January Magazine is a Web-based book-related publication. Founded by author Linda L. Richards and graphic artist/photographer David Middleton in 1997, January has added various sections and offshoot publications since.
January is recognized for its "well-written" book reviews as well as the author interviews it has published, including exchanges with Salman Rushdie, Dennis Lehane, Loren D. Estleman, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Margaret Atwood and others. The ezine's crime-fiction section won a Gumshoe Award for Best Crime Fiction Website in 2005. January incorporated blog technology in December 2006.
In May 2006, the magazine's crime-fiction newsletter, The Rap Sheet, was spun off as a completely independent blog under the editorship of crime-fiction editor and Seattle media personality J. Kingston Pierce. The Rap Sheet and January Magazine maintain a cooperative association, with Richards and Pierce contributing to both publications.
- "Bookmark Detail: January Magazine," Computer User, http://www.computeruser.com/links/detail/january-magazine/onecat/root+arts+literature/0/*.html
- "January Magazine Wins 2005 Gumshoe Award," January Magazine, Mar. 9, 2005, http://www.januarymagazine.com/features/gumshoe.html
- January Magazine, http://www.januarymagazine.com
- The Rap Sheet, http://therapsheet.blogspot.com/