Time to think out of the box, to be creative, to spark emotions!!! This is the mission at Linger Magazine for Tiffany Tate. Tiffany is the editor in chief at Linger Magazine, which she created back in May 2010. She has also held titles as a reporter, advertising coordinator, lead style news writer, and judge for the FOLIO: Eddie and Ozzie Awards. She has used her love for journalism, fashion, and the arts to propel her lifelong dream of creating a magazine. We got a chance to talk with Tiffany about her inspirations, the future of Linger Magazine, and more. So time to sit back and learn from an experienced artist such as herself.
1. What inspired your creation of Linger Magazine? Does your background relate to the publishing industry?
Since I was 7 years old I have always loved journalism. I would always wonder how the news reporters knew everything that was going on; I thought they were the smartest people. I also grew up watching my cousin, Jennifer Brice, who was a model. It was always interesting to see how she would present the fashion. Starting my own magazine is something I have always wanted.
Yes, my background in the publishing industry has definitely helped me. Being an online writer and reporter has helped me. I have worked my way up; I have enjoyed all of my experiences and learning everything I’ve learned so far.
2. Can you describe the type of impact you want to have in the fashion industry?
To provide an “out of the box” platform for designers. There are a lot of creative designers. I enjoy seeing designs that make me look at something differently, and that makes others walk away with a different concept. The idea is to keep people talking and balance the industry out.
3. What is the most difficult part about working on a magazine that publishes monthly? What piece of advice would you give to readers regarding goals and aspirations.
It is actually not being able to do a creative concept. Sometimes it can be hard, because some people are afraid to go against the norms. Also, I want to make sure that the magazine does not have repeats. The hardest part is definitely being different, getting clear content, and getting enough of it.
“Don’t be afraid. Go for it.” For years, people have told me that I couldn’t create a magazine because I was never a model or photographer. One day, I just decided to not wait any longer and worked toward creating Linger.
4. In your opinion, what is the best feature/s of the Linger magazine?
The cover. I will not run a cover that does not evoke some type of emotion for me and for the readers.
5. How do you juggle being the Editor In Chief at Linger magazine along with your other roles in the fashion industry?
Smartly. If I drop something, I pick it up right away. Most importantly, I have an awesome team here at Linger. All five of us make up a multitude of talent. We rely on each other and show each other that we are not alone in any situation; I really appreciate them.
6. Throughout your career what has brought you the greatest feeling of achievement?
It was a reader that emailed me. She emailed me letting me know that she was an aspiring model and that every time she read Linger it made her want to strive for what she wanted to do. It inspired her, and that made me feel great.
7. What are your future personal and professional goals?
As far as professional, it is to have a monthly print issue. I want linger to continue to grow. As a personal goal, I just want to continue being happy.
8. Do you have any advice for those pursuing a career in publications?
To learn as much as you can about the industry. Now it is especially important to do so because it is changing so much. There are a lots of areas you can get into, as well as new areas, so it is important to learn about them.
All in all, she is a hard working individual. Tiffany did not wait for the right moment, but instead made it the right moment. Because of her go get it attitude Linger Magazine is continuously growing today. We wish her happiness and of course that monthly print issue!