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Production calendar

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The purpose of the production calendar is to provide individual deadlines for each phase of production.

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  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Topics: production,
  • Recipient: staff/team,

Article Tracking Form

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The purpose of the article tracking form and folder is to ensure that each phase of production is completed. It also provides a means of communication between designers and editors and a central place to keep production documents.

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  • Format: PDF
  • Type: form,
  • Topics: images, production,
  • Recipient: staff/team,

Production Chart

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The purpose of the production chart is to provide an overview of where each article stands in the production process for an entire issue.

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  • Format: PDF
  • Type: form,
  • Topics: production,
  • Recipient: staff/team,

Mailed Surveys: Campus Life

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In order to learn more about subscribers, most magazines use some form of research. This packet includes samples of surveys sent to a select number of subscribers in a separate mailing rather than printed in the magazine. Normally, when magazines mail surveys to subscribers, a cover letter is included, and sometimes a reminder postcard is mailed later.

See Mailed Surveys: Discipleship Journal for a sample of a postcard and reminder postcard.

  • Magazine: Campus Life,
  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Topics: management/business, research, surveys,
  • Recipient: subscribers,

Mailed Surveys: Discipleship Journal

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In order to learn more about subscribers, most magazines use some form of research. This packet includes samples of mailed surveys sent to a select number of subscribers in a separate mailing rather than printed in the magazine. Normally, when magazines mail surveys to subscribers, a cover letter is included, and sometimes a reminder postcard is mailed later.

This sample includes a postcard and reminder postcard.

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  • Magazine: Discipleship Journal,
  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Topics: management/business, research, surveys,
  • Recipient: subscribers,

Mailed Surveys: Pray!

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In order to learn more about subscribers, most magazines use some form of research. This packet includes samples of surveys sent to a select number of subscribers in a separate mailing rather than printed in the magazine. Normally, when magazines mail surveys to subscribers, a cover letter is included, and sometimes a reminder postcard is mailed later.

See Mailed Surveys: Discipleship Journal for a sample of a postcard and reminder postcard.

  • Magazine: Pray!,
  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Topics: management/business, research, surveys,
  • Recipient: subscribers,

Rewrite Request Letter

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A magazine’s relationship with its writers is one of its most important, since the quality of its articles depends on the quality of its writers. However, not all articles submitted will meet the requirements of the magazine and it may be necessary to request that the author rewrite the article. An article should be rewritten when the idea, approach, and content are good, but there are major flaws that keep the article from achieving its purpose. Handle the request sensitively to maintain a good relationship with the writer.

This is a sample of rewrite request letter an editor might send asking the author to rewrite the article.

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  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Recipient: writers,

Writers Guidelines: MomSense

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The writers’ guidelines is a one- or two-page description of the kind of articles the magazine publishes. Post writers guidelines on your website or send them to prospective writers, so you won’t need to keep explaining over and over what your magazine is looking for—, not looking for, —and the procedures for submitting articles.

  • Magazine: MomSense,
  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Recipient: writers,

Writers Guidelines: Leadership Journal

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The writers’ guidelines is a one- or two-page description of the kind of articles the magazine publishes. Post writers guidelines on your website or send them to prospective writers, so you won’’t need to keep explaining over and over what your magazine is looking for, not looking for, —and the procedures for submitting articles.

  • Magazine: Leadership Journal,
  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Recipient: writers,

Subscription Billing Series: New Man

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Most magazines send more than one bill, if the subscriber does not pay immediately. Magazines normally compare the cost of sending bills with the result of each mailing in order to determine how many mailings (called “efforts”) to send. Each effort in a subscription billing series includes a letter with detachable renewal order form, outer envelope, and reply envelope. Notice the change in the words used in the letter and on the envelope as the series progresses.

 

  • Magazine: New Man,
  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Topics: circulation, finance, management/business,
  • Recipient: subscribers,