Fall always brings me a great dilemma: it’s both my busiest season for freelance and the time when I most want to curl up with a good book. What a conundrum! I love reading magazines in the fall, though. Magazines are great reads during busy times, and it can be so nice to take a few minutes to read one during a much-needed coffee break.
I always scan the headlines in the magazines when I’m in the line at the grocery store (mainly looking for Thanksgiving recipes!) but sometimes I crave something less commercial, with fewer ads and in support of independent writers, designers and photographers. Here are the eight indie magazines on my wishlist. I can’t wait to get my paws on some of these this winter.
What are you reading right now? Comment and let me know! // susannah
Click below to see the 8 indie magazines on my wishlist!
1. My mom brought me a copy of Australia’s bi-monthly Frankie Magazine from her last trip to South Africa. It’s a cheeky yet beautiful magazine that covers design, art, photography, fashion, travel, music, craft, interiors and real-life stories — a true joy to read. ($8.74 USD) // 2. Tiny Atlas Quarterly is one of my Instagram obsessions and I’m dying to get my hands on their new magazine about photography and travel. ($25)
3. Lucky Peach has been a favorite of mine since I picked up their very first issue back in 2011. Edited by Chris Ying and chef David Chang and published by literary powerhouse McSweeney’s, this quarterly puts a unique spin on food writing. ($12) // 4. Though I’m neither a vegetarian nor a vegan, I’d love to spend some time reading Chickpea. There is so much to learn about eating more whole foods. ($20)
5. Y’all know I love a good cocktail, and I first fell in love with Kelly Carambula’s blog Eat Make Read, which is now The Best Remedy. Now she’s the editor of Remedy Quarterly, an independent magazine filled with food stories, interviews and vintage tips & tidbits from contributors. ($12) // 6. I funded Short Stack Editions a while back on Kickstarter, and I love them. Each issue — a beautiful, handmade booklet — is authored by one chef or writer and focuses on just one ingredient, such as apples, corn and honey. ($14)
7. Kinfolk Magazine is like stepping into another world. I love the classical modern layouts and moody photography of this lifestyle magazine. ($18-$24) // 8. I have yet to read Cereal Magazine, but this UK-based travel and lifestyle magazine is very high on my list. I love thumbing through the gorgeous photography on their blog, too. ($16 USD)