Friday, June 30, 2017

Alaska Parent Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines


Alaska Parent magazine is looking for freelance writers who demonstrate a fresh, engaging writing style and a keen sense of the topics that matter to local parents. Before you pitch a story to us, we recommend you learn more about our publication and get a feel for the type of articles we value and promote.

ABOUT ALASKA PARENT

Alaska Parent is a free, full-color family and parenting magazine, published 4 times per year. As Alaska’s exclusive, all-in-one parenting resource, our readers include parents with children ages newborn through teens, as well as expectant moms. We publish several stories in each issue, from hard-hitting articles on serious topics to pieces designed for fun and entertainment. Our writing tone is easy-to-read and conversational, yet packed with plenty of punch. Through our pages, we want our readers to feel understood, supported and empowered to make healthy parenting and life choices.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We’re looking for lively, well-written stories that cover all stages of parenting. We look for pieces covering local interests, health & wellness, pregnancy & babies, education, travel, hands-on activities, seasonal interests, parental involvement, family fun, as well as “how-to” articles that will make family life easier.
We are currently seeking: 
• Feature stories 
(800-1,200 words). Must include a local focus, and require, at a minimum, three interviews with local experts and/or parents.
• Short feature stories (500-800 words). Must include a local focus, and require, at a minimum, two interviews with local experts and/or parents.
• Tips (150-600 words). Written in first-person, help make a parent’s life easier by sharing creative ideas and solutions to everyday challenges, including (but not limited to): organization, scheduling, parenting, relationships, traveling, birthdays, holidays and more.

QUERIES

We welcome story pitches, especially from local freelancers. These queries should be emailed toeditor@alaskaparent.com. We do not accept queries through the mail or fax. You may send multiple queries.
Your query should be no more than 4 paragraphs and include:
• What is the focus of the story? A brief summary written in the style of your proposed piece.
• What are some of the key points you will cover and the sources you will interview?
• Answer the "so what?" Why is this story important to our readers? Why should you be the one to tell it?
• What is the anticipated word length?
• If you have not written for us before, include 2-3 writing samples along with your query. Links to online stories are preferable, but PDFs are ok too.
• Include your full mailing address, phone number and email address.

UNSOLICITED ARTICLES

Alaska Parent welcomes unsolicited articles that meet our story requirements. Send the complete article to editor@alaskaparent.com. If we are interested in your article, we will contact you prior to publication to negotiate an acceptable rate and obtain permission for use.

REPRINTS

We are interested in fresh material so reprints are less likely to be accepted. However, you may send us a reprint if you feel it fits perfectly with our magazine. Include the date, previous publisher and what rights they may have to the article. We may ask if we can insert local sources/content. We do require market (Alaska) exclusivity.

RESPONSE TIME

Due to the high volume of queries/submissions and frequencies of our publications, our response time can take several weeks. Often we consider story ideas for several issues and may delay the publication of some stories for seasonal reasons. However, if you do not hear from us after 3 months of your submission, it is safe to assume that we have decided to pass. Please feel free to pitch us a new idea. If your query/submission is accepted, we will email you an acceptance letter that specifies deadline, word count and writer’s fee.

PUBLICATION RIGHTS

With the exception of reprints, we purchase all rights to articles, including the option to republish articles in special editions or post them online at www.AlaskaParent.com. (If you do not want your article to appear on our web site, do not submit it to our magazine.)

PAYMENT

Payment is negotiated per article and depends on the complexity of subject, the length of the article and the writer’s level of professional experience and/or track record writing for us. For original articles, we generally pay $40-$200. For reprints, we generally pay $25-$40; however, authors willing to localize their reprints with interviews with local parents and experts can expect more. If your submission is accepted, you should submit an invoice (within an email is fine) that includes name, address, phone number, name of story and payment amount. Payment shall be due within 30 days after the print date of the publication.

PHOTOS

Photographs grab readers’ attention, so we want to include them whenever possible. If you have photos or leads for photos, please pass that information along as early in the writing process as possible.

