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WHAT IS LOCKJAW?

Lockjaw Magazine
is a biannual arts & literature publication dedicated to highlighting often difficult-to-categorize work. We're dedicated to providing a home for those sorts of works that made their creators uncomfortable when their creators stepped back to examine what it was that they'd wrought.

New issues are released on February 1st and August 1st of every year, with occasional interim issues from time to time, wherein we showcase special projects (such as the branching narrative of Vol 1.2, which initially ran in serial on our website) or highlight the works of specific artists at greater length (such as The Andrew Jackson Stories by Aaron Sitze).

Lockjaw is a small operation - our editorial staff is (just) two people - and while we generally consider that to be an asset, we also don't want our relative stature to limit what is possible for the magazine. We're playing for keeps.


HOW THIS WHOLE "PATREON" THING WORKS

Unlike Kickstarter or Indiegogo - which can be great platforms for people who need funding for a single project (and nothing after that) - Patreon is a way for you to easily make recurring donations (which, to be sure, you can just as easily cancel at any time).  By giving as little as a dollar a month, you can provide us with the peace of mind and financial stability (relatively speaking) to be able to plan ahead. Our goals (over on the righthand side of your screen) allow you to see what we'll be able to do once the combined amount of monthly donations (from however many patrons) hit particular levels.

First and foremost, though, your support goes to one thing and one thing only: we want to pay our contributors as much as we possibly can for their work.  Our goals speak directly to this fact. Even that dollar a month that we mentioned in the previous paragraph (a single buck!) makes a huge difference on our end, and will allow us to start achieving those goals.  If you feel like donating more, we've got various ways of saying thank you, which you can see over there on the right as well, just below the goal we're currently working towards.  

Thank you so much for even taking the time to consider lending your support to Lockjaw Magazine - it means more to us than we can possibly put into words.  But we're trying like hell.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Our deepest gratitude
Pledge $2 or more per month
1 patron
  • More gratitude
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
  • So much gratitude!
  • Public acknowledgement as one of our donors both on our website and in our .pdf and print editions
  • Swag (buttons? yep! stickers? for sure! etc.? etc.!!) mailed to you every time we drop a new issue (i.e. twice a year)
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS...

Signing bonus immediately when we receive your first donation at this level:
posters of the covers for Vol 1 & Vol 2, as well as a Jawbone poster

AND...

  • Cover posters in advance of all main issues (i.e. twice a year)
  • Access to limited-view, behind-the-scenes posts on our Patron Only Activity Feed--you'll receive updates on any exciting work that's been acquired for upcoming issues, sneak peeks of work that will be appearing in Lockjaw before publication, and very frequent access to the editorial discussions that are almost exclusively carried out by text message, as Lockjaw's editors live on opposite sides of the planet
  • If you submit work to us during our reading periods, we guarantee a response within 48 hours

[signing bonus last updated Feb. 1, 2016]

Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE (INCLUDING SIGNING BONUS) PLUS...

Additional signing bonus immediately when we receive your first donation at this level: 
a
Lockjaw Magazine tote bag!

AND...

  • You are more than welcome to submit work to us outside of our reading period, which we will respond to within 48 hours
  • Every year that you have been continuously donating at this level, you will receive an occasional poem--written by one of Lockjaw's editors--for the occasion of either your birthday or the birthday of a person of your choice

ALSO...

Take note of our $45/month Milestone Goal! You'll be in line for a print copy of The Andrew Jackson Stories by Aaron Sitze!

[signing bonus last updated Feb. 1, 2016]
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE (INCLUDING SIGNING BONUSES) PLUS...

Additional (albeit delayed) signing bonus after your first six months donating at this level:
one of the original artworks (raven; trident; turtle; etc.) from Vol 1.2 
[(delayed) signing bonus last updated Feb. 1, 2016]


Goals
$1 of $15 per month
Once the combined total amount we're receiving from all of our Patreon supporters equals $20/month, we'll be able to start guaranteeing our contributors $5 upon acceptance. Five bucks isn't much, but it's more than many places (including Lockjaw, at the time of this writing) are able to offer. And our goal is to start here and keep adding to the amount we can promise our contributors.
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WHAT IS LOCKJAW?

