Blotter is creating The South's Free, Unique International Literature Magazine
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The Blotter Magazineis a free, monthly nonprofit magazine supporting the arts; founded in May of 2003, distributing at selected locations in the Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, as well as other cities in the Southeast.We also ship subscriptions throughout the United States.In addition, we have a blog (www.blotterragblog.wordpress.com), and a radio show on a local low-power station (WCOM in Carrboro, N.C.; 103.5 FM or www.wcomfm.org – “The Blotter Radiozine,” 10 to 11 pm EST on Tuesdays.)
We also have a book-publishing subset (“Blotter Books”), with four (soon to be five) “chapbooks,” a paperback, and two hardcover childrens’ books in our catalog.
Chapbooks:The Cucaracha; Fish Bait; The Visit; Tall Mary’s Short Story; The
Pregnant Mare, or, The Guys in The Crate at The Joint.(all by Garry
Somers.)
Paperback:ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES – a novel about a college town’s live music
scene.(by Martin K. Smith.)
Hardcovers:TREE and RIVER:A Community of Artists Explore the Meaning of
Nature – musings on the nature of trees and rivers, lavishly illustrated by
many local artists.(written and curated by Shelley Hehenberger.)

The Blotter exists to nurture underground, outsider literature and art and to provide it to a wide audience. We believe that the economic viability of good art and writing should not interfere with its life, liberty, or happiness; and we deliberately seek to avoid the pretension and “overintellectualism” for which the world of literature and art has become known. Our goal is to treat contributors, donors, and readers alike with dignity, friendship, and respect.

Our editorial direction draws equally from classic and mundane, sublime beauty and a good Saturday-morning sugar buzz. What would be fun for our readers? What would yank their chains? What would make them laugh, or cry? How can we teach old dogs a new trick or two? Every emotion is fair game.

From the very beginning, we have tried to defy expectations; those of our readers and critics as well as our own. Looking back over the history of the publication it is easy to see a healthy heterogeny—but as with the broad, unfocused gaze of a shaman or a hunter a certain unity also appears. The material we publish is intelligent but we are anti-intellectual. We know that there is many a publication read only by its contributors and the occasional librarian. Our readers are an eclectic bunch, and our contributors also run the gamut: precocious high-school kids, collegiate philosophers, working class dogs typing during lunch, professional writers and artists, slackers, bartenders, and doctors, from all over the United States and Europe.

Why are we on Patreon?We are a very nonprofit nonprofit.But we enjoy what we do (which is why we’ve been doing it for 13 years); we’d like to keep doing it, and even expand.

The Blotter costs $3500 per month:$1800 for printing, $1600 for distribution, and the rest for office supplies, mailings, webhosting, dues, gas, coffee (in large quantities), and all the other little expenses that pop up in a small business.Our income, such as it is, comes from ads and donations.Each issue is 16 pages, half of which are color including the covers; we print 8000 issues per month.Our distribution is done by part-timers in the various cities we reach.

We’d like someday to increase our circulation to 10,000 copies (or more); go up to 24 pages; eliminate the need for ads so we’ll have more room for content; and reach more cities using professional distribution services (the kind that fills the racks at your grocery store with publications like “Soccer Mom Shopper” and “Mortifying Mug Shots Magazine [Isn’t That Your Neighbor?])

What’s more, because we are an honest-to-Gutenberg Nonprofit, all 501-c-3 and everything, part of your contribution may be Tax-Deductible.We’ll be happy to work through the math with you.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
3 patrons
You’ll be put on our e-mail list, to hear about upcoming events we’re involved in, special publications, ticket giveaways to area festivals, and live music shows we sometimes sponsor.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
You’re on the e-mail list, and get a monthly Thanks on “The Blotter Radiozine.”
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
On the e-mail list, plus monthly thanks on the radio show and our “Blotter Blog.”
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
E-mail list; monthly thanks on the radio show, the blog, and in that month’s print issue.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
E-mail list; monthly thanks on the radio show, blog, print issue, and our website.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus your very own“Blotter Magazine” T-shirt.
Pledge $30 or more per month
1 patron
All of the above, plus a year’s subscription, custom-mailed to your address of choice.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above; plus:  a personal Blotter thank-you card, at Christmas, your birthday, or any other holiday you wish.  (We’re partial to “National Talk Like a Pirate” Day, September 19.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus one (for $100), two ($200), three ($300), four ($400) or five ($500) of the Blotter’s “chapbooks” (your choice)
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 patrons
All five chapbooks, plus your choice of one ($1000), two ($1500), and or all three ($2000) of the rest of the “Blotter Books” catalog.
Pledge $3,000 or more per month
0 patrons
A “Blotter Library” of all our books, and your business logo in our print magazine, for a whole year.  For $4000, you get a Blotter “Library,” plus your logo in the magazine all year, and on our website.
Pledge $5,000 or more per month
0 patrons
Now we’re approaching the Big Money level, as in business-size sponsorships.  Up here, we’ll gladly negotiate a customized rewards package with you.  And as we said, part of your contribution is tax-deductible!
Goals
$7 of $15 per month
One month's worth of web hosting.
(Or a growler of beer for the radio crew, from the microbrewery next to the radio station.)
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The Blotter Magazineis a free, monthly nonprofit magazine supporting the arts; founded in May of 2003, distributing at selected locations in the Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, as well as other cities in the Southeast.We also ship subscriptions throughout the United States.In addition, we have a blog (www.blotterragblog.wordpress.com), and a radio show on a local low-power station (WCOM in Carrboro, N.C.; 103.5 FM or www.wcomfm.org – “The Blotter Radiozine,” 10 to 11 pm EST on Tuesdays.)
We also have a book-publishing subset (“Blotter Books”), with four (soon to be five) “chapbooks,” a paperback, and two hardcover childrens’ books in our catalog.
Chapbooks:The Cucaracha; Fish Bait; The Visit; Tall Mary’s Short Story; The
Pregnant Mare, or, The Guys in The Crate at The Joint.(all by Garry
Somers.)
Paperback:ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES – a novel about a college town’s live music
scene.(by Martin K. Smith.)
Hardcovers:TREE and RIVER:A Community of Artists Explore the Meaning of
Nature – musings on the nature of trees and rivers, lavishly illustrated by
many local artists.(written and curated by Shelley Hehenberger.)

