Welcome to the CQ Cover Gallery.
Browse the past covers of CQ Magazine, read how the magazine has evolved, from its humble origins as a promotional medium for a writer, to a fully fledged international publication for all forms of artistic talent, with a readership in 175 countries worldwide.
JANUARY 8TH 2015
This was the first ‘magazine‘ publication from the (yet to be formed) CQ stable.
You will note the title, ‘Rambling Away’ this was to keep the publication in-line with our founder’s Blog’s which all used the word ‘Rambling’ in there titles
This was in fact, just a promotional tool, a fancy newsletter for our founder, Paul White, own works!
JANUARY 27th 2015
Paul White’s original publication immediately connected with other writers, who asked if they could have their works included in ‘Rambling Away‘ .
Paul kindly obliged.
This was the birth of the magazine which has now been re-named CQ Magazine.
This was the first edition of ‘Rambling Away‘ where we actively invited artists, other than writers, to show their works in the magazine.
This edition was the catalyst for changing the concept of the magazine to that of today’s publication.
This was the first Publication to carry the name CQ .
The original title ‘Rambling Away‘ was no longer descriptive of the content, or the direction of the magazine was taking. It was even considered to be misleading.
Hence the name change to CQ Magazine.
Striking cover images have always been a major consideration of CQ, with the name change came the opportunity to create a new publishing style.
Using the CQ logo and vertical side-bar has allowed the creation of an ongoing, recognisable continuity to the covers of CQ Magazine. (Click on image to read)
By November, many contributors were clamoring to showcase their works in CQ Magazine.
Reader numbers were rapidly growing around the world. In response CQ began publishing articles in languages other than English.
This is something CQ actively encourages.
This editions cover is courtesy of digital painter, Dorothy Berry-Lound. (click on Image to read)
This is a landmark edition of CQ.
Due to CQ‘s continual growing readership CQ was now recognised as an international periodical publication.
You may notice the word ‘International‘ now appears within the CQ masthead to reflect its new status!
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This (Feb 2016) edition was the first to include a supplement. The ‘Special Features Extra’.
The second section of this edition shows CQ Internationals support of Conservation and Preservation of endangered species.
In this instance, the efforts of the Anti-Rhino Poaching units in Africa.
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By the launch of the May edition, CQ Magazine was being read in Forty-Two countries around the globe.
Short story and poetry challenges, multi-lingual articles, great art, along with annual recognition awards and continued invention has increased CQ’s circulation. The latest figures showed a readership in FIFTY-SEVEN countries.
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The worldwide appeal of CQ persisted, readership expands to SIXTY NINE countries and continues to attract new readership worldwide.
CQ International merges with TOAD Publishing, a high quality print book publisher and PeeJay design, a specialist book cover and art print design studio.
The future looks an exciting one for CQ Magazine.
This edition was the last, (at leat for the time being) to be published on our current platform.
As part of CQ Magazines growth we are moving to Magzter digital newsstand. We shall asses the changes to readership. Keeping our options open to return.
This edition saw CQ Magazine reach readers in 78 countries. A truly global publication.
Display YOUR artwork on the cover of CQ Magazine?
CQ International is running an offer to all creatives; Artists, Photographers, Illustrators, Graphic designers, or those of you who simply want to try your hand at producing a cover image.
This is not a competition or a challenge, it is just a little creative fun.
CQ will not let anyone whose image is selected, go unrewarded.
If your work is selected as a cover image for a future edition of CQ International’s Magazine, we will offer you a full-length feature within that Magazine for FREE.
YOUR work will then be displayed around the entire globe,
not bad huh!
Simply email us with you name and image details, include your image as a jpeg or png to
Please mark the ‘subject‘ as CQ Cover or your entry will end up in the spam bin!