From the Web Site:
Notre Dame Magazine is published quarterly by the University of Notre Dame for more than 150,000 readers, most of whom are graduates of the university. The magazine reports on alumni activities, covers institutional events, people and trends, and examines a broad spectrum of cultural issues reflecting the university’s wide-ranging discussion of science and the arts, society and its structures, the spiritual and the human. Because a large proportion of its readers are Catholic, the magazine often addresses topics of interest to a Catholic audience.
The magazine has four departments, including campus news and an alumni notes section. A third section, “CrossCurrents” (formerly called Perspectives), contains three to four essays per issue. Often written in first-person, these pieces range in length from 750 to 1,500 words and deal with a wide array of issues — some topical, some personal, some serious, some light. Feature stories, typically 2,000 words or more, comprise the major part of the magazine. These, too, address a variety of issues appealing to college-educated readers who take an active interest in the contemporary world.
Most of the magazine’s editorial content is freelance-written. This is especially true of the CrossCurrents and Features sections. For FEATURES, the editors require a QUERY LETTER with clips of published articles. Less experienced writers may be asked to write on speculation. For CrossCurrents, it is appropriate to submit complete manuscripts. We buy first serial and electronic rights. Payment (comparable to fees paid by some national publications) is made upon acceptance. All copy is subjected to rigorous editing.
From the Web Site:
Lake Superior Magazine is a bimonthly full-color consumer magazine which focuses exclusively on the Lake Superior region – history, current events, life styles, environment, tourism. Our long suit is outstanding photography accompanied by well-written and relevant editorial. We like to surprise our readers, and therefore will try to present an unexpected slant to the stories they’ll receive in each issue. The magazine was established in 1979 and has since become the authority on Lake Superior living and travel. All submissions should support that concept.
As a regionally focused publication with national distribution, we are highly selective, considering only quality material. However, each year we accept a number of offerings from new writers and photographers. The strongest advice we can give is to read the magazine to understand our approach before submitting.
Pays up to $600 for feature stories of 1,600-2,200 words.
From the Web Site:
Now running 64-80 pages per issue, WNY Family is a 90% freelance-written, subscription and free courtesy copy publication — both in a conventional “hard copy” print edition and an online “3D” digital edition launched in January 2009. Our print edition has a monthly audited circulation of 25,000 copies concentrated in Erie and Niagara Counties of the Buffalo, New York metro area.
Articles submitted should address current parenting issues with a Western New York tie-in whenever possible. Strong emphasis is placed on how and where to find family-oriented events, as well as goods and services for children, in Western New York (the Buffalo metro area).
Each issue has an “Up Front” focus article with appropriate sidebars, as well as additional articles, regular columns (children’s books, family travel, “The Newbie Dad,” single parenting, tweens & teens, internet/technology, restaurant review) and a very popular centerfold calendar of events targeted to young, growing families…
We are interested in well-researched, non-fiction articles on surviving the newborn, preschool, school age and adolescent years. Our readers want practical information on places to go and things to do in the Buffalo area and nearby Canada. They enjoy humorous articles about the trials and tribulations of parenthood as well as “how-to” articles (i.e., organizing a child’s room, keeping your sanity while shopping with preschoolers, ideas for holidays and birthdays, etc.) Articles on making a working parent’s life easier are of great interest as are articles written by fathers. We prefer a warm, conversational style of writing.
?Themes which repeat annually are: Birthday Celebrations (January issue), Cabin Fever (February), Caring For Our Aging Parents (March), Having A Baby and The Special Needs Child (April), Mother’s Day (May), Father’s Day (June), Healthy Child, Healthy Family and Travel/Vacation (July), Summer Fun (August), Back to School (September), Halloween Happenings (October), Family Issues and The Family Pet (November), and Exploring Education and Holiday Happenings (December).
Because this is a regional publication, LOCAL writers are given preference, but ALL authors are given equal consideration based on their writing skill, style and the appropriateness of subject matter.
Pays $35-$200 depending on type and length of article.