LA-based feminist mag make/shift is gearing up for issue number 2, with a focus on stories about the media.
When the magazine launched in March 2007, it sold out of its 1,000 print-run within weeks. A second printing did so well, that two distributors picked up the title, and now the editor grrrls (Stephanie Abraham, Jessica Hoffmann, and Daria Yudacufski) are gearing up for issue 2 is due out September 18.
Hoffman tells FBLA the long lag time is due to the volunteer nature of the magazine.
“We’re biannual because this is a volunteer project that we’re all doing on top of already-full schedules (day jobs, freelance writing and editing work, and more),” Hoffman says. “So, in order to stay sane and healthy, we decided to go with a biannual schedule.”
Contributors include L.A. Times op-ed writer Erin Aubry Kaplan, KPFK radio host Sonali Kolhatkar and emerging fiction writer Myriam Gurba.
Come celebrate the launch on Oct. 10 at Skylight Books with readings featuring Gurba, Kaplan, Dean Spade, and others.
Hoffman says the eds have been touched by early media support for the mewling new mag.
“We’ve been heartened to see so many people subscribe from the get-go to a new project,” she said. “We’re also pleased with how other feminist-media outlets like Feministing and Bitch magazine have been really supportive of us.”
While the new issue doesn’t have a cover story, per se, it will feature an interview with Andrea J. Ritchie from INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence and profiles of Su Friedrich, Nao Bustamante, and Elia Arce.