The Blotter exists to nurture underground, outsider literature and art and to provide it to a wide audience. We believe that the economic viability of good art and writing should not interfere with its life, liberty, or happiness; and we deliberately seek to avoid the pretension and “overintellectualism” for which the world of literature and art has become known. Our goal is to treat contributors, donors, and readers alike with dignity, friendship, and respect.

Our editorial direction draws equally from classic and mundane, sublime beauty and a good Saturday-morning sugar buzz. What would be fun for our readers? What would yank their chains? What would make them laugh, or cry? How can we teach old dogs a new trick or two? Every emotion is fair game.

From the very beginning, we have tried to defy expectations; those of our readers and critics as well as our own. Looking back over the history of the publication it is easy to see a healthy heterogeny—but as with the broad, unfocused gaze of a shaman or a hunter a certain unity also appears. The material we publish is intelligent but we are anti-intellectual. We know that there is many a publication read only by its contributors and the occasional librarian. Our readers are an eclectic bunch, and our contributors also run the gamut: precocious high-school kids, collegiate philosophers, working class dogs typing during lunch, professional writers and artists, slackers, bartenders, and doctors, from all over the United States and Europe.

Why are we on Patreon?We are a very nonprofit nonprofit.But we enjoy what we do (which is why we’ve been doing it for 13 years); we’d like to keep doing it, and even expand.

The Blotter costs $3500 per month:$1800 for printing, $1600 for distribution, and the rest for office supplies, mailings, webhosting, dues, gas, coffee (in large quantities), and all the other little expenses that pop up in a small business.Our income, such as it is, comes from ads and donations.Each issue is 16 pages, half of which are color including the covers; we print 8000 issues per month.Our distribution is done by part-timers in the various cities we reach.

We’d like someday to increase our circulation to 10,000 copies (or more); go up to 24 pages; eliminate the need for ads so we’ll have more room for content; and reach more cities using professional distribution services (the kind that fills the racks at your grocery store with publications like “Soccer Mom Shopper” and “Mortifying Mug Shots Magazine [Isn’t That Your Neighbor?])

What’s more, because we are an honest-to-Gutenberg Nonprofit, all 501-c-3 and everything, part of your contribution may be Tax-Deductible.We’ll be happy to work through the math with you.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
3 patrons
You’ll be put on our e-mail list, to hear about upcoming events we’re involved in, special publications, ticket giveaways to area festivals, and live music shows we sometimes sponsor.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
You’re on the e-mail list, and get a monthly Thanks on “The Blotter Radiozine.”
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
On the e-mail list, plus monthly thanks on the radio show and our “Blotter Blog.”
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
E-mail list; monthly thanks on the radio show, the blog, and in that month’s print issue.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
E-mail list; monthly thanks on the radio show, blog, print issue, and our website.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus your very own“Blotter Magazine” T-shirt.
Pledge $30 or more per month
1 patron
All of the above, plus a year’s subscription, custom-mailed to your address of choice.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above; plus:  a personal Blotter thank-you card, at Christmas, your birthday, or any other holiday you wish.  (We’re partial to “National Talk Like a Pirate” Day, September 19.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above, plus one (for $100), two ($200), three ($300), four ($400) or five ($500) of the Blotter’s “chapbooks” (your choice)
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 patrons
All five chapbooks, plus your choice of one ($1000), two ($1500), and or all three ($2000) of the rest of the “Blotter Books” catalog.
Pledge $3,000 or more per month
0 patrons
A “Blotter Library” of all our books, and your business logo in our print magazine, for a whole year.  For $4000, you get a Blotter “Library,” plus your logo in the magazine all year, and on our website.
Pledge $5,000 or more per month
0 patrons
Now we’re approaching the Big Money level, as in business-size sponsorships.  Up here, we’ll gladly negotiate a customized rewards package with you.  And as we said, part of your contribution is tax-deductible!