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A comic-style science magazine that explores our world and inspires girls to be their brilliant best. Recommended for all humans.
A comic-style science magazine that explores our world and inspires girls to be their brilliant best. Recommended for all humans.
A comic-style science magazine that explores our world and inspires girls to be their brilliant best. Recommended for all humans.
481 backers pledged $26,299 to help bring this project to life.

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Stretch Goal #1: UNLOCKED !!! 

Every print issue of Smore will now include a pullout POSTER, a beautiful piece of science and art worthy of being framed and hung on your walls. 

 

 

 

Smore is a new kind of science magazine created so that curious girls everywhere continue to stay interested in science and grow up to be confident, brilliant and successful women in science and technology. This magazine is targeted to girls ages 7-12 but appeals to all interested in science.

 

 

 "It’s not hard for a young girl to name her favorite music or film star, but having a strong presence of real life STEM role models will no doubt have a profound effect on their identity and choices."

- GirlTalkHQ

"Getting Smore will cost you more than the average magazine subscription but keep in mind that the magazine will be ad-free, removing yet another pitfall into the kind of messages girls are being sent."

- GeekDad

"It’s beautiful, interesting, and sure to be a big hit with tween girls! 

-Imagination Soup

"We love how engaging Smore's content is for a younger audience. We believe comic-style magazine articles can make a huge difference by making science relevant for kids!"

-Amoeba Sisters 

"Celebrating The Intelligence of Millennial Girls With Smore’s Kickstarter Campaign"

-Oxgadget

 

Many young girls fail to see any role models in their areas of interest.

 

 

 

Smore wants children to be inspired by the articles they read and communicate their thoughts and ideas to us so we can share them with other fellow readers through Smore Club. So, we are not only creating a community of subscribers but a community of creative thinkers and innovators of tomorrow that learn and grow together.

Each article is beautifully illustrated to capture the readers interest
Each article is beautifully illustrated to capture the readers interest

 

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From interesting stories behind famous scientists of the past to hot new scientific breakthroughs happening right now to cool, ripping edge innovations that are on the way; SMORE will cover it all.

 

 

We are asking for your support to help spread the news about Smore. Support us by sharing this page.  And in return, we give you the complete PDF of  "Meet the Mushroom Messengers" article from Issue 1. Not only do you get to read the fun article but you get a good feeling knowing you are making it possible for others to learn about this magazine!

 

 

 

 You can add additional items to your pledge by choosing from the add-ons below and increase your total pledge by the amount indicated for each add-on.

 

 

Smore was created from a passion for empowering young girls to follow their dreams with confidence. And Smore wants to provide this empowering content free from distracting marketing messages. So please help us make ad-free Smore possible. If you help fund this project we will have enough to cover the following costs:

1. Pay our writers and graphic artists

2. Pay our print and digital publishers

3. Interview and photograph women in STEM for the cover feature.

3. Hire a copyeditor 

4. Pay Kickstarter fees

This Kickstarter campaign will help raise funds to bring Smore to life after which we will continue to grow the community of Smore subscribers until it becomes a self-sustaining publication. You can help us in a big way to grow our readership by sharing the magazine with friends, family, colleagues and encouraging them to subscribe too.

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Engaging content, amazing illustrations and a reliable publication and distribution system are key factors for our magazine.

As a scientist and a small business owner of a children's science enrichment program, I believe I possess the required skills and experience to be able to create and communicate topics that are engaging, fun and educational for children. I have also picked some of the most passionate and experienced writers and illustrators as part of the team. So each issue of this magazine is sure to reflect that labor of love.

Most of the articles in the first issue of Smore are complete. A few sections remain to be illustrated that will be finished following the successful completion of the Kickstarter campaign. The topics and content for the remaining 5 issues are already outlined. We have identified internationally established digital and print publishers for the magazine.

We are fully prepared to handle the creation of this magazine and we are confident that you will love SMORE.

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    A WARM SMORE SMOOCH

    Every little drop counts to make the mighty ocean. Our heartfelt gratitude for your mighty drop.

    YOU ARE AWESOME!

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    SMORE COLORING BOOK

    You will get our Kickstarter exclusive coloring book in PDF.

    If young girls can dream it, they can be it. Introduce your girl to the 6 STEM-SMART girls featured in this coloring book (Astronomer, Geologist, Engineer, Astronaut, Science like a Girl, and Girls Can Code).

    Includes:
    • PDF of Smore coloring book
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    Digital Smore-August and October Issues

    You will receive the digital edition of Issue #1 (August Issue) and Issue #2 (October Issue). Available on iPad and Android devices.

    A great option for our international backers.

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    • Digital Edition (August and October Issues)
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    Print Smore- August and October Issues

    You will receive the print edition of Issue#1 (August Issue) and Issue#2 (October Issue).

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    • Print Edition (August and October Issues)
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    DIGITAL SMORE (6 Issues)

    You will receive a one-year digital subscription. Perfect for our international backers who want to save on shipping.

    Includes:
    • 1 year Digital Subscription
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    PRINT SMORE (6 issues)

    You will receive a one-year print subscription.

    This is like the cost of a family night at the movies, except this comes with knowledge for an entire year and you’re encouraged to talk about it!

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE: 1 Year Digital subscription INCLUDED in your print subscription.

    Includes:
    • 1 year Print Subscription
    • 1 year Digital Subscription
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    Pair of Prints

    A KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE OFFER. Order two one-year print subscriptions for $90.

    But wait there's more: You also get two digital subscriptions FREE with two print subscriptions. So you can keep one and share the other with your favorite cousin or best friend. You will be a hero!

    International Backers: Shipping prices reflect shipping to same address. For shipping to two different locations please double up the shipping in your pledge.

    Includes:
    • 2 X 1-YEAR PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
    • 2 x 1-year Digital subscription (FREE)
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    SMORE GOODIE BUNDLE

    Your Smore goodie bag will include:

    A copy of the first issue signed by Dr. Maja Mataric. Dr. Mataric is a pioneering roboticist who is a presidential award winner for mentoring, named Business Insider one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women Engineers in Tech, 2013 Women Of Vision ABIE (Anita Borg Institute) Award Winner for Innovation, LA Times Top 5 Visionaries and is featured in the Emmy Award-nominated documentary movie "Me & Isaac Newton".

    PLUS
    We put YOUR NAME in the special THANK YOU section of our very first issue. You will be a part of history because you believed in us!

    PLUS: you will get everything listed below

    Includes:
    • 1 year Print Subscription
    • 1 year Digital Subscription
    • IDEA to INVENTION NOTEBOOK
    • SCIENCE LIKE A GIRL T-SHIRT
    • Your Name in the Inaugural Issue
    • PDF of Smore coloring book
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