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How To Start A Magazine

FAQ for New and Would-Be Publishers

Magazine publishing is an art, a craft, a science and a trade, as well as a business. If you're thinking of starting a magazine, you're about to embark on a dynamic project requiring knowledge and fortitude.

Plenty could be written on magazine publishing—and Magazines Canada does publish a variety of materials to support the trade—but sometimes when you’re just setting out, all you need are the basics to get you started. Here, then, is a brief overview of what magazine publishing involves.

Please note that this is a compilation of resources that Magazines Canada has created to answer the many inquiries we receive. This can be used as a jumping off point, but it should be noted these are suggestions for starting a magazine, and that it will require more work than we have listed.

Read the complete Start a Magazine guide, or browse by department using the left-hand menu of this page.

If you like what you read here, visit the Cultural Magazines section of our website to order the Small Magazine Handbooks.

Last Update: Thursday, August 29, 2012

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