by DAVID AXE
After two years at Medium, it’s time for War Is Boring to move onward and upward — to a new publisher.
In our search for the right new partner, we’re spending a lot of time in smokey back rooms chomping on cigars and chortling over scotch with rich old men. But we also want to ask our hundreds of thousands of loyal readers — anyone interested in publishing us?
Here’s what we offer.
The best war writing in the world
We took down the F-35 stealth fighter. Plumbed the sordid soul of Fat Leonard, the Malaysian playboy who seized control of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. We’ve profiled history’s best and worst weapons, recalled the weirdest and scariest Cold War hijinks, called bullshit on propaganda and interviewed some of the most important figures in military culture.
We’ve hailed the best military books, comics and movies — and decried the worst. We’ve written and drawn our own nonfiction comics, featuring tales of victory, defeat, good and evil from the everyday people who fight and witness the world’s wars.
We’ve traveled to the world’s worst conflict zones to report on war up-close. Afghanistan. Congo. Syria. Ukraine. Iraq. We’ve celebrated heroes … and mourned martyrs. And we’ll keep doing all these things as we transition from Medium to a new publisher.
A monthly audience of nearly two million
In March, the last month for which we have good numbers, War Is Boring drew more than 1.8 million views from 1.6 million unique visitors, who together spent around 60,000 hours reading our stories. There’s a lot of profit potential in that audience, if we say so ourselves.
A huge archive that we own
More than 2,000 stories, many of them perfectly evergreen, plus two or more new stories every day. That’s a lot of good writing.
We’re cheap. I won’t say exactly how cheap, but you’d be amazed.
So if you’re an editor or publisher — or you know an editor or publisher — who wants a stake in the world’s best war writing, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.