Even in the middle of a pandemic and with most of the retail stores closed, including bookstores and smaller shops, still some daring individuals and major publishers ventured with new magazine launches and introduced new titles or had new ones reaching newsstands during these trying times.

From legacy publishers like Meredith and Dennis Publishing to the brave entrepreneurs who dared to make their dreams come true, to a magazine like Marvin from a man who brought his own print experiences back to life, to the rebirth of Playgirl to the publication of Sweet July to Beach Happy to Drew and Jonathan Scott’s Reveal, 60 new magazines were born during a pandemic, including a weekly, yes you read that right,  aimed at kids The Week Junior,  proving once again that print is something people wanted and yes, this year, needed in their lives. 

Another great happening for magazines during the pandemic is Athlon reached a deal with the Dollar Tree chain to introduce selected titles at $1 in all of its stores. The titles sit prominently in their own stand. There are at least 10 of them in the Mr. Magazine™ End of Year review, in addition to a special issue of Remind magazine.

The following titles were born, or reborn in the case of some, from January 2020 until the end of December 2020, and are brought to you in complete awe and recognition of the work and creativity that many of the designers, editors, writers and magazine makers brought to you from the confines of their own homes. It was a daring feat to continue creating such quality magazines.

And now without further ado is your year in review, your 2020 miracle magazines that will entertain, educate and inform you in the best and the worst of times.  And keep in mind, the titles below are for those titles with a frequency and don’t include the hundreds of bookazines that arrived to the marketplace.