Hi, I’m Kirstin, a print obsessed Londoner! I created Arts Bites to celebrate independent magazines and the inspiring people that create them.
On the blog I share reviews of independent magazines, interviews with creators, and guides to getting started reading independent magazines.
Why I love independent magazines
While I was at university, I picked up a copy of one of the very first issues of Oh Comely magazine. After years of flicking through mainstream women’s magazines, it was incredible to read a magazine with integrity and creativity at its heart.
I discovered a world of independently published mags with beautiful photography and memorable stories. I became passionate about independent publishing and I set out to read as many magazines as I could and documented them on the blog.
If you’re new to independent magazines, you may enjoy my reasons to read independent magazines post.
Get in touch
I love hearing from people passionate about magazines, whether you’re a reader, creator or publisher. Get in touch by email kirstin_papworth[@]hotmail.com or on Instagram @artsbites