In a recent piece that outlines indicators of a magazine recovery, Library Journal also lists its best new magazines.
Here are its top 10:
- allrecipes: The Meredith property is a successful outlier, producing a hard copy from a dominant all-digital product.
- Anew: English-language journal of fashion, painting, photography, architecture, and creative nonfiction produced in Milan.
- First American Art: Content, contributors, and editorial staff are all Native American.
- Fool: “Many of the illustrations are quite striking, like the full-page images of fermented rice roaches, ox spleen, and lamb tripe.” Need you know more?
- Gygax: A magazine for fantasy adventure game enthusiasts.
- Modern Farmer: A magazine for small-scale sustainable farmers.
- Nautilus: Light on ads and heavy on production values, this journal covers physics, sociology, mathematics, and medicine.
- [wherever]: A travel magazine with high aspirations and top-notch photography and illustration.
- World of Animals: A British monthly from the great Imagine Publishing.
- World Wildlife: A new quarterly from the World Wildlife Federation.
LJ cites Mediafinder.com in stating that there were 198 magazine launches in 2013, with 87 closures.
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