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LeftLion Kickstarter

9 September 14 words: Kickstarter
Help us to raise £10k on Kickstarter to take LeftLion Magazine monthly and bag yourself some money-can't-buy rewards in the process
Game of Thrones Actor Joe Dempsie backing our Kickstarter campaign

Game of Thrones Actor Joe Dempsie backing our Kickstarter campaign


LeftLion Magazine is put together every two months by a whole host of local designers, writers, photographers, illustrators and grammar pedants. In the last year we wangled some funding to get our first paid editorial staff in, but the majority of what we do – and what we’ve always done – is contributed by volunteers who love Nottingham.

The magazine has always been paid for by advertising and put together with elbow grease, and although there have been some touch and go moments, in the last decade we have never missed an issue.

What we want to do, to celebrate our tenth year in print, is to go monthly. That would mean you would get almost* twice as many issues from us in a year. We hope you agree that this would be awesome for everyone concerned. 

But to do this, we need a bit of a leg-up. We are asking you, our awesome readers, to help us raise £10,000 to cover the additional cost of printing those extra issues.

We currently distribute 10,000 magazines a pop, so if everyone who picks up this issue donates a quid then we’d be sorted. If you can afford more, then we definitely won’t pass it up, though. Did we mention your hair looks well good today?

What’s more, we have some very exclusive rewards on offer:

  • Signed albums from Jake Bugg, Gallery 47 and Harleighblu
  • Goodies signed by Dan Hardy, Joe Dempsie, John Blanche and more
  • Your name in the mag
  • LeftLion merchandise
  • A gig in your living room
  • Star in a Video Mat poster
  • Appear on a LeftLion cover
  • A complete set of mags from our archive
  • Loads more (seriously!)

Want to help? Want to get your hands on some of that uber-exclusive swag mentioned above?


*We’re planning for eleven issues a year, with a Dec/Jan bumper special. Even our lot deserve Christmas off

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