About

MUSIC. FASHION. CULTURE.


A woman-owned and independently produced publication, Deitra Magazine focuses on music, fashion, art and creative culture. This beautiful boutique magazine showcases talent within the art and music industries, shining the spotlight on undiscovered artists and professional creatives around the world. Deitra is inspired by creative people and strives to capture that with artistic photography, compelling articles, innovative design and a flair for the avant garde. Deitra Magazine is about pushing limits, breaking barriers and encouraging independent creatives to follow their dreams.

Behind the Magazine


Deitra Magazine has been supporting creatives in the Springfield, Missouri area for nearly 10 years, and has now branched out to shine the spotlight on independent artists from all over the world. We have struggled to gain enough advertising support through traditional means, and we thought, why not break all the old rules and put the power into our readers' hands? If you'd like to see our magazine flourish and produce more print and digital content, please consider making a small donation to our cause.

Our Editor In Chief, Tamara Styer, started Deitra from the ground up in 2011 and wrote about musicians performing in the burgeoning creative arts scene of downtown Springfield, Missouri. With a strong background in journalism and a life-long passion for creative writing, Styer always dreamed of owning her own magazine. For years she had grappled with the idea of how to start a magazine with absolutely no funding, then in 2010 she decided to break all the rules and just go for it. Styer started out by blogging about independent musicians she found on ReverbNation, and in turn started getting invited to concerts and in-person interviews. It turns out, nobody was writing about the up-and-comers on the local level — the underdogs of the music world — and through Deitra Magazine, they had found an outlet to market and express themselves. Just as important as it was to step into her own skin as a creative entrepreneur, the magazine was filling a void in the lives of other independent creatives who were struggling to break through the crust and follow their dreams of making music for a living.



Deitra Magazine became known in Springfield for “making the little guy feel big” in a sea of musicians who felt forgotten by the industry as a whole. It wasn’t long until Styer and her volunteer staff of photographers, writers and stylists began producing a print magazine, including interviews and photo shoots of talented people from all avenues of the creative arts: actors, comedians, photographers, designers, models, writers and even restaurateurs. Over the past ten years, a surprising turn into the fashion realm has become a huge part of the magazine, and has impacted the community in a way Styer never imagined. Deitra's bi-annual fashion runway shows bring cutting-edge fashion and avant garde creative expression from big-city runways right to Deitra's birthplace of Springfield, Missouri. Deitra has been described as the only local magazine with a finger on the pulse of the creative arts scene.

Deitra has been described as the only local magazine with a finger on the pulse of the creative arts scene.


The past three years have brought another exciting development. After nearly a decade of using ReverbNation as a source to find new music, the online music platform reached out to Deitra to partner with them in a campaign to find talented musicians all over the world! Musicians submit their music to Deitra Magazine through their ReverbNation accounts, and a lucky handful of them land an interview and feature spread in the magazine. It has been an amazing turn of events, and Deitra has the honor of showcasing an endless pool of creative talent that few other magazines are covering. Deitra Magazine aims to bring even more artists out from the underground and shine a spotlight on their talents and hard work.



Future Goals + Dreams


Going forward, we have endless ideas and dreams for the magazine, including a podcast, a behind-the-scenes reality YouTube series, and the long-term goal of taking Deitra on the road to many cities across the United States to establish pop-up fashion shows!

There are so many talented people in this world who need a platform to showcase their works, ourselves included! Not only is this magazine an outlet for creatives everywhere, but it’s also an outlet for our stellar crew of beauty and fashion editors, photographers, writers, graphic designers, video editors, models, stylists, event production and more. All of these people have dedicated their time to Deitra Magazine through a volunteer basis for the past decade, including our Editor-in-Chief! We do it to support local and independent art, but mostly we do it because we love it and we cannot imagine our lives without Deitra Magazine.



Get Involved

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!
Submit your photography and articles to us at editor@deitramag.com!


PURCHASE PRINT + DIGITAL COPIES
Order the print mag at deitramag.bigcartel.com.

See digital versions of previous issues at issuu.com/deitramag.


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DONATE
A couple of bucks pays for an online article or video upload, a few more helps us print more magazines! Use the "Donate" button below, and we will do our best to increase our content frequency and quality each time we post online content or release a print issue of the magazine. You can make a one time donation, or if you’re feeling extra generous, make your tip a monthly donation. We thank you in advance for supporting our cause!

 


ADVERTISE WITH US
For print or web advertising opportunities, please contact us at editor@deitramag.com.


BOOK OUR GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES
We have dubbed ourselves the Deitra Design Group (DDG), and with our combined experience of over 35 years, we provide professional graphic design for any of your business needs.

In addition to graphic design, we can also assist your business with all of the skills in our collective wheelhouse:
  • copy editing
  • copy writing
  • newspaper design + layout
  • manuscript editing
  • marketing + public relations
  • social media marketing
  • artist management
  • event production
  • photography
  • advertising design + creative direction
  • bar + live music venue consulting
  • model coaching
  • + more!
For more information about donating, advertising with Deitra Magazine, or booking graphic design services, please email editor@deitramag.com.


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