EDITORIAL DISCRETION

All submissions are subject to editorial review and approval by Alaska Parent and may be edited for grammar, clarity, brevity and tone. If major revisions are needed, you will be contacted. For reprints, local content/comments may be added. We reserve the right to reject an article at any stage before publication.
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chesapeake Family Submission Guidelines



Are you a local writer who's interested in topics that relate to family life in the Chesapeake region? Send an introductory e-mail to our editor. Please include a specific story idea, a list of previously published work and one writing clip. Send e-mail to: editor@chesapeakefamily.com

Who We Are
Chesapeake Family is a free, monthly parenting publication serving Anne Arundel, Calvert, Bowie and Upper Marlboro areas of Prince George’s and Kent Island area in Queen Anne’s counties of Maryland.
Who Our Readers Are
We have a circulation of about 40,000 with an estimated 90,000 readers. They get the magazine at schools, libraries, doctors’ offices, grocery stores and toy stores. Our readers are parents (mostly moms) of children from the cradle to college age. They’re well educated and strive to do the best for their children even as they juggle busy lives and try to watch their budgets. They tend to pick up Chesapeake Family initially for the calendar of monthly activities and the sections on health and education. We also have an increasing web presence that now exceeds our print audience. Many print stories are used online, though fresh content is added to the website daily.
What We’re About
Our goal is to make our readers’ everyday lives easier by anticipating the sort of information they will need, identifying and sifting through available resources and gathering it for them so they can just read it and go. We strive to present unique stories that readers won’t find in any other local publication.
Our Writing Approach
Our readers may have only 5 minutes over a slice of toast to glance at the magazine so we want to use an easy-to-read, accessible tone but also pack plenty of punch into the few words we use. Through our pages, we want our readers to feel understood, supported and empowered to make healthy parenting and life choices.
What We’re Looking For
  • We are looking for professional writers who are conscientious and fact check their work.
  • Our articles are short (about 1,000 words for a feature and 750 for a column) so pick your main theme and develop it well. Know the main point you want the reader to take away and present it clearly.
  • Talk to three local sources considered authorities on the topic at hand.
  • Perform all the legwork for the reader and list local resources, answering the obvious questions: Where? When? How much? Whom can I call? What’s the number?
  • Our magazine serves readers outside of Annapolis (see Who We Are above) so be sure to talk to authorities and include resources in other areas as well.
  • Where appropriate, use local, real-life situations and people to illustrate your topic.
  • We generally do not run first person or personal essays unless they are unusually compelling.
  • We are also particularly in the market for local travel stories, “local” being everywhere in Virginia, Maryland, D.C., Delaware and Pennsylvania. While features on other locations are a possibility, we try to stay as local as possible. We will pay extra for good-quality high resolution photos.
What We Pay
For assigned articles, our pay range is $75-200, with articles that require more research at the higher rate. We pay around $35 for reprints but note that we try not to overlap coverage with other parenting publications in the region- however, authors willing to localize their reprints with interviews with local parents and experts can expect more. We do not, as a rule, pay for travel expenses or for mileage; however, we will do our best to assist you in getting press tickets or rates for events/locations/etc. Articles are subject to editing for space and clarity. We pay a kill fee of $25 for stories cut due to space requirements; stories cut because they do not meet CF’s standards will receive no compensation. Should a story not meet the editor’s satisfaction, though, she will do her best to work with you to make the story acceptable for inclusion. Stories moved to online-only status due to space will receive their full payment. Chesapeake Family buys one-time print rights and exclusive online rights for three months.
Deadlines and Submissions
Articles are due on the 15th of the month, two months before the publication issue (so articles for the July issue are due on May 15, for example). Please submit your article with a creative title/headline suggestion and 1-2 sentence tagline to run at the end. Articles may be submitted as a Word attachment and/or embedded in an e-mail. Attach a separate invoice that includes your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, social security number, the date, title of article and agreed-upon rate.
Unsolicited Articles
We will consider unsolicited articles, but we have very limited space. We encourage writers, especially local ones, who feel strongly that they have a story for Chesapeake Family to send a query/outline.
Contacting Us
Preferred method of contact is via e-mail at editor@chesapeakefamily.com.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Central Penn Parent Submission Writers Guidelines


