The New Territory

The New Territory

is creating the autobiography of the Lower Midwest

23

patrons

$151

per month
The New Territory is the Lower Midwest's autobiography.

An independent magazine created by and for Midwesterners. 

The nature and culture living in and moving through Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska fascinates us. We love discovering the latest journalism, creative writing and art that digs deep in the region.



Who are we? Meet the makers of The New Territory here.

We are passionate about editing stories until they sing. And we're turning the entire business of literary journalism and art around, to where writers get paid what they deserve and readers get world-class work relevant to the places they love.

What makes a print magazine possible in 2019? Our devoted and growing fanbase. We don't sell ads. We charge a fair price for a four-issue subscription, and pass the earnings on to our brave contributors. And when there's a gap between subscription sales and the high costs of running a print mag, our fans have come through and helped us out. We are so, so grateful for that.



Some of our favorite longform features:

More than 500 people have subscribed to the magazine. More than 150 journalists, creative writers and artists have contributed.

We have so many more people to meet. And so much more ground to cover.



So now there's this page. Patreon makes it easy to connect with New Territory fans so we can get directly to the business of saying, "Thank you."

Subscriptions and sales already cover what we pay to contributors. 

The extra recurring support from Patreon will help us plan the print schedule of future issues with confidence (and the more issues we send to print, the more creative Midwesterners we support!). Anything extra will go to table fees and travel costs for getting out to your communities, finding more people who love The New Territory and getting you all together for really fun events.

Please join at a level that's meaningful to you. We look forward to interacting!

Intro video by Ga Ji Ashlin Wang.
"Too Sick to Go Home..." photo by Krista Langlois
Tiers
Growing Points
$1 or more per month

Just like prairie grass emerges from growing points under the soil, The New Territory's backers give life to a whole ecosystem of writers. You are the buffalo hoof. You are the tongue of fire licking the fields of the future. We offer you eternal gratitude for sharing your abundance with us, and we will enjoy the heck out of sharing our process with you through backers-only updates. You'll also get listed on our Palisade of Patrons at http://bit.ly/NTPatrons

Sanctuaries
$3 or more per month

We know your connection to The New Territory feels deeply personal, because you've told us! And we've also heard it helps you feel connected to the Greater Whole. Amazing! How do we do it? We'll conjure Midwest Magic and keep answering that question together: at the Sanctuaries level and above, we shall cordially invite you to monthly video gatherings of other NT supporters for the Most "Midwest" Minutes on the Internet (and receive recordings if you have to miss it). You'll also get a quick video shoutout from our very own Kevin Mahler, plus the gratitude and behind-the-scenes process insights enjoyed by the Growing Points tier.

Brave New Worlds
$5 or more per month

The Brave New Worlds supporters change how a publication can and should behave. You won't just contribute directly to The New Territory's creators. You BECOME creators yourselves! We will ask for your suggestions in magazine's "Midwest Made" section and The Dabbler newsletter. You'll also get 10% off all products in our online store (t-shirts, notebooks, stickers) and of course receive the gratefully given behind-the-scenes content of the previous tiers. Your backing is significant, and we are stoked to engage with fellow lovers of the Midwest, literature, nature and culture.

FONT (Friends of the New Territory)
$10 or more per month

The cellular basis of every publication, the font determines the shape of every little letter, perfect word, stunning sentence and extraordinary thought. In addition to benefits of the previous tiers, our FONTS will be recognized on our website and in one print issue (in medium font, the next print run after you join), receive two gift copies of that issue, a NT sticker pack and 15% off products in our store.

Platemasters
$45 or more per month

Whoa. With just a few Platemasters in the world, writers could make real livings in the Lower Midwest. (Life out here is, among many other things, pretty dang affordable). You're the spring that feeds the stream. You're the stand of sumac in the draw. You give life to this project. In addition to benefits of the previous tiers, our FONTS will be recognized on our website and in print issues all year, receive two gift subscriptions, 25% off all products in our online store, a souvenir "Read Local" poster and get something in the mail from us every month.

