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Subscribing to Comment

How do I change my mailing address or email address?

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Can I buy a subscription for a friend or loved one?

Absolutely—buy a gift subscription here.

Are back issues of Comment available?

All of our issues are listed here, available to purchase for $12.00 each (or less for bulk amounts). Please email us if you’d like to purchase any of these.

Can I buy large quantities of back issues of Comment?

Bulk copies of back issues are available: 1-5 for $12.00/ea; 6-49 for $9.00/ea; and 50+ for $6.00/ea. For orders, please get in touch with us by email.

How can I subscribe to Comment for my iPad?

We no longer provide iPad subscriptions for CommentCheck out our letter to former iPad subscribers for more details.

Digital subscriptions are available!

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Submitting to Comment

How can I submit content to Comment?

We’ve got you covered. Head to this page for details.

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Reprinting from Comment

How do I get permission to reprint an article from Comment?

Cardus (the publisher of Comment) retains copyright to all original work we publish in all of our publications, in perpetuity, in all media. Individuals and organizations interested in republishing content must contact the Cardus office (info@cardus.ca preferred, or 905.528.8866 x3) on all requests, and may not proceed until a representative of Cardus has granted written permission.

Further to republishing:

  1. We encourage posting excerpts from our pieces, according to Fair Use guidelines:
  2. No full-text reprints of any Comment print material are allowed during “shelf life”, eg 90 days’ exclusivity from print issue release date. As above, all requests must go through Cardus office.
  3. Under no circumstances may designed Cardus documents (PDFs or scans of physical journals) be posted online.
  4. Most requests for reprints of Cardus online material will be granted, with no waiting periods. As above, all requests must go through Cardus office.
  5. Reprints must include the following credit at the top of each reprinted article:
    This article originally appeared on [DATE] in [eg Comment] ,a publication of
    CARDUS: www.cardus.ca”.
  6. Copies of print reprints, or links to online reprints, must be furnished to the Cardus office upon release.

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General Questions

What are you doing? Why does Comment exist?

Comment magazine serves Christian leaders and culture makers with rooted, fresh ideas for the faithful practice of North American public life. Leaning on 2000 years of Christian thought, we seek a renewed social architecture-“not new wine into old wine-skins, but old wine in new wineskins for festive drinking” (Calvin Seerveld, “Footprints in the Snow”).

We’re not here just to celebrate and affirm that it’s good for Christians to engage culture. We want to now ask the hard questions-to resource those who are on board with the project and are now looking for wisdom about how to actually do this. Think of Comment as the magazine where we not only encourage you to see your work as pursuing God’s shalom; we also dig deep to consider just what shalom looks like in economics and education, for cities and civil society.

To get a sense of our vision and focus, see the recent “manifesto” from our editor, “Meet Comment Again for the First Time.”

How are you accomplishing this mission?

Comment works to:

We publish feature essays, reviews and opinions, and feature some of our best material in a quarterly print edition. (You really should subscribe.)

Who publishes Comment?

Comment is the first principles journal of Cardus, a non-profit public policy think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture, based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Cardus focuses on the long-term concerns of society, working to enrich and challenge public debate through research, events, and publications, for the common good.

What does 'Cardus' mean?

The Cardus was an ancient north-south road that connected the people of Roman cities to their major public spaces. On the Cardus or Cardo Maximus governments, markets, temples, and more lived and worked to build a common life for the good of the city.

How long has Comment been around?

Cardus was incorporated under the former name “Foundation for Research and Education in Developing a Christian Approach to Industrial Relations and Economics” (really!) in September, 1974. Comment was published as a 8.5×11 newsletter starting in January, 1983, under the editorial direction of Harry Antonides. After a brief hiatus in the early 2000s, Comment re-emerged in its current form (perfect bound book, and regular online content) in August 2005.

Will Comment publish my advertisement?

Comment does not actively solicit advertising, but is receptive to specific requests from reputable organizations. Email us.

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Contact Comment

Write to Comment at

Comment Magazine
185 Young Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 1V9

Or phone us:

(905) 528-8866 local, or (888) 339-8866 long distance in Canada only.

But we truly prefer email:

Customer Service: comment@cardus.ca
Editor-in-Chief: Anne Snyder (asnyder@cardus.ca)
Publisher: Ray Pennings (rpennings@cardus.ca)
Senior Editor: Brian Dijkema (bdijkema@cardus.ca)
Managing Editor: Heidi Deddens (hdeddens@cardus.ca)
Associate Editor: Jeff Reimer (jreimer@cardus.ca)

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The Seerveld Prize for New Writers

When is the deadline?

The inaugural prize space was open to submissions starting June 15, 2018 and closed September 1, 2018.

Where do I submit?

Submissions to the prize are closed, but all prize details can be found here: https://www.cardus.ca/comment/seerveld/

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