The 100 Best Magazines You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

How the indie magazine saved print, and where to get started

By Walker Loetscher

The 100 Best Magazines You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of
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26 September 2018

Print, they say, is dead.

Which is true — for the monthly glossies and newsprinted dailies that once dominated checkout lines and city-corner kiosks. Their relevance, page counts and editorial staffs are dwindling with a quickness, advertisers shunning them in favor of the (largely unfounded) promises of the all-consuming and data-driven world of digital.

But in their place, a new form of print journalism has risen, and even thrived. We’re talking about the world of independent magazines, the unlikely hero of the 24-hour news cycle. According to The Financial Times, alt-mag distribution service Stack reported a 32% growth in subscribers in 2017, with The Guardian having cited 76% growth for the same service back in 2014 (it launched in 2008).

So what are they doing differently? Why are the monoliths of media being put to pasture while frisky young upstarts continue to find purchase? The answer is simple, if a bit hard to define: quality.

An independent magazine, as far we can tell, no longer refers to a staple-bound packet passed around in rock ‘n’ roll venues or high-school hallways, but rather any work of “slow journalism,” which can be thought of as the spiritual antithesis of clickbait.

Where clickbait is hastily assigned and edited, often riddled with factual errors and intended to leave the popular consciousness almost as quickly as it enters it, slow journalism is built for a long and healthy shelf life. It is typically printed on cardstock, distributed quarterly or bimonthly, and filled with rigorously edited longform stories and original photography, illustrations and graphics. Slow journalism is not something to be tossed in the waste bin after a quick skim; it is meant to be displayed, ogled and admired.

Independent magazines also — vitally — tend not to depend on ad dollars for their sustenance. Most come with a bit of sticker shock, which their readers see as a fair tradeoff for quality. Still others (like the Facebook-backed GROW or Away luggage’s Here), may be viewed as marketing vehicles for the tech companies that operate them.

The only remaining question, then, is where to begin your own journey into the world of slow journalism. Luckily, the kaleidoscope of titles covers just about any subject or interest one can think of, 100 of which we’ve compiled and categorized below for your dutiful perusal.

SPORTS

Howler
Quarterly
There are a number of exceptional soccer quarterlies available, but Howler is the only one that actually calls it soccer: it’s American-produced, with a special emphasis on U.S.-bred players and the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams.

Sneak peek: What is American soccer? / An American soccer life in South Korea, Pt. I

Franchise
Biannual
Because basketball is more than NCAA and NBA box scores: it is a global economy intrinsically connected to the many cultures that celebrate it.

Sneak peek: Follow Franchise on Instagram

Racquet
Quarterly
A place for writers from many backgrounds — sports, fashion, longform — to comment on the culture of a sport they all love: tennis.

Sneak peek: Dining out with courtsiders, a rogue, impish species in the tennis ecosystem / Perfumers evoke the elegance of an imagined tennis game

Victory Journal
Biannual
Think of the “journal of sport and culture” as the New Yorker meets Sports Illustrated, in newspaper form. They also have a nascent video division.

Sneak peek: Why “America’s first extreme sport” is reaching new audiences / Video: The perfect game of putt-putt

Caddie
Biannual
Irreverent, accessible coverage of the world’s least irreverent, accessible sport.

Sneak Peek: Meet the Aussie electropop duo inspired by Greg Norman

TRAVEL


Holiday
Bi-annual
A once-American mag relaunched in Paris in 2014. Dense and thorough in the best way, with literary excerpts, photoshoots and interviews profiling a single region, from California to Scotland.

Sneak Peek: Weightlessness in Bhutan (excerpt)

Collective Quarterly
Quarterly
A consistent cocktail of the random and elegant, each issue of Collective Quarterly takes a deep dive into a region over 200 litho-printed pages.  

Sneak Peek: An Out-of-Town Board Shaper’s Smooth Lines Make Waves

Flaneur
Biannual
A magazine in which each issue focuses entirely on a single street? That’s right.

Sneak Peek: Notes From a Mobile Phone Diary

Cartography
Biannual
Milan-based and photography-heavy, with three very different places per issue (e.g. Japan, South Dakota and Venice).

