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Published 10 times/year. Baby Talk is written primarily for women who are considering pregnance or who are expecting a child, and parents of children from birth through 18 months, with the emphasis on pregnancy through the first 6 months.

QUERIES: Mail, Responds in 2 months
LENGTH: 1,000 - 2,000 Words
PAY: $500 - $2000 Depending on length, degree of difficulty, & writer's experience

Time Inc.
530 Fifth Ave.
4th Floor
New York, NY 10036




90% Freelance written. A bimonthly magazine for today's busy women. Looking for articles about: sex, love, relationships, career, and self-discovery. Examples of true life anecdotes incorporated into articles work well for our readers, who are interested in how other women are dealing with life's ups and downs. Buys 60-100 manuscripts/year.

SUBMISSION: Query with published clips or send complete manuscript
LENGTH: 800 - 2,000 Words
PAY: $160-400
CONTACT: Lora Wintz, executive editor

For All The Women You Are
Associated Publications, Inc.
875 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 3434
Chicago, IL 60611





Bimonthly magazine covering all things related to the bride: engagement, the wedding, and marraige. All articles are written for the engaged woman planning her wedding. Needs personal essays on wedding planning, aspects of wedding or marraige. Written by brides, grooms, attendants, family members, friends in the first person. Articles on specific relationship and lifestyle issues. Book excerpts, Essays, How-to, Personal experience. Should include statistics, quotes from experts and real couples, a resolution of the issues raised by each couple. No humor.

QUERIES: Mail, Responds in 3 months
SUBMISSION: Query with published clips
LENGTH: 750 Words
PAY: $1 / word

Conde Nast
4 Times Square
6th Floor
New York, NY 10036




A monthly magazine for today's Black women. Edited for career-minded, sophisticated and independednt achievers, Essence's editorial is dedicated to helping readers attain their maximum potential in various lifestyles and roles. Editorial content include: career, education, fashion, beauty, investing, money management, health and fitness, parenting, information on home decorating and food, travel, cultural reviews, fiction, and profiles of achievers and celebrities.

QUERIES: Mail, Fax Responds in 2 months
SUBMISSION: Query, accepts previously published submissions
LENGTH: Will give upon assignment
PAY: pays by the word

1500 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Ph: (212)642-0600
Fax: (212)921-5173




Published every 3 weeks. A national women's service magazine which covers many stages of a woman's life, along with her everyday concerns about social, family, and health issues. Submissions should focus on families with children ages 8-16.

QUERIES: Responds in 2 months
SUBMISSION: Submit detailed outline, 2 clips, cover letter w/ publishing history
LENGTH: 1,000-2,500 words
PAY: $1 / word

Meredith Corporation
375 Lexington Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017




A monthly magazine for women ages 17-34. Looking for women's fashion, beauty, health, sociological trends and celebrities.

LENGTH: 200-1,200 words
PAY: $1 / word

One Mt. Pleasant Rd. 8th Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 2Y5

Ph: (416)764-2863
Fax: (416)764-2866




An annual magazine covering: wedding and special event planning, and editorial covering: home and home decorating, women's health issues, cooking, beauty, & travel.

QUERIES: Mail, E-mail, Fax
LENGTH: 300-3,500 words
PAY: $100-300
CONTACT: Yannis Tzoumas, editorial director/publisher

Elegant Publishing Inc.
P.O. Box 89
Barrington, RI 02806

Ph: (401)245-9726
Fax: (401)245-5371




Published 10 times/year. Covering health, fitness, and nutrition. Readers are predominantly college-educated women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Edited to focus not on illness, but on wellness news, events, ideas, and people.

QUERIES: Mail, Fax. Responds in 2 months.
SUBMISSION: Query with published clips and SASE
LENGTH: 1,200 words
PAY: $1.50-2 / word

Time, Inc., Southern Progress Corp.
2100 Lakeshore Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35209

Ph: (205)445-6000
Fax: (205)445-5123




A Bimonthly magazine covering women's outdoor, individual sports. Her Sports is for active women ages 25-49 who regard sports and being active an important part of their lifestyle. Readers are beyond 'quick-fix diets' and '5-minute' exercise routines, and are looking for a way to balance being active and healthy with a busy lifestyle. Focus on health, nutrition, sports, sports training, travel, and profiles on everyday athletes and professional athletes with unique and motivational stories.

QUERIES: E-mail. Responds in 2 weeks.
SUBMISSION: Query with published clips
LENGTH: 800-1,200 words
PAY: $200-300 for assigned articles
CONTACT: Christina Gandolfo, editor-in-chief

Active Sports Lifestyles
Wet Dog Media
245 Central Ave. Suite C
St. Petersburg, FL 33701




A Quarterly magazine covering women's issues and news. No unsolicited fiction or poetry. Nonfiction: International and national (U.S.) news, the arts, books, popular culture, feminist theory and scholarship, ecofeminism, women's health, spirituality, political and economic affairs, photo essays.