Harrisburg, PA – monthly (38,000)                        centralpennparent.com
Phone: 717-236-4300                                   editor@centralpennparent.com
Guidelines: We ask that all stories include a minimum of two local sources. We prefer a mix of experts and parents from different regions in our four-county market. The purchase of reprints is considered. The same should be included on any submitted attachments. All submitted copy must include clearly identified resources (names, phone numbers).

Approximate pay: Fees for original articles start at $50 and max out at $125. Writers who work with us for an extended time and writers who work on unusually research-heavy pieces will be paid at the higher end of the scale. Our standard rate for reprints is $35. We will ask you to submit a writer’s agreement specifying the negotiated rate. The agreement will also state that the writer retains ownership rights to the piece for future reprint (available after one month). The contracted rate includes the right for Central Penn Parent to reprint and archive said piece on centralpennparent.com.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Parenting and Family Magazines That Pay ... Over 250 of Them!!! (Print & Online)

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I personally love having a print copy of everything and thought you might also like that option. This makes it easier to highlight publications your work appears in, cross out email addresses that may change, black out publications that fold, add those lovely Post-It notes anywhere you like, etc.!

I've been in over 160 parenting mags and it's growing ... and there are 50ish new markets in the 6th edition! You can do what I've done. I have no English or Journalism degree ... just parenting knowledge and a love for writing.





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Monday, June 26, 2017

Girls' Life Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines


Girls' Life Magazine Writer's Guidelines from their website



Writer's Guidelines

For freelancers…
Want to get your pitch accepted? Read our “How to Pitch” article, courtesy of mediabistro.com!

The Rules

1. Girls' Life accepts unsolicited manuscripts on a speculative basis only. First, send an e-mail or letter query with detailed story idea(s). No telephone solicitations, please. Please familiarize yourself with the voice and content of Girls' Life before submitting.

2. Girls' Life magazine does not accept poetry submissions.

3. Every story should have a title, blurb and byline. Author's complete name, address, phone number and e-mail address must be provided on submission. Referrals for art sources are appreciated, if applicable.

4. Girls' Life conforms to The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual. Manuscripts can be e-mailed in Microsoft Word. Documents should be double-spaced in 12-point Verdana font.

5. All research must rely on primary sources. Manuscripts must be accompanied by a complete list of sources, telephone numbers and reference materials, if applicable.

6. E-mail queries are responded to within 90 days. Girls' Life cannot be held responsible for the return of any unsolicited material.

7. Unless submission is stated to be a possible work for hire, submission will be considered property of Girls' Life magazine.

8. A memorandum of agreement is to be executed by both parties before payment is made.

Send all Girls’ Life magazine queries to:

Karen Bokram
Founding Editor and Publisher
Girls' Life magazine
3 S. Frederick St. Suite 806
Baltimore, MD 21202
writeforGL@girlslife.com

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Highlights for Children Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines



