About Contraband


Contraband is Charleston, West Virginia’s new alternative magazine highlighting the opinions and interests of people in this area. We do our best to create an unbiased, wide reaching showcase of the things that should be reported and aren’t. We try to give news on what’s happening, give people a voice to express how they feel or what they’re proud of, and show people things about their city that they otherwise wouldn’t know.

Everything in our magazine is specifically local, small business related, progressive, healthy, or positive. We want someone to pick up an issue of Contraband and be reminded why this area is great. From local events to new music and ideas, we want to be the place you go to find out what you should be paying attention to.

We are always looking for writers! Our content is created by locals. No article will be ignored. If you have something you want to say, chances are there is someone who either agrees with you, or would love to talk about it. We want to help spark that conversation. And have hella fun while doing it.

We are funded only by subscriptions and by selling advertising space. The magazine is always, and will always be, free. If you own or know a business that you think would like to advertise with us, please send us a message!