How You Can Support Planet in an Age of Austerity:

New Supporter Subscription Packages

Dear readers,
The next few years will be very challenging for us at Planet, as from April 2019 onwards we have experienced another cut to our Welsh Books Council funding. This follows successive cuts to our WBC grant meaning that we now receive less than half the grant we received in 2008, with ever greater demands on our time and resources in a multi-platform publishing environment.

However, Planet is going from strength to strength and reaching ever more readers. We have lots of exciting ideas for how the magazine can further flourish, and with enough support we are confident that these can come to fruition.

We are encouraging readers to participate in Planet’s future by taking out our re-designed ‘Supporters’ Subscriptions’, helping to ensure that Planet continues to offer its unique view on Wales and on the world. Please see below for the range of exclusive new products, benefits and reading experiences you receive as part of the subscription packages. We have taken care to design these packages drawing on nearly 50 years of Planet, in keeping with our ethos.

New readers are very welcome to take out Supporters’ Subscriptions. If you already subscribe and would like to take out a Supporters’ Subscription we can simply add four more issues to your subscription, and then you will receive the option of reverting to the previous price or taking out a new Supporters’ Subscription when your subscription comes up for renewal. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to offer Supporters' Subscriptions to direct debit subscribers - but hope to be able to do so in the future.
Many thanks/Diolch yn fawr,
Emily, Hywel and Lowri

“Since its inception almost half a century ago, Planet has consistently pushed our boundaries of discourse. It has always remained true to its own subhead by placing our small country in far wider contexts. In a world where so many are hell-bent on building barriers and narrowing horizons, we need it now more than ever.” – Mike Parker


“Time and again Planet has taken me upwards and outwards from the fulcrum of Wales to the furthest reaches of discussion and discovery” – Jan Morris

New Supporter Subscription Packages

We have developed a range of gift-wrapped Supporters’ Subscription packages from £40 to £400 to suit different budgets. You can take out a Supporters’ Subscription as an individual, or as a collective (between work-mates, family members or as an organisation, for example). These different packages include a range of features, such as the following:

  • A vintage copy of Planet signed with a message of thanks from a Planet author such as Jan Morris, Menna Elfyn or our founding editor, Ned Thomas.
  • A limited edition T-shirt and Fairtrade bag from a range with iconic Planet artwork, exclusively available for those taking out a Supporters’ Subscription.
  • A limited edition A3 wall-print with a collage of Planet artwork from the 1970s to the present, exclusively available for those taking out a Supporters’ Subscription.
  • A collection of 4 mystery back issues from the 1970s, '80s and '90s including features by ground-breaking authors from Wales and worldwide relating to a theme you are especially interested in, selected by the Planet team. You can choose between the following themes: Wales in Europe, Icons of Welsh Writing in English, 50 Years of Welsh Internationalism, Devolution and Independence, Celebrating Cymraeg.
  • The option to be named as a Planet Supporter in our print and digital magazine credits for the duration of the subscription.
  • A book from our Planet Books catalogue of trail-blazing literature from Wales and beyond. You can choose between Eduardo Blanco Amor’s On a Bender, Caradoc Evans’ My Neighbours, Caradoc Evans’ Morgan Bible, Nigel Jenkins’ O for a Gun, Xosé Luís Méndez Ferrín’s Them or Mary-Ann Constantine’s The Breathing. For more information see https://www.planetmagazine.org.uk/books
  • In addition, all those who take out Supporter Subscriptions have the option of being named on our website.

  • Any queries please contact [email protected]

    Merchandise Images

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    The images of T-shirts and bags are shown for illustration purposes only.

    Fairtrade cotton bags are available in black or natural. They are 100% Cotton Canvas and their dimensions are 39x41x14cm. T-shirts are 100% Cotton. They are in sizes S to 2XL and sizes S to 2XL in Ladies fitted style. The colours are black, white and light blue. The A3 wall-print is printed on premium matte paper (230gsm at high resolution) and will be despatched in a tube.

    Both bag and T-shirts are available in Classic Planet style (with our old logo) or Planet Transmitter style (our new logo plus graphic).

    To view bigger images of the merchandise, please click here

    How to take out a Supporter Subscription

    See below for the range of Supporter Subscription packages. To purchase, simply click on the link and you can buy online (you don’t need to have a Paypal account but can purchase as a guest). We will get in touch to confirm your choice of options and individual requirements.
    Alternatively, please send a cheque (made out to ‘Planet’) to Planet, PO Box 44, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3ZZ with your address and email contact so we can get in touch about your choice of options and individual requirements.

    Package 1

    12 months Planet subscription, vintage copy of Planet signed with a message of thanks, T-shirt and Fairtrade bag, A3 wall-print, a themed collection of 4 back issues, the option to be named in our print and digital magazine credits, book from our Planet Books catalogue, the option of being named on our website - £400

    Package 2

    12 months Planet subscription, T-shirt and Fairtrade bag, an A3 wall-print, themed collection of 4 back issues, the option to be named in our print and digital magazine credits, book from our Planet Books catalogue, the option of being named on our website - £250

    Package 3

    12 months Planet subscription, T-shirt or Fairtrade bag, themed collection of 4 back issues, book from our Planet Books catalogue, the option of being named on our website - £150

    Package 4

    12 months Planet subscription, themed collection of 4 back issues, book from our Planet Books catalogue, the option of being named on our website - £90

    Package 5

    12 months Planet subscription, A3 wallprint, book from our Planet Books catalogue, the option of being named on our website - £90

    Package 6

    12 months Planet subscription, A3 wall-print, the option of being named on our website - £70

    Package 7

    12 months Planet subscription, book from our Planet Books catalogue, the option of being named on our website - £40

    “Without Planet, our world would be not only smaller and more inward-looking but also impoverished in creativity and intellectual expression. It is simply unique.” – Menna Elfyn



    Planet is an outstanding publication that is absolutely vital to the public sphere in Wales.” Desolation Radio’s Dan Evans

    Terms and conditions: While the reader will receive all features and goods they paid for as advertised on this webpage at the time of purchase, we reserve the right to change the prices and what is available within the Supporters’ Subscription packages in the future. For UK subscribers please allow a delay of up to 21 days for us despatching your T-shirt or bag, and up to 3 working days for your wall-print, as these are specially created on-demand. Please allow a little longer if you an overseas subscriber. Wall-prints, bags and T-shirts provided as part of the package are costed as including VAT. Vintage copies of Planet signed with a message of thanks are pre-prepared so cannot be personalised. All Supporters' Subscriptions for individuals are standard print + digital subscriptions. Supporters' Subscriptions for organisations are print-only. The packages are currently only available for UK subscribers, but package prices for overseas subscribers will be available soon. We are not currently able to offer Supporters' Subscriptions to direct debit subscribers.

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