This campaign is closed. We have a new campaign for VOLUME TWO of Australian Vegans Journal here:
Thank you for your kind support!
Australian Vegans Journal is a one-of-a-kind publication.
How is it different to other vegan magazines and journals?
It's about ideas.
How we can collaborate to accelerate the progress of veganism.
The ways we can be more effective, smarter and more strategic, in order to reach the hearts and minds of people.
It's the thinking vegan's journal.
It's the pioneering vegan's journal.
Australian Vegans is also about support.
Supporting vegan activists with tips and information about how to sustain long-term activism.
Because we need you to stay in the game for the long haul, we want to give you the tools you need to thrive and achieve the result you dream of: a vegan world.
We also know vegans like to eat all the things. The vegan things! So, there are also pages with recipes, restaurant reviews, travel reviews and other stuff that makes life pleasurable and fun.
Contributors have been carefully hand-picked across Australia for their knowledge and expertise about the vegan lifestyle. We then partnered with a cool, young vegan designer who has created something that we are truly proud to present to you.
Together we have created a journal that informs, inspires and supports vegans and those looking into adopting veganism.
What are we going to do with the money?
- For every two copies sold, we will give one FREE copy to a government leader (Prime Minister, Minister for Health etc..), influential business leader, major media outlet, doctor's surgery, library or cafe etc. One of the MAJOR aims is to get printed copies into the hands of the mainstream non-vegan public. The more sponsorships and copies sold, the more money we will have to share this magazine with non-vegan Australia and beyond. This is a journal for vegans to read and enjoy but it is also for those in leadership positions to read and and be inspired to become ethical in their work and life too.
- We will be providing the digital copy of the journal FREE on ISSUU.com for everyone to read and share. In order to track the effectiveness of the content, we will pay ISSUU.com to collect detailed stats for us.
- The more money we have, the more frequently we can publish a volume, so if we go beyond our goal, we move to the next phase of our plan, which is to publish more often and market and distribute the magazine more widely. We would love to start publishing quarterly or even, monthly! We would love to distribute the journal to news agencies, supermarkets and other retailers across Australia. How far we can reach depends on the level of support we receive.
We are totally committed to reaching the mainstream Australian public with this project, and with the right support, we can make it happen!
Contents of the Launch Volume
We are very happy to be at the stage of presenting the launch issue to you full of exclusive, fresh content from some of Australia's top leaders and thinkers:
On the Cover
Kelly Dinham interview
A Doctor's Guide to Whole Food Plant Based Eating -- Dr Alyce Churchill
Raising Children Vegan: An Interview with Robyn Chuter Part I
The Luke Tan Interview
A Fitness Lover's Vegan Journey -- Amanda Riddles
Political parties for animals – Can they help? -- Bruce Poon
For the Animals
My Journey To Vegan and Growing Up On A Farm Sanctuary -- Tamsin Dean Einspruch
The Prophecy of Peace and A Place of Peace – Sacred Sanctuary for Animals -- Billie Dean
Don’t Be Angry, Be Effective -- James Aspey
Bacon Protest Report -- Kimberley Deeney
Standing Up For Animals Around Australia – photos of activism
How to Beat Procrastination
Eight Steps To Starting Your Own Vegan Business -- Jenny Thai
Vegan Ventures: Businesses are Playing an Important Role in Spreading the Vegan Message -- Katrina Fox
Those Vegan Beards: Interview with David Rafter from D+T
The Vegan Architect: Interview with Ricardo Molina
Vegan Australia -- Greg McFarlane
The Thinking Activist
Intersectional Veganism -- Ruby Hamad
Veganism -- The Environmental Imperative -- Radhika Mittal
Interview with Alex Gawly from Abolición
Self-Compassion…Because You're Worth it! -- Eve Nguyen
Thriving as an Activist -- Michelle Gravolin
Gratitude’s Role in Effective Activism -- Divya Hemnani
Vegan Voices: Communication Skills for Vegans
Is a Special Meal Really Catering to Your Needs? -- Clare Mann
Courtesy of Tammy Fry (Frys Family Food Co), Mel Baker (The Kind Cook) and Nicole English (Raw Kiwi)
Travel and Adventure
The Sydney Vegan Bus tour
Forest Haven B&B -- Interview with Jo Osborne
Introduction to Veganic Gardening -- Sue Torlach
Greening Your Wardrobe -- Amanda Rootsey
Becoming Vegan and Creating Your Vegan Tribe -- Leigh-Chantelle
Product Reviews and Giveaways
Australian Vegans is 80+ pages of exclusive content.
