Salt Magazine is an independent arts and culture publication based in Greater Manchester. We provide a platform to emerging artists in our city and across the North of England, showcasing the work of those who otherwise might not be heard.

What do we cover?

We don’t do fast news or press releases. We provide thoughtful coverage of the creative arts, music and photography in Greater Manchester and explore how these intersect.

What’s in a name?

We’re proud of our Northern identity and this is reflected in our name, stemming from the ‘salt-of-the-earth’ reputation Northerners and Mancunians hold. We apply this to our writing focusing on grassroots, alternative culture.

How are we funded?

Salt is editorially and financially independent, run entirely by a small group of volunteers from Greater Manchester. We don’t make a profit from the magazine and rely on our readers’ subscriptions and donations.

Instead of crowding our website with advertisements, we want to create a community of readers who share our values and find our stories interesting.

What does the future hold?

We are in the process of applying for funding and encourage our readers to support Salt by becoming a member.

Readers can also make a one-off donation to the magazine for as much or as little as they like.

We want Salt to be sustainable so that we can pay freelance writers and artists, as well as continue to bring quality journalism to our readers.