Rat Life Magazine are creating a fun and informative magazine dedicated to pet rats.
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What is Rat Life?
Rat Life is the only UK independent magazine dedicated to pet rats! It is a quarterly publication, available worldwide in both print and digital formats. Rat Life is fun and informative, with advice from the experts on health, diet and behaviour, ratty stories, rat related products for both rats and their humans to enjoy, rat art, giveaways, competitions, Q&A's, small business support, lots of adorable pics and much more! If you love rats, we know you will love Rat Life! 

Who are we?
We are a small team of individuals who are passionate about rats, and when we say small, we mean small (there's just two of us!). What we lack in numbers, we make up for in determination, ambition and commitment to creating a super awesome magazine dedicated to our beloved fuzz butts. Of course, the magazine wouldn't be possible without the contributors, readers, sponsors, and the fantastic rat community <3 We dedicate so much time to creating each issue, we basically live and breath Rat Life so that it looks great, and has fantastic content that is unique and relative. We never wanted it to simply be rewritten information that is already out there, but more a unique source with information from those that know best within the rat community.

Why Patreon?
There are a few reasons why we have turned to Patreon to help in the production of Rat Life, but quite simply we are hoping it will help us cover the cost to continue to produce the magazine, and likewise provide a safe platform for our supporters that want that something extra! We knew starting the magazine would be no small feat (in terms of work and finance), and that sales alone would not be enough to cover costs (here's looking at you savings account!), but it is something we really wanted to do, knowing so many people would love it, and the reception we have gotten in these early days says it all! It was also really important to us that we offer a print version of the magazine. An instant download is fab, but there is something about holding a physical magazine in your hand to read. The downside to that for a small publication like us is that the cost of printing a magazine is pretty big, and we don't want to charge unrealistic prices to our readers either just to be able to cover the cost.

To help you better understand some of the costs that goes into making the magazine happen, we have detailed below our current outgoings:
  • Professional printing of the magazine
  • Web-hosting and domain costs
  • Email hosting
  • Mail chimp subscription
  • Adobe indesign subscription
  • Photoshop subscription
  • Advertising (such as Facebook boosts)
  • Photography props
  • Stock imagery
  • Distribution 
What's in it for you?
So now you know how becoming a Patron to Rat Life will help us, but what will you get for pledging? Apart from the warm fuzzies for being a super Rat Life supporter, you will also have access to our Patrons only news feed, where you can have your say, be the first to find out Rat Life news, help us to make decisions and some exclusive content too! Each pledge tier comes with it's own set of unique rewards too! Also, being a part of helping Rat Life grow means that we will continue to publish great content for you all to keep and enjoy in the form of a magazine! Exciting, huh? Check out our rewards to find one that will benefit you!

If you are a rat related business, we have some awesome rewards that will help get you noticed by the people that will most want your product or service!

What else should you know?
Rat Life is published quarterly at the moment, with a Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter edition. The printed edition is printed on A4 high quality stock by a professional print company based in the UK. Each edition has a minimum of 24 jam-packed pages. The pages are printed in satin finish which complements the fresh and modern design of the magazine. We are working to broaden our distribution to more physical outlets, but at the moment we continue to promote and sell through our website which you can visit by clicking here.

Our three resident rat boys are Darwin, Comet and Ed, and you can see what they are up to across our social medias! @ratlifemagazine

What else can you do to help?
We create the magazine for rat lovers everywhere, so the number one thing you can do is to read it. Beyond that, helping to spread the word in the rat community, sharing and liking us on social media, interacting with us, and basically just helping let people know we exist. We cannot express enough how grateful we are for your support <3
Tiers
Rat Lifer!
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
The warm fuzzies are coming your way! You want to support Rat Life and make sure it stays around! You also get our gratitude. You are awesome!
Digital Dude!
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed AND a PDF of the latest issue straight to your inbox! All for the price of a fancy coffee!



Printed Punk! UK
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
Awesome! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed AND sent the printed edition of the issue!


This reward is for UK residents only and includes shipping. 

Printed Punk! International
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
YAY! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed AND be sent the printed edition of the issue! 


This reward is for US and rest of world addresses. Includes shipping.

Shout-out Superstar
$30 or more per creation 0 of 15 patrons
Thanks buddy! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed AND to be sent a PRINTED edition of the issue, PLUS a special shout out in the magazine by name! 


This pledge will pay for our photoshop subscription!


Includes shipping! Open world wide.

Sponsor Super Hero!
$50 or more per creation 0 patrons
Get Noticed! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed, receive a copy of the magazine AND get a directory advertisement for your rat related business/ social media account/product/whatever-you-like! Awesome opportunity to get in front of the right audience.


UK residents will receive a printed copy of the magazine, rest of world will receive a digital version. Directory ad dimensions are 3"x2.5". Imagery to be supplied. 

Advertising Aficionado
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
Wow-wee! You are going to get noticed! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed, be sent the PRINTED edition of the issue,  a special shout out on our social media PLUS a half-page advertisement in a prime location to promote your rat related business/service/social media channel! All of our advertisers get social media support, email marketing support and an ad in the printed and digital edition. This is an AWESOME way to get noticed by the people that want to know you exist!


Open world wide, shipping included. Half page ad dimensions are 190x133mm. Imagery to be supplied.

