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DV8 Magazine Looking for New Writers
DV8 a magazine that celebrates the sneaker culture is looking for new writers for the print and online edition of the magazine. We have several sections, (news, features, music, fashion, reviews, ect.) and need writers with know-how, and a creative mind to help bring the magazine to the next level.
DV8 is published out of Atlanta, GA. The publisher, Desmick Perkins is a media industry mogul with a love for magazines. His passion has created DV8, the youngest magazine of its kind, with a new and edgy voice. The alternative magazine strives to reach the masses through personal relationships translated through the work of the publication.
Compensation is to be discussed.
Here are the writer’s guidelines:
Writers who are interested in contributing to DV8 Magazine should send a query via email to James Sanders, Managing Editor at: [email protected] Include your idea in detail, a resume, and samples of your writing. Please send the requested items in attachment.
The following are the regular sections which will appear in DV8 Magazine in every issue. For deadlines for submitting, please see the editorial calendar.
The 411 News Section: This front of the book feature will be a short section which will include short blurbs about sneaker updates and news within the industry. This section will be on assignment only. Writers who are interested in submitting to the 411 section will be given special instruction once they have been selected.
Inside Trading: This feature will be in the news section. This will include an interview in each issue of shoe and clothing designers, manufacturers, and marketing people. This feature will include tips and tricks of the trade where the sneaker culture is involved. 1000 – 1500 words.
Back in the Day: The sneaker culture has evolved over decades. DV8 will feature a decade in history in which sneakers were present. This will include eras in sneaker history such as: Run DMC Addidas, Fat-laced break dancing Pumas in the 80’s and the history of Converse All Stars. These features will be between 1500 – 2500 words.
Small World: A look at the fashions of foreign countries directly related to the sneaker culture. We want to know what they wear, how they wear it, and if it is different from the way Americans sport their sneaker of choice. 1500 words.
Sneaker City Profiles: Each issue, DV8 will do a feature on a city in which the sneaker culture is expanding. Major cities include: Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, DC, Chicago, ect. Writers for this section will have to be residents of the city we will feature. 1500 words.
Ladies First: This section will cater to the feminine side of the sneaker culture. This section will feature a FEMALE writer each issue who will brief you on the sneaker culture from a female perspective. This will be a regular column. 1000 words.
That’s What’s Up: This will be a fashion news section. This section will include blurbs about veteran sneaker designers and the newcomers who are making an impact on the culture. This section will be on assignment only. Writers who are interested in submitting to the That’s What’s Up section will be given special instruction once they have been selected.
Threads: Each issue, we will go into celebrity’s closets to view all of their sneakers. This will also include an interview with the celebrity to find out how the sneaker culture has had an impact in their life. 1000 words.
Low Tops: This is our fiction section. Each issue we will select a number of fiction and poetry about the sneaker culture. No sexual, graphic, racially discriminatory, or inappropriate references will be prohibited. Writers will be expected to sign a separate agreement stating this upon acceptance of work. For fiction, please keep your copy between 1500-2500 words. For Poetry, DV8 will not accept anything more than 12 lines, and nothing less than 5.
Album Reviews: should be no more than 150 words.
Features: this section will vary based upon assignment of the music editor, and ideas or suggestions proposed by writers. 1500 words.
DJ Profile: We will profile a DJ in every issue of DV8 Magazine. 800 words.
James R. Sanders
From the Web Site:
- Always query with an SASE. If we’ve never worked with you before, a paper query with samples of your writing is preferred over an e-mail query. (Though please do include your e-mail address for faster response.) Please don’t call with queries or to check on the status of your query.
- The ideal Family Tree Magazine writer is both a writer—able to explain complex topics in clear, friendly, easy-to-read articles and sidebars—and an expert (or interested amateur) in one of our coverage areas. Your query should indicate both why you’re right for this topic and why you’re able to write it.
- Please query with a specific story idea. In general, we’re looking for stories that are right for our magazine, not writers to assign articles to. Please do not submit finished articles (except for our Everything’s Relative section; see #9) or articles previously published in other genealogical magazines.
- Issues are planned well in advance. Though our lead time is technically about six months, we’ll have a plan for the December issue by January of that year. Better to look too far ahead than to miss the boat. And we do like to be timely—scheduling a story on wedding records in June, for example.
- Our style is bright, breezy, helpful and encouraging. We’re NOT an academic journal or a genealogy-research journal.
- Articles need to be broad in scope to appeal to a general audience, yet narrow enough to support specific, useful information. “Getting Started with the National Archives” might be a good article for us; “1840 North Carolina Census Records” is not.
- We do NOT publish personal experience stories (except in Everything’s Relative) or the histories of specific families. Nor do we publish generic family or parenting articles—keep in mind that our focus is family history.
- Query with specific suggestions on accompanying sidebars, tip boxes, resource lists and other elements, as well as ideas for content that might be appropriate for posting on our Web site, www.familytreemagazine.com.
- For writers new toFamily Tree Magazine, we are most open to short submissions for Branching Out (lively, newsy upfront section) and brief writeups of new resources for genealogists, scrapbookers and family history buffs for our Toolkit section. We also invite short, amusing stories of “the lighter side of family history” for our Everything’s Relative page; accepted submissions here pay $25
- Please read a copy of the magazine before querying.
Pays on acceptance. Buy first rights and online rights. Rates vary widely depending on difficulty of assignment. Offer 25% kill fee.
From the Web Site:
QSR, the magazine of quick service restaurant success, serves franchisees and franchisors of quick-service (i.e., fast-casual and fast food) restaurants by reporting on all the news, products, trends, and information they need to survive and prosper in this competitive industry.
Your writing and reporting talents are welcome in the pages of QSR. Please refer to these guidelines before submitting a query or article.
- We encourage contributors to make themselves the authority on a given topic. At the same time, feel free to consult with experts who can comment on an issue, trend, or idea to lend credibility to articles.
- Articles must be written in a factual, non-commercial format. We strive to keep QSR’s editorial content unbiased and credible.
- Always include the following information: contact names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and Web site URLs for all sources used in the article. This includes photos, or any statistical information or information from studies or surveys.
- Proofread your article before submission. Please include a working headline and sub-heading.
- Provide a brief biography (along with a publishable e-mail address and Web site URL, if you wish) for inclusion at the end of your article.
We generally buy all rights and pay within about 30 days of acceptance of articles completed according to the contract. We pay a 25-percent kill fee on assignments that are completed according to the contract but not published. We generally do not pay expenses. On occasion, we will pay for professional photography for an article.
From the Web Site:
We strive for compelling coverage of the people and issues affecting Colorado’s business scene. Our readers are business owners and top management, earning high-end and six-figure salaries. We seek and use writers who present accurate, professional work that’s insightful and reflects the magazine’s statewide reach.
ColoradoBiz welcomes written, e-mail and phone queries with solid, original ideas and angles.
We want analysis, forecasts, profiles and pieces on trends, businesses, people and activities. As a full-color monthly, our editorial deadlines are about 10 to 12 weeks out from the first of the issue’s month.
We seek articles ranging between 500 and 1,200 words for short- to medium-length stories and 2,000 to 3,000 words for main features and cover stories. corresponding sidebar and chart material is a plus.
Pay is 40 cents a word. Our departments use stories in the 250- to 650-word range and cover people, companies, trends, unusual products, facts and more. ColoradoBiz also pays such expenses as phone and 35 cents a mile in certain cases.
Articles must specifically must target Colorado’s business scene. We don’t accept general how-to columns, book reviews, commentaries, syndicated work or articles written by public relations professionals on behalf of their clients. Check out our archives to get a good idea of what we publish before you query.