Well, I can’t believe it, but it has been almost a year since I mentioned my plans to start a new magazine for writers. The project somehow got put on the back burner. But I’m picking up on it again and have started to flesh out my business plan.
Contemporary Writer will focus on the craft and business of writing, targeting a readership of intelligent writers of all caliber who take their writing seriously.
It will provide in-depth industry analysis, industry interviews, creative writing theory and discussion, intelligent how-to articles, reviews, UK event listings, and call for submissions listings. Every issue will publish three creative pieces, winning a monetary prize. It will have a UK-centric focus, but available internationally.
It will be a quarterly publication, A5 and full colour, available at an extremely low cost. It would also be available on the iPad Newsstand. Initially, I’m thinking £10 for a UK subscription, including P&P.
I need to know if this magazine would interest people. I would be hoping for at least 1000 print subscribers. Would you be willing to buy such a magazine? What format (print/digital) would you prefer? Please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments.