From the Editor: Fall 2012


From the Editor: Fall 2012

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Dear Readers,

     Welcome to our Autumn Issue! We’re so happy to be back and we’re tickled to death that you’re visiting. This is our favorite time in the South, and this autumn is extra-special.

     You see, this issue marks Drawl’s first anniversary. The little online alt-Southern magazine that could has been here for a year, and we have you lovely readers and our contributors to thank for this success. What was an exciting (and, admittedly, scary) idea last summer has become, over 200 articles and recipes later, a bi-monthly online publication with a following.

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     We could not have come this far without our contributors, who have worked very hard in the last year to bring us stories from all over the South. We also thank you, the readers, who believe in our magazine and its mission to be a voice of today’s authentic South -- a voice that’s often lost among popular regional publications. Our growing readership proves that we are filling a need that Amanda and I believed was there when we began this venture last year. Thank you for your readership and support.

     The exciting news? We’re celebrating our anniversary with a campaign to go to print!

     Today, Drawl will kick off an Indiegogo campaign to secure enough funding for quarterly print editions. We will still keep our web presence, but if the campaign is successful, we will make available print editions of premium content. The funding for print is an all-or-nothing endeavor; if we don’t meet our goal, funds are not received and stay with contributors and we will remain an online-only publication.

     Through our Indiegogo campaign, you will have the opportunity to buy subscriptions for yourself and others, and you can receive additional perks should you choose a different funding level. If you’re happy with the current online publication but want to see Drawl become even more successful, you can chip in and receive gifts like stickers, shirts, and stationery. Of course, you can also support us through visiting our store and spreading the word through email and social media.

     Whatever the outcome of the campaign, we will still be online, bringing you today’s Southern experience in an accessible manner.

     Now that the news is out of the way, go enjoy this issue! We’ve got fair food, two of the funniest columns we’ve ever published, and an entertainment section bursting with reviews. We’ll be updating the site with additional content until our next issue release for the holidays. Also, don't forget to visit our Indiegogo campaign page to learn more about our fundraiser and pledge your support.

     In closing, I’d like to thank you once more for your reading, support, and sharing that have gotten us to where we are. Have the happiest of seasons, and we look forward to seeing you back here soon!

All the best,

Summerlin Page

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