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YNST Magazine first issue available now

As of the first week of June, the first ever issue of YNST Magazine is available.

The magazine can be ordered online at or in small businesses throughout West Virginia and greater Appalachia.

YNST (You’re Not Seeing Things) Magazine is a print and digital media company dedicated to amplifying the unseen creative voices of Appalachia’s arts and culture. Organizers are on a mission to portray home with a contemporary, colorful lens by capturing the region’s vital storytellers, unique designers, impactful photographers, vivacious artists and underrepresented perspectives. The magazine offers the community of emerging creative professionals in West Virginia and greater Appalachia a platform to spotlight their work.

Issue 1 is divided into three categories: Visions, featuring all things art and the artists that create it; Looks, immersing readers in the lens of emerging fashion and photography; and Perspectives, celebrating culture, commentary and creative writing. This issue’s features include the resurgence of glass blowing, upcoming regional fashion designers, bluegrass brothers, young changemakers, Rosemary Ketchum on rebuilding West Virginia, making Shakespeare applicable to Appalachian audiences and many more.

YNST is also looking for small-business distributors across Appalachia. To become a retail distributor of Issue 1, fill out the order form on the website.