Goals
$0 of $700 per creation
When we reach this goal will go a long way to helping us cover the costs to produce the next issue of Rat Life. LETS DO THIS! <3 
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What is Rat Life?
Rat Life is the only UK independent magazine dedicated to pet rats! It is a quarterly publication, available worldwide in both print and digital formats. Rat Life is fun and informative, with advice from the experts on health, diet and behaviour, ratty stories, rat related products for both rats and their humans to enjoy, rat art, giveaways, competitions, Q&A's, small business support, lots of adorable pics and much more! If you love rats, we know you will love Rat Life! 

Who are we?
We are a small team of individuals who are passionate about rats, and when we say small, we mean small (there's just two of us!). What we lack in numbers, we make up for in determination, ambition and commitment to creating a super awesome magazine dedicated to our beloved fuzz butts. Of course, the magazine wouldn't be possible without the contributors, readers, sponsors, and the fantastic rat community <3 We dedicate so much time to creating each issue, we basically live and breath Rat Life so that it looks great, and has fantastic content that is unique and relative. We never wanted it to simply be rewritten information that is already out there, but more a unique source with information from those that know best within the rat community.

Why Patreon?
There are a few reasons why we have turned to Patreon to help in the production of Rat Life, but quite simply we are hoping it will help us cover the cost to continue to produce the magazine, and likewise provide a safe platform for our supporters that want that something extra! We knew starting the magazine would be no small feat (in terms of work and finance), and that sales alone would not be enough to cover costs (here's looking at you savings account!), but it is something we really wanted to do, knowing so many people would love it, and the reception we have gotten in these early days says it all! It was also really important to us that we offer a print version of the magazine. An instant download is fab, but there is something about holding a physical magazine in your hand to read. The downside to that for a small publication like us is that the cost of printing a magazine is pretty big, and we don't want to charge unrealistic prices to our readers either just to be able to cover the cost.

To help you better understand some of the costs that goes into making the magazine happen, we have detailed below our current outgoings:
  • Professional printing of the magazine
  • Web-hosting and domain costs
  • Email hosting
  • Mail chimp subscription
  • Adobe indesign subscription
  • Photoshop subscription
  • Advertising (such as Facebook boosts)
  • Photography props
  • Stock imagery
  • Distribution 
What's in it for you?
So now you know how becoming a Patron to Rat Life will help us, but what will you get for pledging? Apart from the warm fuzzies for being a super Rat Life supporter, you will also have access to our Patrons only news feed, where you can have your say, be the first to find out Rat Life news, help us to make decisions and some exclusive content too! Each pledge tier comes with it's own set of unique rewards too! Also, being a part of helping Rat Life grow means that we will continue to publish great content for you all to keep and enjoy in the form of a magazine! Exciting, huh? Check out our rewards to find one that will benefit you!

If you are a rat related business, we have some awesome rewards that will help get you noticed by the people that will most want your product or service!

What else should you know?
Rat Life is published quarterly at the moment, with a Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter edition. The printed edition is printed on A4 high quality stock by a professional print company based in the UK. Each edition has a minimum of 24 jam-packed pages. The pages are printed in satin finish which complements the fresh and modern design of the magazine. We are working to broaden our distribution to more physical outlets, but at the moment we continue to promote and sell through our website which you can visit by clicking here.

Our three resident rat boys are Darwin, Comet and Ed, and you can see what they are up to across our social medias! @ratlifemagazine

What else can you do to help?
We create the magazine for rat lovers everywhere, so the number one thing you can do is to read it. Beyond that, helping to spread the word in the rat community, sharing and liking us on social media, interacting with us, and basically just helping let people know we exist. We cannot express enough how grateful we are for your support <3

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Tiers
Rat Lifer!
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
The warm fuzzies are coming your way! You want to support Rat Life and make sure it stays around! You also get our gratitude. You are awesome!
Digital Dude!
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed AND a PDF of the latest issue straight to your inbox! All for the price of a fancy coffee!



Printed Punk! UK
$10 or more per creation 0 patrons
Awesome! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed AND sent the printed edition of the issue!


This reward is for UK residents only and includes shipping. 

Printed Punk! International
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
YAY! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed AND be sent the printed edition of the issue! 


This reward is for US and rest of world addresses. Includes shipping.

Shout-out Superstar
$30 or more per creation 0 of 15 patrons
Thanks buddy! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed AND to be sent a PRINTED edition of the issue, PLUS a special shout out in the magazine by name! 


This pledge will pay for our photoshop subscription!


Includes shipping! Open world wide.

Sponsor Super Hero!
$50 or more per creation 0 patrons
Get Noticed! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed, receive a copy of the magazine AND get a directory advertisement for your rat related business/ social media account/product/whatever-you-like! Awesome opportunity to get in front of the right audience.


UK residents will receive a printed copy of the magazine, rest of world will receive a digital version. Directory ad dimensions are 3"x2.5". Imagery to be supplied. 

Advertising Aficionado
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
Wow-wee! You are going to get noticed! You want to support Rat Life, get access to our Patron's only newsfeed, be sent the PRINTED edition of the issue,  a special shout out on our social media PLUS a half-page advertisement in a prime location to promote your rat related business/service/social media channel! All of our advertisers get social media support, email marketing support and an ad in the printed and digital edition. This is an AWESOME way to get noticed by the people that want to know you exist!


Open world wide, shipping included. Half page ad dimensions are 190x133mm. Imagery to be supplied.