I Want To Hear Your Thoughts


Hi all,

I hope you’re enjoying the newest issue of Into the Ruins, which should have arrived for all subscribers by now (except Australian subscribers–it’s on the way!). Haven’t received it yet? Get in touch, and we’ll figure it out. Perhaps you just need to renew your subscription, or maybe just subscribe in the first place if you haven’t already!

That said, I have a quick request for all of you reading this: Consider sharing your thoughts with me about this issue and the magazine in general. You can do it either by commenting on this blog post or sending your missive off to editor@intotheruins.com. There are a few different types of feedback I’m interested in:

  1. Specific thoughts on this issue, the stories within, and the issues raised in the letters section. This includes letters to the editor to be considered for publication in the next issue. If your response is in that vein, please note that you would like it considered as a letter to the editor and I’ll act accordingly.
  2. Thoughts on what types of stories published in Into the Ruins you like, which ones you don’t, and what you are looking for more or less of.
  3. What kind of editorial (non-fiction) content you would like to see in the magazine, whether it be in line with what has been included before or something new.
  4. Your overall impressions of the magazine, both positive and negative.
  5. And perhaps most important, if you are a former subscriber whose subscription has lapsed, why haven’t you renewed? If you haven’t subscribed, why not? And if you have yet to take the plunge and purchase any issues of the magazine, why is that?

While I receive feedback on the magazine relatively often, I am always interested in more. Sometimes it takes a direct request to get that–so here it is. Please let me know what you think. I really want to know, and I want this magazine to do well, including by both retaining subscribers and bringing in new ones. Knowing why people subscribe, why they don’t, and what may convince them to do so helps me, so please send in your feedback, whatever it is.

Finally, one last quick reminder: Our Winter Sale is on, but it won’t be around forever. The sale ends February 10th. So get on it if you want to pick up some back issues at a discount and take advantage of free shipping in the U.S. Just as a reminder, all back issues (#1-10) are all just $10 each (discounted from $12) and all orders ship free in the U.S. Not in America and want to order copies? Get in touch, tell me where you are in the world, and I’ll let you know what options there are.

That’s it. As I said, I hope all of you who have received the new issue are enjoying it, and thank you all for your support of this project. It wouldn’t exist without you. And I’m glad it exists. So thank you.

— Joel Caris, Editor & Publisher

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