Reasons to subscribe to Sparkler Monthly:
- It’s cheap as fuck
- $5 a month cheap
- That’s less than 3 cans of NOS at retail price.
- NOS lasts an hour or two.
- $5 sub lasts 30 DAYS
- There’s a ton of cool shit behind the paywall.
- The more $5 there are the more cool shit there is
- The more cool shit there is the more likely it is to get FREE cool shit (they can’t keep it all behind the paywall, can they?? I hope not!)
- $5 a month
- Also Tokyo Demons A WEEK EARLIER THAN THE FREE READERS
- $5 a month
Aw, Pachi! <3
As mentioned in Sparkler Podcast #2 and on Twitter (here, here, and here), we have a big Year 2 planned, and we want to hire even more of the great creators who pitch to us, but we don’t have the subscriber base to support it yet. We’re putting a freeze on a lot of things until we sell more subscriptions, which are the main way we raise the operating costs of our magazine and the advances we pay our creators.
The magazine is going “truly monthly” in August (all chapters are released on the same day) to simplify our website and downloads, we’re releasing a special issue for newbies, and we’re going to introduce new incentives during our August Membership Drive. But all existing members will be grandfathered in, so you don’t have to wait - if you want to support us, we’d be over the moon if you did it today!
In fact, starting in August, our 1-month subscription is going up to $6 (all monthly subscriptions are staying at $5/month, to reward those who sign up to be regulars), so if you want to buy the 1-month subscription just to try everything out with no commitment for $5, now’s the time! We think you’ll be more than pleased with the delights behind our paywall.
Thanks, guys! This is a tough industry, but we can make it together. <3
Sparkler’s staff are some of the kindest, most helpful people, and their magazine is phenomenal. We’ve come so close to losing Crossed-Genres, another diversity related magazine, and in this economy, a lot of publishers are feeling the heat, especially the indie ones. Tumblr has kept so many diversity-related projects alive, and even made them flourish. And reading and freelancing with them, I can honestly say that Sparkler is wonderful, utterly dedicated, and probably the best 5$ you will spend.
*blushing* I got a great editorial compliment today when someone told me that an art note I made helped them untangle a problem they’ve been struggling with for a while … We really try, guys, and it’s so great to hear that we’re appreciated! ^_^
I only hope we can keep getting the support we need to do even more!
Sparkler is truly doing wonderful work! I love the energy they are putting in to the world and am so excited to see what year two has in store. Go support this great group of lovely people! <3