Bad news for feminist publishing in Portland… as the Portland Tribune reports, Nervy Girl, the independent feminist monthly, has come to an end. The magazine had experienced phenomenal circulation growth (from 1,500 copies to 15,000 in just two years), but it seems internal conflicts and going monthly in a sour economy brought Nervy Girl down. The issue currently on the stands is the final issue.
Damn, this sucks. I really liked that magazine.
There are two silver linings here. One, Nervy Girl‘s problems aside, its quick rise shows there’s a real market for local “magazine[s] for women that didn’t focus on dating tips or celebrity gossip.” The idea of the magazine was successful, even though the implementation wasn’t.
And two, Nervy Girl co-publisher Kristin Schuchman “hopes to start a similar magazine within a year.” I can’t wait.
Unfortunately, Nervy Girl‘s website has been taken offline. But if you want to read some content, you can look through Google’s catche.
Thanks to MsMusings for the link.