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The Mag-net email network

This is the homepage of the Mag-net email network.

This is a discussion list for freelance journalists who do work for magazines to discuss all work-related matters.

To apply to join the list, fill in the form below. Our apologies about the convoluted prose in the computer-generated bits of this page.

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The Mag-net list stylesheet

The list stylesheet will evolve. To start with, on-topic messages include all those dealing with terms and conditions of work at or for and magazines.

On this list we are unfailingly comradely and couth. The moderators' decision in all matters concerning the list is final.

Messages must not be contributed which:

  • are actionably defamatory, obscene, criminally blasphemous or just too complicated to legal;
  • contravene the NUJ's Code of Conduct;
  • have degenerated into "flame wars";
  • are over 2500 words long; or
  • attempt to include anything that's not plain text

The plain-text-only rule serves to keep the time taken to download list messages to a minimum. It also means that it is impossible (given the current state of technical knowledge and dastardly invention) for viruses to propagate through the list. The program that runs the list also takes all plausible steps to stop your email address being "harvested" by spam merchants.


Joining the Mag-net network

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