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January 7, 2018

Beloved science fiction magazine Omni is rebooting from its reboot. The new, quarterly edition of Omni has quietly launched, after being announced over the summer. It’s the first new print issue since the 1990s, and the second attempt to revive the Omni name, after a c...

January 1, 2018

For five years, Katie Driscoll of Palos Park, Ill., worked day and night trying to persuade retailers to use more children with disabilities in advertising. She flew all over the country offering photo clinics to parents of children with special needs so they would hav...

January 1, 2018

Teenage girls who dislike the frank sexuality of Cosmopolitan and the left-leaning politics of Teen Vogue but still want a magazine to give them tips on fashion and hairstyles (not to mention advice on abstinence) are in luck. This month Focus on the Family has relaunc...

January 1, 2018

Winter Mendelson: This issue definitely signifies our evolution in ideology, content, and quality. When Posture launched as a blog in 2013, it was actually a blog for “queer women,” whereas now we take a holistic and inclusive approach to identity. I started to realize...

January 1, 2018

Well, although the times have changed somewhat, contrary to what you may think, there are still quite a few reputable magazine subscription agencies around. The first place you would want to start is with EBSCO. It's a very reliable MSA that deals with the US Govt, col...

December 31, 2017

The new Oakland publication explores artistry and vulnerability.

Mike Nicholls finally created the magazine he's always wanted to read.


One of Mike Nicholls' all-time favorite publications is Emigre, a Bay Area graphic design magazine that ceased printing in 2005. A sel...

December 30, 2017

I have a 32-page magazine that is a companion to a web site my company just purchased. The production cost is being supported by 4 main advertisers, but there are 12 pages that go unsold each month. There is a lot of opportunity for sales, and I want to make sure that...

December 30, 2017

To be succinct, there really isn’t an “average” or standard number of pages for magazines. Magazines can range from 32 pagers to 212 pagers with everything in between. With that said, however, most magazines, whatever their overall page count may be, will have a magazi...

December 30, 2017

Whether you desire to write for Scholastic News, Time magazine, O Magazine, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, or any other type of publication, it would behoove you to request at least two items from the magazine for which you intend to write.

First, request a copy of the magazine’s...