It is available in both print and digital formats.
The print version uses sustainably sourced paper and adheres to fair trade practices.
We gratefully acknowledge the ethical vegan businesses who have come on board as advertisers to support the launch issue of Australian Vegans Journal. They are:
The V Spot
The Cruelty Free Shop -- Sydney and Melbourne
Cruelty Free Super
Jade Young Illustrations
Vegans Are Cool.com
Everything Vegan -- Adelaide
Vegan Business Media
Clare Mann -- vegan psychologist
Would you like to be a launch issue sponsor?
Businesses and individuals still have the opportunity to be part of the launch issue. On this page we have different levels of sponsorship.
Why become a sponsor?
Be seen as a business who cares about the health and sustainability of the planet and its inhabitants. Being a sponsor of Australian Vegans Journal, you align yourself with a publication that is at the forefront of massive positive change in Australia and beyond.
Absolutely everyone who chooses a perk on this page will be mentioned in the launch issue. If you have ever dreamed of being published in a magazine, here is your chance!
**All perks include your name listed in the launch issue as a supporter on the Thank You page.**
$5 A huge thank you from us and you will be the first to receive the link to the digital version of Australian Vegans Journal
$10 Your name or business name mentioned on our FB page thank you post plus be the first to receive the digital version of Australian Vegans Journal delivered to your inbox (in addition to being mentioned in the launch issue of AVJ)
$15 One print copy of Australian Vegans Journal Vol. 1 (The Launch Issue) posted to anywhere in Australia (add the overseas perk if posting outside Australia), plus the link to the digital version.
$12 Overseas postage
$30 One print copy of Australian Vegans Journal Vol. 1 and one copy of the book Plant-Powered Women, plus the link to the digital version.
** Important note: We only accept sponsorship from ethical vegan businesses. We will refund money to any businesses we discover are not 100% vegan and driven by ethical veganism. We don't accept sponsorship from alcohol-related businesses or products. If you need further information, please email: [email protected] first before choosing this perk.
$40 Your name and logo on the thank you page in the launch issue of Australian Vegans Journal
$55 Your name, logo and website in the launch issue of Australian Vegans Journal
$65 **** SOLD OUT **** Your name, logo, website and one paragraph blurb about you or your business in the launch issue of Australian Vegans Journal
Meet the Editor perks
$100 One hour Skype meeting with editor Kathy Divine about your independent publishing project: book or magazine (Includes print or digital copy of Australian Vegans Journal)
$150 Lunch with Kathy Divine at a vegan restaurant in Sydney (includes print or digital copy of Australian Vegans Journal)
Copies of Australian Vegans Journal will be posted / digital download links emailed in approximately May 2016
*** For those who make payments anonymously and don't choose a product/service in exchange, we will use the money to send free copies of the magazine to influencers and public places such as libraries and doctor's surgeries. ***
The AVJ Team
Editor: Kathy Divine
Designer: Shuang West
Illustrator: Jade Paton
Content Consultant: Corey Thompson
Web Designer: Kumaresh Sundaramurthy
Communications Manager: Vanessa Stanley
If you like the sound of our campaign, please share it and grab a perk now!
We also have a website, www.AustralianVegans.com.au, with links to this campaign page there too.
Thank you for reading!