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Contacting the editorial staff.......Is it just me then?

Discussion in 'The Railway Magazine' started by Dan Cross, May 23, 2011.

  1. Dan Cross

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    A project I am involved with got a brief but important mention in this months column of David Morgan.
    I want to follow this up with a small article and have now emailed Nick Pigott and Chris Milner three times without so much as a reply or acknowledgement.

    Is this standard for a railway mag due to the workload or have other people experienced this as well while trying to make contact?

    Dan
     
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    I have recently submitted a press release to most of the rail press and have not had an acknowledgement apart from the one mag I forgot to attach the article to. Don't worry, they are busy people, especially towards printing deadlines I expect. Wait and see if it gets printed, or better still, see if they want more info from you for a follow up!!
     
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    It seems pretty much standard that if they're not interested in what you're offering then they won't reply.
     
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    Why not pick up the phone and talk to them?

    Richard
     
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    On the few occasions that I have written to Modern Railways I have always had a courteous and full reply from the editor, and further correspondence where appropriate with Tony Miles. Always impressed with them.
     
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    With so much material being received by E-mail the small staff subconciously filter out the mail into items for use and items for information with no time to send any acknowledgements. If the project is sufficiently important - and you think it worthy of an article - I would recommend that you phone the editor(s) and discuss the project with them. I have done this in the past - been thanked for my approach - thanked the edotor(s) for their time and consideration - and often followed up with the article along the lines suggested by the editor in that all-important phone call.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your replies. I did reply back a couple of days ago but that looks to have never made it to the board!

    I took advise and rang up but unfortunately Nick was out Thursday and is back Tuesday. I will try again.

    I'm not trying to sell an article or picture, just want to know if a project I'm involved with can follow up a mention we got off David Morgan with a small article by our Patron.

    Ho hum, will keep trying!

    Thanks to all
     

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