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How To Pitch: Popular Science

This long-running publication wants scientific pitches with a strong news hook.

By Dana Robinson - September 29, 2015
The information in this article is current and accurate.

Circulation: 1.3 million
Frequency: Monthly
Special issues: None

Background: Very few magazines on newsstands today can claim they covered the invention of the telephone and the evolution of the automobile. And even fewer can boast a pantheon of contributing writers that includes Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and John Steinbeck. But The Popular Science Monthly, as it was known in its founding year of 1872, has covered it all, and then some, in the worlds of science, technology and innovation. "Popular Science has a very long and respected history of describing the technological innovations of the day… and really looking into the future to examine what [it] will bring," says executive editor Jennifer Bogo.

The publication has been fulfilling this mission by delivering science and technology news to the masses. "We try to reach everybody," explains Bogo. "Both people who know a lot about science and people who are just curious about it." The Popular Science audience skews as young as 14, and editors recently received a letter from a reader who's had a magazine subscription for 80 years.


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