Where can I purchase a print copy?
The current issue (and perhaps a few others) are for sale in our online shop.
We also have a few local businesses that carry our magazines. If you're looking to pick up a copy or two try checking with Central Co-op, Alchemy Skateboarding, or the Museum of Glass. But heads up—it's best to call ahead to see if they have the issue you're looking for.
Why is shipping so expensive?
Blame those gorgeously oversized 11x14 magazines and 11x17 posters. It turns out shipping in a 13x18 envelope kicks it into a whole different category. At over a pound in weight it just isn’t cheap. If you’d like to avoid shipping costs please revisit the previous question.
Do you take guest contributions?
Yes! We love to have different voices help make Grit City Magazine, but here are two things to know:
- All contributions are subject to editor approval. We’ll ask ourselves not only if something is high quality but if it’s an asset to our site.
- We do not currently have a budget for freelancers. There are some stellar folks out there who’ve volunteered their time and talent to help this project keep going, but we fully understand that not everyone is willing or able to do that.
Do you have an office?
Yes! We are fortunate to be the guests of Rotator Creative at 703 Pacific Ave, Suite 200.
Who did your website?
Crews Creative. It’s pretty sweet, right? They also make most of those sexy video ads you see on our homepage and a bunch of other cool stuff.
Do you guys actually make money on this?
Just enough to pay each of us a bit above minimum wage, which allows us to work on the project full time. Each purchase you make (along with tips) helps us keep the lights on! There are also some exceptional businesses in town that help us defer the cost of our print magazine. If you like what we do you have them to thank in part.
Our Patreon page has also been a huge asset in keeping us going. If you're interested in supporting us for as little as $2.53 a month check it out.
Why is Tacoma known as Grit City?
Where do you get your magazines printed/stuff from?
Our goal is to keep it as local as possible. Here’s where we stand currently:
- Magazines: Print NW
- Stickers: 253 Custom Tees
- Banking: Tapco Credit Union
- Bookkeeping: Perkins Northwest Accounting
Refund policy — Refunds can be issued for items that fail to arrive or arrive damaged. Replacement of items is also typically an option. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with issues. No other refunds are available.
Delivery policy — Unless otherwise specified orders are fulfilled within 5 business days. Items are shipped through USPS via Priority Mail.
Return policy – Damaged items can be returned via USPS or by other arrangement made with the Grit City Magazine team. Contact email@example.com with issues.
Cancellation policy — Subscriptions can be canceled at any time by logging in to our shop with the email address you used while ordering. An option to reset your password if needed is available. If you are unable to log in or have trouble canceling your subscription send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you out.