Curve Magazine Founder and Publisher Frances Stevens has announced the sale of Curve magazine to Avalon Media (the company also publishes BOUND and LOTL – formerly Lesbians on the Loose). The announcement comes on the heels of Curve’s 20th Year Anniversary issue.
Stevens stated, “I’m excited to begin a new chapter in my life. I’ll be passing the baton of publishing over to the magazine’s new owner-Avalon Media-and Silke Bader, a woman who has earned my respect and gratitude for her amazing work in lesbian publishing for the last decade. Not only is she a powerhouse in lesbian publishing-but she’s also a leading spokeswoman in the fight for gay adoption in Australia, which passed into law in September. She has the experience, drive and resources to take curve to the next level.”
Silke Bader, incoming Publisher said, “Avalon Media is extremely proud to be the new owner of Curve. I have long admired the work of Frances Stevens and the dedicated team at Curve. It is one of the world’s leading lesbian magazines and we want to ensure its growth and longevity, especially in these economically challenging times.”
Sydney and New York will still be home to the Avalon Media offices. Publishing will commence under the new ownership as of the January/February 2011 issue.
Incoming Editor-in-Chief Merryn Johns said, “It is with great honor and excitement that I take on the role of editor for curve,” said Ms. Johns. “This important magazine has a solid history of serving its loyal and considerably diverse readership. I intend to maintain the magazine’s place in publishing history while meeting the changing needs of a discerning new readership.”