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In order to drum up a little excitement over the flagging magazine industry, the American Society of Magazine Editors has started a new yearly “Best Cover Contest” (view the nominees). Last year ASME picked the Top 40 Covers of all time and got a lot of attention for it, so the decision to have a yearly franchise has some merit.

But it’s much more fun to see Ad Age columnist Simon Dumenco‘s nominees for the “Worst Magazine Covers of the Last 41 Years.” He’s unearthed quite a few doozies from his own personal collection, and is asking readers to contribute more.