Tenkara Angler magazine is an online (& print) publication that launched as a test last Fall, and with a successful Winter follow up it appears like there’s enough interest to keep it around for a while. The magazine is completely “crowdsourced;” reader submissions shape the content, I only serve the role as curator and editor.
With that, I thought I’d extend a call for submissions for the Spring 2016 issue. Articles, photography, art, essays, “how-tos,” fly tying, destination travel, if it’s tenkara related, it’s all fair game.
You don’t need to be a professional writer or photographer to participate, just willing to share. If you’re interested, or even mildly curious, there’s more information on the submission process HERE.
The Winter 2015-16 issue is embedded below. There were a lot of great contributions from across the tenkara community, yours could be next!
Today I’m pleased to announce the second issue of Tenkara Angler magazine has hit the virtual newsstands!
What’s new in the Winter 2015-16 issue? Actually quite a few things, the most noticeable being the fact that instead of simply assembling a bunch of old Troutrageous! blog posts into a magazine format, I was able to recruit a wide cross-section of the tenkara community to contribute some truly outstanding content. Over 110 pages of photos, essays, articles, and technique tips to be exact!
You’ll likely recognize names such as Jason Sparks, Isaac Tait, ERiK Ostrander, Robert Worthing, Chris Zimmer, Brian Schiele, Brandon Moon, Matt Sment, & Anthony Naples, just to name a few.
The editing was a long and frustrating process (my computer died mid-stream), but now that it’s complete I think it was well worth it, and typos be damned, I hope you do too.
The Winter 2015-16 issue of Tenkara Angler magazine can be found for free online consumption via Issuu HERE, or for physical purchase HERE.
I’ll be the first to admit the “Premium” paper copy is a bit expensive, however that’s the way it goes in this print on demand format. It’s priced where I make no money on the sales, as this endeavor is more for fun than profit. Plus, it would look damn nice on your coffee table or fly tying bench, am I right?
This past weekend I was goofing around on the computer installing the new Windows 10 operating system (so far, so good by the way), when I stumbled across some online publishing software I downloaded for muy daughter a few years ago when she wanted to print her own paperback book that she could keep in her personal library of children’s books.
Being a tinkerer by nature, one thing led to another and over the course of Friday night and Saturday afternoon I ended up using that software to throw together some tenkara-themed articles and pictures that I’ve posted to the blog in the past, sprinkled in a little bit of new content, and created a magazine called Tenkara Angler.
By dating it “Fall 2015” the allusion is to Tenkara Angler being a quarterly publication, although who really knows. This could easily be the first and last issue. I suppose it can serve as a test to gauge interest, of both consumption and collaboration.
As you’ll probably notice in the “Introduction” excerpt, I’m open to pretty much anything.
If you do happen to purchase a copy either via PDF download or in print, thank you so much for the support. (And thanks to the 3 of you that have so far!) Neither versions are priced to make me a profit, simply to make back a few cents to help offset the cost of printing my own personal copy. The next issue might go totally “fanzine,” 100% online and free of charge. We’ll see…
If nothing else, it was an entertaining creative outlet and diversion from the blog for a few days. Putting together the pagination was pretty fun, and honestly fairly easy with the Blurb software, although the result of all of the editing is far from professional quality; my fault, not theirs.
I always wanted to write my own book or magazine. Something I could read or gift and then “display” on a coffee table alongside copies of Fly Tyer, Eastern Fly Fishing, and Field & Stream.