Sneak Peek: Pantelleria

Boat
Biannual
The nomadic travel guide that literally shacks up in its city of interest — be it Saravejo or Lima — for several weeks to capture the place and its people.

Sneak Peek: Hector Gallo’s Garden of Affections

EROTICA

TREATS!
Quarterly
The thick, glossy photo tome that launched the career of Emily Ratajkowski.

Sneak Peek: The Fat Jew got cozy with Charlotte McKinney / Emily Ratajkowski by Steve Shaw

Elska
Bimonthly
A travelogue, Elska showcases the cities of the world through the photos and stories of the local gay community. “Men presented with a natural style that melds documentary portrait photography with a bit of sexiness,” as they say.

Sneak Peek: Elska in Bogota / Victor in London

C-Heads
Annual
Made by women (sisters Christine and Sigrun Guggenberger) since 2006, this Austria/Berlin magazine is “about freedom, dreams, sex and life” (with some fiction, fashion and poetry to boot).

Sneak Peek: Leila Lowfire Talks About Body Positivity, Society and Being a Nude Model / “I Don’t Want the Photographer to Retouch Anything”

Normal
Quarterly
Artistic nudes, sure, but this French journal is just as much about fashion, cinema and contemporary photography … with the occasional erotic David Lynch photo essay.

Sneak Peek: Women seen by women / The B&W photography of Szymon Brodziak

Coy Culture
Annual
“A culture of yours,” this infrequent arts glossy (which, yes, is full of beautiful, occasionally unclothed women but leans toward fashion) is dictated by the photographers and their medium of choice.

Sneak Peek: Chess and the Kodak / The Future Is Vintage: A Talk With ‘Los Feliz’

LITERATURE

Granta
Quarterly
One of the titans of the literary world, Granta has been publishing award-winning nonfiction, photojournalism and — above — contemporary fiction since 1889 (it was founded by Cambridge University students). You can also buy a digital-only subscription to access their extensive digital archives, though that would kind of defeat the purpose of this article.

Sneak Peek: A Few Words About Fake Breasts by Nell Boeschenstein

Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
Quarterly
A radical re-envisioning of the literary journal as a medium, no two issues are the same. Some are traditionally formatted with an emphasis on one region or subject; Issue 16 was a deck of playing cards; 17 was a stack of disparate mail. They also publish a popular satirical blog: McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

Sneak Peek: It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*ckers

Ploughshares
Triannual
You get three issues a year, two of which are spearheaded by guest editors from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. The roster of writers whose early work has appeared is a who’s who of the American canon: David Foster Wallace, John Irving, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Joy Williams, John Ashberry, Ray Carver.

Sneak Peek: Therefore by Andrés Cerpa

Tin House
Quarterly
Supplements original fiction and poetry with literary criticism, author interviews and food writing. Especially notable for its “New Voices” section, which highlights previously unpublished authors.

Sneak Peek: The Non-Writer’s Guide to Easy Cocktail Party Conversation

Zoetrope All-Story
Quarterly
Francis Ford Coppola’s literary journal lies at the intersection of fiction and film, with a tightly edited table of contents (3-4 stories) and a guest curator from the world of pop culture (Nick Cave, Julian Casablancas) in every issue.

Sneak Peek: There Will Never Be a Darwish Bridge Here by Colum McCann (excerpt)

FASHION

Fantastic Man
Biannual
Award-winning British style mag characterised by fashion-forward spreads featuring male celebs and intellectuals, top-shelf art direction (hence the awards), and a delightfully impish editorial voice.

Sneak peek: This profile on Tyler, The Creator / This questionnaire with British novelist Will Self

Men in This Town
Biannual
Based on the popular Australian street style blog, MITT focuses on “capturing men with a distinct look in their natural habitat” — in other words, finding regular dudes with dope style on the street all over the world and then interviewing them to get a peek into the rest of their lives.

Sneak peek: Stylish fellas like this one / and this one / and this one

The Rake
Bi-monthly
Straight out of London with a supremely posh (and undeniably cool) take on men’s fashion — product recos, vintage style inspo, plus profiles of celeb gents we could all take some sartorial cues from.

