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Silver King
09-29-2006, 03:41 AM
That's a good article, Soccer. Thanks for sharing.

I put together a short list of some of the better paying fishing and hunting magazines that I'm familiar with. Included next to each is a link to the submission guidelines (when they could be found), or to the home pages. Even though some editors request queries for article ideas, most will consider written pieces on spec.

In addition to this list, there are many more national magazines and countless regional pubs devoted to hunting and fishing. Hopefully, other members will add to the list from time to time.

Field&Stream: Guidelines (http://www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstream/include/article/0,13373,faqs,00.html)

Florida Sportsman: Guidelines (http://www.floridasportsman.com/submission_guidelines/index.html)

Gray's Sporting Journal: Guidelines (http://www.grayssportingjournal.com/contact/guidelines.shtml)

In-Fisherman: Guidelines (http://www.in-fisherman.com/reference/faq/index.html#3)

Marlin Magazine: Home Page (http://www.marlinmag.com/index.jsp)

Outdoor Life: Home Page (http://www.outdoorlife.com/outdoor/)

Outdoor Canada: Guidelines (http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/contrib.shtml)

Salt Water Sportsman: Home Page (http://www.saltwatersportsman.com/saltwater/home/0,12748,,00.html)

Shallow Water Angler: Home Page (http://www.shallowwaterangler.com/index.html)

Sport Fishing: Home Page (http://www.sportfishingmag.com/)

Sports Afield: Guidelines (http://sportsafield.com/contact/editorial-information.html)

Sporting Classics: Home Page (http://www.sportingclassics.net/index.php) Guidelines e-mailed from the editor and publisher, Chuck Wechsler: "No more than 2750 words, preferably less; I pay from $500 to $800 per story, which includes artwork. Editorial payment comes within two weeks after the article appears in our magazine. I work about a year in advance."

Silver King
10-01-2006, 05:01 AM
While researching markets, I came across scores of magazines which deal with water sports, including racing (power and sail), skin diving, free diving, snorkeling, spear fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, etc. Below is a small sampling of markets which focus on boating, fly fishing and scuba diving.

American Angler: Guidelines (http://www.flyfishingmagazines.com/guidelines_aa.shtml)

Boating Magazine: Home Page (http://www.boatingmag.com/)

Canadian Fly Fisher: Guidelines (http://www.canflyfish.com/writersguidelines.asp)

Diver Magazine: Guidelines (http://divermag.com/docs/guidelines.html)

Fly Fish America: Home Page (http://www.flyfishamerica.com/index.htm)

Go Boating America: Home Page (http://www.seamag.com/main.asp)

Powerboat Magazine: Home Page (http://www.powerboatmag.com/)

Sail Magazine: Guidelines (http://www.sailmag.com/SAILinfo/WrPhGd/)

Sailing World: Guidelines (http://www.sailingworld.com/sw_guide.jsp)

Saltwater Fly Fishing: Guidelines (http://www.flyfishingmagazines.com/guidelines_sff.shtml)

Sport Diver Magazine: Guidelines (http://www.sportdiver.com/article.jsp?ID=36524) Job Openings: Employment (http://www.worldpub.net/employment_home.jsp)

aka eraser
10-02-2006, 07:46 PM
I think the subject line is pretty self-explanatory. Let's keep this thread on topic please. I'll start it off by moving a couple of Silver King's posts over here.

K-Mark
10-04-2006, 07:22 PM
MENíS HEALTH





WRITER GUIDELINES




Itís not easy to break into Menís Health. Donít even try if you havenít been published in a major magazine. Still with us? Okay, study a back issue or two, then consider the following: Most unsolicited queries fail because they donít address the Menís Health reader.

THE MENíS HEALTH READER
Our circulation is 1,625,000+; 85 percent of our readers are men. Our average reader is 35 years old and is a well-educated urban or suburban professional. Heís active in a number of sports and exercise pursuits.

WHAT WE COVER
As youíll see, weíre an authoritative source of information on all aspects of menís physical and emotional health. We rely on writers to seek out the right experts, and to either tell a story from a first-person vantage or to get good anecdotes. We carefully fact-check all quotes and health information contained in the magazine.

TONE
Most of our articles have the tone of a peer who happens to have spoken to a few authorities on the issue at hand. Imagine youíre relating that information to the reader, one on one, over a beer or at dinner.

