Enjoy the most interesting, creative, genuinely different independent magazines
Delivered to you six times a year
Choose one of four guided themed streams
Tasting Notes to introduce each magazine and their makers
Hand made, beautifully crafted and printed on heavyweight paper
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What our customers say about us...
"Thank you very much for your recommendation. I decided to try it and love it! I enjoyed that feeling so much that I’ve taken up the Free Range offer as a Christmas present to me from me.”
"Love your service. I’m finding magazines I would never normally see locally as I live in a rural village.”
“So happy I found you!”
Independent magazines are like artisan breads.
You don't know what you are missing until you try them.
Choose your theme
We have four amazing selections to chose from. Subscriptions include six magazines each year with UK delivery, saving you money too!
Creative Spark Subscription
Creative Spark Stream
*every year, cancel anytime
Craft – Writing – Art – Design - Culture
We will look for the very best and latest magazines that celebrate the creative arts. You might receive a magazine about writing, art, poetry, illustration or anything artsy really. This will be your new bi-monthly dose of creative inspiration.
This is our lifestyle stream, so if you want a real mix of stories, interesting reads, growing, cooking, making, homes, travel - you name it and we'll probably cover it here. Start living the good life right now.
There are a wealth of beautiful independent travel and adventure magazines, so get ready for a treat! We'll pick the very best ones right now and send them out to you every two months - prepare your armchair voyage.
Our most exciting stream, we'll pick the best magazines we've found and send them to you - one every two months. They might be from one of the other streams or they might be something totally new. The one thing they will be is amazing.
All you have to do is choose a subscription stream that matches your interests. If you really can't decide let us choose for you and go Totally Free Range for a mystery magazine each time.
Never stop learning. There are lots of magazines out there telling amazing stories that will speak to your mind and emotions. We want to put some of them in your hands so you can experience this for yourselves.
You’ll get a different magazine delivered to your door every two months, in a beautiful envelope signalling that it’s time to put the kettle on, sit in your comfy chair and dive into a wonderful new world.
Curated to delight
Find your tribe
We put our heads together, use our 100+ years collective experience in indie mags to seek out the best magazines to surprise, delight and entertain.
With each magazine you'll also receive a set of ‘tasting notes’. They will tell you about the magazine, who made it and why we think you’ll love it.
Each new magazine will bring fresh ideas, stories and experiences – a great starting point for a conversation with our community on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The Free Rangers will ride to your rescue. A Free Range Subscription makes an excellent gift. Just tell us it's a gift when you purchase and we'll send you a gift card that you can hand over at Christmas (or birthday, wedding, leaving do...you get the idea). The first magazines will be sent out in January. Even better, the recipient will be reminded throughout the year, just how amazing you really are.
Who are you lot, anyway??
We’ve been in magazines our whole lives. We make ‘em. We sell ‘em. We live, eat and breathe ‘em. These days, the best magazines aren’t in your local supermarket or newsagent. They’re being made by small passionate producers all around the world and there’s literally thousands. But like handmade crafts, they can’t be mass-produced so they need seeking out, in indie mags stores, trendy coffee shops and online shops like ours. We created Pics & Ink back in 2018, to help people find these mags and to help these mags find their readers.
What if I already buy or subscribe to some magazines??
No problem. If you already subscribe to some independent magazines then simply tell us in the comments box when you order and we'll make sure we don't send you those ones as part of your Free Range Subscription. We'll always send you magazines just as they are released so there's no chance you will have bought it already.
What if I decide to cancel?
We can't see why you'd want to! But if you do then that's fine, let us know via email or telephone and we'll cancel your subscription and refund you for any unmailed issues.
When will I receive my magazines?
We'll send out six magazines over each twelve month period; your magazines will arrive in January, March, May, July, September and November 2022. Each of our selected magazines will have a slightly different publication date, so that will be the final deciding factor on our posting date.