Some Niche Mags to Check Out!


5 new magazines with small circulations and big ideas

Dissent is a quarterly magazine of politics and ideas. Establishing itself as one of America’s leading intellectual journals in 1954, it has since published articles by Hannah Arendt, Norman Mailer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Ellen Willis, Richard Wright, George Packer, and many others.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We publish the very best in political argument, and take pride in cultivating the next generation of labor journalists, cultural critics, and political polemicists.







SQUAT is a non-profit grassroots media organization with editors and organizers around the US and Canada. We publish the quarterly SQUAT Birth Journal, and also bring birth workers and advocates together through our social media community and in-person conferences.cropped-SQUATFullBanner4

SQUAT provides a forum for new and emerging voices in birth and reproductive health to express their ideas, research, and insights. We strive to push the boundaries of mainstream media portrayals of birth and birth work, challenging concepts of what midwifery is and can be, and of what birth is and can be. We are “radical” because our work brings together social and reproductive justice issues with birth work and because we strive to tell stories that represent a wide array of mothers, families, birth workers, and future birth workers. We support the full spectrum of reproductive rights, including abortion rights, and support birth workers who continue to push the boundaries of sexual and reproductive health care.

WEAVE_FB FEED IMAGEWeave Magazine is a bicoastal literary organization and print publication. We seek to create a space for a cross-section of writers and artists to meet on the page, on the stage, and in workshop. We celebrate diversity in both the creator and their works and strive to showcase both novice and established writers and artists.

Weave Magazine is dark humor and magical realism. Weave is strange and fantastical. Weave also loves realistic narratives in fiction and poetry. Weave loves honest and simple nonfiction, not confessional for confessions sake. Weave loves strong, well-developed characters. Weave especially loves dynamic female characters. Weave loves flawed characters. Weave loves retellings of old stories, fairy tales and myths. Weave loves when writers play with language. Weave loves a poem that grabs our attention early and avoids clichés. Weave loves surprises. Weave also loves poems about animals. We love a good monkey poem, but have yet to find one. On that day, Weave will dance.





Upcoming Deadlines and Events for “Out There” Writers!

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The first ever ZINE MACHINE: Durham Printed Matter Festivalis coming FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015. We’re calling all zinesters, comic artists, indy book writers, and assorted DIY printed matter makers to join us in occupying the historic Durham Armory for a festival of anti-corporate, autonomous, alternative printed media! Fun for the whole family in the heart of the Dirty South.

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