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C A N A D I A N   M A G A Z I N E S:

No matter what you're interested in there's a Genuine Canadian Magazine for you. From the hottest boardroom topics to fantastic literature, from travel to homes and gardens it's all here in our own magazines.

To make finding and getting the magazines you want easy, simply click on a category link below the Genuine Canadian Magazine logo at the top of the page.

Finding Canadian Magazines

The best:
  • Canadian Magazine Publishers Association -  Index       Put in any name and find the magazine. You get addresses, phone numbers, publishing information  -- and web site if it is online
  • CMPA - Alphabetical
  • CMPA - By Subject
  • Magomania    Search for articles

The rest:

  • Ecola's Guide to Canadian Magazines -- By province
  • Ecola's World wide guide to Magazines        Vast and comprehensive
  • Seach Ecola by name
  • MediaFinder
  • MediaFinder Keyword Search     Simply put in the title of the magazine or the subject
  • AJR's Top 25 Canadian Magazines

National :

  • Chatelaine
  • Maclean's Magazine    
  • Maclean's Search      Search for free the past six months. Free retrieval if you subscribe to the print version; if not you get a few paragraphs only
  • L'Actualité
  • Sélection Readers Digest
  • Readers' Digest
  • Canadian Living
  • Flare
  • Frank Magazine          Yes, the satirical mag -- some would say rag -- with great morphing graphics
  • Saturday Night
  • Toronto Life
  • Xtra Toronto's Gay Magazine

Regional :

  • BC Report
  • Vancouver Magazine
  • www.seniorlivingmag.com
  • Alberta Report
  • Western Catholic Reporter
  • Saskatchewan Sage
  • Toronto Life
  • Ontario Farmer
  • The Nation -- A Cree Magazine
  • Newfoundland Downhomer
  • Northern Ontario Business
  • My GrandePrairie
  • Kingston ATE Ball Justice

Alternative :

  • Canadian Dimension              Canada's independent socialist magazine
  • This Magazine
  • Flipside weekly
  • Clue Magazine          Western Canada's Gay and Lesbian Monthly
  • Voir

Special Interest :

  • Natural Life
  • Benefits Canada 
  • Sympatico NetLife

 

So You Want to Start a Magazine?

Launching a magazine is an exciting and rewarding thing to do, but the process – from developing a concept to day-to-day business management – is more complicated than it seems.

Join us for an intensive two-day course that emphasizes all the practical aspects of launching a magazine in today’s highly competitive market. If you are thinking of starting up a magazine, you will gain from the experience and insights of an expert and save time and money.

Instructor, one of Canada’s leading magazine consultants, will guide you through the process, from things you’ve considered, but don’t know how to do (such as getting and analyzing printing quotes) to things you may not have thought of at all (such as your obligations as an employer of in-house staff and freelancers).

What You’ll Learn
The course covers numerous practical issues, including

Understanding your audience
How to translate your idea into a viable business
Sizing up your competition
The structure and economics of a typical magazine
What business structure is right for your magazine
Information you can get for free; information that’s worth paying for
What makes magazines different from other media
How to develop editorial that wows your readers
Working with freelancers
Using worksheets and templates for everyday tasks
Tips and tricks about circulation, fulfillment, production and newsstand sales
How to understand the post office
How to promote your new magazine and get it noticed
The ins and outs of direct mail
How much to pay ad sales reps and other staff
How to get the best price for ads and subscriptions
The secrets of private and public funding
How to write your own launch timeline and business plan