Could a local Lesbian Magazine work in Singapore?

Would you like your own Magazine? A Magazine that only focus on you and represent your sexuality and gay life in Singapore and South Asia?

I have for quite a while wondered if that would be a way to get back home to Singapore on.

I’m not going to work for a Singaporean publisher or media house EVER AGAIN and I am at the point where I am hmm, not tired of my current situation, but at least open for a change.

The thought have been bouncing around in my head, and I have made contact to people who already have published work in Curve Magazine (US), Diva Magazine (UK) and LOTL (AU) just to get their input. It’s been a good 50/50 if I should do it and if it could work financially and editorially.

I have been talking to magazine designers, designers who already have an interesting record both in the printed and digital world, who have given me some interesting and challenging feedback – especially in the subject of hidden costs in running a magazine.

With regards to content, then I wouldn’t have any troubles in finding people to supply me interesting material and articles from outside Singapore, and to a certain degree by freelance as well as getting staff writers in Singapore. But getting good work from within Singapore with regards to the scene could on the long run provide a challenge, when thinking of continued delivery of new and original content. I was advised to maybe one with a broader reach, such as including South Asia as a whole instead – meaning focusing on Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand as well as producing it strictly as a digital subscription instead of a Printed, or a Printed + Digital. Then it might work out where it could be profitable within a few years.

The scary part in that line is “within a few years”.

But the question is, would you dare to have it in your room if I made a printed magazine and if you are staying at home, like a lot of single lesbian Singaporeans do? Would you, (miss maybe in the closet,) dare to buy it at a magazine stand? Or should it strictly be something that you could have on your beloved tablet and computer?

Would MDA object to it? Would the conservative Singapore freak out?

Continued here


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