Bitch, the print magazine devoted to feminist analysis and media criticism, is in danger of going under. A memo on its Web site, entitled, “Bitch’s fate is in your hands,” lays it out for supporters.
The bad news: “Simply put: We need to raise $40,000 by October 15th in order to print the next issue of Bitch.”
The good news: “ while we can’t say what form Bitch will take in the future (our direction will depend, in part, on your feedback), we can say that we’ve been hard at work to find an innovative publishing model ” (Whoa, maybe it’ll be an online-only mag!)
The best news: A wiener dog graphic that will grow as supporters donate money. Also, a video featuring editor Andi Zeisler saying with marvelous reserve, “Wiener people going to realize that independent magazines need money?”
Jane Kim is a writer in New York.