MODERN FARMER Hopes to Bridge Rural/Urban Divide

ImageMODERN FARMER is a new quarterly print, website, event series and online marketplace for people who care about where their food comes from. According to an interview with founder Ann Marie Gardner, this mean combining, “a lot of existing bits and pieces into a workable 21st century media model, where elements like events and e-commerce are thoughtfully integrated into more conventional editorial offerings.”

In the same interview, Gardner says the magazine is not aimed exclusively at rural farmers or urban foodies, but at people who care about the production of food. It will cover people, policy, issues, animals, plants and the technology of farms and food. Topics include farm tech, climate change, history of farming and first person essays.

Based in Hudson, New York, the magazine has an international scope. The first issue will be distributed next month. Currently, freelance submission information can be found on the magazine’s Tumblr account and the editors can be reached at edit@modfarmer.com

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Massachusetts Mothers Get New Digital Magazine

ImageBeantown Mom, a new Massachusetts digital magazine, promises to stay true to modern motherhood, appreciate Boston culture and celebrate the classics. The cover of their premier edition certainly sets a classy, youthful tone.

It will cover fashion, home décor, travel, entertainment and health. It wants to be a guide on where to go, what to see, which schools and services are best for their children, current fashion trends, controversial topics on motherhood, and how to get the most out of their home state for their families.

The first edition of this monthly publication can be read at Beantownmom.com. The magazine was launched by Editorial Director Sarah Driscoll, SarahDriscoll@beantownmom.com and Ellen London, both mothers. Article submissions should be emailed to submissions@beantownmom.com, editorial/creative inquires sent to editorial@beantownmom.com and product submissions emailed to products@beantownmom.com.

New Neighborhood Magazine for Westmont, IL

Neighbors of Westmont CoverNEIGHBORS OF WESTMONT is a new bimonthly magazine focusing on community news in Westmont, IL, located on the edge of Chicago. This publication replaces the Village of Westmont Calendar and Information Directory, and the Village newsletter. The first issue was published in February.

The magazine features local human interest and lifestyle stories, community news and articles about “the people that make Westmont special.” In addition, the editorial team is interested tapping local professionals to provide tips and advice on health, nutrition, finances, home, family, gardening and auto care.

This magazine is published by Emerald Marketing, Inc. and is delivered to every Westmont resident. It can also be downloaded for free at www.neighborsofwestmont.com. Kish Pisani is the editor and can be reached at neighbors@emeraldmarketing.com.

The Wall Street Journal Launches Second New Publication

Wall Street JournalRISK & COMPLIANCE JOURNAL will be launched by the publishers of The Wall Street Journal – its second new publication to be launched this spring. It is aimed at C-suite executives and boards of directors who navigate corporate, financial and reputational risks.

It will provide news coverage of governance, risk and compliance issues, including the risks of global market and trademark expansion, analysis of laws and regulations, and practical guidance on how companies can uphold their corporate reputations. The publication will include articles written by its own staff and a sponsored stream of content from Deloitte LLP, one of the ‘big four’ audit firms.

The magazine will be a dedicated content page available to Wall Street Journal subscribers. It is owned by News Corporation Ltd. Nick Elliott will oversee the new publication as editor, nick.elliott@dowjones.com, @NickElliottDJ

BKLYNR, a New Web Mag for Every Corner of Brooklyn, NY

bklynr logoBKLYNR, a new web magazine, promises to bring articles from every corner of the borough, not just the hipster enclaves that have made “Brooklyn” synonymous with uber-trendiness.

Twice a month, BKLYNR (pronounced Brooklyner) will publish in-depth stories about the political, economic and cultural life of Brooklyn. It will “strive to produce thoughtful, compelling journalism that explores new narratives, rather than retreading tired tropes.”

It is interested in writers, photographers, multimedia producers, artists and comics artists. Writers should email contribute@bklynr.com. COLUMBIA SPECTATOR alumni Thomas Rhiel, Raphael Pope-Sussman and Ben Cotton founded the web magazine, which will contain three articles per issue. The first issue will be available April 4.

Milwaukee Gains New Foodie Magazine

ImageEDIBLE MILWAUKEE is a new quarterly magazine focused on the production, distribution and consumption of food in Milwaukee and the Midwest. Its goals include, “to act as a megaphone, amplifying Milwaukee’s achievements to food fans locally and nationwide.”

It will cover a wide variety of food-related topics, from home brewing to articles on food policies with local impact. (A detailed list can be found at their website, ediblemilwaukee.com.)

The magazine will be distributed in May, August, November and March. Each issue emphasizes the current season with a focus on the Greater Milwaukee area, but also extending north to Port Washington/Sheboygan and south to Racine/Kenosha.

Edible Milwaukee is part of a network of more than 75 Edible Communities publications in North America, each locally-owned and oriented. It will rely on freelancer writers for the majority of its articles. Jen Ede is the publisher/editor-in-chief, but queries should be addressed to the Editorial Team, editorial@ediblemilwaukee.com.

New Gaming Magazine Resonates with Nostalgic Gamers

ImageGYGAX, which launched this January, targets anyone who remembers the defunct gaming magazines DRAGON, WHITE DWARF, ADVENTURE GAMING, and PEGASUS.

Gygax will cover tabletop gaming and the tabletop gaming community. “I wanted to ensure the viability of tabletop gaming for future generations,” founder and Editor-in-Chief James Elliot said. “I wanted to look at how we play games today with all the new distractions that are available – from video games to IMAX films. What does that mean in the 21st century?” His magazine will focus on the culture of gaming – past, present and future, featuring stories and content about tabletop games and RPGs, such as 1st and 2nd editions of AD&D, Pathfinder and D&D Next.

It will be available digitally as a PDF and Apple Newsstand for the iPad. The magazine will be available at game shops soon, and it will also be for sale at some upcoming game conventions. It is published by New York-based TSR Inc and the magazine website is at gygaxmagazine.com. Only a general inquiry email address is available, djinn@gygaxmagazine.com but the website features their submission guidelines.