There is a dearth of magazines aimed directly at the teen market. Perhaps this reflects the fact that teenagers use the internet as their way of finding out what is happening in the world, following the latest gossip and trends, keeping up with celebrities or learning more about their interests. In some ways this is understandable, but it is also a shame. It is fun receiving a regular magazine subscription through the post and curling up with it or buying a magazine from the news stand. For those who like to write, it is satisfying to see an article of yours in print, or even a letter or a comment. True this can be achieved on many websites or blogs or through social media – but it’s nice to have magazines too.
Here are a list of magazines aimed at, or suitable for teenagers. Some are internet based and some are paper based. Check them out and see what you think. And let me know who I’ve missed out!
BBC Focus – science and technology
BBC History – for history buffs
Flipside – a technology lifestyle magazine for teenagers
Jump! – a web base magazine for pre-teens
Mizz – fashion, light reading and gossip for teens
Rookie – an online magazine for teens by teens
Shout – fashion, light reading and gossip for teens
T3 – adult technology magazine which may appeal to teens
Teen Vogue – fashion, celebrity style, entertainment and beauty
The Week – weekly current affairs magazine
Time – weekly current affairs magazine
Web Designer – computing and web design
Wordsmith – creative writing