The Kansas City area’s leading blogger, Tony Botello of tonyskansascity.com., has broken the news that SouthComm Inc.’s free monthly ”Her Kansas City” will cease publication after the October issue after a one-year run.
SouthComm, Inc., based in Nashville, is also the parent of The Pitch alternative weekley in Kansas City.
The closing of “Her Kansas City” represents the second area magazine targeted at women to close this year. In April ”flourish” magazine, shuts its doors after eight years with founder and editor Sheridan Sechter making the announcement.
A third area women’s magazine, “HerLife,” is still publishing.
“Her Kansas City” Editor Jessica Marshall informed readers of the closing:
It is incredibly hard for me to write this email, but I wanted to alert all of you before the press release goes out.
SouthComm has decided to stop publishing Her Kansas City, effective immediately. The October issue will be the last.
This had *nothing* to do with the editorial content. I heard nothing but positive feedback from the powers that be at SouthComm and in the community about Her. I’m extremely proud of the contributions that all of you made and could not have asked to work with a better team.
I’m devastated that we didn’t receive the advertising support necessary to keep this publication going, because it will leave a void in our community. I’m also disappointed — a little heartbroken, really — that I won’t get to work with all of you on a regular basis. Each of you brought something unique and special toHer. You are such talented writers, photographers, stylists and artists, and I have learned so much by working with you. I wish you all good luck!
If you have an invoice from October or November, please send those to me and we will ensure you are paid for your contributions.
Thank you for everything,