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.





Website-headerOne of the many things that sets us aside from other pet magazines is our passion for rescue pets. We feature rescues in every issue and I am on a mission to make the UK (and then the World!) more aware of how amazing rescue animals are.

Rescues are full to the brim of fantastic pets, they are not broken, they are just unwanted, often through no fault of their own, and now they’re waiting for their forever homes. Since we started last year, we have had a number of rescues contact us to say the pets featured in our Rescue Hut have now found their forever homes. Whether this was because of our Rescue Hut or whether we helped just a tiny bit (because it’s the rescues who do all the hard work!) then I am so proud we could be part of their journey and happy ending.

press sample hugo-1Hugo our rescue guinea pig, wanted to get involved with this letter, so ‘StompStamps’ put together a fantastic stamp of his paws! All ink free and now we have his paw print on paper forever. Check out their website for more details: on how to get your own.

Lightspeed is a science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. No subject is off-limits, and we encourage our writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.

Lightspeed is a 2014 Hugo Award Winner (and a four-time Hugo finalist), and stories from Lightspeed have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award.


2 thoughts on “Some Niche Mags to Check Out!”

  1. SQUAT?! Oh. My. God. That’ll look sooo good on your CV! Published in SQUAT! “If we reject your submission you can’t write for SQUAT!”


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