Lockjaw Magazine
is a biannual arts & literature publication dedicated to highlighting often difficult-to-categorize work. We're dedicated to providing a home for those sorts of works that made their creators uncomfortable when their creators stepped back to examine what it was that they'd wrought.

New issues are released on February 1st and August 1st of every year, with occasional interim issues from time to time, wherein we showcase special projects (such as the branching narrative of Vol 1.2, which initially ran in serial on our website) or highlight the works of specific artists at greater length (such as The Andrew Jackson Stories by Aaron Sitze).

Lockjaw is a small operation - our editorial staff is (just) two people - and while we generally consider that to be an asset, we also don't want our relative stature to limit what is possible for the magazine. We're playing for keeps.


HOW THIS WHOLE "PATREON" THING WORKS

Unlike Kickstarter or Indiegogo - which can be great platforms for people who need funding for a single project (and nothing after that) - Patreon is a way for you to easily make recurring donations (which, to be sure, you can just as easily cancel at any time).  By giving as little as a dollar a month, you can provide us with the peace of mind and financial stability (relatively speaking) to be able to plan ahead. Our goals (over on the righthand side of your screen) allow you to see what we'll be able to do once the combined amount of monthly donations (from however many patrons) hit particular levels.

First and foremost, though, your support goes to one thing and one thing only: we want to pay our contributors as much as we possibly can for their work.  Our goals speak directly to this fact. Even that dollar a month that we mentioned in the previous paragraph (a single buck!) makes a huge difference on our end, and will allow us to start achieving those goals.  If you feel like donating more, we've got various ways of saying thank you, which you can see over there on the right as well, just below the goal we're currently working towards.  

Thank you so much for even taking the time to consider lending your support to Lockjaw Magazine - it means more to us than we can possibly put into words.  But we're trying like hell.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Our deepest gratitude
Pledge $2 or more per month
1 patron
  • More gratitude
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
  • So much gratitude!
  • Public acknowledgement as one of our donors both on our website and in our .pdf and print editions
  • Swag (buttons? yep! stickers? for sure! etc.? etc.!!) mailed to you every time we drop a new issue (i.e. twice a year)
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS...

Signing bonus immediately when we receive your first donation at this level:
posters of the covers for Vol 1 & Vol 2, as well as a Jawbone poster

AND...

  • Cover posters in advance of all main issues (i.e. twice a year)
  • Access to limited-view, behind-the-scenes posts on our Patron Only Activity Feed--you'll receive updates on any exciting work that's been acquired for upcoming issues, sneak peeks of work that will be appearing in Lockjaw before publication, and very frequent access to the editorial discussions that are almost exclusively carried out by text message, as Lockjaw's editors live on opposite sides of the planet
  • If you submit work to us during our reading periods, we guarantee a response within 48 hours

[signing bonus last updated Feb. 1, 2016]

Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE (INCLUDING SIGNING BONUS) PLUS...

Additional signing bonus immediately when we receive your first donation at this level: 
a
Lockjaw Magazine tote bag!

AND...

  • You are more than welcome to submit work to us outside of our reading period, which we will respond to within 48 hours
  • Every year that you have been continuously donating at this level, you will receive an occasional poem--written by one of Lockjaw's editors--for the occasion of either your birthday or the birthday of a person of your choice

ALSO...

Take note of our $45/month Milestone Goal! You'll be in line for a print copy of The Andrew Jackson Stories by Aaron Sitze!

[signing bonus last updated Feb. 1, 2016]
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 6 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE (INCLUDING SIGNING BONUSES) PLUS...

Additional (albeit delayed) signing bonus after your first six months donating at this level:
one of the original artworks (raven; trident; turtle; etc.) from Vol 1.2 
[(delayed) signing bonus last updated Feb. 1, 2016]