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The Noe Valley Voice is an independent free newspaper created for and about Noe Valley, a neighborhood located in the heart of San Francisco. It is published 10 times a year (monthly except January and August) and distributed the first week of the month.
Our editorial deadline is the 15th of the month prior to the month of issue. The 15th also is the deadline for Class Ads (see Class Ads, above). Our display advertising deadline for camera-ready ads changes slightly each month, but usually falls before the 20th. Call Pat Rose at 415-608-7634 for more information about display ads.
First-class U.S. mail subscriptions are available at a cost of $30 per year ($25 for seniors) by writing to the Noe Valley Voice, Subscriptions, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146.
We welcome your story ideas, letters, photos, art, news, poetry, and short fiction, particularly on topics relating to Noe Valley. Note that all such items should include a name, address, and email or phone number, and may be edited for brevity or clarity. (Unsigned letters to the editor will not be considered for publication. Unsolicited manuscripts will be returned only if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.) Please send email to email@example.com, or write Noe Valley Voice, P.O. Box 460249, San Francisco, CA 94146.
We were 34 in 2011
The Voice published its first issue, an eight-page tabloid, in May 1977. The paper now runs an average of 44 pages. We print on recycled newsprint at a union shop in San Francisco. The entire contents are copyright-protected.
The newspaper exists because we enjoy writing and photography, and sharing news of the neighborhood. We like working for ourselves and nurturing our "small town" within the big city. In addition, the Voice is a place for readers to express opinions (and display photos). We are grateful to Noe Valley's small-business community, which supports us through advertising. We ask you to give neighborhood businesses your support.
Taking a Joke
Every April, we do an April Fool's section, spoofing our own and the city's news. The 2011 Fool's page featured a Wikileaks revelation about an Ohnoe Indian artifact, an ambitious town square proposal by Howard Roark, and a new random streetsweeping plan unveiled by DPW sanitation engineer Dusty Rhodes.
Website and Email
In late 1996, we began archiving our stories and columns on our website, www.noevalleyvoice.com. We invite you to take advantage of the site's search function -- to find a feature about a friend, a story on neighborhood history, or a calendar item or Class Ad from the current issue. The contents of each month's paper usually reaches the archive by the second week of the month.
Email has become the best way to reach the editors at the Noe Valley Voice. We work out of our homes, and all of us have other jobs. When we're not roaming the streets of Noe Valley, we're ready to receive your letters, tips, and inquiries. Write editor (at) noevalleyvoice.com. Thanks for helping us stay in touch with the neighborhood we love.
Jack Tipple and Sally Smith, Editors and Co-Publishers