The media lords hath heard our prayers! If you aren’t already freaking out, you will when you hear this: Fashion blogging sensation Tavi and Jane Pratt (founder and editor of Sassy and Jane mags) are teaming up to create a new teen magazine. Tavi made the announcement on her blog, saying, “You guys may know how I feel about Sassy. You also may know that I’ve been babbling about how I think our generation should get one, too. Jane Pratt, founding editor and then EIC of Sassy, also became aware, and emailed me, and we’ve met a couple times, and it looks like we’re going to start a magazine for an audience of wallflowerly teenage girls.”
People like us have been clamoring for ages for a Sassy revival, and we could see the potential for that to happen with Tavi, but as she wisely points out, “[this magazine] won’t be Sassy (or the rebirth of Sassy, or Sassy 2.0) and nor do we want it to be.” Rather, the publication will “use Sassy as a point of reference for the whole teen-magazine-that-doesn’t-suck thing …” We love how Tavi wants to create something new but still retain the nostalgia for an era that feels creative to us now …And guess what?! You can be a part of it, too! Tavi has invited you to email in your writing, art, and ideas! If you feel you have something to contribute, send it to: MagazineSubmissionsAreFun@gmail.com. The deadline is fast approaching, though, so be sure to get it in by this Friday, November 19!
The Frisky team — some of whom worked with Jane Pratt at Jane — sends its congrats to Tavi for her incredible creativity and courage. We can’t wait to see the finished product—our minds are spinning already! [Style Rookie]