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Jeremy Andrews of Tag1 Consulting has announced the launch of Drupal Watchdog, the first print magazine dedicated to Drupal. The irony of it all hasn't gone unnoticed, but Drupal founder Dries Buytaert says the mag has the potential to become "quite a highlight" in the history of the content management system. 

 

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"I admired Jeremy's reporting when I was a regular reader of KernelTrap so I'm excited to see how Drupal Watchdog will take shape," wrote Buytaert, who will also be writing a regular column for the magazine.

Issue #1

According to the official Watchdog site, issue #1 -- distributed exclusively at DrupalCon Chicago -- will focus primarily on the recently released Drupal 7

Drupal Watchdog aims to be a fantastic resource for tracking what is going on in the Drupal World. Issue #1 is full of articles about the recently released Drupal 7, with content for beginners, intermediate users and advanced developers. Whether you're a project manager responsible for a Drupal website, or a long time member of the Drupal community, this magazine is for you.

Future issues will be US$ 10 dollars a pop, and subscriptions are available worldwide. 

$Contribute

If you'd like to contribute, Watchdog will start accepting content for Issue #2 on March 1st. The types of content accepted are: 

  • Articles: Articles should range from 250 to 1,200 words. Accepted submissions pay between US$ 88 to US$ 420. 
  • Feature Articles: Feature articles range from 1,800 words to 3,000 words, and pay between US$ 900 and US$ 1,500. 
  • Columns: Columns are themed content that appear from issue to issue. They range from 800 to 1,200 words, and pay between US$ 440 and US$ 660. 

"The amount we will pay for your submission depends on the quality of your writing and supporting materials, the relevance of the content, and the timeliness of the submission," reads the official site. For more details on helping out, check out the submission guidelines here