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Materiality is a themed journal about our physical world, featuring fiction, essay, verse and images. The theme of this issue is SURFACE. (Previous issues have included BOOK, TIME and PRECIOUS). In this issue you will find stories about a cement monster and a man whose molecules fell apart, articles about asphalt, chenille and books bound in human skin, interviews with electroplater Tim Lynch and Melbourne artist Theo Strasser, pictures of insect spiracles and tattoos, and many more things besides.

Some surfaces are designed to keep things in, others to keep things out; some cover and shield, others are canvases for display. There's also a remote possibility that all that we see and touch are just illusions. (Physics alert!). But as we shape and mould various surfaces, so do they shape and mould us. Materiality is perfect for a Sunday read, or to keep you occupied during your commute! (It also makes an excellent present).

Materiality is published by pinknantucket press, a small press based in Melbourne, Australia. Our contributors include art conservators, curators, bakers, authors, authors, scientists, artists, craftspeople, photographers and others.

The cover illustration for SURFACE (a detail appears in the header above) is by Melbourne artist Rod Gray.


Wasp spiracle (magnified x a lot) - image by Ken Walker, Museum Victoria

Some Of My Previous Work

You can purchase copies of previous issues of Materiality at the pinknantucket press shop.

If you'd like a bit more of an idea of what pinknantucket press is about, you can check out our website. There is a review the last issue (PRECIOUS) on the Arts Hub website.

You may also like to visit Materiality's sister publication, CRANK - a completely different kettle of fish, but very enjoyable nonetheless!

If you're thinking of choosing one of our advertiser rewards, please feel free to get in contact with any questions - and you might also like to investigate our advertising guidelines.

How The Funds Will Be Used

At present we plan to print 300 copies - final numbers will depend on orders, of course!. The exact budget amounts will vary a little depending on the amount raised, but as a general guide we expect about 50% to go towards printing costs (we print locally in Melbourne), 20% on contributor fees for our authors and artists, 18% on postage and 12% on fees, editing and other production costs. If we raise more than our target, the extra will go towards increasing our contributor payments, which (it must be said) are very small at present. If we raise an extra $600 we should be able to double our contributor fees. We might also be able to include a bit of colour.

The Challenges

As you've probably heard, print is dead, nobody reads anything anymore, we all have the attention spans of gnats etc etc. So we're really hoping we manage to meet our target budget, because it will mean there are a lot of keen minds and curious readers out there, who don't mind slightly abrading their skin surfaces on the paper surface of a good magazine every now and then. 

Production-wise we don't expect too many hiccups, as we've published three issues of Materiality already, except it's likely everything will take a bit longer than we expect (it always does). At the moment we are intending to publish SURFACE in late September.
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A$5 +Digital issueWe make Materiality available in epub, mobi and pdf formats, so one of these should suit your ereader of choice!
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014
A$15 +Hard copy - AustraliaA lovely hard copy of Materiality: SURFACE, complete with a special edition zine in the back pocket. We also make the digital version available (epub, mobi and pdf). This reward includes shipping within Australia.
27 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014
A$30 +Hard copy - rest of worldA print copy of SURFACE, posted to you anywhere in the world. Postage is horribly expensive, so we'll pop in a back issue to make it worth your while (choose from BOOK, TIME or PRECIOUS). Plus, digital download links for epub, mobi and pdf versions.
8 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014
A$35 +Subscriberpinknantucket press subscribers receive one print copy of Materiality, a print copy of our annual CRANK zine, our monthly email newsletter, and two random zines posted throughout the year. Hurrah for mail!! (NB: Postage extra. For overseas subscribers, Materiality & CRANK will be sent together to keep postage costs down).
25 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014
A$50 +FriendFriend! As a friend of pinknantucket press you will receive TWO print copies of Materiality: SURFACE - one for you and one for a friend. You'll also receive our annual CRANK zine, our monthly email newsletter and two random zines posted to you throughout the year. Plus we'll include your name in a list of pinknantucket press supporters within the pages of Materiality (unless you'd prefer we didn't). NB Postage extra.
18 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014
A$75 +All GonePatronYayyy thank you! As a patron, you receive all the things that our friends do, as well as a special edition print made with our own fair hands—for 2014 patrons it will probably be a letterpress Flathead Valley Police Blotter print. (NB: postage extra. Overseas subscribers will have Materiality, CRANK and the print sent to them at the same time, to save postage).
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A$100 +AdvertiserWe're a small outfit, but we have a discerning audience. If you're interested in advertising in Materiality (SURFACE would especially suit sellers of stationery, artists' supplies, fabric etc) you'll be able to place a half-page ad in SURFACE (black and white only) and will receive two print copies of the magazine (postage included). Additionally, you can have your advertisement included in three of our monthly subscriber emails OR in a month's worth of CRANK posts.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014
A$115 +SponsorThis one's a bit of fun - it includes a copy of Materiality: SURFACE plus you can have your product or business worked into a CRANK post (with a proper ad at the bottom). $90 of this reward amount will go to the author of the post. We cannot guarantee your product won't receive some gentle mocking within the said post, so you'll have to be good sports. Could suit gin merchants and suppliers of fine stationery.
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2014