Sneak peek: This Week We’re Channeling: Truman Capote in Capote / A Rakish Guide to Cocktail Hour

Hodinkee
Biannual
Hall of Fame watch geek Benjamin Clymer’s site has become the preeminent resource for timepiece enthusiasts of every stripe, and their eponymous mag delivers the same thoroughly-informed, well-researched, beautifully shot horology porn.

Sneak peek: Hodinkee Radio: Apple and the Future of Watchmaking / Baselworld 2018: Your Complete Guide to All the New Watches

Highsnobiety
Biannual
A global authority on the intersection of street and pop culture, Highsnob is the thinking man’s destination for elegant, beautifully shot trend reporting on sneakers, streetwear, music, art and design.

Sneak peek: Why Yeezys Will Never Be the iPhone of Sneakers / Kim Jones Thinks it’s Time to Retire the Term “Streetwear”

ART

Printed Pages
Biannual
A dispatch from the fringes of the modern art world courtesy culture gurus at website It’s Nice That.

Sneak Peek: Under Construction: A Peek Inside Walt Disney’s Disneyland

Oak the Nordic Journal
Biannual
A gorgeously bound hardcover that takes as its subject Scandinavian artists, makers and designers, with deep dives into traditions of Nordic craftsmanship.

Sneak Peek: Olafur Eliasson: A Studio Beyond

Le Petit Voyeur
Annual or biannual
An ad-free, limited-edition collection of edgy artists with a healthy dose of unusual, compelling (artistic) nudes.

Sneak Peek: This year’s special super hard-to-cop release of sultry sci-fi nudes by Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama

Aesthetica
Quarterly
A sumptuous exploration of contemporary photography and visual art to feast your eyes upon.

Sneak Peek: Surreal Topographies, Atmospheric Intent

Polychrome Mag
Annual
Iconoclastic publication presenting and highlighting artists of color on their own terms. Printed in Texas.

Sneak Peek: Earlier this year, Forbes shortlisted the magazine in a guide to notable women-run indie mags

TECHNOLOGY

The Exposed
Biannual
A magazine that incorporates technology as much into its format as its content: a corresponding app enables you to scan icons in the magazine for accompanying video and/or audio content.

Sneak Peek: The City of Possibilities / A Space for Humans

Misc Magazine
Quarterly
A collection of articles and essays from some of the best minds in modern-day startup culture: think design, experiential, tech, strategy and more.

Sneak Peek: Serious Play: From eSports to Digital Transformation / Ian Spalter: Insights From Instagram’s Head of Design

Make Magazine
Bimonthly
A magazine for the makers, tweakers and fiddlers, encompassing everything a DIYer could ever want to learn.

Sneak Peek: Make Your Own High-Quality Video Studio Lights / Engineering Serious Robo-Critters with the openDog Project

Offscreen
Triannual
As its name states, this mag is meant to provide a moment away from the screen for people who are consumed by them. It explores this world through interviews with the people moving the industry; think pieces and scoops on brand-new gadgets and technologies.

Sneak Peek: An Exist Strategy / The Disaster Factory

Weapons of Reason
Biannual (roughly)
More of a “publishing project” than a magazine, this print piece uses highly stylized graphics and illustrations to discuss the global challenges of modernity.

Sneak Peek: Though megacities are a recent phenomenon, many traits of the modern metropolis have their origins in our past / The youth of Tokyo are miserable, but the city’s elderly aren’t faring much better

VICE

Gossamer
Biannual
A handsomely photographed publication for “discerning and curious individuals who just happen to smoke weed.”

Sneak Peek: Babybel: Waxing Eloquent on Cheese / Why everyone should know what it takes to grow weed

Standart
Quarterly
A deep dive into your morning vice: coffee, from the baristas to the beans to the culture around your cup o’ joe.

Sneak Peek: Coffee and the Cosmos / A look into the mysterious world of coffee trading

The Cocktail Lovers
Quarterly
One man and one woman, determined to find the best cocktail bars in London (and occasionally abroad).

