Jules, Will, Harrison and many, many more... are creating The Shoestring
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The Shoestring is an independent web magazine covering culture and politics in Western Mass. We aim to create journalism that respects your intelligence and challenges power. That is why a couple of young people with (old, dying) laptops and not much of a future in for-profit journalism are starting The Shoestring. This new publication aims to create a different type of journalism than what currently exists in the area. Rather than respond to the news cycle, we aim to scrape beneath it and tell stories that are of, by, and for the people—stories that make enemies in high places.
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Double Knot
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for helping The Shoestring tie a tight knot. We will send you a sticker to thank you for your support. 
Shoelace
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your support. We will send you a sticker and our most recent zine. 
Stringer
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for your support. We will send you a sticker and our most recent zine. AND "stringers" will be admitted to most Shoestring events for free. 
Shoe-stringer
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support. We will send you a sticker, our most recent zine, and will be admitted to most Shoestring events for free. We will also send you a tote bag. 
Benefactor
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your support. We will send you a tote bag, sticker, our most recent zine, and you will be admitted to most Shoestring events for free. We will make you dinner. 
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The Shoestring is an independent web magazine covering culture and politics in Western Mass. We aim to create journalism that respects your intelligence and challenges power. That is why a couple of young people with (old, dying) laptops and not much of a future in for-profit journalism are starting The Shoestring. This new publication aims to create a different type of journalism than what currently exists in the area. Rather than respond to the news cycle, we aim to scrape beneath it and tell stories that are of, by, and for the people—stories that make enemies in high places.

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Tiers
Double Knot
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thanks for helping The Shoestring tie a tight knot. We will send you a sticker to thank you for your support. 
Shoelace
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your support. We will send you a sticker and our most recent zine. 
Stringer
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for your support. We will send you a sticker and our most recent zine. AND "stringers" will be admitted to most Shoestring events for free. 
Shoe-stringer
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support. We will send you a sticker, our most recent zine, and will be admitted to most Shoestring events for free. We will also send you a tote bag. 
Benefactor
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for your support. We will send you a tote bag, sticker, our most recent zine, and you will be admitted to most Shoestring events for free. We will make you dinner.