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Article Planning Sheet

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This article planning sheet is a list of questions that will help you and your editorial team to come up with article ideas. Make your own list of questions to use with your team during planning meetings.

  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: form,
  • Topics: planning,
  • Recipient: staff/team,

Surveys in Magazines: Today’s Christian Woman

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Editors use information gained by surveys to find out how to more effectively serve readers. The advertising department uses the information in dealing with prospective advertisers. The circulation department may use the information in making decisions as to how to obtain new subscribers. This is a sample of a survey that is printed in the magazine.

  • Magazine: Today's Christian Woman,
  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Topics: advertising, circulation, management/business, research, surveys,
  • Recipient: subscribers,

Issue Planning Chart

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This sample issue planning chart is one of a number of systems that may be used to plan the content of your issues for a year in advance. It will help you maintain a balance of content types from issue to issue.

  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: form,
  • Topics: planning,
  • Recipient: staff/team,

Article Status Chart

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An article status chart is one system to help keep track of the progress of work on upcoming issues. This chart (for a bimonthly magazine) shows the status of assigned articles. You may also choose to use project management software or cloud-based solutions.

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

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.

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

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,

Issue Thumbnails

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It’s best to see the entire issue on one sheet of paper as issue thumbnails. That way it’s easy to get a feel for the whole package and to make clear judgments with regard to pacing and visual treatments.

  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: form,
  • Topics: design, planning, production,
  • Recipient: staff/team,

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,

Image Request Form

Image Request Form
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An image request form is a written agreement that should always be sent to the person you ask to produce an illustration or photograph. The discipline of composing your request in writing (usually after a personal meeting or telephone call) will help assure that you communicate clearly and accurately. It will also clarify responsibility in a situation in which the request was not properly completed. Both artist and art director will have a document to which they can refer.

  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: form,
  • Topics: design, images,
  • Recipient: other,