HOW FOTS BEGAN
Back in 2019, we were keen to collaborate on a new project and hit on the idea
of an independent magazine, which would bring together our skills of writing, editing, and design. Like many people, we have always enjoyed good talks with friends, sharing tales and experiences, past and present – so we decided to make a magazine that reads like a conversation. Friends On The Shelf seemed like the perfect name to communicate our concept.
We published Issue One in May 2020, financed entirely by hundreds of small donations from our Founding Friends. Issue 2 followed in November 2020 and encouraged by the enthusiastic response we are now delighted to have published Issue Three in March 2021.
We are still completely independent and funded by our readers and a few small independent businesses who have bought advertising space. Our contributors generously write without remuneration (though we hope this will change as we grow).
We have received a wealth of fabulous material and Issue Four will be published in autumn 2021, with Issue Five in March 2022.
Rachel Swann & Vick Fullick