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How do I submit a letter to the Editor?
What is the difference between The Atlantic, The Wire, and CityLab?
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What do I do if my question isn't answered here?

Technical Support
I am having trouble printing your pages. What can I do to ensure acceptable printouts?
Which Web browser is recommended for viewing the site?
The site is wider than my screen, forcing me to scroll horizontally. How can I see it all at once?
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I have a technical question about your site that is not covered here. Where should I write?

Subscription Support
I'm looking for an article that was in a recent issue of The Atlantic and can't find it on your Web site. Aren't all recent articles available on your Web site?
I'm looking for an article that appeared in The Atlantic many years ago. Can I find it on your Web site?
Does my print subscription entitle me to free access to The Atlantic's premium archive?
How do I unsubscribe myself from your e-mail newsletters, or change the email address to which they are sent?
How do I order a magazine subscription, change my address, or manage my current magazine subscription?
How can I order back issues of The Atlantic?
I experienced a technical problem while attempting to view one of the ProQuest premium archive pages. Whom should I contact?

Submissions to The Atlantic
How do I submit a manuscript to The Atlantic?
How do I pitch a story to TheAtlantic.com?
Where do I send books for review in The Atlantic?
How do I get permission to reprint an article that appeared in The Atlantic?

Reports and Permissions
Whom should I contact about syndicating and article from The Atlantic?

Media Inquiries
I'd like to contact an Atlantic contributor. What's the best way to do so?
To whom should I direct media inquiries?
Is The Atlantic affiliated with The Atlantic Press?

 

General

How do I update my subscription?
Visit our subscriber help page.

To reach customer service directly, or to cancel your subscription, please send an email to:

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Where can I read The Atlantic's Terms of Service and Legal Disclaimer?

Our Terms and Conditions are available online.

What is The Atlantic's address and phone number?

Our address is:
The Atlantic
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Our phone number is: (202) 266-6000

How do I submit a letter to the Editor?

The Atlantic welcomes letters from its readers. Please use the form on the Contact Us page to submit mail for our Letters column or mail your letter to the address above. For your letter to be considered, you must include your phone number and postal address.

What is the difference between The Atlantic, The Wire, and CityLab?

The Atlantic
The Atlantic advances bold ideas on the urgent issues of our time. Since its inception in 1857, it has evolved into a multi-media must-read, illuminating fresh thinking on politics, business, technology, entertainment, and culture. It stirs vital national conversations through groundbreaking perspectives and a distinctively unbiased approach.

The Wire
The Wire is committed to bringing you what really matters right now. Our editors scour the media world to extract meaning from the daily influx. They separate the essential from the overblown, the must-read from the ancillary, while adding spot-on commentary and analysis to help you pinpoint not only what matters but why.

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Do you have an application?

Yes. The Atlantic has a variety of mobile applications for the iPhone and iPad. These include a general The Atlantic Digital Edition app, which includes the magazine and content from the site, as well as an Atlantic Wire app, which includes content from The Atlantic Wire. There is also an Atlantic Weekly app, which provides a weekly “best of” collection of content, as well as featured articles from the archives on the iPad version. Additionally, there is a mobile optimized version of our site that should be compatible with most smart phones.

What do I do if my question isn't answered here?

You can use our contact us page  to submit a question to the appropriate department of The Atlantic

Technical Support

I am having trouble printing your pages. What can I do to ensure acceptable print outs?

Articles posted online since January 2001 include a link to a printer-friendly page which formats the page for optimal printing. 

For printing earlier pages on our site (pre-2001), check the print preview for the article that you wish to print. Some browsers may adjust the page by default. If this appears not to be the case, we make the following recommendations:

1. Set your browser's print options to "Shrink to fit page." Our pages are formatted for screen width; sometimes older browsers mistakenly print the last few characters of each line on a new page. Allowing your browser to fit the page to your printer's page width will eliminate this problem.

2. For ease of reading onscreen some longer articles are continued on multiple pages. On articles not equipped with the printer-friendly link, it will be necessary to print each of the article's segments in succession in order to print a complete copy.


Which Web browser is recommended for viewing the site?Anchor

Our site is designed to be fully supported by recent versions of Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, as well Internet Explorer 8 and later. There is additionally limited support for Internet Explorer 7.


The site is wider than my screen, forcing me to scroll horizontally. How can I see it all at once?

Most computers are capable of multiple screen resolutions. Higher resolutions fit more information onto the same monitor, the trade-off being that each pixel is just a bit smaller. We recommend setting your display to a resolution of 1024x768 or higher. This is accomplished via your system's control panel, rather than within the browser.