LENGTH, PAYMENT, RIGHTS
The best place to break into the magazine is ďMalegramsĒ or one of our one-page columns. For ďMalegrams,Ē we seek submissions of about 200 words. We pay $25 to $50 upon completion of fact-checking. Other than that:

Departments run 1,500 words and pay $500-$2,000
Features run 1,200-4,000 words and pay $1,000-$5,000

We usually buy all rights, but this is negotiated on an individual basis. We will consider buying second rights, if your published piece has not appeared in another national magazine, in another health magazine, or in another magazine written primarily for men. When we pay: For departments and features, following acceptance, upon completion of the fact-checking process.


THE DEPARTMENTS
Malegrams: Short takes relevant to men. Clinical and research advances in health, medicine, psychology, sports performance, work and relationship issues, the offbeat.

Training: We cover whatís tried and needs to be tried again (i.e., calisthenics revisited), as well as the trends.

Nutrition: What to eat and when.

Working: How to succeed. How to fail. How to know the difference.

Couples: New takes on major relationship issues.

Self-Care: What to do so that you donít have to call a doctor.

Looks: Practical and health aspects of grooming, dressing, etc.

Man-to-Man: Simple, well-told stories about manhood, manliness, machismo, momentary lapses. The wiser you are, the more of a wiseguy you can be.

Mind/Body: The psychology of men, and how that relates to health, exercise, performance.

CLIPS
We donít assign anything without seeing published clips. Photocopies are a good idea, as we may not return clips. Send your best. One or two will do. They donít all have to be about health or medicine. We want to see how well you report, write and interpret stories.

HOW TO QUERY MENíS HEALTH
Structure an article proposal this way:
* Start with the lead you expect to put on the piece.
* Write a summary of where youíll go from there.
* Give specifics on whom you plan to interview, what types of real-life anecdotes youíll include, what research sources you plan to go to and what conclusion the story might reach. Queries shouldnít run longer than one page, single-spaced. Weíll get back to you in two-four weeks. (Be sure to enclose a SASE.)

MANUSCRIPTS
If you send a manuscript, it must be typed double- or triple-spaced, with margins of at least 1 inch. Send a copy of your original, just in case. We report on manuscripts in four to eight weeks

BACK ISSUES
Call our customer service department at (800) 666-2303 to order back issues.

Please send article submissions by regular mail to me at the address below. No phone calls please!

Visit Men's Health on the Web at http://www.menshealth.com/.

For information on other Rodale publications, please visit our Web site at
http://www.rodale.com/.

To purchase Rodale books online, visit http://www.rodalestore.com/.

Best of health to you and yours!
Mary Rinfret
Menís Health Magazine
Rodale Inc.
33 East Minor Street
Emmaus, PA 18098-0099

Soccer Mom
10-05-2006, 02:26 AM
http://www.realsportsmag.com/ This one specializes in women's sports

Silver King
10-06-2006, 09:59 PM
After studying several dozen fitness markets, I've listed a few which may be of interest to some writers. The highest paying pub, Men's Health, was included upthread by K-Mark; and with payments as high as $5000 for feature articles, it's certainly a publication worth looking into.

Most fitness magazines are geared to either men or women, with a select few catering to both. Nevertheless, some guidelines request both male and female perspectives. For example, Fit Pregnancy, with a following that favors new and expectant mothers, calls for articles by fathers as well.

Fit Pregnancy: Guidelines (http://www.fitpregnancy.com/faq) (Included here to honor the mothers-to-be who grace AW.:) )

Fitness Magazine: Home Page (http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/)

Health & Fitness Sports Magazine: Home Page (http://www.healthandfitnessmag.com/)

Men's Journal: Guidelines (http://magazine-directory.com/Mens-Journal.htm)

Runner's World: Guidelines (http://magazine-directory.com/Runners-World.htm)

Shape: Guidelines (http://www.shape.com/shapeyourlife/7863)

Women's Health & Fitness: Home Page (http://www.whfhhc.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=7&Itemid=28&PHPSESSID=dfbf1bd1839676790e69b712e492beab)

Yoga Journal: Guidelines (http://magazine-directory.com/Yoga-Journal.htm)

Silver King
10-13-2006, 02:06 AM
With cold weather fast approaching, it might be a good time to visit a few pubs which specialize in winter sports.

Alpinist: Guidelines (http://www.alpinist.com/p/magazine/contribute)

American Snowmobiler: Guidelines (http://www.amsnow.com/sno/default.aspx?c=a&id=1636)

Couloir: Submissions (http://www.couloirmag.com/about_us/submissions/submissions.php) (A nice page that makes freelancers feel welcome.)

