Protean Magazine

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

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

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

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As a Revolutionary, you'll get one print copy of each edition of Protean Magazine, an invite to the Protean Magazine Discord Server, and the knowledge that you are helping to support the creation of high quality online content! In order to be eligible for print releases, you must have remained at this level of patronage for at least two months.

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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.

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