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Tales MagazineBy Tales Magazine
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Tales MagazineBy Tales Magazine
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£765
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 21 2017 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

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The product | Issue 6: Tales of the Alive

Original Issue 6: Tales of the Alive Magazine
Original Issue 6: Tales of the Alive Magazine

We have taken every consideration to design our magazine as a beautiful and practical product. Using a heavyweight cover paper with an added coating ensures the longevity of the magazine. Silk-coated pages allow you to immerse yourself in the vibrancy of tales and visuals between them. 

New and resized for backpacks and handbags
New and resized for backpacks and handbags

The new slightly smaller size means you can take it anywhere and everywhere with you! We thought A4 was a little tricky to fit in all bags, and the corners would often get damaged in the business of everyday life. So we came to this neat conclusion: we kept the width the same, but gave the height a well-needed trim. This kept the space for beautiful artwork and a readable font size, and also lets Tales live harmoniously in your bag.    

Vote on your choice for the limited edition cover

We have designed an extra special limited edition collectible cover, especially for the Issue 6 Kickstarter. On the inside of the cover you can read an exclusive interview with the cover photographer. We have had a tough time choosing which cover to use for the limited edition collectible run and we love to listen to our readers. So we've decided to let you choose what cover you prefer for this extra special collectible edition. All you have to do to have your say is to choose one of the limited edition backer rewards and vote when the Kickstarter closes!

Backers can vote on the limited edition Kickstarter cover
Backers can vote on the limited edition Kickstarter cover

What's going to be featured in Tales of the Alive?

Alongside creative writing pieces, poems and articles we have striking visuals and illustrations to ad. Without giving too much away, here is a selection of what you can expect in Issue 6: Tales of the Alive. 

Beautiful selection of Tales of the Alive
Beautiful selection of Tales of the Alive

Buy a Tales reward as a gift!

We know the festive season is upon us. Do you want to give Tales as a gift? Well, you can! 

We offer a special Tales PDF you can print out and give to a special someone as a gift to let them know they have some Tales-magic coming in the post. Just let us know when we send out the backer forms after the Kickstarter closes. We will email you the PDF to print and then post the reward to your special someone when it's ready. 

Who and What is Tales?

Tales is a creative, submission-based magazine. We bring readers on a magical journey through timeless stories, beautiful imagery, and design-led composition. We offer moments of nostalgia and escapism, with limited print runs ensuring that every issue remains as special as our readers.

Issue 1 Tales of the Curious
Issue 1 Tales of the Curious

 

Tales so far

We've had over 200 contributors for the past 5 issues - without any budget! Within weeks of starting up, our founders won Brainchild, a business innovation competition held at Norwich University of the Arts. We’ve had radio features, spotlights from our digital publishers at Issuu, and reached international milestones, with contributions coming in from as far as Japan.

What makes Tales different to other art publications?

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Tales creates opportunities for contributors. We are passionate about creative rights. We give creatives with fair representation, creative control over their work, retained rights, social media features, and a published magazine spread to include in their portfolio. 

This is what makes us different to other magazines. We look after our contributors and our readers, equally. Building a creative open platform means everything to us. The Tales community is based on a shared love of art, transparency, and recognising the value of creative pursuit

Past issues of Tales

Previous Tales Magazines
Previous Tales Magazines

Every issue of Tales has had its own theme. We investigated in Tales of the Curious, we journeyed in Tales of the Explorer, we soared up with Tales of the Airborne and we shuddered with horror in Tales of All Hallows' Eve, before finding new strength in Tales of the Empowered. Who knows what mysteries Tales of the Alive will hold?!

Issue 1 Tales of the Curious and Issue 3 Tales of the Airborne
Issue 1 Tales of the Curious and Issue 3 Tales of the Airborne

 

                     

Previous Content

We have worked with creatives from across the world from different backgrounds and at different stages in their careers. From filmmakers to illustrators, from astronomers to opera singers, every issue will hold a surprise between its pages. We want to inspire, encourage and support creatives worldwide.

Brand collaborations

We offer advertorial collaborations. Here are some of the brands we have worked with in the past.

