Week #3: Magazines

Helen Dao

The title of the proposed magazine is “Speak Easy Magazine”. It is a magazine that focuses on the exposure of up and coming poets of all ages, all demographics, any topics, and in any form, including written, spoken word, and lyrical. The magazine will be an online publication that will be interactive and will include more than words and images. The interactive online magazine will have recordings as well as videos for featured works, which are performed by the writers themselves, which will be especially important for pieces that are spoken word and ones that are musical. The interactive layout of the online page will allow for discussion among the readers directly on the site or will be connected to other social media platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Reddit to be shared. An app for this will be made available for download for those that want to view it on the go. Advertisers that may be interested in this will be those related to the literary arts such as book publishers and book stores. The aim of this magazine is to allow young voices, old voices, and in between alike speak their minds and tell their stories in such a way that is the truest to their heart when they may otherwise be unable to. A speakeasy during the Prohibition era got its name “because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors.” On this platform, literary artists are able speak freely about what they may be unwilling to say to their friends and family and they may choose to have their name printed or remain anonymous. The possible cover for the first issue maybe something like this: http://th09.deviantart.net/fs12/PRE/i/2006/273/a/e/Shhh__by_brooke_delaine.jpg


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