Highlights is a general-interest magazine for children ages 6 -12. By publishing stories, puzzles, articles, and activities that are fun and engaging (and secretly purposeful!), we aim to inspire kids to be their best selves - creative, curious, caring, and confident. Highlights was founded in 1946 by Dr. Garry Cleveland Myers and Caroline Clark Myers, and is still owned and run by their family. The magazine accepts no outside advertising and has no religious or organizational affiliation. Highlights has a circulation of about 1.2 million and is published monthly.
  • Please upload only one manuscript per submission. We welcome multiple submissions, but we prefer that each be submitted separately.
  • We encourage writers to read several recent copies of Highlights before submitting work. Writers can also visit HighlightsKids.com to see examples of previously published content.
  • We pay on acceptance, and we buy all rights, including copyright. We do not consider previously published material.
  • We accept material at any time of the year, including seasonal material.
  • For submissions that require research, please include references and correspondence with experts.
  • Authors younger than 16 can find guidelines in the Your Own Pages area on HighlightsKids.com.
Fiction should have an engaging plot, strong characterization, a specific setting, and lively language.
  • Stories for beginning readers should have fewer than 475 words and should not seem babyish to older readers. 
  • Stories for independent readers should have fewer than 750 words and should be appealing to younger readers if read aloud.
  • Rebus stories should have fewer than 100 words and feature a variety of familiar words that can easily be shown as pictures.
  • We accept all genres appropriate for young readers (no romance, crime, or violence).
  • Payment: $175 and up.
Verse should be appealing to kids and is rarely longer than 16 lines. We accept all genres and types of poetry. Payment: $40 and up.
Nonfiction can include science, arts, sports, how-to's, world cultures, history, What a Pro Knows articles, and Gallant Kids articles.
  • Articles for beginning readers should have fewer than 400 words. 
  • Articles for independent readers should have fewer than 750 words.
  • Articles with a tight focus are most successful. We prefer research based on firsthand experience, consultation with experts, or primary sources.
  • Articles about cultural traditions and ways of life should reflect a deep understanding of the subject.
  • We prefer biographies that are rich in quotes and anecdotes and that place the subject in a historical or cultural context.
  • Digital images should be no less than 300 dpi.
  • Payment: $175 and up.
Crafts can include gifts, toys, games, and decorations. They should appeal to boys and girls.
  • Crafts should have concise, numbered directions, up to 5 steps.
  • Please submit step-by-step photos of a well-made sample of the craft.
  • Craft materials should be inexpensive and easy to obtain.
  • Crafts that celebrate holidays, cultures, or religious traditions are welcome.
  • Payment: $40 and up.
Puzzles can include visual puzzles, math puzzles, code activities, and more. They should not require readers to write in the magazine (no crosswords or word searches). Picture Puzzler ideas should be primarily visual; they usually include brief puzzle instructions and art suggestions. Payment: $40 and up.
Cartoons should be fresh, original, and geared to kids. They can be single-panel or multiple-panel, black-and-white or full-color, with or without a caption, and with either human or animal characters. 
Payment: $40 and up for black-and-white, $50 and up for full-color.
For more tips and information of interest to writers, visit www.HighlightsFoundation.org.
Here's the submissions link!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

BabyTalk Submission Writers Guidelines




New York, NY – 10 times/year (2,000,000)                            babytalk.com
530 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor                                         letters@babytalk.com
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-522-4327
GuidelinesBabyTalk is the one baby magazine that tells it like it is, helping women navigate the emotional roller coaster and practical realities of being a new mom. BabyTalk provides straight talk for new moms through three cornerstones:
1.      Focus — on what she needs here and now
2.    Practicality — emphasis on what really works for her life and her baby
3.    Small Victories — helping her attain and celebrate those key milestones.
BabyTalk magazine serves as a manual for parents in their day-to-day experiences with new parenthood. Features cover marriage and sex, pregnancy, baby care basics, toddler/infant health, how-tos, growth and development, toys/equipment, and work/day cares. Query with clips.
Approximate pay: $100-2,000 for word count of 100-2,000.



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Friday, June 23, 2017

Family Circle Submission Writers Guidelines


If you would like to submit a story idea for consideration, please look over recent issues to get an idea of our format, columns and topics we have covered in the past. When submitting, please send a double-spaced, typed query along with clips (including one from a national magazine), bio, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Due to the large quantity of submissions we receive, we cannot personally respond to, be responsible for, nor return any unsolicited material. And please, no e-mails or calls.

