Bay Area-Based Magazines

Where travel can take you; a multi-platform travel media brand that includes AFAR magazine;, the non-profit foundation Learning AFAR and immersive travel series AFAR Experiences
Afar Media, San Francisco

Alameda Magazine
City magazine for Alameda published 10 times per year

Alta provides a fresh, smart take on the issues, culture, personalities, politics, lifestyle, and history of California and the West, featuring some of the region’s best writers, photographers, and illustrators. The magazine’s website,, provides a daily guide to the best writing about the state from Alta and other sources.
San Francisco

Art Culinaire Magazine
Quarterly hard-copy magazine for chefs, now based in Healdsburg in Sonoma County.

BAM Magazine
BAM Magazine is a free online digital entertainment magazine that delivers passionate and exclusive coverage of the Bay Area music scene and beyond.

The Bark
A magazine of modern dog culture

Bay Area Women Magazine
A magazine that highlights women in the Bay Area

Bay Nature
An exploration of nature in the San Francisco Bay Area, published quarterly
Bay Nature Institute, Berkeley

Berkeleyside is a local newspaper without the paper. It reports the news and covers the extraordinary diversity of people, issues, events, food and environment in this city whose impact reaches far beyond the Bay Area.

Benicia Magazine
Benicia Magazine features articles and resource guides on the arts, shopping, food, drink, events, education, sports, travel, real estate and home and garden for the community of Benicia.

Bob Cut Mag
Bob Cut Mag is a relatively new lifestyle magazine for Bay Area millennials.

CALIFORNIA is an editorially independent general-interest magazine and website that covers the news, issues, discoveries, and people of the University of California, Berkeley.

California Home+Design
A multimedia platform that pairs unparalleled design and architecture with the cutting-edge resources and industry leaders, California Home + Design features incredible homes, covetable furnishings, expert entertaining advice, and the most up-to-date design news.  Its mission is to celebrate all aspects of design from Silicon Valley to Santa Barbara, Napa to North Hollywood and beyond.

Cannabis Now
A Berkeley-based magazine about guess what!

CNet Magazine
CNet Magazine is a quarterly print magazine, launched in November 2014, that features original content about technology. The magazine is owned by CNet, one of the oldest and largest online tech publications.

Communication Arts
A magazine for that graphic design industry features exceptional design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive design and typography.
Palo Alto

Common Ground
The Bay Area’s magazine for conscious community since 1974.

Content Magazine
Content Magazine is a bimonthly San Jose based magazine promoting the people, events, and businesses of San Jose.

Craftsmanship Quarterly
A quarterly journal that explores the traditions and principles of master craftsmanship—and how its values of quality can inform today’s innovations.

The Deli SF
The Deli is an independent publication and website that focuses on local indie music scenes and emerging artists (from rock to folk, with a little bit of hip hop). It currently publishes a printed magazine about the NYC and LA music scenes and has daily updated, separate webpages tackling new emerging music in various cities, including NYC, LA, SF, Chicago,  Portland, Austin, and Nashville. The Deli SF is a daily updated website focused on the independent music scene of the SF Bay Area.

Diablo Magazine
The Magazine of the San Francisco East Bay
Diablo Publications, Walnut Creek

48 Hills
48 Hills is San Francisco and the Bay Area’s independent, alternative news and culture site, founded by former editors and publishers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

At home in the modern world: modern design and architecture, 10 issues per year
Dwell Media, San Francisco
Read the Fruit Bowl Manifesto

Earth Island Journal
A publication of the Earth Island Institute, a non-profit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet.
San Francisco

The Monthly
The East Bay Monthly is a general-interest regional magazine of culture and commerce, edited for upscale readers in the San Francisco Bay Area

Edible East Bay
A quarterly magazine that celebrates the abundant local foods of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Edible San Francisco
A quarterly magazine that covers the thriving food and drink culture in San Francisco. Edible San Francisco is a member of Edible Communities, Inc., a network of locally owned and operated publications across the United States and Canada.
San Francisco

Edible Silicon Valley
Edible Silicon Valley celebrates the local, sustainable food sources of the Silicon Valley area

The art and business of making games.

The Journal of Critical Food Studies
University of California Press, Berkeley

GFF Magazine
A quarterly magazine for food lovers, GFF celebrates uncompromisingly Good Food (Forever), drinks, and destinations, and the joy of creating and sharing them. GFF also stands for Gluten Free Forever. Each issue features recipes from top chefs, cookbook authors, and bloggers; tutorials for mastering gluten-free cooking; trends, products, people, and places worth knowing about; deliciously indulgent travel; lifestyle extras that’ll elevate your everyday; and a whole lot of fun and stunning photography along the way.
San Rafael

Greenbot brings valuable news and productivity tips to Android users, allowing them to make the most of their devices, take advantage of hidden features, and download undiscovered app gems.