Couloir: Guidelines (http://www.couloirmag.com/about_us/submissions/submission_guidelines.php)

Cross Country Skier: Guidelines (http://www.crosscountryskier.com/guidelines.html)

Hockey Player (e-zine): Guidelines (http://www.hockeyplayer.com/writers.htm)

International Figure Skating: Home Page (http://www.ifsmagazine.com/forum/)

Ski Canada: Home Page (http://www.skicanadamag.com/)

Ski Press: (Canada) Home Page (http://www.skipressworld.com/us/en/)

Snowboard Journal (new): Home Page (http://www.snowboardjournal.com/CurrentIssue.html)

Spotlight on Skating: Home Page (http://spotlightonskating.com/)

Transworld Snowboarding: Home Page (http://www.transworldsnowboarding.com/snow/)

The Hockey News (Canada): Home Page (http://www.thehockeynews.com/en/home/home.asp)

Silver King
10-14-2006, 11:19 PM
In another thread, TeddyG inspired a look into these markets. Although I found very few swim-related pubs, there's a thriving industry in the sports of running and cycling which may appeal to some writers.

Adventure Cyclist: Guidelines (http://www.adventurecycling.org/mag/submissions.cfm)

Asphalt Magazine: Home Page (http://www.asphaltmag.com/index.htm)

Bike Culture: Home Page (http://www.bikeculture.com/index2.htm)

Bike Magazine: Guidelines (http://www.bikemag.com/contact/)

Bicycle Paper: Home Page (http://www.bicyclepaper.com/index.lasso)

Bicycling Magazine: Home Page (http://www.bicycling.com/home/0,6608,,00.html?location=_*topnav*)

Cycle Sport America: Home Page (http://www.cyclesportmag.com/)

Dirt Rag: Guidelines (http://www.dirtragmag.com/office/contribute.php#editorial)

Journal of Swimming: (Technical pub) Guidelines (http://www.swimmingcoach.org/services/jsrinet.htm)

Marathon & Beyond: Home Page (http://www.marathonandbeyond.com/)

New England Runner: Home Page (http://www.nerunner.com/)

Pro Cycling: Home Page (http://www.procycling.com/default.aspx) (They're looking to hire a "features writer.")

Running Fitness: Home Page (http://www.runningfitnessmag.com/)

Running Journal: Home Page (http://www.running.net/)

Running Times: Guidelines (http://www.runningtimesmagazine.com/rt/articles/?id=6878)

Swim News: Home Page (http://www.swimnews.com/index.jsp)

Swimming World: Home Page (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/default.asp)

USMS Swimmer: Home Page (http://www.usmsswimmer.com/)

I stumbled onto an author's very cool web site (http://www.josiedew.co.uk/index.htm). Josie Dew is an avid cyclist who has written several books recounting her travels.

SpiderGal
02-04-2007, 11:53 AM
Anyone knows guidelines for Women's Health?

Silver King
02-05-2007, 12:46 AM
Anyone knows guidelines for Women's Health?
I couldn't find their guidelines. The web site is located here (http://www.womenshealthmag.com/), and you can e-mail story ideas and request their guidelines here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/wmhcustserv@rodale.com).

Women's Health is owned by the same company (Rodale) as Men's Health. Besides the obvious target audience, I imagine both publications are similar in quality, and the guidelines for Men's Health are listed up-thread.

If you do find more information, it would be great if you'd post it in this thread.

Thanks.

SpiderGal
04-07-2007, 04:54 AM
WOMENíS HEALTH
WRITER GUIDELINES
Itís not easy to break into Womenís Health. Study a back issue or two, then consider the following: Most unsolicited queries fail because they donít solve a problem relevant to the Womenís Health reader with immediate, actionable advice.

THE WOMENíS HEALTH READER
Our circulation is 400,000. Our average reader is 25-39 years old (median age 31.2). They are well-educated with a household income of 75K. Three quarters of them are married or live with a partner. More than half have kids. They go to the gym 2.6 times a week. Her priorities are to feel healthy, beat stress, deepen her relationships and look her best.WHAT WE COVER

Womenís Health is an authoritative source of information on all aspects of womenís physical and emotional health. We rely on writers to seek out the right experts, and to either tell a story from a first-person point of view or using relevant and compelling anecdotes. All quotes and health information contained in the magazine are thoroughly and carefully fact-checked.

