What is Howler?
Howler is a new magazine about soccer. It's produced (and printed) in the United States.
Who is Howler?
Howler is the brainchild of two editors and two creative directors. We've all worked for big, corporate magazines—GQ, Esquire, National Geographic Adventure, Newsweek, and O: The Oprah Magazine among them—but Howler is a completely independent project, something we make on our own time, to our own standards, and about a subject that we truly love.
Who else is Howler?
Howler is also a bunch of talented writers, illustrators, and photographers—too many to list here. You're just going to have to trust us: Their stuff is really good.
How was Howler launched?
Initial funding came from Kickstarter. Publicity came from kind folks using social media. Readers have come from all over.
Where is Howler?
Howler will soon be sold in a handful of independent bookstores across the country. But the best place to get the magazine is right here, on this very website.
When is Howler?
Howler comes out four times a year. Issue two will be released in December.
We named our magazine after a mistake—in England, a howler is a blunder, a schoolboy error—because we admire the sense of humor you find in English commentary on the sport. We can explore the ways that soccer helps us understand social problems, ethnic tension, big business, youth culture, etc.—and we can poke fun at ourselves for being people who say stuff like that.