Guitar Player
New Bay Media, San Mateo

The new contemporary art magazine

Home Energy Magazine
Home Energy provides reliable, up-to-date information on energy-efficient products and best practices in home performance, energy efficiency, comfort, health, and affordability.

Computer/technology business news and reviews

J. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
San Francisco

Art and culture magazine
High Speed Productions, San Francisco

A magazine about technology.

Lone Wolf Magazine
Lone Wolf Magazine is an internationally distributed print fashion publication that caters to artists, business women, and creative dreamers.

Macworld is your best source for all things Apple. We give you the scoop on what’s new, what’s best and how to make the most out of the products you love
IDG, San Francisco

Marin Magazine
A lifestyle magazine serving the North Bay

Maximum Rocknroll
International DIY punk fanzine, radio show, and record label. By the punks, for the punks since 1977

Mother Jones
Nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting that publishes a bimonthly print magazine and a website
San Francisco

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2003, Narrative is dedicated to advancing literary arts in the digital age by supporting the finest writing talent and encouraging readership across generations, in schools, and around the globe.

Nob Hill Gazette
Since 1978, the Nob Hill Gazette is the publication-of-record for the social, cultural and philanthropic life of San Francisco.

Oakland Magazine
Celebrating the East Bay, 10 issues per year
sister magazine to Alameda Magazine

Ozy is a daily digital magazine custom built for the Change Generation.
Ozy Media, Mountain View

PC World
Global computer magazine published monthly
IDG, San Francisco

Poor Magazine
An online news service dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of issues affecting low and no income communities nationally and internationally.

POPSUGAR is an online media network of websites about celebrities and pop culture.

Independent tech news, reviews and analysis from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media.

Reveal features stories from the Center for Investigative Reporting, as well as reporting from public radio stations and a wide range of media partners, both nonprofit and commercial.
Center for Investigative Reporting, Emeryville

ROAM Journal
ROAM Journal shares the kid-friendly best of our SF hometown and its surrounds

San Francisco Magazine
City magazine
Modern Luxury, San Francisco

SF Evergreen
SF Evergreen is San Francisco’s only print publication focused on cannabis and marijuana news and culture.

Silicon Valley
A sister publication to San Francisco, Silicon Valley is a lifestyle magazine about Silicon Valley.
Modern Luxury

Smart Meetings
Smart Meetings is an event planning publication covering meetings, industry news, including expert opinions and interviews, topical articles, coverage of destinations and venues in the U.S and worldwide, and features stories on incentive, corporate, government and association meetings.
Bright Business Media, LLC

Hailed internationally as the seminal voice and vision of independent, avant-garde arts, fashion, culture and design for 27 years, SOMA Magazine has cultivated immense organic appeal and forged its place within the thriving creative industries and communities the world over.
San Francisco

Lifestyle magazine serving Sonoma County
Santa Rosa

City magazine
McEvoy Media, San Francisco

SF State Magazine
The magazine of San Francisco State University

Sierra Magazine
The magazine of the Sierra Club
San Francisco

South Bay Accent
Lifestyle magazine for Silicon Valley, San Jose and the Peninsula.

How to Live in the West
Sunset Publishing Corp., Oakland

TechHive helps you find your tech sweet spot. We steer you to products you’ll love and show you how to get the most out of them.
IDG Consumer & SMB, San Francisco

The Bold Italic
The Bold Italic is an online magazine, shop and  events hub celebrating the free-wheeling spirit of the city.

The California Sunday Magazine
The California Sunday Magazine is a long-form Sunday magazine featuring stories about the Western United States, Latin America, and Asia. The print edition is distributed with select Sunday copies of the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.

The New Asterisk
The New Asterisk is a global print and online culture magazine, through San Franciscan sensibilities. It publishes a bi-monthly print magazine and daily online content.

Thrasher Magazine
Skateboard magazine
High Speed Productions, San Francisco

Tikkun is a magazine dedicated to healing and transforming the world.

A magazine for and about chefs

Umber Magazine
The creative thinker’s graphic journal

Via Magazine
The magazine of the California State Automobile Association

Walnut Creek Magazine
City magazine for Walnut Creek

Where San Francisco (part of a group of city guides for travelers)
Morris Visitor Publications

Wild Hope Magazine
A publication of the Earth Island Institute, Wild Hope shares stories “to raise awareness of the need to preserve our biodiversity heritage and motivate readers to get involved in protecting other species with whom we share this planet.”

Whetstone Magazine
A print magazine and media company dedicated to food origins and culture

Wired is a daily technology news website; Wired magazine is a monthly print publication
Condé Nast, San Francisco

Accelerating Music and Culture
San Francisco

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