Submissions can be sent to:
Family Circle Magazine
Articles Department
375 Lexington Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Woman's Day Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines


Thank you so very much for your interest in writing for Woman's Day. Unfortunately, you are not alone. In fact, you have so much company, and we have such a small cadre of editors, that we have had to develop what you will no doubt find a rather tough policy on unsolicited manuscripts.

This is what you need to know: Our editors work almost exclusively with experienced writers who have clips from major national magazines. As a result, we accept unsolicited manuscripts only from writers with such credentials. There are no exceptions.

If you do have significant national writing experience, and you have an idea or manuscript that you think might interest us, e-mail us at womansday@hearst.com, and please include some of your most recent clips. 

Please note that we cannot guarantee that your submission will be read or commented on; it is by far most likely that we will get in touch with you only if we are interested in pursuing the idea you propose. Please note as well that we said e-mail; hard-copy submissions will not be considered. If you do not yet have the national experience we outlined above, we look forward to hearing from you when you do. We also extend our regret that, should you nevertheless decide to send us a manuscript, we will not have the time to read, comment on or return it.

Essays run about 650 words and they pay $2,000 on acceptance.


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Babybug Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines




Thank you for your interest in writing for Cricket's family of award-winning children's magazines! We welcome submissions from writers of every level of experience, and we assure you that your manuscript will be read and reviewed when submitted. Unless otherwise noted, we consider all submissions for all our kids' magazines, so if you submitted an article for publication in SPIDER, we may deem it more suitable for LADYBUGCRICKET, or another of our publications.

 Submission Guidelines for BABYBUG magazine for babies ages 0-3

BABYBUG, a listening and looking magazine for infants and toddlers ages six months to two years, is published by Cricket Magazine GroupBABYBUG features simple stories, Mother Goose rhymes, short poems, words and concepts, illustrated in full color by the best children's artists from around the world.

BABYBUG measures 6-1/4" x 7", contains 24 pages, and is printed in large (26-point) type on high-quality cardboard stock with rounded corners and no staples. The paper and colors are non-toxic.

Editorial Director: Alice Letvin
Managing Art Director: Suzanne Beck

Published: monthly except for combined May/June, July/August, and November/December
Price: $33.95 for 1-year subscription (nine editions)

Manuscripts

Stories: very simple and concrete; 4 to 6 short sentences maximum
Poems: rhythmic, rhyming; 8 lines maximum
Nonfiction: very basic words and concepts; 10 words maximum
Activities: finger plays, parent/child interaction; 8 lines maximum

Art

·         By assignment only. Artists should submit review samples of artwork to be kept in our illustrator files. We prefer to see tear sheets or photoprints/photocopies of art.

·         If you wish to send an original art portfolio for review, package it carefully, insure the package, and be sure to include return packing materials and postage.

·         Author-illustrators may submit a complete manuscript with art samples. The manuscript will be evaluated for quality of concept and text before the art is considered.

·         Rate: $500/spread ($250/page).

·         We purchase all rights; physical art remains the property of the illustrator and may be used for artist's self-promotion.

Comments

·         Before attempting to write for BABYBUG, be sure to familiarize yourself with this age group and read one or more past copies of the magazine.

·         PLEASE DO NOT QUERY FIRST.

·         We will consider any manuscripts or art samples sent on speculation and accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Submissions without a SASE will be discarded.

·         Response time: Please allow 6 months for manuscripts and 3 months for art samples.

·         We do not distribute theme lists for upcoming editions.

·         Submissions from outside the U.S. should include an International Postal Reply Coupon.

BABYBUG normally purchases the following rights:

1.    For previously unpublished stories and poems, BABYBUG purchases all rights.

2.    For stories and poems previously published, BABYBUG purchases second North American publication rights. Fees vary, but are generally less than fees for first publication rights. Same applies to accompanying art.

3.    For recurring features, BABYBUG purchases the material outright. The work becomes the property of BABYBUG and is copyrighted in the name of Carus Publishing Company. A flat fee per feature is usually negotiated.

