Protean Magazine

is creating a leftist print magazine of critique, fiction, poetry, and art

38

patrons

$443

per month

Protean Magazine collects cutting edge literature and art for the discerning leftist, sans advertisements.

We publish our print edition biannually. Our web content is updated on weekly basis.

Our content has been described as follows:

“Killer illustrations.”
“Some of the best writing on technology I’ve ever read.”
“What good literature looks like.”
"The finest purveyor of left-wing art and culture right now."

Our mission is to promote high quality literature and art for the political left.

Essays, fiction, poetry, and art all have an essential role to play in a social movement. They each examine the world through a different lens to give more shape to what is amorphous. They help us reflect on the past, embrace the moment, and face the possibilities of the future. They’re also often entertaining, precious lights in dark times.

We pay our contributors fair compensation for their labor.

As a nonprofit operation, our goal lies in the quality of our work, not the size of our margins. We sell magazines and raise funds so that we can pay left leaning writers and artists to create high quality work.

We are a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit. We are funded by our readers.

Tiers
Fellow Traveler
$2 or more per month

For a couple bucks a month, you're helping fund wonderful writers and illustrators across the left. 


You'll also get an invite to the new Protean Magazine Discord Server!

Revolutionary
$5 or more per month

As a Revolutionary, you can show that you value independent, ad-free media for just the price of a pint each month!


You'll also get an invite to the new Protean Magazine Discord Server, early access to Protean articles from our online issues, and access to exclusive patron-only podcast episodes.

Comrade
$10 or more per month

As a Comrade, you'll get an invite to the new Protean Magazine Discord Server, early access to Protean articles from our online issues, and access to exclusive patron-only podcast episodes.

You'll also get exclusive access to digital editions of our forthcoming zines.

Apparatchik
$20 or more per month

As a newly minted functionary of the Protean Collective, you'll get an invite to the new Protean  Magazine Discord Server, early access to Protean articles from our online issues, and access to exclusive patron-only podcast episodes.
 

You'll also get exclusive access to digital editions of our forthcoming zines and will receive all current and future upcoming issues of Protean Magazine in print and .pdf format upon release!

Dear Reader
$50 or more per month

Dear Reader, we value you. For $50 a month, you will receive every Protean print and .pdf edition immediately upon its release, as well as exclusive early access to major articles and artwork.


You'll also get an invite to the new Protean Magazine Discord Server, early access to Protean articles from our online issues, and access to exclusive patron-only podcast episodes.
 

You'll also get exclusive access to digital editions of our forthcoming zines, with the option of receiving that zine in print!

Goals
$443 of $600 per month
At $600 a month, we'll be able to pay more writers to publish their valuable work through our online verticals on proteanmag.com.
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Protean Magazine collects cutting edge literature and art for the discerning leftist, sans advertisements.

We publish our print edition biannually. Our web content is updated on weekly basis.

Our content has been described as follows:

“Killer illustrations.”
“Some of the best writing on technology I’ve ever read.”
“What good literature looks like.”
"The finest purveyor of left-wing art and culture right now."

Our mission is to promote high quality literature and art for the political left.

Essays, fiction, poetry, and art all have an essential role to play in a social movement. They each examine the world through a different lens to give more shape to what is amorphous. They help us reflect on the past, embrace the moment, and face the possibilities of the future. They’re also often entertaining, precious lights in dark times.

We pay our contributors fair compensation for their labor.

As a nonprofit operation, our goal lies in the quality of our work, not the size of our margins. We sell magazines and raise funds so that we can pay left leaning writers and artists to create high quality work.

We are a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit. We are funded by our readers.

Recent posts by Protean Magazine

Tiers
Fellow Traveler
$2 or more per month

For a couple bucks a month, you're helping fund wonderful writers and illustrators across the left. 


You'll also get an invite to the new Protean Magazine Discord Server!

Revolutionary
$5 or more per month

As a Revolutionary, you can show that you value independent, ad-free media for just the price of a pint each month!


You'll also get an invite to the new Protean Magazine Discord Server, early access to Protean articles from our online issues, and access to exclusive patron-only podcast episodes.

Comrade
$10 or more per month

As a Comrade, you'll get an invite to the new Protean Magazine Discord Server, early access to Protean articles from our online issues, and access to exclusive patron-only podcast episodes.

You'll also get exclusive access to digital editions of our forthcoming zines.

Apparatchik
$20 or more per month

As a newly minted functionary of the Protean Collective, you'll get an invite to the new Protean  Magazine Discord Server, early access to Protean articles from our online issues, and access to exclusive patron-only podcast episodes.
 

You'll also get exclusive access to digital editions of our forthcoming zines and will receive all current and future upcoming issues of Protean Magazine in print and .pdf format upon release!

Dear Reader
$50 or more per month

Dear Reader, we value you. For $50 a month, you will receive every Protean print and .pdf edition immediately upon its release, as well as exclusive early access to major articles and artwork.


You'll also get an invite to the new Protean Magazine Discord Server, early access to Protean articles from our online issues, and access to exclusive patron-only podcast episodes.
 

You'll also get exclusive access to digital editions of our forthcoming zines, with the option of receiving that zine in print!