I have started a new blog over at blogger.com devoted the question of what constitutes a cultural magazine. Many arts and literary publishers are struggling to adopt or adapt to the standard magazine publishing models as exhibited by entertainment, news and lifestyle publications that thrive in a world of periodicity and renewal (ie: a consumer world). Literary and arts magazines do not thrive by following this pattern.
Some of Rowland Lorimer’s findings in his study of the Alberta magazine industry have become part of the discussion.
See: What is a cultural magazine?