Here are some thoughts that may be helpful:
1- Have you spoken to your local parish priest about your idea. He may be able to share some practicle tips (the mechanical and financial experiences from the Sunday bulletin may be an eye-opener…:eek: ).
2- Are you actually on a college campus? Are yiou a student? Is there already a campus newspaper? If you are on campus, what do other students think of the idea? Magazines represent a lot of work - and as a result it is more then a one person operation. If you school is big enough to have a Law School - look at the Law Review that they publish - and, then, talk to their Editor to find out what is involved with student writers and publishers. If you are still taking classes yourself, you are really looking at taking on a full time job with multiple demands for over-time (of the uncompensated variety!) For most folks this will have a direct impact on their studies and ultimately on their grades.
3- Since you think this has been laid on your heart, would it be helpful to start off small? Here are two ideas: 1- offer to write a Catholic Column in your school’s student newspaper. This will at least let you get some experience while cultivating the readership market you have in mind, and 2- offer to write such a column in your parish’s Sunday bulletin. If both 1 & 2 work out, you will be getting some genuinely valuable experience. Finding out just how a mag is put together is what is necessary - while good writing talent is valuable… some of the greatest literary masterpieces have neve seen the ligth of day because of some problem in gettng the manuscript to print!
4- Unless you have access to an unlimited source of funding - putting out a mag is expensive. What types of ads will you run (for example, are ads from the local liquor store or a bus trip to a gambling casino acceptable? Better to make up your mind before the ad salesmen calls to brag about getting a full page color promotion for St. Patty’s Day from the ABC Discount Gin Mill!) :eek:
Good luck - this is a big activity - actually, right up there with launching a business.
Good Sunday to everyone out there tonight. My name is Tiffany and I writing tonight to ask the help of young and old a question. What if you had a chance to have a College Catholic Magainze for the youth would you read it? Why or why not ? If so what would you want as a reading in this type of magainze for you or your kids ?
I feel that God has laid it on my heart to start one for our youth, because I see the need that they are having out there with college issues, sex religion and everything else in between. So i wanted to start one because I wanted the youth to have a voice and to show that God is forever persent in their lives through this magainze.
What should the tilte be and what shouold be inside is the question?
Please help by you doing this it helps me figure out what really needs to be in and talked about in this magaize. If you would like to help or have any questions for me about this project leave me a post .
Thanks and God Bless.