Brings to life a local community.
Highlights a kaleidoscope of businesses, products and people.
Provides touchpoints that cultivate joy and comfort.
Splashes color onto the outlines of our days.
BlueBird City is a community of people--reflected in a quarterly print publication supplemented with online stories of local adventures and delights. We feature writers, artists, and professionals who capture an area’s personality.
It began with a friendship that bloomed in a writing class, revealing a shared appreciation for peoples’ stories--a love of different generations and backgrounds and a desire to make a place feel like home.
BlueBird City emerged from a talk on a trail, the promise of a fresh idea, and a text message photo clue. Between client meetings, kid drop-offs, appointments, a funny family dinner and four million
The BlueBird made its nest.
The bluebird symbolizes joy and happiness. In the midst of a busy world, we hope to bring pause with simple stories and elements that delight.
A community coming together under both diverse and collective experiences.
Fueled by the creative contributions of neighbors and friends.
You will define "us."
Our community of local writers, artists and professionals will contribute content and ideally be BlueBird City
The spring issue will focus on newness and intensity; a blade of grass breaking through cold winter soil, a celebration of intrepidity.
Consider the theme of spring tide, defined as:
1. a type of tide that occurs at the time of a new moon or full moon: at these times the high tides are higher and the low tides are lower than the corresponding tides during neap tide because of the gravitational effects of the straight-line alignment of the moon, earth, and sun
2. any great flow, rush, or flood
Long form articles: general interest, highlighting a local person, architectural landmark or business, run approximately 900-2000 words.
BlueBird Stories online: blog-style, aligned with the print magazine's vision, run approximately 300 words.
Photo and artwork submissions are based on a quarterly theme and/or tied to something local.
BlueBird City Bethesda/NW DC covers Bethesda (mainly 20816, 20815, 20814), Chevy Chase (MD and DC) and Washington DC (mainly 20015 and 20016)