A public relations consultant with 15 years of experience under her belt, Melanie empowers purpose-driven people and brands to make their voices heard, for messages that aim to leave a legacy.
With The Coup, she created a large portfolio of global media coverage for startups, brands, global enterprises and their thought leaders.
Print magazines are very much alive and kicking, and I'm going to prove their creative value by introducing you to these new(er) publications by both indie and legacy publishers.
Indie media publishers often choose to print on recycled, uncoated pages with thin margins to maximize the use of their publications and be responsible stewards of the environment. In addition, they dedicate their publication to a specific cause.
I will also introduce their online magazine equivalents, as well as new lifestyle podcasts to listen to.
Ready? Read, pitch, and contribute:
Sober lifestyle: Low No Drinker magazine was founded by health and wellness enthusiast Denise Hamilton-Mace. It features low and no-alcohol drink reviews, interviews and industry news.
Denise is interested in hearing from alcohol-free brands, contributing journalists who are living a sober life, low alcohol experiences in bars and restaurants, and any health and wellness experts who would be able to offer a contemporary viewpoint.
Its name a reminiscence of a quote by past satirical president Donald Trump; It's Freezing in LA! quickly became an award-winning publication in the new category of eco-lifestyle magazines, championing slow fashion and environmentalism.
Deserving to be titled one of the top environmental indie magazines, this counter-culture magazine is a product of a UK-registered non-profit.
ELLE UK has launched the Why I…Move podcast made in association with Nike.
Hosted by ELLE UK editors Hannah Nathanson and Natasha Bird, the podcast’s weekly episodes feature interviews and conversations with women from the worlds of fashion, sport and culture to discuss how they fit movement into their lives and the emotional benefit it brings, speaking alongside specialised coaches and trainers who share their stories.
Sport, style and culture: CircleZeroEight is a revolutionary biannual magazine used to communicate style and culture through the lens of sport. Working with the world’s best contributors and athletes the platform encourages inspiring and educational storytelling from around the globe.
Where the Leaves Fall is a magazine exploring humankind’s connection with nature through the intersection between social justice and the environment, art, science, culture, philosophy and food.
If you’re interested in being a part of that conversation and contributing as a writer, illustrator, photographer or in any other way, you can visit the Where the Leaves Fall Contribute page.
Balcony is a bi-annual collection of conversations with artists situated in the everyday. each issue contains a selection of dialogues as well as visual stories and original artworks.
Sidestepping conventions of both art criticism and the artist profile, balcony presents the artist’s voice as its primary source, blurring the boundaries between the art world and the everyday.
Riposte profiles bold and fascinating women who challenge power structures and stereotypes. Interviews are honest rather than being full of media-trained responses as the women we feature candidly discuss their successes & failures, their work, their passions and perspectives.
Essays and features cover a broad range of issues including art, design, music, business, innovation, politics, social justice and environmental issues.
The Riposte publishers commission all creative content exclusively for each issue, working closely with all creative partners.
The Whitney Review of New Writing is the new project by multi-magaziner, Whitney Mallett.
Instead of long and sprawling essays by well-established writers regularly spotted in other reviews, The Whitney Review aims to shake up the traditional format of this genre of printed publication.
The first issue explores 'Spirit, transmission, self-defense and sex.'
"It was over two years ago, in late spring 2014, when I had the idea to form a fashion philanthropic media brand. At 4am on a Sunday, wide awake and deep in thought over one of my dearest friends who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, the feeling of helplessness at her situation was very troubling to me," - Karina Givargisoff, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Mission Magazine.
Each issue of Mission is devoted to a particular charity or cause.
Positive News magazine is dedicated to sharing uplifting current affairs and exploring society's challenges through a lens of progress and possibility. Embracing the principles of constructive journalism, this publication was originally a volunteer-driven newspaper and transformed into a vibrant magazine in 2015.
The magazine is owned by 1,500 of their readers in 33 countries, and profits are reinvested in creating inspiring journalism for the public benefit. Directors are elected by and from our community of co-owners.
More Or Less magazine introduces the alternative to consumerism: Creativity.
"A major goal of More Or Less is to provoke thought about the decisions we make when we buy clothes – factoring in the realities of cost and consumption," says publisher Jaime Perlman.
Luncheon is a vibrant and independent cultural magazine that seamlessly blends the realms of art, fashion, and food.
With a free-spirited approach to its content, this biannual publication provides readers with a bountiful feast for both the eyes and the mind. Embodying the essence of engaging conversations held over a delightful lunch, each issue of LUNCHEON is crafted like a meticulously curated menu.
"We believe in sharing stories that have the potential to shift ways of thinking and being in our relationship to the living world. In an age of soundbite information, we strive to engage our online audience through our ethic of “slow consumption”—not shying away from in-depth, long-form content that is both thought-provoking and evergreen."
Emergence Magazine is an online publication, podcast, annual print edition, and podcast.
Emergence magazine is open to your submissions of essays, op-eds, photo essays, films, multimedia, and audio stories.
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