The New Territory is the Lower Midwest's autobiography.

An independent magazine created by and for Midwesterners. 

The nature and culture living in and moving through Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska fascinates us. We love discovering the latest journalism, creative writing and art that digs deep in the region.



Who are we? Meet the makers of The New Territory here.

We are passionate about editing stories until they sing. And we're turning the entire business of literary journalism and art around, to where writers get paid what they deserve and readers get world-class work relevant to the places they love.

What makes a print magazine possible in 2019? Our devoted and growing fanbase. We don't sell ads. We charge a fair price for a four-issue subscription, and pass the earnings on to our brave contributors. And when there's a gap between subscription sales and the high costs of running a print mag, our fans have come through and helped us out. We are so, so grateful for that.



Some of our favorite longform features:

More than 500 people have subscribed to the magazine. More than 150 journalists, creative writers and artists have contributed.

We have so many more people to meet. And so much more ground to cover.



So now there's this page. Patreon makes it easy to connect with New Territory fans so we can get directly to the business of saying, "Thank you."

Subscriptions and sales already cover what we pay to contributors. 

The extra recurring support from Patreon will help us plan the print schedule of future issues with confidence (and the more issues we send to print, the more creative Midwesterners we support!). Anything extra will go to table fees and travel costs for getting out to your communities, finding more people who love The New Territory and getting you all together for really fun events.

Please join at a level that's meaningful to you. We look forward to interacting!

Intro video by Ga Ji Ashlin Wang.
"Too Sick to Go Home..." photo by Krista Langlois

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Tiers
Growing Points
$1 or more per month

Just like prairie grass emerges from growing points under the soil, The New Territory's backers give life to a whole ecosystem of writers. You are the buffalo hoof. You are the tongue of fire licking the fields of the future. We offer you eternal gratitude for sharing your abundance with us, and we will enjoy the heck out of sharing our process with you through backers-only updates. You'll also get listed on our Palisade of Patrons at http://bit.ly/NTPatrons

Sanctuaries
$3 or more per month

We know your connection to The New Territory feels deeply personal, because you've told us! And we've also heard it helps you feel connected to the Greater Whole. Amazing! How do we do it? We'll conjure Midwest Magic and keep answering that question together: at the Sanctuaries level and above, we shall cordially invite you to monthly video gatherings of other NT supporters for the Most "Midwest" Minutes on the Internet (and receive recordings if you have to miss it). You'll also get a quick video shoutout from our very own Kevin Mahler, plus the gratitude and behind-the-scenes process insights enjoyed by the Growing Points tier.

Brave New Worlds
$5 or more per month

The Brave New Worlds supporters change how a publication can and should behave. You won't just contribute directly to The New Territory's creators. You BECOME creators yourselves! We will ask for your suggestions in magazine's "Midwest Made" section and The Dabbler newsletter. You'll also get 10% off all products in our online store (t-shirts, notebooks, stickers) and of course receive the gratefully given behind-the-scenes content of the previous tiers. Your backing is significant, and we are stoked to engage with fellow lovers of the Midwest, literature, nature and culture.

FONT (Friends of the New Territory)
$10 or more per month

The cellular basis of every publication, the font determines the shape of every little letter, perfect word, stunning sentence and extraordinary thought. In addition to benefits of the previous tiers, our FONTS will be recognized on our website and in one print issue (in medium font, the next print run after you join), receive two gift copies of that issue, a NT sticker pack and 15% off products in our store.

Platemasters
$45 or more per month

Whoa. With just a few Platemasters in the world, writers could make real livings in the Lower Midwest. (Life out here is, among many other things, pretty dang affordable). You're the spring that feeds the stream. You're the stand of sumac in the draw. You give life to this project. In addition to benefits of the previous tiers, our FONTS will be recognized on our website and in print issues all year, receive two gift subscriptions, 25% off all products in our online store, a souvenir "Read Local" poster and get something in the mail from us every month.