Long Island Parent Launches With March/April Issue

Maybe the path to magazine success these days leads through local parenting publications. They certainly seem to be the only sector of publications launching amidst the industry-wide decline.

The latest addition comes from Wordsmiths Media L.L.C., which has announced the launch of Long Island Parent, a magazine devoted to providing local families with news and information pertaining to bringing up children on Long Island. The first issue will be published in March 2009. Per the release: “Long Island Parent will quickly fill the void created with the closing of Newsday’s Parents & Children last December. ‘Parents had come to rely on our award-winning editorial content and information to help guide their busy lives,” says Burby, who was founding editor of Newsday’s Parents & Children. ‘We look forward to continuing to provide the same editorial voices that readers have enjoyed over the past 10 years.'” Full release after the jump.


Huntington, NY (January 23, 2009) — Wordsmiths Media L.L.C. announced today the launch of Long Island Parent, a magazine devoted to providing local families with news and information pertaining to bringing up children on Long Island. The first issue will be published in March 2009.

“We are dedicated to continuing to provide Nassau and Suffolk parents with the information they need to help raise their children,” says well-known children’s book author and journalist Liza N. Burby, publisher and editor of Long Island Parent. “Each issue will contain original editorial content researched and written by local journalists, expert advice, and a comprehensive events calendar and community resource listings.”

Long Island Parent will quickly fill the void created with the closing of Newsday’s Parents & Children last December. “Parents had come to rely on our award-winning editorial content and information to help guide their busy lives,” says Burby, who was founding editor of Newsday’s Parents & Children. “We look forward to continuing to provide the same editorial voices that readers have enjoyed over the past 10 years.”

In conjunction with the print publication, readers can expect more content and resources on the Web via www.liparentonline.com, which will be launched with the magazine. Web site visitors will enjoy features such as e-newsletters, interactive blogs with local experts, an ongoing events calendar, and The Parent Club, through which they can receive notices of special offers, raffles and news.

The magazine will publish six times annually beginning with the March/April 2009 issue, with 55,000 copies distributed free to over 1,200 Long Island and Eastern Queens locations, including libraries, schools, recreation centers, toy stores and medical offices.