Sneak Peek: Afternoon teas with a boozy cocktail kick / Cool caricatures and clever cocktails on the new menu at Scarfes Bar

Imbibe
Bimonthly
Pretty much the bible of booze, Imbibe is the best in the game for cocktail recipes, spirited travel ideas and non-boozy beverage trends.

Sneak Peek: Understanding the language of sake / The evolution of arcade bars

TTTism
Annual
Tattoo culture, from its history and traditions through its modern-day practitioners, as told through profiles, essays and photography,  

Sneak Peek: Palaung and Shan: The Black Warriors of Burma / Tattoo Profile: Hayden Gan De Mari

VEHICLES

Retromotive
Quarterly
A stand-in for getting up close and personal with the cars (and car owners) at auto shows.

Sneak peek: Iconic Series: The Road Runner Super Bird / Teaser gallery of the Lotus 11 150LM, one of only two in existence

Lollipop
Intermittent
At the crossroads of conceptual photography and Formula One comes a magazine you’ll want to dismember and tack onto your garage walls.

Sneak peek: This photographer shoots 230 MPH Formula One cars on a camera from 1913 / The greatest Formula 1 magazine you’ve never heard of

Iron & Air
Quarterly
Instead of putting forth its own idea of what motorcycling culture should be, Iron & Air writes and photographs bikers as they are.

Sneak peek: Struggling to understand what Harley-Davidson owners want / Zoé David built her first motorcycle five years ago after a boy broke her heart

Overland Journal
Five issues/year
Looks like an eco-friendly adventure travel magazine, actually an ode to the vehicles that make those journeys possible.

Sneak peek: “Today is a good day to die!” / The Cradle of Adventure (in a GWagen)

Fuel Magazine
Intermittent
International car culture via Australia, spotlighting vehicles as much as the gearheads who adore them. For motorcycles, check out sister mag Tank Moto.

Sneak peek: Pro Stock Dodge Challenger Race Car / 1975 Volkswagen Type 1 Baja Beetle

MUSIC

She Shreds
Quarterly
The only print publication dedicated to women guitarists and bassists, this mag is chock-full of great, underrepresented names from around the world.

Sneak Peek: The Truth Behind the Supposed Decline in Guitar

Under the Radar
Quarterly
An American music rag co-founded by a husband and wife billed as “the solution to music pollution,” Under the Radar occasionally taps music icons to interview other icons, with memorable results.

Sneak Peek: The last interview and cover with Elliott Smith before his death: “Better Off Than Dead”

Happy Mag
Quarterly
A newer title out of Australia, Happy Mag’s features keep an eye on the up-and-coming youth music, culture and art around the world.

Sneak Peek: The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ gets 50th anniversary reissue with heaps of previously unheard material

Wax Poetics
Quarterly
It’s wax as in vinyl, and inside you’ll find coverage of hip-hop, jazz, reggae, blues and more, interspersed with history lessons and takeaways about important books and films.

Sneak Peek: A Mac Miller Interview from the archives

Shindig!
Monthly
In the spirit of teen music rags and fan zines of yore, Shindig! covers present and past popular music history in an earnest voice still untouched by Pitchfork’s heady, stuffy style.

Sneak Peek: Let Me Whisper in Your Ear … Big Star’s Advocates

ACTION SPORTS

The Surfer’s Journal
Bi-monthly
This reader-supported surf culture mag out of San Clemente, CA, bills itself as “more book than magazine” and doesn’t disappoint. Coffee table-worthy even for the most landlocked.

Sneak Peek: A traveling surfer finds shamans, tattooists, and cultural collisions deep in the Mentawai / An excerpt from the new book ‘Cocaine + Surfing

The Reason
Biannual
Not to be confused with the Libertarian monthly (or the seminal Hoobastank ballad), this Reason is dedicated to artful shred photography, hard-hitting gear reviews and cheeky reporting on the sport’s most progressive young riders.

Sneak Peek: The Rise and Fall of the All-RounderRiding Laax With the Gypsy Rodents

Huck
Bimonthly
Dedicated to exploring “the many facets of radical culture,” Huck not only provides a healthy dose of skate, surf and snow, but also music, art, pop culture and activism — all shot with a gritty, realist eye.

