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Make/shift magazine creates and documents contemporary feminist culture and action by publishing journalism, critical analysis, and visual and text art. Made by an editorial collective committed to antiracist, transnational, and queer perspectives, make/shift embraces the multiple and shifting identities of feminist communities. We know there’s exciting work being done in various spaces and forms by people seriously and playfully resisting and creating alternatives to systematic oppression. Make/shift exists to represent, participate in, critique, provoke, and inspire more of that good work.


Make/shift is about action and cross-pollination, intersections and creative divergences. It's a magazine where you might find a photo essay on immigrant hotel workers in Los Angeles alongside a politicized short story, and a portrait of women's organizing in Costa Rica next to a personal essay about being an Arab American queer single mom.

We've published a diverse mix of emerging and established writers and artists, including brownfemipower, T Cooper, Sonali Kolhatkar, Amitis Motevalli, Lisa Factora-Borchers, Emily Roysdon, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Dean Spade, Heather Bowlan, Dorit Cypis, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Nomy Lamm, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Masha Tupitsyn, Mia Mingus, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Tyrone Boucher, and Randa Jarrar—just to name a few.

Each issue features

• current events
• cultural and political commentary
• profiles of feminist activists, artists, and thinkers
• fiction and poetry
• visual art
• book and film reviews


Make/shift is made by a diverse, international community of feminist writers, artists, academics, and activists.


Jessica Hoffmann is a freelance writer/editor and activist. She has contributed to
numerous publications, including ColorLines, AlterNet, and the anthologies We Don’t
Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists
and Nobody
Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
. In 2008, Utne named her one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

Daria Yudacufski received a master’s degree in art history from UCSB, focusing on issues of race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary art and culture. She has worked in cross-cultural education for more than a dozen years and was formerly the publisher of LOUDmouth and director of the Cross Cultural Centers at Cal State L.A. She is now the managing director of Visions and Voices, an arts and humanities initiative at USC.


Print run (per issue): 1,000

Make/shift readers are smart, active, and unified by a common interest in progressive or radical social change.

We know we’re supposed to tell you how our readers shop so you’ll know if make/shift is the right place for your ad. And we do need your ad money. But the thing is, make/shift readers are as likely to create and critique as they are to consume. And when they do consume, they do it differently from each other. So, rather than market our readers, we thought we’d share our own spending habits as a representative sample:

Daria spends her money on vegetarian food and products, music, home stuff, indie and mainstream magazines, community-based orgs, cheese, wine, and clothes.

Jessica spends her discretionary dollars on donations to social-justice projects; books and magazines (especially those published independently or on small presses); and food.


“A most welcome addition to our library: a feminist magazine that reaches beyond DIY crafting tips and media deconstructions.”—Utne

“Quite simply the most outstanding print-based feminist magazine in the United States.”The Feminist Review

“Our new favorite, post-queer, post-feminist magazine.”—Semiotext(e)

“Coolest magazine to come out in a long freakin’ time.”—CHILL Magazine

Make/shift has been featured in numerous media outlets, including

• Nominated for the 2010 and 2011 Utne Independent Press Awards for Best Social/Cultural Coverage
• Coeditor/copublisher Jessica Hoffmann and regular contributors Mattilda Bernstein
Sycamore, brownfemipower, Tyrone Boucher, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs named among “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by Utne, 2008 and 2009
• Nominated for the 2007 Utne Independent Press Award for Best New Publication
• Articles re-published by AlterNet, Truthout, and Utne
• Profiled in Ms. magazine
• Feature interviews with the Make/shift Collective at Feministing, The Feminist Review, and Grrrl Zine Network
• Mentions in L.A. City Beat, Writers’ News (UK), Mediabistro’s Fishbowl L.A., L.A. Observed, art.blogging.LA, CHILL, and more



Standard pages (black and white)

Front/back inside cover: $500 (one placement), $900 (two placements)
Full page: $375 (one placement), $650 (two placements)
Half page: $185 (one placement), $320 (two placements)
1/4 page: $95 (one placement), $170 (two placements)
Business-card size: $35 (one placement), $60 (two placements)

Premium page (color, glossy)

Back cover: $700 (one placement), $1250 (two placements)


Home-page ad: $75/month, $300/6 months, $500/year

*E-mail us to learn about specials for advertisers who purchase both Web and print ads.


Print ads

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Front/back inside cover: 8.375'' x 10.875'' (1/8'' bleed); b + w; 300 dpi
Full page: 8.375'' x 10.875'' (1/8'' bleed); b + w; 300 dpi
Half page: 7.375'' x 4.8'' (horizontal); b +w; 300 dpi
Quarter page: 3.55'' x 4.8''; b + w; 300 dpi
Business-card size: 3.55'' x 2.258''; b + w; 300 dpi

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