The Wee Short Magazine is a collaboration between Short Com and fellow reviewing platform The Wee Review. We published 10’000 copies of an A5 magazine just before the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 that was distributed around Scotland’s central belt and in venues in Edinburgh.
We are bringing back The Wee Short again this year. To see our plans for the magazine and our advertising space rates delve into our media pack below.
About the publications
The Wee Review is Scotland’s year round online art and culture magazine, established in 2008. It has grown to be one of the most prolific Fringe review sites, with nearly 500 reviews across the Edinburgh Festivals in 2017, and around 100,000 visits. It aims to champion the new, the different and the under-rated, and covers all sections of the Fringe brochure. Alternative Fringe magazine Fringepig said The Wee Review produced “far better Fringe media than corporate entities” and rated it more highly than the Independent, the Scotsman and the Telegraph. It was also awarded Best Online Publication at the 2017 Theatre and Technology Awards.
Short Com is an online features and reviews magazine, focusing on comedy and film at major UK festivals. In its initial incarnation, Short Com was one of the leading short comedy film festivals in the UK, but with its reputation for understanding and appreciating good comedy in the industry, professional comics encouraged us to start covering the Fringe as a reviewing platform back in 2013. Short Com had screened in major cities such as London, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow, where it was part of the Glasgow Short Film Festival, with its programme presented by Josie Long and Scottish comedy legend Greg Hemphill. During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the site receives over 100,000 international visits. Short Com has a unique approach to reviewing at the Fringe, by only publishing reviews of acts deemed worthy of recommendation. Short Com has close links to mental health charities and a good relationship to many professional acts.