 

 

Some of the brands we've worked with
Some of the brands we've worked with

Meet the team 

FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR: KATHRINA WAINSTOK 

Kathrina Wainstok is an artist and designer with a Masters in Communication Design from Norwich University of the Arts. She has been featured in gallery exhibits and collaborated with creative retail brands such as Brand Academy UK. Kathrina loves snowboarding and can’t live without coffee and galleries.

CHIEF EDITOR: MELISSA LEGARDA 

Melissa Legarda is a journalist and coconut oil entrepreneur who holds a first in English & Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths University. She loves travelling, poetry, and dark chocolate (in that order). Melissa and Kathrina first became friends in high school, and have been supporting each other’s wild dreams ever since.

ASSISTANT EDITOR: CHLOE LAIGHT 

Chloe is currently studying for a Masters in Writing at Goldsmiths University of London. She’s a self-confessed film fanatic, when she’s not writing you will find her watching some or listening to Robbie Williams. Chloe also has a dog called Elvis Jedward.

The rewards

The Tales Kickstarter goal

Tales has already launched online with 5 digital issues available to the public. Through this Kickstarter campaign we want to raise enough money and interest to print physical copies and cultivate a wider audience, grow our creative community, and create engaged and happy readers. As a startup, we are flexible and adaptable to this ever-changing digital climate. As an independent magazine we cover timeless topics and publish art that resonates with us, our contributors and our readers.

We’re not at the mercy of advertisers, like many other ‘independent’ magazines. However, we do love to work with emerging and artistic brands, collaborating on creating beautiful content. We only choose to produce content that we truly believe in.

Where does all the money go?

Where does all the money go?
Where does all the money go?

 With this Kickstarter goal, we will be able to...

  • Cover the costs of printing the magazine 
  • Cover the costs of the product rewards 
  • Pay for postage and packaging 
  • Pay for Kickstarter fees 

Our stretch goals for the Kickstarter include...

  • Budget for a London launch event 
  • Pre-fund the next magazine Issue 7: Tales of Forever 
  • Pay future creatives on a freelance basis 
  • Fund more bespoke content

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Connect with us
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Special thanks

To everyone who has made this Kickstarter campaign possible!

Risks and challenges

If you're worried about any delays on content, or the magazine not being laid out on time... fear not! We have all the content together and arranged and ready to go as soon as the Kickstarter closes. Rock and roll, baby!

Printing and delivery delays? We have carefully budgeted for a high-quality, trusted printer with a confirmed timeframe, so this shouldn’t be a problem. We also have an incredibly efficient printer and, once posted off, should arrive with you in a couple of days!

Not reaching our goal would be the biggest challenge. This would mean that Tales won't go into print, which also means no launch! Boo!

Despite all these precautions, there is always a small chance of complications during the manufacturing process out of our control. If such scenario should occur, then we will keep the backers fully informed via our updates page as we walk you through the process. We will keep you updated monthly, at the very least :)

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Massive thank you and honourable mention

    Your name will be immortalised on our backers and supporters page to thank you for being part of the Tales story. Find yourself with an invite to the London launch event we hope to hold early next year, with the opportunity to meet some of the Tales creatives.

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    Tales canvas tote bag

    Call a lovely limited edition Tales canvas bag your own. The perfect book holder and a handy accessory.

    Your name will be immortalised on our backers and supporters page to thank you for being part of the Tales story. Also, find yourself with an invite to the London launch event we hope to hold early next year, and the opportunity to meet some of the Tales creatives.

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    An original cover Tales magazine

    Receive your own beautiful copy of issue 6: Tales of the Alive.

    A lovely Tales logo canvas bag.

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    An invite to our 2018 London launch event and the opportunity to meet some of the Tales creatives.

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    Pledge £18 or more About $23

    Limited edition cover Tales magazine

    Receive a limited edition cover for issue 6: Tales of The Alive, with one vote for the cover of your choice.

    Your name will be immortalised on our backers and supporters page to thank you for being part of the Tales story.

