We have just a few rules in the Territory:

  1. Good work deserves good money.
  2. Good work deserves your full attention.
  3. Good work deserves to be brought to life.

We are grateful to each individual who backs The New Territory as a patron, friend or platemaster. We get to pay contributors and print all our work without ads because of their generous contributions.


Back us now on our new Patreon page.

Starting at $1/month

Give for $1+/month

Sign up here as a Friend of The NT


Join as a FONT

Platemaster Patron

Sign up here as a Platemaster Patron


Join as a Platemaster

More about our patron options:

The New Territory is the publication showcasing life in the Lower Midwestern states as creative, inclusive and inspiring.

To elevate voices of a region that has too-long gone unnoticed, we rely on individuals to help support our contributors and printing costs.

  • “Friends of the New Territory (FONT)” – $100/issue
    • Medium-font listing on back inside cover or page
    • 1x/mo letter or postcard with insider updates beyond what we share in our blog or The Dabbler newsletter
    • 2 gift copies of the issue you sponsor
    • 15% off products in our store during patron period
    • Consulting privileges – send us story ideas or links for the newsletter!
    • a sticker pack
    • a permanent listing online

“Platemaster” designates the major supporters in the threshold between individual patrons and corporate sponsors. You will get the benefits listed above as well as the following:

      • Large-font listing on back inside cover or page
      • 2 gift subscriptions
      • 25% off products in our store all year
      • 1 souvenir “Read Local” poster
    • Sponsor – $650/year:
      • Largest-font listing on back inside cover or page
      • Special digital recognition on our newsletter and each of our social media platforms
      • 3 subscriptions for your office, clients, partners, friends or family
      • 25% off products in our store all year
      • 1 souvenir “Read Local” poster

Download our patron packet here, and contact for more information on how to support The New Territory.

We also offer bulk subscriptions and discounts on back issues.

Our Palisade of Patrons:

2019 Patrons


Jack Holland

Issue 08 Friends of The New Territory

Duncan Foss | Jill DeWitt | Jeanie Simpson | Casey Canfield & Hannah Roos | Kit & Cathy Salter | Carol Davit & Mike Leahy | Jeff & Jane Schaeperkoetter

2018 Patrons

Pat Jones

Issue 07 Patrons

Emily Troxell Jaycox | Scott Yeargain | Jeff & Jane Schaeperkoetter | Sean Nahlik | Mary Beth Tighe | Steve Kidwell | Chad Davis | Anonymous | Debbie & Jamie Coe | Dale Dufer | Casey Canfield & Hannah Roos | Joe Chevalier | Margo Farnsworth & Jim Pascoe | Jack Holland

Issue 06 Patrons

Patrick Margherio | Three Story Coffee | Suzanne Luther | Joe Chevalier | Chris Holmes | Jeanie Simpson

2017 Patrons

Pat Jones

Issue 05 Patrons

Chad Davis | Jeanie Simpson | Rachel Myslivy | Kim Lozano | Suzanne Luther | Joe Chevalier | Laura Cole

Issue 04 Patrons

Zephan Hazell | Reyna Jones | Paul Haluszczak | Cathy & Dick Kahoe | Chad Davis | Scott Yeargain

2016 Patrons

Issue 03 Patrons

Zephan Hazell | Duncan Foss | Suzanne Luther | Dick Kahoe | Julia Haslanger | Anonymous | Anonymous | Tony Smith | Chad Davis | Reyna Jones

Issue 02 Patrons

Jeanie Simpson | Patrick Margherio | Duncan Foss

Issue 01 Patrons

Duncan Foss | Logboat Brewing Co. | Jeanie Simpson | Zephan Hazell | The Root Cellar