About Us

Whidbey Life Magazine exists because we love arts and culture and living on Whidbey Island.  On these pages, we strive to present the best stories of the island’s rich culture with our community and visitors.

We started as an online network and directory for the visual arts community on the island in 2012. It was a place where local artists, performers, writers and arts organizations could find the tools and opportunities they needed to promote themselves and their events. Yet small beginnings have a way of becoming big dreams.

Today, Whidbey Life Magazine is a great online resource for arts, culture and lifestyle features, blogs and events on Whidbey Island and our fifth print magazine is at over 30 retail locations on Whidbey Island.  You can find out where to get your print magazine here.

Our website is a treasure trove of information about what to do, see, taste, hear, read and watch on Whidbey Island. Enjoy a wide variety of lively feature stories, blogs by local artists, event listings and more. Use WLM to plan a day, evening, weekend or week of entertainment for you or your guests. You can also use it to submit your own Community News or event. Find out how in “how to.”

Whidbey Life Magazine is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, please consider a donation to help us continue our mission.


  • Deborah Nedelman – Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
  • Claire Moore – Graphics and Layout Print, Online Editor
  • Dianna MacLeod – Managing Editor – Print
  • Petra Martin – Managing Editor – Online
  • Emily Wandres – Ad Sales
  • Susan Janow – Distribution/Subscriptions


  • Christy Korrow
  • Kate Poss
  • Cameron Castle
  • Wendy Jones
  • Tom Trimbath
  • Shawn Berit
  • Patrick Craig


  • David Welton
  • Marsha Morgan


  • Pigment, Pandas, and Perspective by Anne Belov
  • Play That Song Again by Erik Christensen
  • Sue the Screenwriter by Suzanne Kelman
  • In Search of Truth and Beauty by Joni Takanikos
  • Minding the Sky by Judith Walcutt
  • Magically Real by Stephanie Barbe’ Hammer
  • Rock Bottom Line by Harry Anderson

Get involved. Here’s how:

Read WLM
Visit Whidbey Life Magazine to tap into the lively arts and culture scene on Whidbey Island. Access the daily event calendar and enjoy feature stories by our staff of talented writers any time you want. New stories, blogs and events are published nearly every day! Share it with your friends using the easy share buttons at the bottom of each story.

Get Whidbey Life Magazine in Your Inbox
Anyone can visit Whidbey Life Magazine to tap into life on Whidbey Island. You can also sign up to receive a weekly WLM FLASH e-newsletter complete with the latest features, community art news and events, it’s a great way to be in the know about what’s going on.

Sponsor or Advertise
Advertising is another way to leverage the Whidbey Life Magazine network in your favor. Imagine your event appearing on the main slideshow each time a new visitor views the site! Our editorial calendar makes it easy to match your advertising to timely and complementary topics.  For more information, click here to advertise in print and here to advertise online.

Share our Magazines
Become a vendor to sell our magazines. We provide the rack and magazines and we’ll add your name and link to our vendor list online and highlight your business in our FLASH twice a year. B & Bs can receive a complimentary stocking of their rooms. For more information on becoming a vendor contact Susan Janow, Distribution.

In July 2012, WLM was approved for fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas, one of the leading national fiscal sponsors of arts organizations. Contributions for the purposes of Whidbey Life Magazine should be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donate to the magazine and directory by donating here or send a check made out to “Fractured Atlas” and send it to the address below.  Please write “Whidbey Life Magazine” in the memo field. You can donate online HERE. 

To contact us via email, please use the Contact Us form. To leave a voicemail message, call us at 360.218.4WLM (360.218.4956).

Follow us on Social Media

Facebook: Whidbey Life Magazine

Instagram: whidbeylifemagazine

Twitter: WhidbeyLifeMag

Submit Your Event and/or News

Anyone is welcome to submit news and calendar items for events happening on Whidbey Island. If you have an event, please use both forms to get the most coverage. If you’re interested in submitting written or photography content on a guest submission basis please contact us for more information.

Join Our Team

Are you a writer? WLM is looking for more feature writers and bloggers to join our writing team. If you’re interested, contact us to find out more.

Do you have other skills and want to help Whidbey Life Magazine grow? We have some volunteers on our team and we know there is so much more we could do if we had more help, want to see if there’s a place for you on the WLM team? Contact us to find out more: info@whidbeylifemagazine.org