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Posts tagged: behind the scenes

Our New Issue & The State of The Magazine

We finally got our print issues from the printer and are hard at work shipping them all out for the holidays. This issue, more than any before it, was a true labor of love for us. We decided to do almost the entire issue in-house, meaning that we came up...

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Why We Love Print

Both print and digital have their advantages and disadvantages. (Read our reasons for working in digital here!) Really, we keep a mix of both. Our print books consist of graphic novels, comics, old favorites, great quality printings of good books, really visual books, and books meant for the kitchen. We...

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Our Studio Tour!

We've been in this space now for about a year and a half, and have really made it our own. We just started out with a couple of desks, some makeshift work tables, and a sink and some dishes and grew it from there. We're planning to move in 2016,...

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(Working) Tools of the Trade

Since we're such a small team (of two!) we rely heavily on great tools and technology to help us make the most of our time and mental energy. These are our essential tools to making our busy lives work. Even if you're not going to be ~starting up a magazine~...

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Why We Started Chickpea Magazine

At every in-person show we do, we hear the same set of questions again and again: why are you vegan? What is a small press magazine? And, appropriately enough for this post today, how did you get the idea to start something like this? Well, it really started from one...

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Why We Take Submissions From Anybody

Flashback to 2010. We had started our food blog (actually, a tumblr blog) and we were getting a lot of support from all kinds of people. They were fellow bloggers, food professionals, and regular people who happened to like food.  As we got more and more readers, and got more...

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The How, What & Why of Pre-Orders

If you haven't been following us for a while, you may not know that for every new issue that comes out, we work on a pre-order system. I wanted to go deeper into what that means, what it is, and why we do it, just so you can maybe get...

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Publishing What's Important To Us (And What We Leave Out)

In any kind of media, it's amazing to see what is left in the final work and what's cut out. Even more so, if you look at it from a broader perspective, there is even more left out before the work begins. In a family movie, they might want to...

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How We Put Together A Magazine Article

I thought it would be fun today to show you guys how we put together an article for each issue. The final product might look like it was easily done, but there is an immense amount of work that goes into each one.  The very first thing that happens is...

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