Issue 3 of our independent, advert-free, photographic journal has nearly reached half of its total funding goal on Kickstarter in under 24 hours but to smash our target we need your support.

 View The Quarterly Issue Three kickstarter here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sanjsahota/the-quarterly-issue-3-tribes

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Every single week, new talented photographers sign up to The Creative Book, and every single week we’re constantly blown away by the incredible photography people submit.

For us, being exposed to such incredible work over the past few years, made launching a print publication the next logical step.

As a team of volunteers, when we first started The Quarterly during the summer of 2013, we entered into an industry that none of us really knew that much about. Of course, we had all read magazines and we were fortunate to have a good understanding of editorial design and journalism, but after that producing the first issue was like taking a big scary step into uncharted territory.

Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons fame, talks to us about Communion records in Issue 3 of The Quarterly.

Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons fame, talks to us about Communion records in Issue 3 of The Quarterly.

 

Our main goals with The Quarterly have always been to showcase beautiful exclusive photography and writing on a high quality, advert-free, platform in front of as many readers as possible, and secondly, to push our contributors to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new.

As with any new project, we’ve made mistakes and learnt from them more times than we can count, but with nearly a year of experience, an award for design, and some amazing media attention under our belts, we feel we’ve finally found a way to make The Quarterly a success.

In a nutshell, we want to print a lot more copies.

Partly because we want more people to see the incredible work our contributors produce, but also because if you can afford to print more copies in bulk, the printing cost per issue reduces dramatically – making things cheaper for everyone.

What’s more, if we’re successful in smashing our all-or-nothing funding target within 30 days, we’ll also create an ongoing budget to print issues four, five six, and so on.

It’s a big gamble for us and will inevitably mean more work for us in the evenings and on the weekends (as we do all of this in our spare time), but we’re confident it’s the right next move.

Rows of beautiful mobile housing forming the Sou'wester community in Portland, Oregon, by Phil Chester.

Rows of beautiful mobile housing forming the Sou’wester community in Portland, Oregon, by Phil Chester.

 

A decision we feel even more confident about now that we’ve raised almost 50% of our funding goal in under 24 hours.

Huge mountains of thanks if you’ve already backed or shared our project online. Something tells me this is going to be an exciting 30 days.

And oh, to celebrate the launch of this Kickstarter, we’ve decided to make the digital copy of issue 2 free to download so go ahead and grab a copy while you can.

'Resistance' by Tom Brannigan & Guy Tarrant in Issue 3 of The Quarterly examines the defiance alive in London's schools.

‘Resistance’ by Tom Brannigan & Guy Tarrant in Issue 3 of The Quarterly examines the defiance alive in London’s schools.

 

Download Issue Two for free here.

To keep up to date with how our Kickstarter is going, keep an eye on The Creative Book blog, The Quarterly News Page and The Quarterly Twitter.