Welcome! We’re thrilled you want to join our community!

You’re interested in starting a magazine, but Google just isn’t cutting it when it comes to answering your questions.

Well, now there’s a place you can go to get them answered: Magazine Starters.

Magazine Starters: A Free Online Community to Learn about Starting and Running a Magazine

WHAT IT IS: Magazine Starters is a free Facebook community that serves as a home base for people with similar publishing dreams and goals and to work on them together, learning from one another and participating in a supportive community of kindred spirits. Members are encouraged to ask questions, big or small, answer others’ questions, and post things you’re excited about and proud of! Celebrate with the group, vent to the group — it’s a safe space to learn and grow along with others going through similar things.

WHO IT’S FOR: People who are interested in starting an indie magazine, those who are in the process of starting, and others who started already but still want to learn about running and growing a publication. Both print and digital magazine starters are welcome, as well as people who work with or specifically want to work with startup indie publications — editors, designers, marketers, etc.

Sound like you? Here’s how to get started:


The first step is to fill out this quick application. Why? Since this group is a safe space and we don’t want people bothering you with spammy posts, we require this brief application to get to know you a little and help keep out people who just want to sell you stuff.


Go to the group on Facebook. Hit the Join Group button.


Invite anyone else who might be interested or can help answer questions! The more the group grows, the bigger our knowledge base will be.

See you in the group!

Want to know more about why we started the group? Check out this blog post.