“We’re thinking about slower journalism that only comes out three times a year and is very much like a book,” Wang said, describing Logic magazine.
Logic is a perfect example of bootstrapping a project; Wang said the editors all kept their day jobs and garnered 2,500 paying subscribers through slow and deliberate community-building events.
“So many readers have told me ‘I met so-and-so through a Logic event.’ That’s really at the core of what we’re trying to do, build a community centered around critical thinking,” Wang said. We here at Des Femmes couldn’t agree more.
We also love the way Logic works with part-time and freelance workers.
“We collectively curate commissions and we’ve managed to bring some incredible people on-board,” Wang said. “We do open calls and any money we make off of subscriptions or sales of hard copies go toward two writers and we brought on a new part-time editor Sarah Burke
, formerly from Broadly
. She’s been a great addition to the magazine.”
We think that will be a great way to approach scaling for our print magazine as well. Both of our magazine projects are interested in the future of NFTs. But it’s still too early to say what that will look like.
We’re jazzed about what Wang is doing and excited to join the legacy of women publishing great tech magazines. To see more of Wang’s work, follow her on Twitter via @xrw