    A personal invite to our 2018 London launch event and the opportunity to meet some of the Tales creatives.

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    Pledge £22 or more About $29

    An original cover mag & tote bag

    Receive your own beautiful copy of issue 6: Tales of the Alive.

    Call a lovely Tales canvas tote bag your own.

    Your name will be immortalised on our backers and supporters page to thank you for being part of the Tales story.

    A personal invite to our 2018 London launch event and the opportunity to meet some of the Tales creatives.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    A Limited edition cover mag & tote bag

    Receive a limited edition cover for issue 6: Tales of The Alive, with one vote for the cover of your choice.

    Call a lovely Tales canvas tote bag your own.

    Your name will be immortalised on our backers and supporters page to thank you for being part of the Tales story.

    A personal invite to our 2018 London launch event and the opportunity to meet some of the Tales creatives.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $59

    Original cover magazine and goodie-pack

    Receive your own beautiful copy of Issue 6: Tales of The Alive.

    A lovely Tales canvas tote bag to call your own, filled with lots of goodies! (We will collect t-shirt sizes when the Kickstarter closes. Hint - there will be t-shirts!)

    Your name will be immortalised on our backers and supporters page to thank you for being part of the Tales story.

    A personal invite to our 2018 London launch event and the opportunity to meet some of the Tales creatives.

    Includes:
    • Honourable mention
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    • Tales bookmark
    • Tales sticker
    • Tales postcard
    • Tales enamel pin badge
    • A6 Blank lined Tales journal
    • Canvas Tales tote bag
    • Tales 100% rich cotton t-shirt
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    Pledge £48 or more About $63

    Limited edition cover and goodie-pack

    Receive a limited edition cover for our stunning Issue 6: Tales of The Alive, with one vote for the cover of your choice.

    A lovely Tales canvas tote bag to call your own, filled with lots of goodies! (We will collect t-shirt sizes when the Kickstarter closes. Hint - there will be t-shirts!)

    Your name will be immortalised on our backers and supporters page to thank you for being part of the Tales story.

    A personal invite to our 2018 London launch event and the opportunity to meet some of the Tales creatives.

    Includes:
    • Honourable mention
    • Digital edition original magazine
    • Invite to London launch
    • Tales bookmark
    • Tales sticker
    • Tales postcard
    • Tales enamel pin badge
    • A6 Blank lined Tales journal
    • Canvas Tales tote bag
    • Tales 100% rich cotton t-shirt
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    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    Full page advertorial

    Reach creative people from across the globe!

    With this pledge amount you will receive a single-page ad in our magazine and have professional photos of your products to use wherever you please.

    This is an introductory offer. By purchasing this reward, you agree to the following:
    - Provide us with your product at your own cost.
    - Permission to write an honest post about your product.
    - Being published in the forthcoming issue.
    - The creative team photographing your product to our aesthetic.

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    • An honest online blog post on your product
    • 2 Digital product photos for you to use
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    Pledge £180 or more About $235

    Double-page advertorial

    Reach creative people from across the globe!

    With this pledge amount you will receive a single-page ad in our magazine and have professional photos of your products to use wherever you please.

    This is an introductory offer. By purchasing this reward, you agree to the following:
    - Provide us with your product at your own cost.
    - Permission to write an honest post about your product.
    - Being published in the forthcoming issue.
    - The creative team photographing your product to our aesthetic.

    Includes:
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    • Invite to London launch
    • An honest online blog post on your product
    • 3 Digital product photos for you to use
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    Four-page advertorial spread

    Reach creative people from across the globe!

    With this pledge amount you will receive a single-page ad in our magazine and have professional photos of your products to use wherever you please.

    This is an introductory offer. By purchasing this reward, you agree to the following:
    - Provide us with your product at your own cost.
    - Permission to write an honest post about your product.
    - Being published in the forthcoming issue.
    - The creative team photographing your product to our aesthetic.

    Includes:
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    • Invite to London launch
    • An honest online blog post on your product
    • 5 Digital product photos for you to use
    • 1 Four page advatorial feature space in Issue 7: Forever
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