QUERIES: Responds in 2 months to queries
SUBMISSION: Query with published clips
LENGTH: 300-3,500 words
PAY: $1 / word, .50 / word for news stories

Ms. Magazine
433 S. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Ph: (310)556-2515
Fax: (310)556-2514




A Monthly magazine for women ages 20-45. Self-confidence, self-assurance, and a healthy, happy lifestyle are pivotal to Self readers. This healthy lifestyle magazine delivers by addressing real-life issues from the inside out, with unparalleled energy and authority. From beauty, fitness, health and nutrition to personal style, finance, and happiness, the path to total well-being begins with Self.

QUERIES: Accepts simultaneous submissions. Responds in 1 month to queries.
SUBMISSION: Query with published clips
LENGTH: 1,500-5,000 words
PAY: $1 -2 / word
CONTACT: Dana Points, executive editor

Conde Nast
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

Ph: (212)286-2860
Fax: (212)286-8110




Monthly. Skirt! is all about women--their work, play, families, creativity, style, health, wealth, bodies, and souls. The magazine's attitude is spirited, independent, outspoken, serious, playful, irreverent, sometimes controversial, and always passionate.

QUERIES: E-mail. Accepts simultaneous submissions. Responds 6-8 weeks
SUBMISSION: Sumit complete ms, cover letter, and brief bio
LENGTH: 800-1,200 words
PAY: $100-250
CONTACT: Kelly Love Johnson, associate editor

Morris Communications
455 1/2 King st.
Charleston, SC 29403

Ph: (843)958-0028
Fax: (843)958-0029




Weekly publication combining real-life stories with classic women's editorial and a real sense of humour. Aimed at women 20-35 years old. Fiction stories should have a strong plot and a good twist. A sexy relationships/scene can feature strongly, but isn't essential--the plot twist is much more important. The writing should be chronological and fast moving. A maximum of 4 characters is advisable. Does Not Want: straight- forward romance, historical backgrounds, science fiction, and stories told by animals or small children.

QUERIES: Mail. No previously published submissions. Responds in 6 weeks.
SUBMISSION: Send complete manuscript
LENGTH: 700 words
PAY: £400
CONTACT: Jane Kemp, fiction editor

Bauer Publishing
Academic House
24-28 Oval Rd.
London England NW1
United Kingdom

Ph: (44)(207)241-8000




Monthly magazine. Vogue mirrors the changing roles and concerns of women, covering not only evolutions in fashion, beauty and style, but the important issues and ideas of the arts, health care, politics and world affairs. Nonfiction needs: fresh voices on unexpected topics.

QUERIES: Responds in 3 months to queries
SUBMISSION: Query with published clips
LENGTH: 2,500 words max
PAY: $1-2 / word
CONTACT: Laurie Jones, managing editor

Conde Nast
4 Times Square 12th Floor
New York, NY 10036-6518

Ph: (212)286-2860




A weekly magazine covering human interest and service pieces of interest to family-oriented women across the nation. Woman's World is a women's service magazine. It offers a blend of fashion, food, parenting, beauty, and relationship features coupled with the true-life human interest stories. Publishes short romances and mini-mysteries for all women, ages 18-68. Nonfiction and Fiction. Note: Woman's World is not looking for freelancers to take assignments generated by the staff, but it will assign stories to writers who have made a successful pitch.

QUERIES: Mail. Responds in 6 weeks to queries, 2 months to manuscripts.
SUBMISSION: Send query for nonfiction. Send complete manuscript for fiction.
LENGTH: Romances--1,100 words; mysteries--1,000 words.
PAY: Nonfiction: $500 / 1,000 words. Fiction: $1000/romances; $500/mysteries
CONTACT: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, senior editor; Johnene Granger, fiction editor

Bauer Publishing
270 Sylvan Ave.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Ph: (201)569-6699
Fax: (201)569-3584




A Bimonthly magazine covering issues affecting working women. How-to features for career women on business trends, small-business ownership, self-improvement, and retirement issues. Profiles business women.

QUERIES: Mail, E-mail, Fax. Simultaneous submissions. Responds in 3 weeks.
LENGTH: 500-1,000 words
PAY: $100 / 500 words
CONTACT: Kathleen Isaacson, editor

American Business
Women's Association (The ABWA Co., Inc.)
9100 Ward Pkwy.
P.O. Box 8728
Kansas City, MO 64114-0728

Ph: (816)361-6621
Fax: (816)361-4991

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