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Ontario Vegans Magazine is a vegan lifestyle quarterly magazine that's looking to publish its first issue in print.
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THE FIRST MAGAZINE IN ONTARIO FOR PEOPLE LIVING A VEGAN LIFESTYLE

We are publishing this magazine to connect with hundreds of thousands of vegans and people interested in the vegan lifestyle across Ontario’s beautiful land. This magazine will feature vegans, restaurants, vegan health turn around miracles, vegan products, vegan myths and facts, vegan benefits, vegan information about the animals, people and environment, animal sanctuaries in Ontario, vegan recipes and nutrition and vegan businesses; all based in Ontario or available to Ontario’s people.

25% of profits are donated to farm sanctuaries, animal rights activists and charities like Peta, Animal Rights March, Sea Shepherd, The Fur Bearer Defenders, and Animal Justice.

CONTENT FOR UPCOMING ISSUES:
• culinary adventures
• farm tours
• restaurants
• vegan festivals
• facts and myths
• health & wellness
• nutrition
• favourite products
• featured business
• beauty & spas
• fashion
• recipes
• freebies (ie. posters)
• groups & meetups
• hacks
• meal planning & prep
• grocery stores
• cooking classes
• meditation & yoga
• online stores
• vacations
• featured foodie
• seasonal food list
• and much more!

12,000+ copies printed annually and distributed locally in business locations. Also available digitally world wide.
**Bonus distribution in Toronto through to Niagara.

PUBLISHING QUARTERLY
Summer: June 21, 2018
Autumn: September 22, 2018
Winter: December 21, 2018
Spring: March 20, 2019

This magazine gets you known within Ontario, Canada and the world. Readers are mainly vegans and people inspired by a vegan lifestyle aged 10-85. These readers like to shop local and are made up of local residents. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, let's connect.

What is Ontario Vegans Magazine?

It's a magazine written, photographed, and designed by vegans. We go through a submission process each season and include the best in articles, recipes, photography, guides, products, and more. Its main goal is to bring the vegan community together and try to promote more cooking, more learning, and more fun to be had by all vegans.

We're trying to change how people think of magazines. We take content directly from the source, by accepting personal stories and unique points of view from our community. We try to support fellow vegan small business owners. As vegans, we know how frustrating it can be to find ethically produced, high quality, reasonably priced goods. So Etsy shop owners (who are vegan or vegetarian) show us the best they've got, we pick our favorites, and vegans end up supporting vegans.

Read more about us at our site:
http://ontariovegansmagazine.ca/

Why should I have a printed copy?

Print is so important, especially when it comes to the kitchen. We're avid cooks, and we know what works and what doesn't: we use cookbooks and our own written recipes way more than internet recipes. It's more practical (I don't want to get maple syrup all over my laptop), it's faster to find what you're looking for, and it has a nice presence when it's laying around on your coffee table or your countertop. Plus, our recipes are tested and approved by all friends and family - what about that random cookie recipe on the internet?

Think of it as a nice mix between a cookbook and a non-fiction book - something you can't find a good mix of really anywhere on the internet.

Why do you guys need Kickstarter?

Essentially, you're buying a pre-order of the magazine, including shipping in Canada, when you donate $25 and up. It's a high-quality, full color magazine, and to make it affordable we need to print them in bulk. (Otherwise it'd cost closer to $30-$35 per issue - not cool!) Without Kickstarter, we wouldn't be able to afford the bulk printing costs up front, nor would we be able to afford the fast shipping we'll be offering. So to keep it a small, neat price for you, we encourage you to pre-order by donating through Kickstarter!

Where is my money going to?

All the donation tiers listed are the hard cost of whatever you're getting. It's the printing cost, shipping cost, pay contributors, distrubtation, etc. including taxes. We're not here to make a profit, just here to give you some helpful and interesting stuff!

Why should I donate over the $5,000 goal?

You're just helping to pay for your reduced-cost magazine issue, it can only help you! All tiers of donation are discounted prices of their original, so there's no downside to donating, really.

Risks and challenges

What if you DON'T reach your $5,000 goal?

This is important! If we don't reach our goal, we get zero dollars. It all goes back to you, and basically it's like nothing ever happened. No issues will be sent out, nothing! So feel safe to donate any amount. :)

What are the other rewards, besides the magazine, that I could donate toward?

All of the other rewards fit directly in line with our "print is best in the kitchen" philosophy, so we thought they'd be perfect additions.

The first is a set of recipe cards! These are block printed by us personally, and have a great design. They're perfect for writing your own recipes, copying down one of your favorites, or sending recipes to your friends in style.

The second is a pack of five posters! This is great for hanging on the fridge or in the pantry. This is ideal for promoting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Great for new cooks!

In conclusion...

We'd love to get the support of our community in order to give back to it! Your support of our magazine ensures that we can keep going, we can grow our magazine and keep spreading our philosophy and ideals. Whether you're vegan or not, there's a lot to be seen in our publication, but don't take our word for it!

Check out our magazine to be inspired to live a life full of stories and good food. Donate to our project and enjoy our magazine without having to be plugged in. Keep us going and we'll be sure to keep giving you the best of our vegan community.

Thanks so much for your support, in advance. We appreciate anybody who can see value in what we have to give.

-Veronika

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    Do you aspire to come up with the most delicious meals and share them with your friends? At this level you'll receive a set of 30 blank recipe cards, block printed personally by the editor-in-chief. We believe in physical media, and we know you'll flourish in the kitchen with these beauties! This level includes CAN shipping. You'll also get your name and link listed on our "backers" page.

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    Get a magazine! $25 will get you one copy of our print magazine - full color, high quality paper, shipping in Canada included! Having this print copy is awesome because it's easy to access in the kitchen, PLUS it can be a cookbook or a coffee table book; It's like a magazine-book hybrid! You'll also get your name and link listed on our "backers" page.

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    Get a magazine AND be amazing in the kitchen. This level includes one issue of the magazine, PLUS a pack of 30 recipe cards, PLUS a pack of 5 vegan posters. The posters are great cheat sheets to hang in your kitchen, hand printed with love by us. They'll help you master the art of cooking from scratch for sure. This level includes shipping in Canada. You'll get your name and link listed on our "backers" page AND on the "backers" page in our next issue.

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    Get our first issue AND pre-order copies for the next year. You'll get four high-quality issues total, automatically sent to you as soon as we print them. This level includes shipping in Canada. You'll get your name and link listed on our "backers" page AND on the "backers" page in our next issue.

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    The ultimate package! You'll get a year's subscription to the magazine, the pack of 30 hand-printed recipe cards, the pack of 5 vegan posters (great for the front of the fridge or in a pantry, this is also hand printed by us!), and your name and link listed on our "backers" page AND on the "backers" page in our next issue. This level includes shipping in Canada.

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