Honey (magazine)

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Honey was a monthly magazine for young women in the United Kingdom,[1] which Fleetway Publications launched in April 1960.[2] Audrey Slaughter (later wife of Charles Wintour and stepmother of Anna Wintour) founded it, with Jean McKinley as editor. A cover tagline introduced in October 1960 read "For the teens and twenties" - by 1962 this had become "Young, gay and get-ahead."

At its height, Honey sold about 250,000 copies a month. Sales slid in the 1980s, however, and in 1986, IPC Media (which had been formed by the merger of several companies, including Fleetway) announced its closure and it was merged into 19. The last issue was dated September 1986. Glenda Bailey was the last editor of Honey. Staff on Honey have included Eve Pollard and Catherine Bennett.[3]


  1. ^ Janice Winship (Winter 1985). "'A Girl Needs to Get Street-Wise': Magazines for the 1980s". Feminist Review (21). JSTOR 1394838. 
  2. ^ Ann Gough-Yates (2003). Understanding Women's Magazines: Publishing, Markets and Readership. London and New York: Routledge. p. 82. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Tony Quinn. "Women's monthly magazines at". Magforum. Retrieved 22 July 2011.