Ever want to start your own newspaper or your own magazine? Check out the makers of Antelope Magazine, a new literary magazine created by the quirky minds of its co-editors Meghan McGrath and Elisa Shoenberger.

Elisa and Meghan explain, “The Antelope aims to record the beautiful and the odd. It strives to make visible through traditional and nontraditional documentation the full spectrum of human experience. The Antelope is a document.” The Magazine gets its name from Suzanne Briet’s “What is Documentation?” (1951) that expands the notion of what a document can be or what can be archived. She used the example of an antelope that can be observed and drawn at a zoo, recorded for a film, and then later taxidermied for a natural history museum.

 

Meghan and Elisa had worked on other literary journals but decided that they wanted to publish their own. So they developed a plan and spent the last year brainstorming, calling for work, editing, and managing the new journal. Right now, they are working on the final parts of the magazine, getting it laid out, and raising the funds to publish it via their Kickstarter.

Learn about the process of putting together your own magazine. They’ll talk about the work to plan an idea out, how to make content, and then how to release it into the world. We’re so excited for the Antelope Magazine to be part of Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire.

Come check us out on Saturday, May 6th at Schurz HS!

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