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How To Pitch: Time Out Chicago

Editors will blow down your door if you pitch newsy culture ideas to this Windy City weekly

- May 15, 2012
[EDITOR'S NOTE: As of Spring 2013, Time Out Chicago is going all-digital. We have contacted the editors for an update. In the meantime, please use these pitching guidelines with caution as some information listed may be outdated.]

Circulation: 53,000
Frequency: Weekly
Special issues: "Fall Preview," "Holiday Gift Guide" and "100 Best Things We Ate This Year"

Background: It seems only right that Chicago became the second American city to launch a weekly Time Out publication. Beating out Los Angeles, Seattle and a handful of Canadian hotspots to snag its own edition of the popular arts magazine, Chi-town's rich cultural backdrop won chairman Tony Elliott over as the ideal place to expand the brand at the time. Time Out Chicago's format, flavor and editorial direction don't stray far from the standards established by its big sister publications, Time Out London, which debuted in 1968, and Time Out New York, which has been serving the Big Apple for over a decade. But their tutelage aside, its style is very much indicative of the Second City's indigenous tastes.

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