For those of you who don’t follow such things, a magazine or newspaper’s editorial calendar provides insight into some of the feature articles that the publication will cover during the next year. It’s traditional for them to come out in September or October. Edit calendars often also provide information for advertisers regarding the cutoff dates for reserving ad space and for delivering ad materials. Edit calendars are used by writers, advertisers, and corporate communications professionals.
It’s important to note that edit calendars are always subject to change without notice. While we do our best to predict the long-lead stories for our publications, software development is a fast-evolving industry. So, you might want to bookmark the editorial calendars, and check back every few months to see if they’ve changed.
There’s one 2007 edit calendar still to come, for Eclipse Review. We’ll post that in a few weeks.