the new escapologist strikes again, prints article, wins hearts

Yihaw, yip yip, peng peng! I’ve got an article in the new issue of magazine New Escapologist! Though I am frequently being “published” online, there really is a special feeling that comes with seeing your name and your words printed on paper. As good a reason for two exclamation points as I can think of. !!

New Escapologist is a magazine about leaving behind a world in which you do what is expected of you (whether it be the 9-5 job or the picket fence) and making your life the day dream you used to have by the coffee machine in the break room. I haven’t read issue six just yet, but if it’s anything like the other five issues, it’s full of high-quality writing with stimulating, playful content on the subject of escape. I highly recommend it to gorillas everywhere. If you’d like to buy a copy of issue six and read my own tale of escape from office life, click here. They also run a lovely blog that you can read here.

To celebrate publication, I’m giving away a copy of New Escapologist Issue 3: The Practicalities Issue (remember: this isn’t the issue my article is in). So if you want to get a taste of what the magazine is all about and if you dream of living simpler, living freer, and adding “ers” inappropriately to words, then leave a comment on this post about your own escape (or escape plans). Or just leave a comment saying you’d really like to read this magazine. Either way your comment will enter you to win, and in a couple of days I’ll pick one of your names out of a hat and send you the goods. Consider it the glass of celebratory champagne raised in your direction.

0 Comments on “the new escapologist strikes again, prints article, wins hearts

  1. congratulations!
    I’d like to read the magazine! I’m always interested in magazines with very special themes. and i dream a dream about the escape in a live only with felt and wool and many things i can make by myself and i don’t have to buy.

  2. Hi,
    I like to recieve the magazine.
    I always interested in new magazines that I never read before. I usualy read magazines in stead of books.
    Jan Andries.

  3. Congrats!

    My escape plan will be a small homestead in the mountains of North Carolina. I don’t need more than an acre and I will be free to pursue what ever interest or place tickles my fancy from one moment to the next. Unfortunately that requires money, but I have that part figured out. I am currently living as simple as possible and working for a small independent organic grocery store to raise funds.

    Oh also I would love to read that magazine 😀

  4. I’d love to read the magazine. It sounds cool. Our tribe,a group of 3 that’s been living together 7 years, is buying a cheap house in South Carolina and fixing it up. When I saw cheap house, I mean cheap. We’re also buying in an area that allows chickens and has a space for a huge garden, putting in fruit/nut trees and possibly doing aquaponics.

  5. I feel the need to escape all the time now. I’m downsizing, and do not have a specific goal. Just the urge to run. I am learning as I await for what is my purpose to show itself. I keep getting confirmations that the way I’m going is the right way, and look forward to learning as much as I can right now. Patty

  6. Congratulations!
    My escape plan (very secret to friends and family) is actually joining a convent. 🙂

  7. I plan to escape in a wagon too, but rather a wohnwagon with an engine. Location free income, a cheap life style and the freedom to roam Europe. Just a little bit more savings in the bank and another corporate cubicle will be empty.

  8. I’ve sort of escaped, but I need to help my husband escape. We’re working out a way for our game-playing habit to support us rather than the other way round. I’ve been reading the New Escapologist blog from time to time, and I like their style; I’d love to check out one of their issues.

  9. I just discovered your blog, and I haven’t paged back to read everything yet, but I really like your writing.

    My escape plan? I am living it with my love at the moment…I am in grad school and he is working on a BA, we homeschool and live as cheaply as possible so we can keep ourselves available to our kids while they need us the most. We take out insane amounts of student loans at the moment.

    I have eventual-escape plans as well, but those are harder to conceptualize while we are in the thick of life. The broadest plan is to build our own little yurt complex in a beautiful place, where we can continue to nurture our kids and eventually our grandkids. I would dig an intentional community if we found the right one, but we haven’t so far.

  10. Aaaaand drum roll please…we have a winner! I used a random number generator thingy instead of an actual hat, I have to admit. And the winner was comment number 1…which turns out to be filzquadrat. So! filzquadrat, where ever you are, pretty please email me your snail mail address (nicolettekyle AT yahoo DOT com) so I can get this puppy in the mail!

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