This week’s Monday markets include a magazine for female executives and business owners, a publications for running enthusiasts, and a magazine for dieticians.
From the Web Site:
The PINK reader is a sophisticated, highly successful female business executive or entrepreneur. PINK avoids telling her what every other magazine already does; we always try not to underestimate her perceptiveness and, most importantly, PINK cannot waste her time. PINK endeavors to be a vital tool to help her find greater financial independence and success in work and more joy in life.
* Be sure to read the magazine before submitting anything. It is available at major bookstores, including Borders and Barnes & Noble.
* Please send a detailed query rather than a completed manuscript. Include a relevant bio and two writing samples or clips.
* Payment varies.
* Send queries to [email protected]
* We try to respond to all submissions promptly, but due to the volume we receive it is not always possible to do so. Please be patient; if you have not heard from us within a month, feel free to resubmit.
If you are assigned a story, please observe the following:
* Include interviews with diverse top-level professional women from different parts of the country who will go on record with their experiences, problems and/or solutions.
* Include advice and information from a variety of experts, not just one.
* Include data on the latest trends and statistics applicable specifically to the particular topic.
* Set up the problem and the solution.
* Solutions should have a breakout box on what women can do.
* Avoid dispensing advice that in any way talks down to our readers (as in “here’s what you should do —-.”)
* SHOW, don’t tell. Include detailed anecdotes to illustrate the issue.
* All writers are responsible for their own fact checking. When sending in your completed article, please include phone numbers and e-mail addresses of sources for backup and the websites of any information you got from the Internet.
* Adhere to AP style.
Remember: we are looking for articles that are original, edgy, sexy and must-read.
From the Web Site:
Running Times is the authoritative voice for the dedicated runner. For more than 30 years, our edit has explored training from the perspective of top athletes, coaches and scientists, presented insights into the lives and training of elite runners, and provided stories and commentary reflecting the dedicated runner’s worldview. Our audience is knowledgeable about the sport and actively participates in running and racing.
All editorial relates specifically to running as a competitive sport. Please read recent issues to learn the type of material we seek. Four principles that guide our editorial selection are:
1) We go beyond basic, beginner information: presenting the “why” as well as “how-to,” digging for principles, exploring contexts, analyzing and drawing conclusions from the facts.
2) All content is backed by, or written by, experts who have proven themselves in the specific field of distance running.
3) We present honest content that accurately reflects the runner’s experience and inspires trust.
4) Good writing is a priority; our writing is aimed at an intelligent, informed and discriminating audience.
We assign approximately 30% of our editorial material to freelance writers. We are willing to work with unpublished writers. Although we consider unsolicited manuscripts, we prefer to see a written query that describes in two or three paragraphs your idea, the article’s proposed length and scope, why Running Times’ readers would find the material interesting, and what qualifies you to write about it.
We close each issue at least three months ahead of its on-sale date, and assign well in advance of our printing deadlines.
We publish editorial material in the following categories:
Features (1,500 to 3,000 words): Training, Athlete Profiles, Current Events and Issues
Columns (800 to 1,200 words): “Shorts” — News-related, timely items or items of general interest to the serious runner; “Owner’s Manual” — training and racing advice, sports medicine, book reviews or excerpts, coaching wisdom; “At the Races” — Short profiles of top runners, analysis of the racing scene, commentary on racing trends and development; “Hit the Trails” — stories of key trail races, racers or venues; “High School,” “College,” “Masters” — insider stories of top runners, programs, events, trends, issues.
Fiction (1,500 to 3,500 words) – [Very rarely accepted] Any genre, related to running and runners
We request that all writers submit their proposals or articles via e-mail to: [email protected]
From the Web Site:
Today’s Dietitian welcomes lively, timely, and engaging articles on all subjects of interest to the nutrition profession. We encourage the submission of letters to the editor, feature articles, profiles of exceptional dietitians, and manuscripts for the following departments:
* Bookshelf: Reviews of books by, for, about, and of interest to dietitians
* Community Matters: Stories on dietitians using their skills to benefit the community
* Food for Thought: Essays on any issues pertinent to the profession
* Growing Your Business: Practical strategies to help entrepreneurial dietitians start and develop their businesses
* Practice Matters: Stories on any aspect of professional practice
* Research Brief: Summaries of new research on any aspect of medicine
* www.watch: Profiles of Web sites and Internet software
Queries, Abstracts, and Outlines
A one-page query, abstract, or outline of your story idea is preferred. Please e-mail your proposal to the editor at [email protected]. A submitted query, abstract, or outline will be read only if the e-mail includes the author’s full name, credentials, academic degree, title, and affiliation (if any), postal address, daytime phone number, and e-mail address. (Information is for verification, not for publication.)
Query and Manuscript Submission
Queries and articles should be sent via e-mail as Microsoft Word attachments. A manuscript will be considered only if it is double spaced, includes page numbers, and has a title page that lists the author’s full name, affiliations, highest academic degree, complete address, daytime phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and Social Security number. (Information is for verification, not for publication.) If there is more than one author, provide information for each contributor and designate one author to handle correspondence.
When submitting a manuscript, include a signed statement that the article is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration by any other publication or electronic medium. Also include a brief author biography.
Articles need not conform to strict word counts. However, as a general guideline, feature stories typically run 2,000 to 2,500 words and departments run 800 to 1,200 words. Authors are encouraged to submit sidebars.