Standard issue

You can probably find a paragraph like this in almost any magazine on the stand:

Manuscripts, photographs, artwork, and other materials submitted must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Although I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting to see it in Wired (August 2014 aka 22.08). Then again, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 102-page issue of Wired before, either. (Remember when it was this thick? No more.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    29 July 2014 · 8:43 pm

    Huh. In my professional field, nearly everything you submit MUST be done electronically. And therefore, no returns from the journal even if they don’t want your stuff; just a brief e-mail that effectively says “no” or, if they’re in a bad mood or your manuscript is bad, “Go away and don’t bother us again.”

    The knitting mags I read that actually take reader submissions tend to be the same way…

  2. CGHill »

    29 July 2014 · 8:53 pm

    Which makes me wonder: is Wired, now that it’s tucked into the capacious bosom of Condé Nast, emotionally wedded to the past, in the manner of Vanity Fair? Or did they just cut and paste this from issue 01.01 and forgot about it?

  3. fillyjonk »

    30 July 2014 · 8:16 am

    Yeah, it seems surpassing strange for Wired, of all publications, to go back to the 20th-century model.

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