And the latest news is . . . we’re stepping into 2014 with a bright new edition this May! Thanks to some great responses from TFP readers and distributors, and some key start-up funding from Transition Network, we are taking our innovative grassroots newspaper into its second year.
Plans are already underway for our new Spring/Summer issue and we are keen to hear about any exciting news or feature stories to add to our exhilarating mix of all Transition subjects under the sun. We would also love to hear if you are able to distribute the paper in your neighbourhood, or become a hub station for local initiatives.
Although we are now hard at work raising funds for core costs, our nationwide communications enterprise really depends on maintaining the vibrant distribution network of Transition initiatives, community groups and small businesses that we built up during the pilot i.e. you!
So do please get in touch if you and your enterprise would like to sign up for bundles (£50 for 125 copies) for this year, starting with our next edition. Our cover price will still be £1.
Sign up to distribute Transition Free Press in 2014 here. For further details do contact our distribution manager, Mark Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are also calling out for 2014 individual subscribers for those of you would like to get your paper on the doorstep and might not live near a TFP distribution hub. For £15 you (or your household or group) will receive four issues (starting in May) and help us keep reporting those stories that other media doesn’t reach.
Subscribe (for first time and renewals) to Transition Free Press in 2014 here. Do get in touch with Mike Grenville if you have any other questions (email@example.com).
Reading about TFP for the first time? This is what Rob Hopkins said of our last issue on Transition Culture:
The fourth edition of Transition Free Press has just come out, and it is a Thing of Great Beauty. Transition has long created spaces in which people can engage their creativity, and TFP is one of the shining examples of that. It models a different approach to telling stories, to building networks, and to building a movement. We love it. (from Celebrating the Marvel that is Transition Free Press)
Hope you do too! And thanks to all of you that have so far.
Finally our fabulous 2013 Food and Drink Editor, Tamzin Pinkerton is no longer able to edit our regular food pages. So this is a call out for all aspiring food eds and writers who are willing to contribute some of their skill, ingenuity and time to communicating this key Transition subject.
In our last four issues we have covered all aspects of local and community food projects, from gleaning networks to community bakeries to cider coops. We’re looking for someone who is passionate and knowledgable about sustainable food systems, who can commission and contribute around four articles per quarter and see the pages through production.
Please contact Charlotte Du Cann (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
Many thanks everyone for your continuing support and looking forward to hearing from you!
Images: Trucie, our designer, promoting TFP in Bristol; Mark Watson, our distribution manager, on the doorstep with TFP in Suffolk: Vincent Talleu, artisan baker featured in TFP3, gathering Brockwell Bake’s Blue Cone wheat in Kent