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The Mary Sue Subscription​: ​​Our Dedicated ​​(and Personal) Newsletter​

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You may have seen some of our posts last week about The Mary Sue subscription service (including this article by our owner and founder Dan Abrams ​ making changes in response to readers’ feedback). If this is the first time you’re hearing about our subscription, that’s cool, too! We’ve got a FAQ page to answer all your questions, but the gist is that a monthly $4.99 membership ​​(or $3.99 if you do it annually) gets you:

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Every weekday morning, Maddy, Jessica, Teresa, Dan, or Carolyn will be sending out a newsletter to all our awesome subscribers that gives you some behind-the-scenes insights about The Mary Sue, including a rundown of the articles from our staff and contributors that we’re excited to bring you in the coming days. Last Friday’s newsletter told subscribers ahead of time that we’d be making an announcement on the site later that day about feedback-based changes to the redesign, so if you’re someone who likes knowing which articles to look out for and expect, you’ll probably enjoy getting messages from us in your inbox every Monday through Friday morning.

We’re also striving to make these newsletter as personal as possible, which means we’ll be sharing how we as individuals—not just as editors—are feeling about specific events, articles, movies, etc. (for instance, today’s newsletter features a spoiler-free rundown from Dan, Carolyn, and Maddy about their Civil War feels).

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