How to Kickstart your magazine

by Steve Watson in April 2019
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This webinar took place on 25 April 2019 – pick up all the tips from our expert speakers in our video of the event

Have you got a great idea for an independent magazine but you’re still figuring out how to pay for it? Join our free webinar on Thursday 25 April to hear firsthand from two people who know exactly what it takes to fund a successful magazine via Kickstarter.

Oriana Leckert is Journalism Outreach Lead at Kickstarter. She’s written for Gothamist, New York Post, and Atlas Obscura, and has edited for MTV News, Pitchfork, and The Believer. She is passionate about helping literary creators use Kickstarter to build community and create innovative new publications, and she’ll highlight some unique, successful, and impactful magazine campaigns to inspire you to create your own.

Indhira Rojas is Founder and Creative Director of Anxy, a publication exploring personal narratives and mental health through an artful and creative lens. The first issue of Anxy was Kickstarted in 2016 and since then Indhira has used the platform to fund three more issues. She will speak about what she has learned from using Kickstarter as a way to launch a brand new title, and as a sort of alternative to subscriptions.

We’ll be speaking at 9am (PT) / 12pm (ET) / 5pm (BST) and there will be opportunities to ask questions during the webinar, or if you’d rather ask in anonymity you can also send questions in advance by emailing them to us. To join the session just use the Zoom link below and please do spread the word – this is the first time we’re running an event like this online rather than IRL and I’m loving the fact that we know we’ll definitely be able to fit everyone in!

Join the webinar on Thursday 25 April:

And if all that leaves you wanting more publishing talk, on 11 May Kickstarter and Fireside will present The Next Page, a series of conversations about creating a more inclusive, fair, and vibrant future for publishing and the media. They’re inviting writers, publishers, readers, journalists, editors, booksellers, designers, comics creators, and more to this digital conference, which will stream live online for free so that anyone with an internet connection can participate. Find more information about the speakers here, and register here to join them.

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