Free Magazine Cover Maker Online

Your cover gives readers their first impression of your magazine, and Marq will help you make it count. With our intuitive, drag-and-drop editor creating beautiful, on-brand magazine covers is easy for everyone.


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  • Quick and easy

    Our intuitive, drag-and-drop editor makes creating on-brand content quick and easy.

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  • Grow your brand

    Advanced template locking empowers team members to customize co-owned templates — without going off-brand, in turn helping ensure content remains consistent.

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  • Empower your team

    Share templates and brand assets with multiple team members and assign team roles to control who has access to what.

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Feature highlights

You don’t have to be a brilliant designer to craft a beautiful magazine cover. Whether you’re a team of one or a team of five, our brand templating platform makes it easy to create content and build your brand.


Brand assets

Store and download custom brand assets (like logos, colors and fonts) into our asset hub for fast access.


Web-based platform

You don’t need to download or install anything to get started creating your magazine cover, and you’ll automatically receive all updates for free. Try it today and see for yourself.


Data automation

With smart fields or our advanced data automation feature, you can auto-populate information in your templates, cutting down on repetitive content updates.


Easy Import

Access thousands of free stock photos or icons in the Marq editor or easily import your own from Dropbox or Facebook. Use our Indesign Import feature to import existing InDesign files and convert them to Marq templates.

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How to make your own magazine cover

Whether you're looking to create a professional print magazine, a digital magazine or a fake magazine cover as a gag, creating a free magazine cover is easy in Marq.

1. Choose a template

Choose from our wide assortment of free magazine cover templates to get you started.


2. Add an image

Upload an image of your choosing to be the focal point of your magazine cover.


3. Change the copy

Remember to add a compelling headline and to keep the cover copy brief.


4. Print or distribute

Print the cover from your home computer, send a proof to a professional printer or distribute the magazine cover digitally.



    Does Marq offer professional printing?

    Marq does offer print and ship options. However, we currently do not offer professional magazine printing with a center fold. After creating your magazine, you can download a print-ready version to send to your printer of choice. To see all of our professional print options, please click here.

    Where can I get free images?

    Marq allows you to search Bing Images by creative license or integrate with other stock photo services like Unsplash right from image pane.

    What makes a great magazine cover?

    A magazine cover is like an ad for the rest of your magazine. Designing your magazine cover with a compelling hero image, a large headline and a few content highlights. 

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