Slagdrop is a collective of writers, artists, and musicians that aims to connect people with literature and art in new ways. We are going to publish a one time newsprint magazine called Slagdrop Presents America... You're Welcome! This magazine will be dedicated to all things America - the patriotic, the pinko, the wild and the weird. This magazine aims to be a smorgasbord with short fiction, art, comics, essays, poetry, photography, etc.
With your help, we can create a magazine that is fun and interactive celebrating the diversity of creativity found only in America.
What We Need & What You Get
We need $1000 to do this right. Printing costs $700 and we are also paying our contributors for their work.
If we raise more than $1000, we'll be using that to fund our other projects down the pipeline which includes a print anthology of short fiction, more live events, videos, a play, a novel, and more themed issues just like this one.
***A NOTE ON THE PERKS FEATURING ADVERTISEMENTS: You can send us anything. If you don't have something you want to promote, send us a picture of your cat. If you do have something you want to promote (your business, your book, your website, your opinion, provided they are not racist, sexist, or illegal), then that's what we want, too. The advertisements can be fun or serious. If you don't have the skills to make a graphic for your ad, tell us what you want and we'll do it.
THE WASHINGTON- $1 donation gets you a thank you and a high five. Not just any high five, mind you, the kind of high five George Washington gave to Benjamin Franklin when he stuck it to Corwallis at Yorktown.
THE LINCOLN- $5 donation gets you a thank you, a high five, and a digital copy of Slagdrop Presents America... You're Welcome. Even Abraham Lincoln would be jealous.
THE HAMILTON- $10 donation gets you all of the above, plus a printed version of Slagdrop Presents America... You're Welcome! and a Rick Perry Scary sticker. Alexander Hamilton would be proud of your contribution towards American creativity.
THE JACKSON- $20 donation gets you all of the above plus a 2.5" x 2.5" black and white advertisement on one of the pages. Yee haw! Andrew Jackson is eating a block of cheese.*
THE ZELAZNOG- $35 donation gets you a thank you, a high five worthy of Washington, a digital download, a printed magazine, a Rick Perry Scary sticker, and a 5" x 5" black and white ad. Mysterious Zelaznog will mysteriously be thankful.
THE GRANT- $50 donations gets you a thank you, a high five worthy of Washington, a digital download, a printed magazine, a Rick Perry Scary sticker, and a caricature of you drawn by one of our many talented doodlers. This doodle will be signed and sent to you as it will also be featured somewhere in the magazine for the ultimate level of humor and prestige. All of Ulysses S. Grant's wishes will have been granted thanks to your generosity.
THE MATTIX- $75 donation gets you everything in the Grant level and also a half page ad (5" x 10"). Mattix will be well pleased.
THE FRANKLIN- $100 donation gets you everything in the Mattix level plus we will name a page after you or your business (as long as your business is a legal one). This will be at the top of the page like so: (YOUR NAME) Presents Slagdrop Presents America... You're Welcome, Page #.
THE HOLBERT- $250 donation gets you everything in the Franklin plus Spencer Holbert, man of many talents, will make a life-altering decision on film. It will be uploaded to YouTube, disseminated through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and just about anything else and will have a producer credit in your name. That life-altering decision will be him cutting his hair into the unemployable, all-American style colloquially known as the mohawk-mullet.
THE HILBERT- $500 donation gets you everything from the Holbert and Andrew Hilbert will write you into the History of the United States of America, never to be denied, never to be forgotten inside the pages of Slagdrop Presents America... You're Welcome! Hilbert will be happy to make you the former shadow President of this fair country.
THE ROMNEY- $1000 donation (you're a big shot, ain't ya?) gets you everything (YES, EVERY SINGLE AD SIZE IS YOURS), plus we rename the magazine: (YOUR NAME) Presents Slagdrop Presents America... You're Welcome. Romney, still drinking the tears from his most recent loss, will cry a single tear dedicated to you and look to the heavens and say, "Thank you, thank you."
THE BOLSHEVIK- $10,000 donation gets you that prize mentioned in the video.
We've been through a tough time, America. Recession, war, the NSA watching you reading this, and congressional gridlock just to name a few of our woes but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate our genuine American weirdness that comes in all shapes and sizes. We're not here to celebrate any political party, we're here to celebrate the creativity of the American people.
Your donation matters. This will be a magazine that is unlike any other. We're excited about it. We hope you are too.
Other Ways You Can Help
We understand that you may not be able to contribute. Please help spread the word and share this campaign with everyone you know. Every little bit helps!