Oh, Random Thought!

I walked up the stairs in my house today, probably for the tenth time, and I randomly thought to myself, “I could start a magazine.”

Some days I dont have a clue where these thoughts come from. Obviously my focus is to be a published author, and not to self-publish in any way, but the thought of finding cool pieces to put together into a magazine and share with others has some appeal.

Then I remember I don’t have any money to do a project like this and all my available time is spent writing and promoting and attempting to publish.

Still, it might be fun.

Oh, the questions are still there:
Print or online?
Who would be the staff?
Focus/target audience?
Am I insane?

Links:

Start a magazine (the glossy kind with pictures)

Start a magazine (more generic and mentions online stuff)

While both of these are Helium articles, I found 2 and 3 of the 4 listed articles to not be so helpful for the information I seek. If this is something I’d proceed with, I may have to chat up some editors. It’s thankless work, but someone has to do it. (And Kudos to all of those who do, even if you reject me!)

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2 Comments

  1. Jamie said,

    19 February 2009 at 16:29

    I have worked print magazines and they are a pain. A lot of time (although you get to find out what other people are writing and how your own writing stacks up), and a lot of energy. It was a good pain to experience, but I was glad I did it on somebody else’s dime.

  2. Crys said,

    19 February 2009 at 18:38

    I’ve also always wanted to create my own magazine.. even went so far as setting up an E-zine, but never took it anywhere. Every once in awhile I have a stroke of brilliance like that and then have to bring myself back to reality.


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