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WP:PCW discussion at WP:BOOKS[edit]

Please comment there. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:24, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Proposal - article for Zero Magazine (music magazine)[edit]

Hello, I would like to propose creating an article for Zero Magazine, a music magazine that ran in the San Francisco Bay Area, United States. The WorldCat entry is here. This is a different magazine than either Zero_(video_game_magazine) or Zero (Spanish magazine). I have created a draft article in my userspace, with additional notes in the talk page. Zero Magazine appears to already be used as a reference or mentioned in several existing Wikipedia articles. Any feedback about whether this meets notability criteria would be welcome. Thanks! --Culix (talk) 03:08, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Discussion about article "List of lesbian periodicals in the United States"[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:List of lesbian periodicals in the United States#Format change, which is about an article that is within the scope of this WikiProject. Should the page format be changed from a bulleted list to a table? Woodsy lesfem (talk) 02:21, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Early history2604:6000:1009:C188:89E6:C17F:8C2C:DEE0 (talk) 18:33, 13 June 2018 (UTC)William S. Johnson[edit]

The prominent New York book-publishing firm Harper & Brothers began publishing the Harper’s New Monthly Magazine in June 1850, with an initial press run of 7,500 copies which sold out immediately, and within six months circulation had reached 50,000. The earliest issues consisted largely of material pirated from English publications, as was common pre-copyright practice in America, but the magazine soon began to print the work of American writers and artists, often drawing on the considerable resource of their own published books. For example, a series of articles on “Life in Paris,” published in the November 1852 and other issues, were reused in the book Parisian Sights and French Principles viewed through American Spectacles, by James Jackson Jarves. (Second series) New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855. This synergistic repurposing of materials was an intelligent use of resources and good business practice, particularly useful until an established stable of authors and artists could be built up by the magazine. By 1851 the magazine was spending five to ten thousand dollars per volume in order to provide “a greater amount of reading matter, of a higher quality, in letter style, and at a cheaper price than any other periodical ever published. The best talent of the country has been engaged in writing and illustrating original articles for its pages: — its selections have been made from a wider field and with increased care; its typographical appearance has been rendered still more elegant; and several new departments have been added to its original plan.” This editorial format, consisting of publishing “…one or more original articles upon some topic of historical or national interest, written by some able and popular writer, and illustrated by from fifteen to thirty wood engravings, executed in the highest style of art. …Copious selections from the current periodical literature of the day, with tales of the most distinguished authors, such as Dickens, Bulwer, Lever, and others. …A Monthly Record of the events of the day, foreign and domestic. …Critical Notices of the Books of the Day, A Monthly Summary of European Intelligence, concerning books, authors, and whatever else has interest and importance for the cultivated reader. …An Editor’s Table, in which some of the leading topics of the day will be discussed. …An Editor’s Easy Chair or Drawer, which will be devoted to literary and general gossip, memoranda of the topics talked about in social circles, graphic sketches of the most interesting minor matters of the day, an agreeable and entertaining collection of literary miscellany.” The editor, also stated “Special care will always be exercised in admitting nothing into the Magazine in the slightest degree offensive to the most sensitive delicacy; and there will be a steady aim to exert a healthy moral and intellectual influence, by the most attractive means.” (1) This formula, which proved to be very successful, was followed rigorously through at least the first thirty years of the magazine. The earliest issues of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine do not have many illustrations, and do not use illustrations very well. The magazine never followed a common practice of the day, which was to tip-in separately engraved, and sometimes hand-colored, plates as a frontispiece. The first issues had small, fairly crude, one-column wide wood-engravings, usually illustrating a fictional narrative, randomly tucked into the two-column text-block format. These illustrated the first article and the images are always clustered around the first few pages of the issue. This was followed by a long string of unillustrated text pages, then a few woodcuts of women’s fashions were clustered at the end of the volume. However, by the end of the fourth volume an effort has been made to improve the visual aspect of the magazine. There are 28 engravings in the May 1852 issue, sized from single column to double column width, and they are more intelligently placed throughout the issue. The next issues show an even better visual design, with more engravings of varying size placed in some visual relationship with the texts, with each other and with the page layout of the volume, and with several full-page wood-engravings scattered through the issues as well. Many of these wood-engravings were recycled from or for other Harper’s Brothers publications. Throughout the next thirty years there is an increase in quantity and an improvement in quality in the magazine’s use of wood-engravings as illustration.


(1) Harper's New Monthly Magazine vol. 3 (June-Nov. 1851)

Add academic journals to WP:VITAL[edit]

See Wikipedia talk:Vital articles/Level/4#Add: Academic journal + others for the discussion. Participation is low so far. Comments would be very appreciated here. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:16, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Proposal - Roads & Kingdoms[edit]

I recently posted an article request for Roads & Kingdoms, a New York-based online publication covering food, travel, and politics, founded in 2012. I’m currently an intern with Roads & Kingdoms, and I’ve carefully studied Wikipedia’s policies on disclosing conflicts of interest. I will not make any direct contributions on articles related to the publication, and I am not paid for my contributions.

I wanted to make a post here in WikiProject Magazines, as I believe Roads & Kingdoms meets the notability criteria outlined here for magazines: It received the James Beard Foundation’s Publication of the Year Award in 2017, and Anthony Bourdain was the publication’s sole investor and editor-at-large.[1] The company also produces online content for CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown television series.[2]

The publication has received substantial coverage by The Wall Street Journal, American Journalism Review, Inc., and Vox Media’s Eater. ([3]; [4]; [5]; [6]) Any feedback on whether Roads & Kingdoms meets notability requirements is welcome, and I would be happy to work with editors on a draft of the article. Please see my talk page if you have any questions or concerns. WillA98 (talk) 15:01, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Amazing Science Stories[edit]

A magazine with only two issues? Does this need an article? Harizotoh9 (talk) 21:35, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

It does not appear to meet any of the guidelines for notability at WP:NPERIODICAL. I would say it should be moved under the Publisher's page, but that doesn't have an entry nor does the editor. Jaldous1 (talk) 15:11, 16 July 2018 (UTC)