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Issue Thumbnails

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,

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,

Model Release Form

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This model release form clarifies and protects the agreement among model, photographer, and the magazine.

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

Image Budget

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This form is used to keep track of images ordered, listing the article for which the image was ordered, who did the work, what price was originally agreed upon, and the amount actually billed.

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

Artwork Return Log

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This form is simply a way of keeping track of art that has been returned to the artist after use. Include artist’s name, description of art, date received, date sent back, and method of delivery.

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

Writer’s Contract: Leadership Journal

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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. A writer’s contract or agreement improves the writer/editor relationship by setting the expectations and responsibilities of each person at the beginning of the project.

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

Writer’s Contract: ACSI

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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. A writer’s contract or agreement improves the writer/editor relationship by setting the expectations and responsibilities of each person at the beginning of the project.

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

Writer’s Survey: Leadership Journal

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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. One way to gauge the relationship is to send a survey to the magazine’s writers.

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

Assignment Letter: Women for Christ

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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. Most editors work hard to develop good relationships with writers who are able to produce consistently well-written articles appropriate to its audience. If you take extra care in making article assignments, you will be more satisfied with the resulting articles.

This is a sample of an assignment letter written by an editor from a fictional magazine.

  • Magazine: Women for Christ,
  • Price: Free
  • Format: PDF
  • Type: sample,
  • Recipient: writers,

Rewrite Request Letter

rewrite request
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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.

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