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|Total circulation||2,300,854 (US) (June 2013)|
|Year founded||April 1939|
|First issue||April 1939|
In August 1943, the magazine changed its name to Glamour, with the subtitle for the girl with the job. The magazine was published in a larger format than many of its contemporaries.
It targets women 18–49 (with the median age of 33.5) and reaches a subscription audience of 1,411,061 readers in the United States. Its circulation on newsstands was 986,447, making the total average paid circulation 2,397,508.
Since 1980, the magazine has held an annual "Women of the Year" awards ceremony.
In November 2018, Glamour announced that its print edition would cease with its January 2019 issue in order to focus on its digital presence.
Glamour Top College Women Awards
Each year for the last 56 years, the magazine has been selecting a top ten list of outstanding college women across the country. Originally, the list was composed of the best dressed college juniors in America, but was changed for more substance with categories such as academic achievement, community service, and career goals as leading criteria. Hundreds of college juniors apply each year. Past winners, finalists include; Martha Stewart, Diane Sawyer, Swati Mia Saini, Nancy Amanda Redd, 2003 Miss Virginia (MAO) and author of Body Drama, and Tamira A. Cole, Miss Black Kentucky USA 2009 and author of HUSH, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and novelists Curtis Sittenfeld, Kate White, Janice Kaplan, Olympian Allison Schmitt, and Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Glamour Woman of the Year Awards
Each autumn, the magazine organizes the “Glamour Woman of the Year Awards” which recognize women in the public eye.
In 2007, Lorena Ochoa won a Woman of the Year award. In 2008 the award was granted to two Yemenis: 10-year-old divorcee Nujood Ali, and the lawyer who took on her case. Nujood's courage was praised by prominent attendees, including Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice. The 2010 Glamour Woman of the Year was Cher and the 2016 Glamour Woman of the Year was Zendaya
Glamour launched in the UK in April 2001, where it pioneered the “handbag size” format, with the tagline "fits in your life as well as your handbag". Each September, the magazine held “National Glamour Week”, when it featured extra coupons and competitions. In 2016, Glamour UK launched the Glamour Beauty Festival, on a new off-page beauty event featuring demonstrations, treatments and speakers. 
From its launch to the final traditional issue in November 2017, the magazine was edited by Jo Elvin, with Michelle Pamment serving as acting editor briefly in 2005. In June 2009, to celebrate Glamour's eighth birthday in the UK, Glamour.com made a gallery of every cover since its launch. In October 2017, following declining sales, it was announced that publication of the monthly UK edition would end at the end of 2017, and that the UK version would be a semi-annual publication. In November 2017, Deborah Joseph was appointed Chief Content Officer of Glamour UK.
The South African edition launched in April 2004, is published monthly and, since its inception, is edited by Pnina Fenster.
Glamour is also published in Germany (2001-), Spain (2002-), Mexico, Poland (2003-), Hungary (2004-), France (2005-), Russia (2005-), Sweden (2006-), Brazil (2012-), Turkey (2016-), Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Romania and Bulgaria. There is also a third Spanish edition, published in the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America.
Editors of international editions
|Country||Circulation dates||Editor-in-chief||Start year||End year|
|United States||1939-||Alice Thompson||1939||1941|
|Kathleen Aston Casey||1954||1967|
|South Africa||2004–present||Pnina Fenster||2004||2018|
|Mexico/Latin America||1998–present||Mar Abascal||2007||2012|
|United Kingdom||2001–present||Jo Elvin||2001||2017|
|Deborah Joseph (CCO)||2018||present|
|Anke de Jong||present|
In Germany and Greece Lucky, a fashion and shopping magazine is published seasonally, in tandem with Glamour. Lucky magazine is being shut down.
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- Official website (Germany)
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