inside Front Cover Ad : An Inside Front Cover Ad in 1 of our next 3 issues (first come, first serve), your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Details : Inside Front Cover Ad is in full color, the size of a full page, and will be the second page of the issue. Ad is subject to publisher approval. Reclaim T-shirts are available in a mens or womens style in sizes small to extra-large, you choose the style and size.

Back Cover Ad : A Back Cover Ad in 1 of our next 3 issues (first come, first serve), your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.

Details : Back Cover Ad is in full color, the size of a full page minus white space for mailing label, and will be the last page of the issue. Ad is subject to publisher approval. Reclaim T-shirts are available in a mens or womens style in sizes small to extra-large, you choose the style and size.

A note about estimated delivery dates : The estimated delivery date of the first issue in a Digital or Print Subscription is Sept 2014. The estimated delivery date of the second issue is Oct 2014. The estimated delivery date of the third issue is Dec 2014. 

Press Coverage : 

Fstoppers : www.fstoppers.com/originals/auxiliary-magazine-going-print-and-they-want-your-support-16265

Brutal Resonance : www.brutalresonance.com/interview/auxiliary-magazine-interview-jul-2014 

Coffin Kitsch : www.coffinkitsch.com/2014/07/kitsch-picks-favorite-auxiliary.html 

Gothic Charm School : www.gothiccharmschool.tumblr.com/post/91168468760/auxiliary-magazine-is-one-of-my-absolute-favorite

Zoetica Ebb : www.zoetica.tumblr.com/post/90064371727/this-is-in-a-dream-a-k-a-rococo-on-acid-one

TotusMel's Wunderkammer : www.totusmelswunderkammer.blogspot.com/2014/07/kick-start-it_14.html

Gloomth Zine : www.gloomthzine.com/2014/07/16/auxiliary-magazine-going-to-print

"O.K., so... after years of consistent, commendable work, the kind folks at Auxiliary Magazine aim to up the ante." - Clint Catalyst author of Cottonmouth Kisses 

"I enjoyed each of our collaborations very much! Great team and always very fresh and interesting issues! Wishing you best of luck and lots of success." - Nina de Lianin of In Strict Confidence

"One of my favorite photo shoots and collaborations to date was published in Auxiliary Magazine. If you love seeing unusual editorials, support a publication that helps facilitate them, and help fund its future!" - Zoetica Ebb cofounder of Coilhouse Magazine

“Auxiliary Magazine is one of my absolute favorite subculture-focused publications. Gorgeous photo shoots, well-written editorials and articles, and all-around fabulous eye candy. I really want this Kickstarter to succeed. Did I back at a reward level that will snag me a Reclaim Goth shirt? Of course I did.” - Jillian Venters author of Gothic Charm School

What People Are Saying :

Follow Us and Spread the Word :

www.auxiliarymagazine.com

www.facebook.com/AuxiliaryMagazine

www.twitter.com/auxiliarymag

www.instagram.com/auxiliarymagazine

Press Kit : 

Download Press Kit with press release and high resolution images.

Thank You!  

We want to thank each and every one of you for checking out our Kickstarter, for pledging, for spreading the word, and for all your support over the years! We love our readers, you guys are the best!

Risks and challenges

We have been working very hard for several months to prepare this Kickstarter crowd funding campaign and to plan out the best way to launch print and digital subscriptions.

We have been producing and publishing Auxiliary Magazine for over five years and have released thirty two issues with a high level of quality, consistency, and creativity. We have also been releasing additional weekly content on our website for over five years. To produce our content, we have made many contacts to pull the clothing from designers we want to showcase, to get early access to the music we want to cover, and to set up interviews and photoshoots with the people we want to feature. We have also pulled together an excellent group of contributors. There are many challenges to producing a magazine but we have had over five years to learn how to overcome them.

A lot of planning and preparation has gone into this funding campaign. Almost all of the content for our next issue is already complete. We gathered quotes for all reward fulfillment. We have calculated mailing and shipping expenses. Lastly, we have laid solid plans for the next chapter of Auxiliary Magazine and are prepared to execute them so that as we launch subscriptions and grow, we will be more than ready!

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    ULTIMATE AUXILIARY FAN : All 6 of our Reclaim T-Shirts, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. (Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.)

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    MARKETPLACE AD : A Marketplace Ad in 1 of our next 3 issues (first come, first serve), your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. (Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.)

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    FULL PAGE AD : A Full Page Ad in 1 of our next 3 issues (first come, first serve), your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. (Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.)

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    INSIDE FRONT COVER AD : An Inside Front Cover Ad in 1 of our next 3 issues (first come, first serve), your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. (Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.)

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    BACK COVER AD : A Back Cover Ad in 1 of our next 3 issues (first come, first serve), your choice of 1 of our 6 Reclaim T-Shirt Designs, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Print Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, a 1/2 year (3 issue) Digital Subscription to Auxiliary Magazine, and access to project updates. (Add $20 USD to ship to Canada. Add $50 USD to ship anywhere in the world.)

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