Sneak Peek: The Skateboarders Fighting for a Better FutureThe Post-Apocalpytic Impact of Late Capitalism

Monster Children
Quarterly
MC really shines in the photography department — delivering supremely artful snaps of not only the skate and surf cultures that serve as its main focus, but plenty of travel and culture as well. Oh, and babes.

Sneak Peek: Watch Skater Tommy Montano Explore the Balkans Making a Spectacle With NYC Street Photographer Martin Cartagena

The Ski Journal
Quarterly
Eye-popping photography from snowcapped peaks all over the globe, accompanied by charming dispatches from fellas who are skiers first, writers second.

Sneak Peek: Hitting the Curve at Island Lake Lodge Grassholes: Grass Skiing’s Trail of Dust

SCIENCE AND NATURE

The Plant
Biannual
Instead of preaching to the traditional green thumbs, The Plant offers unusual and inspiring horticultural insights through interviews, stories and photography.

Sneak Peek: Creative Director and Founder Carol Monpart discusses the latest issue / Behind the scenes of Issue 9

Nautilus
Bimonthly
Award-winning and published in partnership with MIT Press, Nautilus tackles one topic per issue via leading scientists, journalists, philosophers and artists.

Sneak Peek: Is it time to get rid of time? / Does Theranos mark the peak of the Silicon Valley bubble?

Rakes Progress
Quarterly
A gardening tome that acts both as a how-to guide (to planting, making jam, using tools) and an “antidote to the mad whirl of digital.”

Sneak Peek: Border Crossings: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral / Green shoots in publishing as a new magazine makes stylish progress

Sirene
Biannual
The ocean in magazine form, both figuratively (the English and Italian editions highlight our multifaceted connections to the sea) and literally (the paper is made from algae).

Sneak Peek: Behind the scenes with founders Alberto Coretti and Floriana Cavallo / A look inside Issue 3 via magCulture

Beside
Biannual
Instead of man versus wild, Beside breaks down our relationship with nature (from migration to fly fishing), advocating for symbiosis.

Sneak Peek: We ate the bluefin tuna nearly to extinction. We can stop now. / Bernie Krause on preserving the voices of the wilderness before they disappear forever

FOOD

Toothache
Biannual
Made for chefs, by chefs. Includes recipes and tales of the tribe from an outstanding number of their own.

Sneak Peek: Toothache documenting some live-fire baked pretzels

Noble Rot
Quarterly
A cheeky, graphic-tastic food-and-wine mag meant to blur the lines between gastronomy and the creative arts.

Sneak Peek: Unhyped: Celebrating Off-Radar, Old-School and Classic Restaurants

Drift
Biannual
For the resident roast-heads, a travel magazine that visits the most coffee-happy cities in the world.

Sneak Peek: Iconic San Francisco Coffee Drinks (excerpt)

Put A Egg On It
Biannual
Not just eggs! This art and literary mag shares essays on all things epicurean and celebrates food at its most fundamental: like, say, the pleasure of breaking bread.

Sneak Peek: A Bitter History

Ambrosia
Biannual
A new location each time, with 160 pages of foodie adventures — expect trips to beloved street vendors and stories, photos and recipes from local chefs (be it Denmark or Baja).

Sneak Peek: Jorge Vallejo

FILM

Shelf Heroes
Intermittent
Each issue meditates on a number of great films that begin with the same letter via poetry, illustration, fiction and essays. Next up is H.

Sneak peek: A preview of Issue G

Cahiers du Cinema
Monthly
Quite simply, the most influential film magazine in the history, having literally created the notion of “auteurism” and counting Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard among its editorial alumni. We should also mention that it’s in French.

Sneak peek: Cahiers du Cinema’s annual top 10 lists

Cineaste
Quarterly
That Cineaste is traditional in format — interviews with directors, festival reviews, critical essays on film — makes it no less radical in politics: it’s been a champion of independent, foreign and avant garde cinema for the entirety of its 50 years in circulation.