4.    For commissioned artwork, BABYBUG purchases all rights plus promotional rights (promotions, advertising, or in any other form not offered for sale to the general public without payment of an additional fee) subject to the terms outlined below:

1.    Physical art remains the property of the illustrator.

2.    Illustrator may use artwork for self-promotion.

Please address all MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS to:

Submissions Editor, BABYBUG
Cricket Magazine Group
70 E. Lake St.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601

Please address all PORTFOLIO SAMPLES to:

Art Submissions Coordinator
Carus Publishing
70 East Lake Street
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601

Direct inquiries regarding PERMISSIONS to:

Mary Ann Hocking
Rights and Permissions Manager
Carus Publishing
315 Fifth Street
Peru, IL 61354

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hopscotch Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines


Hopscotch Submission Guidelines from the website http://funforkidzmagazines.com

Every HOPSCOTCH contributor must remember we publish only six issues a year, which means our editorial needs are extremely limited. An annual total, for instance, will include some 30 to 36 nonfiction pieces, 9 or 10 short stories, 18 or so poems, six cover illustrations, and a smattering of puzzles, crafts, and the like.

It is obvious that we must reject far more contributions than we accept, no matter how outstanding they may seem to you or to us.

With that said, we would point out that HOPSCOTCH is a magazine created for girls from 6 to 13 years, with girls 8, 9, and 10 the specific target age.

Our point of view is that every young girl deserves the right to be a young girl for a number of years before she becomes a young adult.

As a result, HOPSCOTCH looks for articles, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that deal with timeless topics, such as pets, nature, hobbies, science, games, sports, careers, simple cooking, and anything else likely to interest a young girl. We leave dating, romance, human sexuality, cosmetics, fashion, and the like to other publications. Each issue revolves around a theme.

Writers

We are looking for lively writing, most of it from a young girl's point of view, with the girl or girls directly involved in an activity that is both wholesome and unusual. Examples have included girls in a sheep to shawl contest, girls raising puppies that are destined to guide the blind and girls who take summer ballet lessons from members of the New York City Ballet.
While on the subject of nonfiction, remembering that we use it 3 to 1 over fiction, those pieces that are accompanied by clear photos with high resolution are far more likely to be accepted than those that need illustrations.
The ideal length of a HOPSCOTCH nonfiction piece is 500 words or less, although we are not about to turn down a truly exceptional piece if it is slightly longer than the ideal. We prefer fiction to not run over 1000 words
We will entertain simultaneous submissions as long as that fact is noted on the manuscript. Submissions should be double-spaced.
We will pay a minimum of 5 cents a word for both fiction and nonfiction, with additional payment given if the piece is accompanied by appropriate photos or art. We will pay a minimum of $10 per poem or puzzle, with variable rates offered for games, crafts, cartoons, and the like.
HOPSCOTCH buys first American serial rights and pays upon publication. It welcomes the contributions of both published and unpublished writers. We reserve the right to publish all material from the magazine on our website as a sample of the magazine. This is for display only on a limited time basis. Contributors will be compensated whenever their work is published to generate revenue and not strictly for exposure.
Sample copies can be purchased for $6.00 within the US, $8.00 for Canada and $10.50 for all other countries. All payment must be in US funds. A complimentary copy will be sent each writer who has contributed to a given issue.

Photographers

We use a number of photos, printed in black and white, inside the magazine. These photos support the articles. Payment is $5 per photo.

Artists

Most art will be by assignment, in support of features used. The magazine is anxious to find artists capable of illustrating stories and features and welcomes copies of sample work, which will remain on file. Payment is $35 for full-page illustrations and $25 for partial-page illustrations.

Incidentally

Although we are working far into the future, we occasionally have room for one or two pages.

There's One More Thing

We are always in need of cute and clever recipes, well-written and illustrated crafts, riddles, and jokes.