If you are using a Mac: Open the System Preferences application. Under Hardware, select Displays. Select a resolution greater than 1024x768.

If you are using a PC: Open the Control Panel from the Start button. Under Appearance and Personalization, go to Adjust screen resolution. Click the dropdown list next to resolution, and select a resolution higher than 1024x768.

I am having a hard time reading the small text on your site. Can I increase the size of the text?

You can use the menu on your browser to adjust font size.
Google Chrome: Click the settings button (located to the right of the address bar).  Part way down the list is a Zoom option. Use the plus sign button to increase text size.
Firefox: In the browser’s menu, go to View. Select Zoom. Select Zoom In.
Safari: In the browser’s menu, go to View. Select Zoom In.
Internet Explorer: Click the Tools option (gear icon), go to View, and then select Zoom.

I have a technical question about your site that is not covered here. Where should I write?

For technical issues with our site not covered in this document, please visit our contact us page. Be sure to choose "Technical Problem or Broken Link" as the subject of your message in the form's drop-down menu and provide your platform and browser version.

Subscription Support

I'm looking for an article that was in a recent issue of The Atlantic and can't find it on your Web site. Aren't all recent articles available on your Web site?

Not all articles in an issue are available every month. We try to put the entire contents of each issue online, but are not always able to obtain electronic rights for every article.

I'm looking for an article that appeared in The Atlantic many years ago. Can I find it on your Web site?

Back issues from November 1995, to the present, are available online free (with the exception of a few articles, the online rights to which are held exclusively by the authors). From November 1857, to November 1995, selected notable articles are available.

In addition, the vast majority of The Atlantic's archive (1857-present) is available via our premium archive. Article summaries are available at no charge, and full articles may be downloaded for a small fee.

Does my print subscription entitle me to free access to The Atlantic's premium archive?

Unfortunately, because our premium archive was created, and is maintained for us, by a third party, there is a charge every time it is accessed.

How do I unsubscribe myself from your e-mail newsletters, or change the email address to which they are sent?

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How do I order a magazine subscription, change my address, or manage my current magazine subscription?

Visit our subscriber help page.

To reach customer service directly, or to cancel your subscription, please send an e-mail to:

TheAtlantic@emailcustomerservice.com
Or call (US and Canada):
(800) 234-2411
International callers: (386) 246-0196
Or write:
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PO Box 420235
Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235

How can I order back issues of The Atlantic?

To order back issues, please send $7.50 per issue to:

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Or call: (410) 754-8219

I experienced a technical problem while attempting to view one of the ProQuest premium archive pages. Whom should I contact?

The premium archive was created and is maintained for us by a third party, ProQuest Archiver. Your first step should be to visit their extensive Frequently Asked Questions Page. If your question is not answered there, please visit the MyPQA site to log in and send them your query. As The Atlantic's staff is not involved in the archive's technical function or billing, we are unable to assist with technical problems or refunds.

Submissions to The Atlantic

How do I submit a manuscript to The Atlantic?

The Atlantic magazine is always interested in great nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. A general familiarity with what we have published in the past is the best guide to our needs and preferences.

To submit by email, simply send your manuscript (in a Word document) to: submissions@theatlantic.com.

To submit by postal mail, simply send your manuscript to:
Editorial Office
The Atlantic
The Watergate
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Receipt of manuscripts by postal mail will be acknowledged if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Manuscripts will not be returned.

How do I pitch a story to TheAtlantic.com?

Please contact us at: pitches@theatlantic.com.

Where do I send books for review in The Atlantic?

Please query with an email to Ann Hulbert at: ahulbert@theatlantic.com.

How do I get permission to reprint an article that appeared in The Atlantic?

Click here if you represent an educational organization, or a corporation, and want permission to make copies of Atlantic articles via the Copyright Clearance Center. Alternatively, you may email info@copyright.com.

Reprint requests (100+) should be made to The YGS Group, (717) 399-1900.

For questions and all other requests, please e-mail permissions@theatlantic.com.

Reports and Permissions

Whom should I contact about syndicating and article from The Atlantic?

Our syndications are handled by Tribune Content Agency. Their telephone number is (800) 245-6536. Email address: tca-articlesales@tribune.com.

Media Inquiries

I'd like to contact an Atlantic contributor. What's the best way to do so?

To contact an author, please email us at contributors@theatlantic.com to his/her attention.

To whom should I direct media inquiries?
Anna Bross
The Atlantic
(202) 266-7714
abross@theatlantic.com

Is The Atlantic affiliated with The Atlantic Press?

No. The Atlantic Press, which was at one time connected to The Atlantic magazine, is now an imprint of Grove/Atlantic:

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Phone: (212) 614-7850

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