Once More Unto The Breach Dear Friends: We’re At The Pointy End Of Our Latest Campaign


Almost a fortnight ago, New Matilda launched a fresh Pozible fundraising campaign, this time to raise enough money to pay contributors for their articles.

In addition to a small general contributor’s budget, we’re seeking to provide payment for regular columns to Amy McQuire, Michael Brull, Clare and Jessie Stephens, and Liam McLoughlin for the first quarter of 2016. And a pro tip – if you click on each of their names you can look at their outstanding work in their author pages.

The campaign has less than 30 hours to run, and we’re still not quite halfway to our goal of $25,000. There’s always a last minute rush, but we still have a way to go.

To sweeten the deal, anyone who pledges an amount of $250 or more will also get free advertising on the NM website. That advertising can be used by the pledger or their business, or donated to another business or worthy cause.

The finer details are at the bottom of this story, and also available on the Pozible campaign.

New Matilda survives on the sniff of an oily rag – if this campaign is successful, most of writers (including myself) will still not be paid for their work. This fundraiser is about securing a small weekly column for four excellent young and emerging writers, with a little set aside to find other great talent.

We’re at the pointy end of the campaign – if you don’t support us now, we can’t secure a contributor’s budget… and another four people who work hard (and passionately) won’t get paid for their work.

If you can’t pledge, or already have, please consider sharing this story on social media and with friends and family – if it goes viral, our chances increase exponentially!



Pledge $250 & receive $499 value – 1 x MREC ad & 1 year Subscription [save $249]

Pledge $500 & receive $1,349 value – 2x MREC, 1x Leaderboard & 1 year Subscription [save $849]

Pledge $1,000 & receive $2,949 value – 3x MREC, 1x Leaderboard, 1x Feature Banner & 1 year Subscription [save $1,949]

Pledge $2,000 & receive $5,449 value – 4x MREC, 3x Leaderboard, 2x Feature Banners & 1 year Subscription [save $3,449]

Pledge $5,000 & receive $12,399 value – 6x MREC, 6x Leaderboard, 6x Feature Banners, & 1 year Subscription [save $7,399]

This offer is valid till the Pozible campaign closes tomorrow evening (3 February).

Advertising or Subscriptions can be gifted to other individuals or businesses (for example you can nominate your favourite charity to receive the free advertising).

MREC & Feature Banner Ads are each one week duration and each Leaderboard space is the top position in one Digest Newsletter

Advertising much be redeemed before 1 March 2017.

Subscriptions must be redeemed before 1 March 2017.

For further details or a copy of our Advertising Kit with details of ad spaces & exposure your ad will receive please email Ange directly – angela.nicholson@newmatilda.com

Chris Graham is the publisher and editor of New Matilda. He is the former founding managing editor of the National Indigenous Times and Tracker magazine. In more than three decades of journalism he's had his home and office raided by the Australian Federal Police; he's been arrested and briefly jailed in Israel; he's reported from a swag in Outback Australia on and off for years. Chris has worked across multiple mediums including print, radio and film. His proudest achievement is serving as an Associate producer on John Pilger's 2013 film Utopia. He's also won a few journalism awards along the way in both the US and Australia, including a Walkley Award, a Walkley High Commendation and two Human Rights Awards. Since late 2021, Chris has been battling various serious heart and lung conditions. He's begun the process of quietly planning a "gentle exit" after "tying up a few loose ends" in 2024 and 2025. So watch this space.