This is my first issue. I hope you like it, and would like to help makeit even better.
Text: Knut Caspari
ou may be surprised to learn that you can subscribe for free, butthe print cost is only 32p per copy. It actually costs more to
the magazine, than to
it!But you may be wondering
it is funded? The funds for this issue,have come from the sale of the Norwegian books on page 29. This cannotlast forever, but with a few supporters it can be extended a few issues.
Be a supporter!
By becoming a supporter you pay £7.50 for the next two issues. Youchoose if you want to receive a
of each issue. If youwant a bundle, you can hand out the surplus copies to friends, foes,libarys, veggie restaurants and so on.
Write an article!
I posted an ad on a notice board asking for articles and someone replied:
“I would be interested in writing an article, I am always looking for newchallenges! Can you send me some more information please?”
Well, theidea is that the readers write the articles. My role is to put the view pointsinto print, not to decide what is printed. Think of something you wouldlike to read and write it yourself! The only thing that is important, as myspelling is poor, is to spell-check your article before you send it in.
“What is your target-demographic?”
Another question was:
“What is the target-demographic?”
I replied I hadno time to think one up. (I am that busy!) Sadly the person felt he couldnot write an article without knowing it. (Which was just as good, as Iprefer to read articles written for fun!)
Word counts and deadlines, please!
I also had requests for word counts and deadlines. I deal with neither. Ihave published a magazine for long enough to know if you ask people towrite 100 words, they write 200. If you give them a deadline, they sendin the article 3 days late. So please write something, but try and focus onmaking the article good rather than how many words you use.
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magazine to have web site anyway? To connect with the readers,this magazine has a facebook page:www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Vegan-magazine/208728409167172You are welcome to join.
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