Sneak peek: Blade Runner 2049, reviewed / An interview with Ruben Ostlund on The Square

Film Comment
Bimonthly
Published by the Film Society at Lincoln Center since 1962, America’s answers to Cahiers reviews film and its place in societal impact with a rigorous lesn.

Sneak peek: Make It Real: Notes on nonfiction camp / A review of Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark

Little White Lies
Five issues/year
Film subjects high (Agnes Varda’s Faces Places) and low (Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper) are reviewed with equal fervor in this poppy film journal.

Sneak peek: In praise of Dazed and Confused at 25 / A review of First Reformed

DESIGN

Openhouse
Biannual
Go inside the private homes and spaces of the world’s most stylish, interesting creatives.

Sneak Peek: Field of Vision: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Abiquiu Home, MAKR + Openhouse, A Hands-On Touch

Eye
Quarterly
A handsome, collectible title for lovers of graphic design and visual art, with a healthy dose of informed critique as well.

Sneak Peek: Geometry Is Never Wrong, a look into the process of creating 8,000 custom covers for their last special typography edition

Apartamento
Biannual
See how the other half lives in this digestible, expertly curated look inside the homes and minds of international creatives, intellectuals and people of good taste.

Sneak Peek: Interview with Dominique Nabokov, Trix and Robert Haussman

Real Review
Quarterly
Contemporary culture magazine made by an architecture critic that looks at what it means to be alive and sharing space with others in this day and age.

Sneak Peek: As covered by 032c, The REAL REVIEW Tells Us What It Means to Live Today

Cabana
Biannual
Covered in fabric wallpaper, issues of Cabana celebrate the unsung details of interiors, from textures playing well to materials aging with character to the possibilities unfolding from orchestras of colors.

Sneak Peek: A look into the founder Mondadori Sartogo’s own gorgeously maintained home, courtesy the Telegraph

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Berlin Quarterly
Biannual
In-depth English-language reportage (and fiction and visual arts) from a locale where most Americans don’t seek out journalism.

Sneak peek: What the newly launched Berlin Quarterly says about Berlin / A look inside the third issue

Migrant Journal
Biannual (six-issue limited run)
As migration speeds up (in terms of people, goods, ideas), Migrant Journal slows us down to discuss its ramifications via journalism, academia and more.

Sneak Peek: Inside Migrant Journals sea and air-themed third issue / A new magazine wants to change how we think about migration

Delayed Gratification
Quarterly
The media arm of the slow movement: covering news “three months after the dust has settled.”

Sneak peek: The hunt for £125 billion in shipwrecked gold / The day 74 of my fellow fans were killed at a football match

Good Trouble
Intermittent
Old-school journalism in format (broadsheet newspaper), new-school protest in content (cataloging resistance movements around the world).

Sneak peek: The only lifeboat in Japan / The art of Diamond Stingily

Little Atoms
Intermittent
The podcast that championed reason and open debate in our polarizing times, now in coffee-table form.

Sneak peek: We love Coca-Cola and they love death / Revolution in the mountains

LGBT

Ladybeard
Biannual
A UK-based feminist glossy that focuses away from the mainstream (straight, white, cis, able-bodied) to explore different gender roles and beauty ideals.

Sneak Peek: Here come the ecosexuals / The therapeutic potentials of LSD

Gertrude
Biannual
At 20 years, the literary-based Gertrude is the longest consecutively published queer journal — although, sadly, they recently moved the “journal” part online. However, they now publish (in print) fiction and non-fiction themed “chapbooks” and have their own quarterly, subscription-based book club.

Sneak Peek: Girlhood, a brief history of everyday violence / Fade Into You: An excerpt from Nikki Darling

Cakeboy
Biannual
Inspired by the phrase from Clueless, an ode to the “disco-dancing, Oscar Wilde-reading, Streisand-ticket-holding friend of Dorothy.” Fashion, art, culture and fiction, all from a “Cakeboy” perspective.

Sneak Peek: Was Narcissus a homo? On obsession & self-negation in queer narratives / Design darlings turn beauty into queer resistance

Original Plumbing
Quarterly
An exploration of trans-male culture, focusing on a different theme each issue. Started in 2009, the magazine also creates apparel and throws events around San Francisco. (Note: The upcoming issue #20 appears to be the last, though you can still subscribe and receive the last two.)

