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Rat-lovers are a small but passionate community.  There are several fine publications about rats, but we decided IARW would be a magazine not just about rats, but about their humans.  In other words, IARW is all about you, the rat-loving community.

IARW is a monthly magazine, printed in color or emailed as a PDF file.  In our real jobs, one of us is an artist and together we own an art gallery.  We feel that a high quality visual experience is as important as compelling text.  Printing full color in short runs is very expensive, but we’ve chosen to not compromise on this point.  For those of us on a budget (which these days is nearly everyone), the PDF is a great way to access the content at a healthy savings.

IARW is published monthly.  We considered publishing quarterly, but thought everybody would rather have a more frequent magazine, even if it meant each issue might be a bit smaller.

We hope our readers will also be our writers.  It is our desire to help foster the strong rat-loving community that so many of you are already a part of, and the best way to do that is to publish your thoughts, photos, and advice.  Of course, we don’t want you to have to do all the work.  Besides contributing our own pieces, we’ve arranged for ongoing articles and advice from veterinary specialists. We will continue to seek out and research topics that we feel will be of benefit to all of you.

Quite simply, we would not be able to produce IARW without the support of advertisers.  But, far from considering advertising to be a necessary evil, we see advertising as a fantastic way to give exposure to the people that make the products that our rats need and love.  We will not accept advertising for any product that we ourselves wouldn’t use.