Still a little confused as to what the Our Jackson Home journal is and why you should subscribe? Here's the perfect answer to your question.
1. It's the perfect thing to take on-the-go.
With our new, hand 6" x 9" sizing, it's never been easier to take a piece of Jackson with you on the road, whether you're throwing it in your bag for a reading break or passing it off the a friend who's visiting Jackson for the weekend.
2. It looks pretty darn impressive on that coffee table of yours.
Our Jackson Home has always been known for its high-quality look and feel, and there are few things you could display in your house that are as relevant as they are good-lookin'. And if your business is interested in subscribing, rest assured that we can't count the number of folks who have told us how much their clients rave about reading Our Jackson Home while they chill in the waiting room. Better than tabloids, huh?
3. It's a way to support your local writers and photographers.
Yep, our journal is 100% volunteer-produced, meaning that a lot of our writers and photographers are up-and-coming in their art, and Our Jackson Home is the perfect way for them to get some practice and support our city. You'll be blown away by their talent.
4. It keeps you in-the-know on what's happenin' in J Town.
It's hard to keep up-to-date on what's going on in Jackson, and Our Jackson Home weeds through the piles of news and finds the gems of change and opportunity coming to our town. Consider a subscription your accountability to keep in touch with what's up.
5. It's the perfect guide to local businesses.
Whether in features, gift guides, or our selective advertising, Our Jackson Home is full of all things local and can help you when you next decide where to eat, shop, or visit. We love bragging on all our city has to offer.
6. It comes right to your doorstep at just the right moment.
Published three times a year (early April, late July, and late November), each issue spans four months, giving just enough space between deliveries for exciting news to make each journal feel fresh and true to the season. And if you want to save $4, you can opt for picking up your subscription at theCO instead of delivered!
7. It takes you a step beyond the news and into the hearts of our people.
While we want each issue of Our Jackson Home to feel relevant, presenting the news is not our #1 goal. Beyond everything, we want to show you the heart of Jackson, whether through interviews, essays, or poetry. We guarantee that each issue will be full of genuine content that will push you to love your community better.
8. It's the perfect gift—for you and them.
Anybody got a friend who's moved away from Jackson but still wants to stay in the know? Or a Jackson neighbor who you know would love our stories? Or even a family member far away who wants to feel like a part of your community? You couldn't find a better gift that speaks volumes about what you love. So treat yoself with a personal subscription and add another to your cart to keep the encouragement goin'. (P.S. It goes perfect with a tee, tote, or mug from our shop.)
9. It's so freakin' affordable!
We are so proud to announce that our journal is now only $6 an issue—half of what it used to be! That means subscriptions are only $20 (shipping included), making it totally affordable and an easy buy for friends, family, and visitors.
10. It's one small way to show how much you love Jackson and care about its stories.
As a part of theCO's non-profit efforts, we are grateful for any and every way our readers can support us through purchasing our journal and other merch so that we can keep providing encouragement for our city. Every subscription you purchase keeps us going, and every time you share about our mission, it keeps the fire growing in the hearts of West Tennessee. Your purchase is more than a transaction—it's a high-five to our team and all the folks who call Jackson home.
Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Katie Howerton moved to Jackson in 2011 to study Graphic Design and Drawing at Union University. She discovered Our Jackson Home in January 2015 and used it as a guinea pig for her senior design project, creating the first issue of Our Jackson Home: The Magazine. After graduating she was given leadership over Our Jackson Home at theCO, where she now runs the blog, designs the magazine, and coordinates events. She and her husband Jordan live in Midtown and are active members of City Fellowship Baptist Church.
Illustrations by Katie Howerton.