POST HASTE… One of the recurring frustrations of the monthly magazine business–for us but especially for our readers–is that issues arrive late in people’s mailboxes. It’s often our fault for sending the magazine to the printer too late. For that we apologize and vow to do better. But in many cases we are at the mercy of the U.S. Postal Service and its–how can I say this?–idiosyncratic delivery patterns. So, to help us understand those patterns, and perhaps figure out ways of correcting them, I’d like to ask a favor of our blog readers who are also subscribers. If you’ve been getting the magazine for more than a couple of months, please let us know when the October issue arrives in your mailbox (we mailed them out two weeks ago tomorrow, so if yours has already arrived, please let us know about when you got it). You can do that by posting a comment to this post or by emailing our extremely able business manager Claire Iseli at claire – at – Make sure to tell us what city or town you live in. Thanks!

Update: Many thanks to all you who have posted or emailed on this, but one more quick request (I should have asked this earlier): Can you please tell us your zip code? Feel free to post or email again with that info.

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Paul Glastris

Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. A former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, he is writing a book on America’s involvement in the Greek War of Independence.