A Letter From the Editor
For those of you that don’t know: Furies Magazine is only a two month old online publication. I had zero preparation. There was no planning that went into it. I had an idea. I talked it over with only two people before thinking, “I’m doing this.” On June 8th – I think , but it might have been the 9th – I bought FuriesMag.com through WordPress. And that was it.
I had a very clear idea of what I wanted, but no thought on the details. These are the clear ideas that I had:
I wanted an art and fashion magazine;
I wanted it to feel like the 90′s never ended;
I wanted that magazine to be diverse and feature music, tattoos and pin-up girls;
I wanted no political arguments or “uplifting” stories;
I wanted to incorporate both genders;
I wanted to keep non-parents interested, but also have articles for parents.
The day after I purchased the website I just started posting things that I thought people would enjoy that sort of followed these ideas. And soon, I branched out and started looking for artists and fashion designers to feature. I honestly couldn’t believe that with such little information people were really starting to support my idea for a magazine. Was it the feeling that I was projecting? Was it the environment that I had created? I had no idea. People just started jumping on board to be featured!
Ever since the second day of FuriesMag.com I have been working my butt off to crank out the best in art, fashion and entertainment. But there have been some snags along the way. I tend to leap before I look. So, here I am two months down the road thinking, “Oh my god there’s so much work!” Some days I’m close to pulling my hair out. Every day, though, I’m overjoyed that this is what I get to do with my time. (I’m just a nerdy high school and college drop-out that likes kitschy horror movies.) The point is, I’m in a spot where I need to decide what the most important parts of this magazine are to me and what I can cut down on. (I would like to point out that I’m not completely alone. The contributing editor writes all of the tattoo and music features. And I am looking to get more people on board that aren’t pretentious assholes that want to make me sign waivers for use of their materials.)
So, here is what I’m thinking, anything other than fashion or art is going to be a little more limited. The tattoo and music features are going to be brought down to once a month, but the articles will be longer. The cheesecake pictorials are already, technically, on a monthly basis. (Eventually the cheesecake pictorials will be nude, but there is a lot of legal stuff that goes into that. So, we’ll see.) I’m talking with someone now to start some fun, parenting articles. I’m also still looking for a contributor to write some news articles. Both of those will be monthly as well. The tattoo articles will be cut down to once a month effective now. The Now Hear This articles will be cut down to once a month starting in September.
I’m also considering taking the fashion and art features down to twice a month, but giving preview shots like we do for the pin-up OR making the articles longer and putting in a gallery of shots. I would like to hear thoughts on that. It’s just a thought and if you don’t like the idea, let me know.
I know this is a lot of words so I’m going to cut it short here. If you have anything to say at all leave a comment. Douchebag comments will be removed.
AND HEY ALL YOU WORDPRESS FOLLOWERS: Go like our stupid facebook pagedamn it!!!