We publish free positive print magazines which showcase the bright side of Kent’s towns and cities.

Our magazines are packed with stories covering art and culture, music, business, food and drink, property and interiors, and much more.

Our roots are in Margate where we launched our first magazine, the Margate Mercury, in 2016. Since then we have launched five more titles for Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Deal, Whitstable and Folkestone. In 2024 we will be launching a new magazine for Canterbury, the Canterbury Courier.

Our magazines are also award-winning: in 2020 and 2022 the Margate Mercury was awarded Highly Commended Magazine of the Year in the Kent Press and Broadcast Awards.


Each magazine is led by an editor who lives locally and is passionate about their town, commissioning locals to write about what matters to locals. We also have a core team including an advertising director, a designer, and two sub-editors.


We commission a wide range of writers, photographers and illustrators to contribute to our magazines, and all our contributors are paid. If you are interested in working for us please email us on info@brightsidepublishing.com.