Print run: 60,000
Publisher: Quality Communications
Toy Max, a toy magazine targeted at readers aged 18 to 30, has a monthly price guide and an eight-page directory for collectors.
Publisher: Dez Skinn
Contact: 345 Ditchling Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 6JJ
Tel: 01273 566222
Print run: 80,000-100,000
Publisher: Toontastic Publishing
Targeted at pre-school children between two and four, Little People magazine will be a bright, colourful mix of Fisher Price Little People stories, features and activities. The first issue, about discovering big and small, will have both strip and text stories. There will also be a simple introduction to numbers and a recipe for coconut mice. In every issue there will be flashcards to cut out and keep.
Editor: Michelle Hopkinson
Contact: Toontastic Publishing, Office Block One, Southlink Business Park, Southlink, Oldham, Greater Manchester OL4 1DE
Tel: 0161 624 0414
Women Writers Network Travel Writing Seminar
Sally Shalam, the travel editor of the Evening Standard, will be giving an overview of the travel writing market and discussing how to get established as a freelance contributor. Also under discussion is how to pitch ideas to the Standard, what type of feature it is looking for, how much it pays and a profile of the readership.
Date: Monday 12 May
Venue: The Library, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1
Tickets: Free to members or £5. Women only
Time: 6.30 for 7.15pm
MEDIA SOCIETY DEBATE
Has television destroyed Britain? This is the topic that will be discussed by the Media Society on 29 May. Panelists include Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown; Peter Bazalgette, chairman of Endemol UK; author and presenter Nick Clarke; former Channel 4 chief executive Michael Grade and producer Paul Watson.
Date: Thursday 29 May
Venue: London TV Centre, South Bank, London SE1
Time: 6.15 for 6.30pm
Price: £5 members/£7 guests
Contact: Dorothy Josem email@example.com
Tel: 020 7723 5059
2003 Natali Prize
The Natali Prize is awarded to print and online journalists who have demonstrated a striking insight and dedication to reporting human rights issues. The winner will be presented with E10, 000 at an awards ceremony in Brussels. Deadline for entries is Saturday 31 May.
Contact: Ann-Christina Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +32 2 235 22 07
Baker Tilly Aim Financial Journalist Of The Year
Deadline: 16 May
Contact: Laura Presland, Baker Tilly, Spectrum House, 20-26 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1HY
Vision Of Science Photography Competition
Deadline: 30 May
Contact: Katie Watt
Tel: 020 7613 5577
Magazine Design Awards
Deadline: 19 May
Contact: Andrea Hayes
Tel: 020 8565 3056
Local Reporting Awards
Deadline: 11 July
Contact: Martha Leary-Tanner, Newspaper Society, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA
Publisher: GE Magazines
Print run: 185,000
Popworld, a music magazine aimed at older teenage girls, has distanced itself from the typical teen pop magazines design. “We’re looking towards magazines such as Rolling Stone, Spin and Details in terms of design,” says editor Gavin Reeve.
Instead of the cartoon-like, colourful approach, Reeve says they were aiming for a simple, mature and clean design with pictures used full size across the pages. “It’s so easy to make it look like a grown-up’s idea of what kids like. Other teen mags look like the designer’s been sick on the page,” he says. The first 100-page issue has exclusive interviews with Justin Timberlake, Gareth Gates and Avril Lavigne. The magazine will also feature reviews and fashion.
Editor: Gavin Reeve
Tel: 020 7350 5500