Email manuscripts to "submissions AT funforkidz DOT com". It is important to include in the subject and body of the e-mail message which of the open issues your story is intended for.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Marie Claire Submissions Writers Guidelines



Submission Guidelines Thank you for your interest in submitting work to Marie Claire. Please make sure you are familiar with our content by reading previous issues. We prefer to receive story proposals rather than completed work, so please send a query letter detailing your idea to the address below for the magazine. If the editors find the subject suitable, they will contact you. Please enclose clips of your previously published materials, which we are unable to return to you. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response. Features Submissions Marie Claire Magazine 300 West 57th St., 34th Fl. New York, NY 10019-1497

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Reader's Digest Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines


No Manuscripts
Don't send the completed manuscript of your article. The editors will not read it or mail it back. Instead, write a summary of no more than one page. If you will interview the hero of the story, be sure to mention it---it may help you sell your story. Email your proposal to articleproposals@readersdigest.com.
Funny Stuff
If writing an entire article is too daunting, try something shorter. Reader's Digest encourages its readers to send in funny true stories, jokes and humorous quotations. Keep your submission within the 500-word limit. If you submit an anecdote originally published elsewhere, include the name of where and when it was published, including the page number.
Given the volume of funny stories the magazine receives---approximately 250,000 a year---the editors won't acknowledge that they have received your piece unless they decide to publish it in the magazine. In that case, you will be paid $100. You will not be paid if it is published only on the magazine's website, RD.com.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

American Baby Magazine Submission Writers Guidelines = Fit Pregnancy and Baby


SUPER FRESH INFO AND BIG NEWS ABOUT AMERICAN BABY! 
I just got this info from over here at Writer's Digest!!! And here's more updated info from Publishers Daily! Basically with this February 2016 issue, American Baby is no more and has merged with Fit Pregnancy to form ...
FIT PREGNANCY AND BABY!
Here are the submission guidelines from their website! You will also find these in the 7th edition of my book, Make Money to Write About Your Kids: Get Published in Regional, National & Online Parenting & Family Magazines. You can find the 6th edition here on Kindle (huge sale!) and in print version. You can download it FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited! You can also wait for the 7th edition to come out in a month or two and keep on writing and pitching queries in the meantime!
FIT PREGNANCY  is a website covering health, nutrition, exercise, psychology, food, fashion and beauty issues related to pregnancy. It also includes editorial for parents of babies up to 2 years of age.

Queries should be specific. Read our website and be clear whether you are presenting an idea for a feature or a specific column.

Features (1,000 - 1,800 words) cover broad, timely topics. Features for which we accept freelance writing include:
Prenatal Fitness:
Pregnancy-safe workout programs
You and Your Baby:
• A feature story about postpartum issues.
• A postpartum exercise story (often includes weight loss).
• A story pertaining to breastfeeding issues.
• Baby Pages (baby-care issues, with emphasis on the first six weeks)
Nutrition and Food:
Prenatal nutrition stories, often with a meal plan and recipes
Psychology/Health:
Topics relating to prenatal or postpartum issues
Columns  (550 - 1,000 words) for which we accept freelance writing include the following:
Your Family:
Parenting issues as they relate to the new family, sex and relationships, family and financial issues
Health:
Health issues for the pregnant woman
Healthy Baby:
Health issues for the new baby
Insight:
Psychological issues relating to pregnancy or parenting
Labor & Delivery:
Emphasis on hard news, scientific breakthroughs and practical tips
Nutrition:
Prenatal-nutrition issues
Small Packages:
A section of short, newsy items on all topics covered in the magazine
Bumpalicious (550 words):
A funny or poignant personal essay
Queries should be no more than one page in length. Tell us why your idea is new or particularly important to our readership. Please include experts you might interview, any expertise you may have in this area, other magazines you've written for and recent clips.
Please send your queries to:
Editorial Team, Fit Pregnancy, 805 Third Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10022
 Due to the number of submissions we receive, we respectfully ask that you not follow up on your idea more than once. If interested, an editor will contact you. We keep letters on file for 6 months.

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