Connected like never before

As a relative newcomer to independent publishing, I can’t pretend to know how things used to be, but I have quickly realised that we have a connection with the reader like never before.

Everything is now at an editor’s fingertips: authors who submit online, artists to work with, crowd-fundable financial backing and, most importantly, readers eager to discover new magazines. There are real connections to be made via the internet and social media, where opinions can be voiced and new talent championed.

It seems that the power to direct the future of magazine publishing is firmly in the readers’ hands.

Dan Burgess | Editor, Firewords Quarterly