Sneak Peek: The Original Plumbing manifesto / Ten trans guys talk about their personal fashion

Posture
Annual
Interviews, essays and original style photography by an NYC-based creative agency, with a focus on “women, queer and POC creatives.”

Sneak Peek: Corey Camperchioli on “Femme” the Film and Internalized Misogyny / The Eroticism of Materials and Political Nature of Abstraction

PHOTOGRAPHY

Aperture
Quarterly
An oldie but goodie founded in 1952, this magazine is run by a not-for-profit organization with the goal of connecting photographers to the broader community.

Sneak Peek: Back in the Days: Guadalupe Rosales and her archive of Chicano life in Los Angeles / Fashion Photography in the #MeToo Era

Gup
Quarterly
GUP is an acronym for Guide to Unique Photography. It can and will make you feel uncomfortable, sometimes.

Sneak Peek: Tryouts / Infinite Travels

Noice
Intermittent
Doesn’t take itself too seriously but still has a discerning eye for all things photographic, plus a very open policy on calling for submissions from readers, often showcasing upcoming artists.

Sneak Peek: Issue 002 - The Red Issue / Issue 004 - Nice Dude

Foam Magazine
Triannual
Each issue is published around a very specific theme, with each collection also printed on a specifically selected stock of paper.

Sneak Peek: #51 Seer/Believer / #50 Water

Yet Magazine
Triannual
A photo journal with a self-proclaimed lack of genre and style, solely looking to feature a wide range of work across themes and experience levels. Looking to take nothing away from the photographers, all pieces are published sans graphics or text.

Sneak Peek: Issue #8 / Issue #10 - Studying Photography

OUTDOOR

Another Escape
Biannual
Blends a Planet Earth-esque approach (issues goes by names like Altitude, Frozen or Woods) with personal narrative touches while adventuring through the natural world.

Sneak peek: Friluftsiv

Sidetracked
Biannual
As swashbuckling as it gets. One issue tackles kayaking past polar bears and crushing waves off Tasmania.

Sneak Peek: Sidetracked on assignment in the Channel Islands, CA

Stay Wild
Quarterly
Portland-based quarterly offering a main course of adventure, alongside sizable sides of artwork, motorcycles, surfing and camping.

Sneak Peek: Redwood Oysters

Modern Huntsman
Biannual
A gorgeous, brand-new tome all about … hunting? Modern Huntsman seeks to bridge the hyper-charged rhetorical gap between advocates and dissidents.

Sneak Peek: Give an Inch, Take a Mile

Gear Patrol
Biannual
The online gear kings also do a print version with 220 pages of round-ups, reviews and field reports.

Sneak Peek: Inside the World’s Best Hiking Boot Repair Shop

BUSINESS

BizEd
Bimonthly
A trade publication with surprisingly good looks and well-informed commentary on the business of education.

Sneak Peek: Millennials Drive Growth in Part-Time MBA / The Many Benefits of Consulting Projects

B
Monthly
Each month, B investigates a single successful brand, complete with behind-the-scenes stories and photos.

Sneak Peek: Issue No. 63 Ikea / Issue No. 41 Rolex

Business of Fashion
Biannual
Insights on any and everything related to the fashion industry (even tangentially).

Sneak Peek: Can Paris Grow Its Fashion-Tech Game? / Midnight 00 Is the Antidote to the Sneaker Hype Gripping Footwear

Courier
Bimonthly
This magazine (and agency) operates at the heart of startup culture, advising brands on how to stay relevant in an ever-changing landscape.

Sneak Peek: Streetwear’s rapid rise (and what comes next) / The pig-farming book publisher

Worth
Quarterly
Relaunched in 2009 with a glossy, design-forward presentation, Worth caters to high net-worth individuals with wealth management advice and lifestyle recommendations.

Sneak Peek: The Supply-Side Miracle / The 50 Most Powerful People in Sports

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Additional reporting by Athena Wisotsky, Kirk Miller, Danny Agnew, Alex Lauer, Tanner Garrity and Eli London

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