October global street paper covers get scary

Between the looming US election and Halloween, things have been getting a bit frightening on the covers of many of the world’s street papers this month.

The Curbside Chronicle and Real Change offered their readers voting guides, while The Big Issue Australia wept for a divided America. The Big Issue UK added (even more) horror to Trump, by giving him a They Live makeover.

Denver Voice kept it political, by printing Street Sense vendor Ronald Dudley’s interview with Prophets of Rage, accessed through the INSP News Service.

Following all that, we were happy to have a cuddlier cover from One Step Away, who previewed the much-anticipated Street Cat Bob movie (with a little help from the News Service).

In Chicago, 15,000 readers of StreetWise voted to crown Louis Hale their vendor of the year. Congratulation, Louis – looking great on the cover!

Speak Up reported from the heart of the protests that rocked their home city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Vendor Edward Smalls, who lost his own son to gun violence, spoke about aftermath of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Canadian street paper Megaphone scored a coup with an exclusive chat to legendary novelist Margaret Atwood.  While Hecho en Bs. As. examines whether medical marijuana should be legal.

Slovakia’s Nota Bene had a celebratory birthday cover to mark their 15th year. L’Itinéraire asked what happens once former prisoners have been released – and how does Canada help them reintegrate with society?

Check out more global street paper covers here.