The Women’s March organizers say a recent issue of Glamour that features the organizers on the cover isn’t being widely displayed on newsstands.
The Women’s March organizers said in a statement to BuzzFeed News that an inability to locate the magazine on stands was not a disappointment, but an opportunity to broaden the issue’s reach.
“We appreciate Glamour for honoring 26 unbelievable women, who organized the Women’s March,” the spokesperson said in an email to BuzzFeed News. “Unfortunately, our families, friends, and supporters across the country haven’t been able to find the cover issue on newsstands, so we search for forward to working with Glamour to find ways to compose our historic cover accessible to our communities.”
In posts online approximately the cover, which was announced earlier this year at the group’s first-ever conference, the organizers described the “blessed opportunity” it was to be recognized for the movement’s achievements — and how the honor was the “fuel to sustain going.” But the organizers, who travel often, say they could not find copies on newsstands, which left them uncertain approximately whether the cover — which has been written approximately by places like Jezebel — was actually out there. “We believe no proof,” that it wasn’t released to millions of Glamour subscribers, a person close to the group said. But on newsstands, “Nobody found it.”
A spokesperson for Conde Nast said the covers went directly to Glamour subscribers. The company, the spokesperson said, doesn’t release data approximately or talk publicly approximately distribution strategy. The spokesperson also wouldn’t say how many of the covers were printed.
A Glamour spokesperson said that Glamour’s Women of the Year December issue was comprised of five separate covers, “any of which were sent to our subscribers across the country.” Other covers appear to include a teaser line approximately “the women behind the Women’s March.”
“Every month we reach 9.7 million readers in print and over 95% of those are subscribers,” the spokesperson said. “The response from our readers to the Women’s March cover has been overwhelmingly positive and we were so pleased to honor the organizers at final night’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards.”
Glamour feted the Women’s March organizers at an event in unique York City Monday night. The event also featured Solange Knowles, Nicole Kidman, Samantha Bee, Gigi Hadid, Rep. Maxine Waters, Patty Jenkins, and others, some of whom appear on the other Glamour covers.