Plans are underway for the ‘Origins’ issue of the #AMPLIFY zine. Our editorial team includes Sam Thorp, a queer artist who is also a Resident Artist with Most Wanted Fine Art. We’ll be printing courtesy of the Pittsburgh Printing Press, another project of MWFA under the able leadership of ally Nina Sauer.
We are accepting sponsorships for the zine throughout the month of February 2016. Sponsorships include a print ad in the 500 copy run of the first issue and social media touts. If you are interested in reaching LGBTQ residents (and allies) living in the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania, please take a look at our sponsorship packages and contact us if you are interested.
For the past year, my blog has sponsored an exciting project collecting and curating the lived experiences of LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. The project, #AMPLIFY, provides a signal boost to the voices of our neighbors as well as creating a permanent archive of their stories. To date, more than 120 people have contributed to the project with ties to 17 of the 26 counties.
We are inviting you to be part of the next phase of #AMPLIFY as a sponsor of our forthcoming zine. Your sponsorship includes an ad in the first issue “Origins” which is a joint effort of several queer and trans artists to share the blog post content with the community. We plan to publish 500 copies which will be distributed throughout 26 counties via comic book stores, tattoo shops, universities & colleges and other places where LGBTQ neighbors congregate. We will also make a .pdf version available on the website.
One of our questions asks about local resources for LGBTQ residents. Over 25% of respondents cannot identify a single resource. We hope the sponsorships will help to change that outcome.
AMPLIFY is a joint project of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents and Most Wanted Fine Art gallery. Together we can provide your organization with exposure to LGBTQ residents (and allies) throughout Western Pennsylvania. We have three levels, all of which include a print advertisement and first opportunity for advertising in future editions. Note: all ads will be in black and white.
Crosspost Sponsor – Includes one quarter-page ad (2.5×4) in one issue of the zine with first option to reserve space in future issues. Also, 2 social media mentions when the zine is released – $25
Sharing Sponsor – Includes one half-page ad (5×4) in one issue of the zine with first option to reserve space in future issues. Also, 6 social media mentions when the zine is released. – $50
Signal Boost Sponsor – Includes one full-page ad (5×8) in one issue of the zine with first option to reserve space in future issues. Also, a mention on the AMPLIFY website and 6 social media mentions when the zine is released. – $100
AMPLIFY’s creator has 9,000 Twitter followers, 7000 connections on Facebook, 2000 LinkedIN contacts, 1700 Instagram followers and thousands of other connections on Pinterest, G+ and Tumblr. Her Klout score averages 67. (Note – we try to keep this information current.)
The zine will be published and distributed in March and April, with plans to create a second edition for the Pride season. To take advantage of this opportunity, please complete and return the enclosed form with your payment. You can also complete an online form and submit your payment via Paypal. The deadline for a response is February 20, 2016. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support.
Sue Kerr Nina Sauer
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Most Wanted Fine Art
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