Acceptable sources include:
ē original interviews with qualified experts (individuals considered leaders in their fields,
affiliated with top universities or institutions, actively doing research, etc.)
ē original research published in peer-reviewed journals
ē fact sheets, position papers, and information from Web sites sponsored by major
medical associations (medlineplus.com, pubmed.com, and eurekaalert.com),
institutions, and/or government health agencies

TONE
Every story should be:
Informative: No fluff. We deliver the facts, debunk the myths, divulge the hidden truths.
Instructive: No guessing. We tell you exactly how to solve problems, get results, and be
your best.
Immediate: No waiting. We get you started right here, right now.
Insightful: No illusions. We know what your life is really like.
Inspiring: No limits. We believe you can be and can have anything and everything you want.

LENGTH, PAYMENT, RIGHTS
Our editors like to see a well-written 200-400-word pitch for any section of the magazine.

Front-of-the-book pieces run at about 200-300 words. Departments and features run
anywhere between 800 to 3,000 words. Six to eight page stories run at about 3,000 words.
FROM WH: We usually buy all rights, but this is negotiated on an individual basis. We will
consider buying second rights, if your published piece has not appeared in another national
magazine, in another health magazine, or in another magazine written primarily for women.
When we pay: For departments and features, following acceptance, upon completion of the
fact-checking process.
PITCHES
Before you send your pitch, ask yourself these questions:
1. Why do we care about this topic?
How can we take an idea and turn it into a targeted story? Is there a fresh, new
counter-intuitive perspective readers need to hear? Can we solve problems with
surprising, new information?
2. How many people does it affect? What ages? Gender? Does the story relentlessly
serve the reader?
3. What recent studies (no more than one year old) back up your story idea?
4. What's the take home message for readers? What immediate, direct, and actionable
tips does our reader walk away with? Will this help the reader gain greater control
over one area of her life? Is the answer realistic? Would you and your friends really
do this?
FOOTNOTES
Footnote your article.
You must provide a source for every fact.
Insert your footnotes directly into the copy of the article that youíre going to e-mail in
for editing. Please DONíT submit a separate annotated manuscript. Use [square brackets]
to set the footnotes off from the rest of the text.
Please use this suggested footnote format:
ē For experts and other contacts: Use the first letter of the expertís last name.
Exception: If two experts have the same initial, use the first & last initial or full last
name.
Example: [W] or [BW] or [Walsh] = information from Brian Walsh, MD.
ē For written sources: Assign a number to the source, and use that number. Example:
[1]
If the source has several pages, please indicate the page(s) used. Example: [1, p 85]
CLIPS
We donít assign anything without seeing published clips from a major publication. Emails,
PDF or photocopies are a good idea, as we may not return clips. Send your best. One or two
will do. They donít all have to be about health or medicine. We want to see how well you
report, write and interpret stories.
HOW TO QUERY Womenís Health
Structure an article proposal this way:
* Start with the lead you expect to put on the piece.
* Write a summary of where youíll go from there.
* Give specifics on whom you plan to interview, what types of real-life anecdotes youíll
include, and what research sources you plan to go to and what conclusion the story might
reach. Queries shouldnít run longer than one page, single-spaced. Weíll get back to you in
two-four weeks. (Be sure to enclose a SASE.)
MANUSCRIPTS
If you send a manuscript, it must be typed double- or triple-spaced, with margins of at least 1
inch. Send a copy of your original, just in case. We report on manuscripts in four to eight
weeks
BACK ISSUES
Call our customer service department at (800) 324-1731 to order back issues.
Please send article submissions by regular mail to me at the address below.
No phone calls please!
Visit Women's Health online at http://www.womenshealthmag.com
For information on other Rodale publications, please visit our Web site at
http://www.rodale.com/.
To purchase Rodale books online, visit http://www.rodalestore.com/.
Best of health to you and yours!
The Editors at Womenís Health


Sorry for the jumbled look.

JenniferGibbs
01-15-2008, 06:13 PM
Hello there gang! I'm new around here, but I'm a veteran fitness writer, and I'm wondering if anyone has their hands on the guidelines or simply the contact information for Muscle & Fitness.

I know that the majority of their articles are done in-house, but I also know that they take freelance contributions - I just don't know how to do it digitally.

I have nothing against snail mail, but it just takes so much longer.

If anyone could help out, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,

Jennifer

aka eraser
01-16-2008, 01:01 AM
Hi Jennifer and welcome to the AW Cooler.

Have you tried downloading their Media K (http://www.americanmediainc.com/mediakits/mandf/kit_editorial.htm)it and see if the contact info you're looking for is there?