Friday, May 21, 2010

filling Station offer: will trade your community space for our print space

filling Station is a literary and arts magazine run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to publishing only the most original and innovative poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and creative criticism. Those involved with its creation and outreach events mandate comprise the filling Station Publications Society, a non-profit society registered with the Province of Alberta. We have been publishing filling Station Magazine for 15 years (and, this fall, 50 issues) with help from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Calgary Arts Development Authority.

Unlike other literary magazines based in Calgary, we do not currently have university affiliation; as such, we often have more difficulty securing free, central community space. We have a crucial need for space for events such as literary workshops, our Blow Out Alternative Literary Festival, fundraisers, magazine launches, and, ideally, an office.

If your organization has space that is appropriate, benefits extended to you from filling Station could include a free full page ad in each of our issues distributed locally and nationally through Magazines Canada, both in print and online (our electronic edition, iPhone compatible, is available through Magazines Canada's Digital Storefront), a banner ad on our website (currently being designed by the wonderful Structured Abstraction), inclusion in our electronic newsletter, and preferential recognition in all of our publications and event materials alongside our other major funding bodies (CC, AFA, CADA), a sponsorship package with a dollar value of over $1500.

If this proposal sounds interesting, we would love to bring you some magazines, take a look at your Calgary location, and discuss possibilities further. Please contact Managing Editor Laurie Fuhr at