We are a multimedia arts & culture publication, and events hub based in Lowell Massachusetts

We celebrate the free-wheeling spirit of the city. Howl launched online in February 2012 thanks to a small group of experienced newspaper hounds, artists, musicians and free thinkers who love Lowell and shared the same eternal question: What’s going on in the city this weekend? Inspired by Lowell’s rich history, great food, music, art, colorful characters and creative types, the first issue was forged in downtown coffee shops, bars and artist lofts over several caffeinated beverages and notes scrawled on napkins. Our name stems from our desire to hear the city’s unique voices — howl out, we are listening to you. Our message: Open your mind, dream big, create, play and take an active part in a community cultivating culture.

We inspire you to live life out in the city

There are amazing things happening all around you. Our content and event listings are designed to invite you to take part in the experiences happening right outside your door.

We support local businesses

The merchants, dining spots, coffee shops, galleries, bars and entertainment venues we visit regularly are an undeniable part of how we understand and define our lives, personal spaces and communities. It’s our mission to commemorate the greatness, beauty, innovation and heart involved in growing a local business.

We help localize brands

Through our storytelling and hands-on experiences, we create authentic connections that bring brands to life at a personal level.

Partner with us

Whether you want to talk to us about advertising, sponsorships, or custom campaigns, we’re here for you. Get in touch hello@howlmag.com

Send us story ideas

Know of something we should write about? Do Tell hello@howlmag.com

Sponsorship & marketing opportunities

Howl is always striving to combine unique content, groundbreaking design, and exclusive events that inspire our readers to get out and experience the city. With a curated lens on all things local, we have the attention of avid city readers, social conveners, and creative professionals.
Have a unique message that begs to be told? Get the attention of our audience through our website, free monthly print magazine and active social media channels. If you’d prefer to reach people face to face in the real world, partner with us on an event, let us help you craft your own, or host your next fete in our giant and one-of-a-kind event space at Mill No. 5, contact Sarah Hand, Sarah@howlmag.com. Have an idea? Want to chat? So do we. 
Get our Media Kit (link to media kit)

Jobs at HOWL

Freelance for us

Are you a writer, designer, illustrator, or photographer living in Greater Lowell or New England with a compelling point of view? Send us clips and a pitch about why your story should be heard or seen. We’re looking for all types of A&E pieces, including satire, editorials, conceptual photo essays, infographics, and more (At this time, we do not print fiction or poetry). Note: we don’t have to agree with your opinion, but we do have to like your writing, photos, or design work.