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Deployment, PCS moves and other aspects of military life, profiles of military spouses, career and education, travel, food, health and beauty, home design/decorating, relationships and marriage, parenting/family matters, money management and other lifestyle-related subjects. Feature Stories: Each issue includes at least one main feature article. These articles require extensive reporting and interviewing. Length: generally 800-1,200 words. We also run a variety of shorter features in each issue, plus monthly coverage of major topics.



A typical Guideposts story is a first-person narrative written in simple, dramatic, anecdotal style. The story may be the writer’s own or one written in the first person for someone else. Even our short features use this format. Full-length manuscripts (750-1500 words) pays $250-$500.



People 50+ live their most fulfilling lives. Story idea letters for specific features and departments should be one page in length and accompanied by recent writing samples. Features and departments cover the following categories:

•   Finance: investments, savings, retirement, and work issues
•   Health and Fitness: tips, trends, studies
•   Food and Nutrition: recipes, emphasis on healthy eating
•   Travel: domestic and international
•   Consumerism: practical information and advice
•   General interest: new thinking, research, information on timely topics, trends
•   Relationships: family matters, caregiving, living arrangements, grandparents


http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/471247/woman-s-weekly-fiction-guideline - Above all, we are looking for originality and a wide variety of themes and moods, such as mystery, humour, relationships and family issues, with warmth still an important factor. Try to be subtle in your writing and remember the maxim: “Show, don’t tell”.

For the weekly magazine:

Short stories of 1,000 and 2,000 words
Serials in 3 or 4 parts of 3,300 words each
For Fiction Special (At least 20 stories 12 times a year):
Stories of 1,000 to 8,000 words


http://www.womansday.com/about/_about_contact-us - Women’s magazine on food, health, lifestyle, relationships, home, style, beauty. Prefers clips and a pitch. Negotiates each contract but is a high paying market at the professional level.


http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=259 -Adoptive Families is the leading information resource for families before, during, and after adoption. The award-winning national bimonthly magazine provides independent, authoritative adoption information in an accessible and reader-friendly format.


http://homeschoolingtoday.com/write-for-us/ - We do not take queries at this time but welcome your submissions of completed articles. We focus on providing information and tools for those who homeschool, shared from a Christian perspective. Pays ten cents/word. Length 500 to 2,000 words.


http://www.lanicoenterprise.com/submissions.html - We are currently putting two anthologies together. We are accepting stories for these. Our Christian fiction romance anthology, currently untitled, requires 3,500-5,000 words. Compensation  $50-$200. Our Mystery anthology, currently untitled, requires 4,000-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200.


http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/campus/cash-and-careers/student-careers/write-for-cosmopolitan - We want to hear about an experience you’ve had that’s worth talking about, that’s made you look at things differently. In around 800 words, we want to hear about something that’s really struck a chord with you; whether it be something that had a profound effect on you emotionally; something that was traumatic, but you’ve come out of the other side and want to share your story; a mind-blowing experience you’ve had; a life lesson you’ve learned; or just something that happened to you that was hilarious and that we and the world need to know about. All authors whose submissions are chosen for publication will be contacted to discuss terms.


http://www.fodors.com/contact-us/ - If you’re interested in working for Fodor’s as a travel writer, send your résumé and writing clips, together with a cover letter explaining your qualifications and areas of expertise, to editors@fodors.com. You may also mail materials to: Fodor’s Travel Publications, Researcher Writer Positions, 1745 Broadway, 15th floor, New York, NY 10019. Remember that most Fodor’s writers live in the areas they cover. Note that we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.


http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/about/submission-guidelines - The Saturday Evening Post is a health oriented magazine containing humor, fiction, nonfiction and graphic elements of interest to the American family. In addition to feature-length articles, the Post buys anecdotes suitable for “Post Scripts,” as well as cartoons, illustrations, and photos. Payment ranges from $25 for Post Scripts to $400 and up for feature articles.


http://www.grandmagazine.com/news/submit-editorial/ - Read GRAND magazine, listen to the voices and the messages. Then, find a story or an idea that directly relates to the role of grandparenting and/or the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. (In other words, we are not a magazine about aging, or senior citizens; in the U.S., the average age of a first-time grandparent is 48. Our audience is overwhelmingly Baby Boomers.) When you have found a topic, ask yourself two questions: What is this about? And what is this about, really? Then…Answer those two questions to me, in an e-mail (grand@grandmagazine.com) and knock my socks off.


http://www.yourworkplace.ca/what-we-do/magazine/ -Read original articles, interviews, and profiles relating to all aspects of progressive organizational wellness. Get real workplace stories, solutions and strategies that you will not find any place else! Your Workplace features original articles, in-depth interviews and profiles, and reaches HR and managers who are decision makers/influencers willing to support a better way of doing things to create an amazing workplace. Pays a minimum of 20 cents/word.


http://www.wired.com/about/feedback/ -Combination of science and technology, business and industry, all leading to changing culture. Specify which section you’re pitching. No attachments. Responds quickly. Pays $1.50 per word. Make your pitch short. Please email Rachel_Millner@wired.com or Karen_Shosfy@wired.com for editorial calendars.



Our print publication pokes fun at politics, news, relationships, food, technology, pets, work, death, environmental issues, business, religion (yes, even religion) and the human condition in general. Not much is off limits, so do your best to make us laugh. We pay upon publication, not acceptance, and the rates are $25-$40 per cartoon based on reproduction size and $60 each for story. You’ll even get a complimentary subscription to Funny Times and some serious bragging rights. Limit 500-700 words.

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