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Descent subscription to the UK
Descent subscriptions may be taken out for one or two years. Six issues are produced per year with varying pagination, either 40 pages (the standard) or 48 pages (our bonus page editions). Publication is normally on the first Saturday of alternate months: February, April, June, August, October and December.
If you are ordering a new subscription close to the publication date of a new issue (usually this means within the preceding week), please make plain which issue you wish to start with. During this period 'current issue' may be read as the outgoing issue (which is not officially replaced until publication day on the Saturday), or as the new incoming issue (which is normally available early).
You may add a note concerning your subscription during checkout, for example if you wish to start with a different issue to those listed in the available options or if you would like the first issue of a gift subscription sent to you so that you can hand it over in person. These and other Frequently Asked Questions about subscriptions are covered in our FAQ list, if you require further information.
If you require more than one subscription, please order these separately to avoid potential confusion in supplying to multiple addresses (essentially, ordering two subscriptions against one address creates a muddle ...). There is no difficulty in combining subscription orders with orders for other products. If you are giving a present, you might wish to print a 'you have a present' gift card from a file (or look in the Gifts tab above) we provide for the purpose.
NOTE: If you increase the number of subscriptions to two or more (using 'Quantity'), the software will show an error in the shopping basket during checkout and you will not be able to place an order. Please reduce the number of subscriptions to one and return to place a second order if more are required.
If you are still unsure about taking out a subscription, or are new to Descent, take a look at what our readers think of the magazine.
Descent is printed in the UK, just as it always has been.
- 40 or 48
- Publication date:
- Normally the first Saturday of alternate months: Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec
Giving a gift
If this subscription is a gift for a birthday or Christmas (or just because you feel like it), you won't have a physical copy of Descent to hand over. Instead, you might wish to print off a 'you have a gift subscription' file for one or two years subs, linked below. Clicking the link will open a large file; right click to save it to your own computer, then print it off. This will produce an A5 colour print.
If stock is available for all post destinations, selecting any set of options will allow you to place your order immediately.
If stock is limited, for example with a single copy of a second-hand book, it will be assigned to UK stock. If you require posting to an address outside the UK, selecting your options may not allow an order to be placed, even though stock is available. If this is the case, please contact us to enable the options you require.
Please see our FAQs relating to deliveries, and the Delivery page linked from the bottom of each page, before placing your order if time is an important element for your order.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL DESCENT SUBSCRIBERS OUTSIDE THE UK
We regret that due to the volatility of Royal Mail postage charges, we have been forced to remove the option for two-year subscriptions. We have also been forced to remove the option for economy mail to the EU, given indications that Royal Mail intends to remove this service.
All international mail is now being despatched in paper wrapping using Royal Mail customs and address labels mandated by them. We also regret this means we can no longer indicate the last issue of your subscription on the mailing sheet or supply a reminder to renew with the final edition. Please track your own subscription ending or check with us at any time. Subscriptions begun since September 2021 have a comment added in your account (under the tab for the order) which records the final issue to be supplied.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EU CUSTOMERS
On 1 July 2021 the EU removed all exemptions for tax and customs duty on low value items posted from the UK to the EU, meaning that although VAT is 0% on books and magazines in the UK, it is charged within the EU and the VAT (potentially plus a handling fee) now apply to all orders to the EU.
Ideally, the VAT should be paid at the point of posting, but doing so requires registration with an agent to handle the payments, and this is incredibly expensive and not financially viable. To be clear, all small publishers in the UK are in the same position and we are unable to post any items to the EU with VAT or other duties paid.
Ordering any item from Wild Places, including a Descent subscription, requires that you accept responsibility of paying the VAT and any other local charges on delivery.
To be clear: Wild Places will NOT cover any charges levied by your country; it is your responsibility to accept these when placing an order.
We apologise for the situation, but it is outside our control. We will maintain a link from the left-hand column on the home page with the latest updates. If you are an existing subscriber to Descent and have not replied yet to our enquiries concerning your deliveries, please make contact.
NOTE: Subscribers in Norway or Switzerland (which are outside the EU) should place your order on the Subscription International page or contact us first.
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