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Q: Where's my issue? Your website says it was mailed last week...
A: Every month a few copies of the magazine get delayed by the postal service. Please wait another week or two, and chances are it will show up. If not, contact Locus at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I have a question about my subscription...
A: Send an e-mail to email@example.com, or phone the Locus offices at 510 339 9198.
Q: I saw an article or photo in your magazine, but can't find it on your site; where is it?
A: It's probably not on the site. Only a small selection of content from each issue of the magazine is posted on the site -- the table of contents, lists of bestselling and notable books, and brief excerpts from the interviews.
Q: Why isn't more content from the magazine available on the website? Do you plan archives of book reviews or other material?
A: Relatively little of the magazine content is posted on the site because the magazine is a fairly small operation and, frankly, can't afford to undercut its subscription base by making too much of its content available for free. Archives of past material may be produced at some later date, possibly on CD ROM. As of January 2011, you can order single copies or subscribe to electronic versions of Locus Magazine, in PDF, epub, or .mobi formats -- see for details.
Q: Would Locus Online be willing to exchange links with my site?
A: Locus Online is happy to consider websites for inclusion on our Links pages, but we have no special arrangements for 'exchanging' links. You are welcome to link to Locus Online from your site, and we will link to your site from Locus Online if we feel your site would be of interest to our readers.
Q: How to I submit my book for review in Locus, or listing on your site?
A: --For Locus Magazine: Mail a copy of the book to Locus Magazine, P.O. Box 13305, Oakland CA 94661. A review isn't guaranteed, but your book will be included in the "Books Received" listing in the magazine with ordering information (and the entry will eventually be incorporated into the Locus Index to Science Fiction), and will be made available for consideration by the magazine's reviewers.
--For Locus Online: The website does not publish book reviews. The website does post a weekly listing of selected new books, with descriptions, cover images, links to author and publisher sites, and quotes from reviews. As of August 2011, these listings are based on publishers' schedules and for-sale availability, and do not necessarily include all titles seen or received in mail for consideration.
Q: How do I submit news to Locus? Is there a special contact or e-mail address?
A: Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There's no separate e-mail address for news.
Q: May I submit my story or book for publication by Locus?
A: No. Locus does not publish fiction. You should submit your story or novel to a suitable magazine (see Links Portal) or publisher (see Publishers). It's best to become familiar with what they publish before you submit your work to them.
Q: May I submit an article / a review / artwork to Locus?
A: Locus Magazine is not an open market for freelance work of any kind. Locus Online is open to very occasional reviews or essays -- please query to email@example.com before submitting anything. Neither the magazine nor the website runs artwork.
Q: How do I purchase a book I saw listed in your index?
A: Locus doesn't sell books listed in our indexes; the Locus Index is a bibliography, not a catalog of items for sale. To purchase books listed in the Locus Index or anywhere else, consult our Booksellers page for links to dealers of new, used, and out-of-print books.
Q: What are your rates for advertising in the magazine or on the website?
A: Send an e-mail query to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll send you the latest rates.
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