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How To Pitch: Cincinnati Magazine

Pitch serious narratives or service briefs to captivate Queen City readers

By Shane Kite - July 31, 2013
Circulation: 41,303
Frequency: Monthly
Special issues: "Top Doctors" (January), "Best Restaurants" (March), "Best of the City" (December)

Background: Founded in 1967 by the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati Magazine traces its evolution as regional standout to 30-plus years of journalistic independence. The pub was purchased in 1981 by CM Media to tap into weightier coverage, and its focus shifted again to longform narrative journalism in 1997 when Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications, known for publishing well-regarded regionals like Texas Monthly, acquired the magazine.

Since then, editors have prided themselves on living up to standards more akin to national publications. Feature in point: Kathy Y. Wilson's article on local conservative radio host Bill Cunningham earned Cincinnati a 2007 nomination for a National Magazine Award alongside profiles from National Geographic, New York magazine, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair....

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