Scarlet (magazine)

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Categories Lifestyle
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Scarlet Media Limited
Year founded 2004
First issue November 2004
Final issue June 2010
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Scarlet was a monthly women's magazine launched in November 2004 with the tag line, "the new magazine for women who get it".[1] It was published by Blaze Publishing Ltd, then sold to Interactive Publishing. It was distributed UK-wide at retailers such as W H Smith, Tesco, Superdrug and Somerfield. It is currently being republished as a digital only magazine by a new publishing company called Scarlet Media Limited.


Scarlet claims to empower women to lead healthier lives through "frank informative features that talk to the readers the way women talk to each other when men aren't around." Its fiction section 'attempts to promote safe sex through eroticising condom use.[2][when?] launched a campaign against Fatism in the media.[3] Scarlet has received positive reviews in UK daily newspapers The Times and The Guardian.


Scarlet went into liquidation and ceased publication in June 2010.[4] It has recently been bought by a new publishing company, called Scarlet Media Limited to launch as a digital only magazine.


  1. ^ Front cover of the first issue
  2. ^ Scarlet Magazine - The Official Website
  3. ^ Scarlet Magazine - Fatism
  4. ^ [1] The Guardian. 20 June 2010.