Female Gen Xers will be targeted in new magazine

Bauer Publishing magazine coversCLOSER WEEKLY is a planned magazine from Bauer Publishing and will launch in November.

It is intended for women with birth dates from the early 1960s to the early 1980s. The magazine covers positive stories about celebrities these women grew up with and also age-appropriate advice on fashion, beauty, health, fitness, diet, recipes and decorating.

Publisher Bauer plans to distribute 2 million copies of the launch issue with a newsstand price of 25 cents when it launches in November. Thereafter the price will jump to $3.99.

Annabel Vered, avered@closerweekly.com, is the editor-in-chief.

This new quarterly chronicles the farm-to-table food movement

Modern Farmer magazine coverMODERN FARMER launched in April 2013 and aspires to highlight the New Food Culture.

It wants to “make connections between what we eat, how we live and the planet. Modern Farmer exists for people who want to be a part of that movement – it is for window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate.” It covers the people, policy, plants, animals and technology of agriculture.

The first print issue sold 35,000 copies on newsstands and 13,000 by subscription. It is published by Hudson, NY-based Modern Farmer Media. Ann Marie Gardner is founder and editor-in-chief, and Molly Birnbaum, edit@modernfarmer.com, is managing editor.

A newspaper becomes a magazine

Washington Examiner magazine coverWASHINGTON EXAMINER has relaunched as a weekly news magazine and website.

It aims to be an essential source for national political news and commentary for residents of Washington, DC, and environs. It has been repositioned “to serve politicians and political influencers inside the Beltway, in state government and outside the Beltway, those passionate about politics and government.” Its new advertising campaign features the tagline “Intellectual Capital for the Nation’s Capital.”

The new magazine had a print run of 45,000 and is distributed to every office on Capitol Hill, to every governor’s mansion, and to every state legislature across the country. It is printed on Wednesdays.

It is published by MediaDC. Stephen G. Smith is editor and Michael Hedges, mhedges@washingtonexaminer.com, is managing editor.

Northeast Mississippi gets its own lifestyle magazine

Mud & Magnolia magazine coverMUD & MAGNOLIAS is a bimonthly lifestyle magazine for Northeast Mississippi.

It aims to guide readers through the aspects of everyday life in the region and state, as well as showcase the best part of the South to the rest of the world. The editorial covers food, home and garden, travel, people, outdoors, fashion and pop culture.

It will be distributed to 28,000 homes throughout northeast Mississippi and is also available in local bookstores. The editor is Ellie Turner, editor@mudandmag.com

New magazine targets the top 1%

DuJour magazine coverDUJOUR is a new digital and quarterly print magazine aimed at Americans with an average income of more than $250,000, a house worth more than $1.5 million and a net worth of $5 million.

The editorial will cover of wide range of topics, including fashion, travel, fine dining, entertainment, home, business, politics, philanthropy and culture. Associated with luxury ecommerce site Gilt.com, the digital edition will allow readers to click to purchase the goods and services displayed on editorial pages.

The magazine will focus on New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco with half the editorial content in each issue about a local region. Seasonal editions in the Hamptons, Aspen and Sun Valley are also available.

It is published by DuJour Media Group and Nicole Vecchiarelli and Keith Pollock are co-Editors-in-Chief; Daryl Chen, daryl.chen@dujour.com, is Deputy Editor.

Better Homes and Gardens adds another SIP

Refresh magazine coverREFRESH, a new Special Interest Publication (SIP) from BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, promises that it will help you fall in love with your home again.

It “gives consumers the energy, enthusiasm, and know-how to tackle quick updates throughout the house – from easy decorating ideas to small-scale replacements of existing fixtures and finishes.” It highlights individual projects to freshen up every room in the house, new products and actual homes.

Publisher Meredith plans to publish twice a year and the current print run is 275,000. The editor is Lacey Howard, lacey.howard@meredith.com.

New print magazine combines food and fashion

Cherry Bombe magazine coverCHERRY BOMBE launched last May to “celebrate women and food – those who grow it, make it, serve it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between.” And fashion.

It is “about sustenance and style and things that nourish the mind, the eye and, of course, the stomach. Our readers, subjects and contributors are passionate about food, aesthetics and the world around them.”

The biannual has a sparse website at cherrybombe.com but hopes to have a “robust Internet presence” in 2014. The founders, restaurateur Kerry Diamond and creative Claudia Wu, met at HARPER’S BAZAAR and financed their magazine through Kickstarter, a fundraising website for creative projects.

A subscription to Cherry Bombe is $40 and each issue is $18. The first issue distributed 10,000 copies at select newsstands. The editors can be reached at info@cherrybombe.com and the magazine is on Twitter @cherrybombemag

Washington, DC moms get a new lifestyle magazine

Washington magazine coverWASHINGTONIAN MOM is a new print magazine for mothers in the Washington, DC, area.

It will focus on mothers as people and cover lifestyle, fashion, beauty, health, food, home, culture, profiles of local moms, first-person essays, places to go and things to do. “We…understand that we were people before we had kids,” Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett told Washington Business Journal. “And we’re still those people.”

The quarterly is published by Washingtonian Media, which also publishes the WASHINGTONIAN magazine. Kate Bennett, kbennett@washingtonian.com, is the editor-in-chief along with her duties as fashion editor for Washingtonian.

Another website inspires a print magazine


Carrier Management magazine covers

Two copies of the new magazine were prepared: One for subscribers and one to hand out at trade conferences.

CARRIER MANAGEMENT, a trade publication for property/casualty (P/C) insurance executives, has launched to accompany the CarrierManagement.com website.

The magazine will cover leadership, innovation, trends, reinsurance, risk models, talent management and more. It will be distributed to a selected group of 12,000 property/casualty insurer CEOs, presidents, senior executives and company board members.

The publisher is San Diego, CA-based Wells Media (INSURANCE JOURNAL, CLAIMS JOURNAL) and the editor is Susanne Sclafane, ssclafane@carriermanagement.com.

New magazine is tool for humans to better understand their pets

Natural Pet World magazine coverNATURAL PET WORLD is a different kind of animal magazine. It wants to encourage a deeper understanding and connection between humans and their pets.

The publisher, Green Steps Media in Inglewood, CA, states there is a need for a change in the way the pet world is perceived, misunderstood, abused and exploited. Natural Pet World is the first magazine, the publisher states, that “focuses on the special connection between humans and animals, going beyond the surface to really understand the deeper meaning of this connection. [The magazine] will look at the human world from an animal perspective to make us reflect and learn how to become better human beings. Part work of art, part educational, part inspirational, Natural Pet World aims at transforming the way we relate to our pets and the world.”

The bimonthly title will have a distribution of 50,000 copies that will be mailed directly to affluent families and also be available on selected newsstands. Barbara Manconi is the editor-in-chief and stories should be submitted to Alyson Stamos, Managing Editor, alyson@naturalchildworld.com.