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How To Pitch: The Boston Globe Magazine
The Globe's weekly mag wants trend stories of interest to Beantown and beyond- June 26, 2013
Circulation: About 500,000
Special issues: The editors do more than 20 special issues a year, on such topics as careers, real estate, fall travel and weddings. The 2013 calendar can be found here.
Background: In a city where every brick seems to hold historical significance, it makes sense that there's been a Sunday supplement to Boston's leading daily paper, The Boston Globe, for as long as anyone can remember -- or at least as long as the current staff's research could uncover. Editor-in-chief Susanne Althoff, who has been at the paper since 2003 and served as editor since May 2009, estimates that The Boston Globe Magazine has been around in some form or another for more than a century.
A redesign in March of 2012 updated the look of the magazine and added a few new columns to the front-of-book section called "Boston Uncommon." The magazine aims to speak to a diverse audience -- men and women of many economic and educational backgrounds –- and focus on Greater Boston and occasionally New England. "Readers tell us that The Boston Globe Magazine is one of the most popular sections of the Sunday Globe," said Althoff....