We are HALFWAY there, fellow followers and patrons!
Help us make Imagined Malaysia (IM) Review happen in January 2019. This bi-annual publication is already in the works. All we need is a way to cover printing costs.
In case you missed the whole story about what has been going on, here’s a quick recap:
This bi-annual publication aims to be a platform for young and budding writers, visual artists and academics to share their findings on all things pertaining to Southeast Asian art, history, culture and politics, but with more emphasis on Malaysia to appeal to our local audience.
Through voluntary efforts, our editors Yvonne and Imran were fortunate enough to gather articles by young Malaysians and Singaporeans to contribute their research on the theme of historiography. These articles have been compiled into the first issue of the review.
However, we are now facing a tremendous challenge in making this publication a reality. As much as it seems to be an idea that is well-received by many history enthusiasts, we are faced with the challenge of covering printing costs for the review. We do not receive enough income from our Patreon account to cover the costs of producing this review.
But with the help and support of our friends at Gerakbudaya, we have found a more sustainable option. They are able to help us secure a better price due to their relationship with a printing company. Instead of paying RM7-10 ($1.69-$2.42) for each copy, we are able to print 300 copies for RM5 ($1.21) each. What a deal, right?!
Thanks to our uber-cool patrons, Aira Azhari, Amir Al Helmy, Aisyah Huzani, Danny Mahes, Leonard Swidler, Gregore Lopez, Munkao, Nabilah, Ooi Kok Hin, Dominique Teoh, Jonathan Yong, Wan Saefullah, May Lim, Ling Low and Sue Lu Hoe, we are now officially at the middle point of a very exciting journey!
Can you help us reach our goal by 29th November 2019?
In the mean time, our kick-ass creative director, Nas Addina has been re-inventing the layout of our first issue. What do you think of our magazine cover? She is pretty hard-core when it comes to designing, as you can tell. We can’t wait to show you what else is in store for IM Review.
Can you? If you can’t, well…
Join Imagined Malaysia as a patron!
Just get to our home page, click BECOME A PATRON and voila! You are now contributing to our fundraising campaign to make Imagined Malaysia Review happen.
Any amount of assistance would be greatly appreciated. With your help, we would be able to encourage the critical appreciation of alternative history and build a community of young thinkers beyond Malaysia.