A Note From Our Publishers
Dear readers. We need your help.
Let us start by saying that our hearts go out to everyone in this very difficult time. Remember, we are all in this together.
The COVID-19 pandemic is poised to decimate Submerge Magazine, Sacramento’s music, art and culture publication. In our 12-plus years of publishing Submerge, we have been through a lot of ups and downs as a small locally owned business, but this whole situation is the most serious we’ve dealt with yet.
As a free publication, 100 percent of our revenue comes from our advertising partners, the majority of which are nightclubs, music venues, bars, event promoters, festivals, etc. With all of the recent business closures and concert and event cancellations, all of that advertising revenue has disappeared in the blink of an eye and we are uncertain as to when it will return, if ever.
As a result, we have been left with the incredibly difficult decision to temporarily suspend the print edition of Submerge Magazine, effective immediately. We truly hope to be able to weather this storm and to be back to our normal biweekly print schedule as soon as possible, but the reality is we just don’t know when that’s going to happen.
We’ll try and keep you informed as things progress. We’re just taking it day by day and trying to stay positive (and healthy).
As much as it pains us to seek assistance during this trying episode, we are humbly asking for donations from our community to help us get through this unprecedented and difficult time. If you have valued and appreciated our endless coverage and support of the local music and arts communities over the years, please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to help keep Submerge around.
Please, if you can, visit SubmergeMag.com/contribute to donate.
At the very least, please spread the word and SHARE that Submerge needs help from the local music and art communities now in order to continue providing free content for you all in the future.
Thank you, Sacramento. No matter what happens, we love you.
-Jonathan & Melissa, Publishers