Our Story

Make MN Magazine is a quarterly magazine focusing on Northern craft, community, and connecting to this place, Minnesota. We publish the voices of our communities through compelling stories, conversations, photography, essays, recipes, and illustration. Our goal in content and contributors is to represent and celebrate the intersection of craft and community in this place in an inclusive, welcoming, and creatively inspiring way.

We are proud to be a woman-owned, ad-free, independent magazine - and we’re passionate about the stories of this place. Support indie publishing and the makers we feature by subscribing!


 Production

We take pride in creating a quality print publication four times a year that deserves a special place on your bookshelf or coffee table. Read it in one sitting, one day at a time, or maybe save it for a snowy Minnesota day. 

DREAMED, DESIGNED, PRINTED, AND PUBLISHED RIGHT HERE IN MINNESOTA 

Every bit of this magazine is made in Minnesota. We're passionate about the stories we share, the truths we uncover, the communities we reach. Our contributors are incredible and without their integrity, talent, and drive to tell honest stories, this wouldn't be a magazine at all. From issue planning to final revisions to holding print copies in hand, we love the process of building this magazine. And it's an honor to be able to share it with you.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Format 8 × 10.5 in., 56+ pages (before 2018, 8.5 x 11 in.)

  • Binding Perfect Bound

  • Frequency Quarterly - published four times per year

  • Print run 300 copies

  • Printing & Shipping GLS Printing

  • Distribution Self-distributed

  • Single Copy $15

  • Subscription $56

  • Publisher Make It MN LLC

  • Editor/Production Kara Larson

  • Art Direction Sara Fowler


Stockists

Where to Buy

The easiest way to get hold of a copy is to order it online or visit one of our excellent stockists. Feel free to suggest a store in your town and we’ll reach out to them.

Become a stockist

Do you own a book store, local goods shop, bakery, coffee shop, or something of the like? Become an official Make MN stockist today! Email Kara to get the ball rolling! 


What the people say!

“If you’re in the hunt for a beautiful publication filled with compelling stories that highlight the diverse communities of this great state, look no further than Make MN Magazine. I AM OBSESSED.” -Megan, Minneapolis

“It’s an honor to be a part of this creative community of makers and artists that make this publication rich with truth and perspective. The ‘Curiosity Issue’ is packed page to page with inspiring stories, projects and a collection of life’s ways and means for living.” - Lisa (Make MN Contributor)

“Make Minnesota featured me in their VISION issue this month and their colorful design was publication dreams. Also I don’t think we talked about my art much at all which was a complete breath of fresh air for real! We talked about the heart, vision, the human condition, social media, sharing your creative work, expectations, perfection paralysis, crying, playfulness and all the in between. My kinda folks.” - Ashley, Minneapolis