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Cambridgeshire Journal Articles, features and news of interest to Cambridgeshire: history, people, events, natural history and other issues. Also regional lifestyle, i.e. gardens, homes and fashion. Commissions most material but welcomes ideas for articles and features. Length: 1500 words Payment: £125. Illustrations: colour transparencies and prints. Pippa Bastin The Old County School, Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1HP. Email

Camcorder User (incorporating Video Editing and Desktop Video) Features on film/video-making techniques, specifically tailored to the amateur enthusiast. Material mostly commissioned. Length: 1000-2500 words. Illustrations: colour and b&w. Payment: by arrangement. Robert Hull, WVIP, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TW. Tel: 020-7331 1000. Fax: 020-7331 1242. email

Camping Magazine Aims to reflect this enjoyment by encouraging readers to appreciate the outdoors and to pursue an active camping holiday, whether as a family in a frame tent or as a lightweight backpacker. Articles that have the flavour of the camping lifestyle without being necessarily expeditionary or arduous are always welcome. Study of the magazine is advised in the first instance. Ideas welcome. Contact editor by phone before sending mss. Payment negotiable. Editor: John Lloyd, Warner Group Publications, The Maltings, West Street, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9PH. Tel/fax: 01778 391116

Campsite Life Inc Needs writers with real stories, or even continuing adventures, who want to get articles published. A great opportunity for someone who likes camping and wants to write about this. Website:

Caravan Magazine Unsolicited mss welcome. Lively articles based on real experience of touring caravanning, especially if well illustrated by photos. General countryside or motoring material not wanted. Features: Touring with strong caravan bias, technical/DIY features and how-to section. Maximum 1500 words. Payment by arrangement. Steve Rowe, IPC Country & Leisure Media Ltd, Focus House, Dingwall Avenue, Croydon CR9 2TA. Tel: 020-8774 0600. Fax: 020-8774 0939 website

Caring Previously called The Carer, the new look magazine has been upgraded better to reflect the huge variety of backgrounds, interests and everyday concerns of carers. Recent features include a day in the life of a physiotherapist; when alcohol becomes more than relax-ation; and carers' own stories about coping with stroke victims and sharing the caring. There are forums where carers have the opportunity to voice their concerns, and they can share their problems on the readers' Dilemma page. Also features on gardening, hobbies and health, as well as book reviews and recipes. Caring is edited by Janet Horwood. Write to: Caring Magazine, 20-25 Glasshouse Yard, London, EC1A 4JT. Tel: 0207-490 8818; Fax: 020-7490 8824

Cars and Car Conversions Magazine Unsolicited mss welcome but prospective contributors are advised to make initial contact by telephone. Features: Technical articles on current motorsport and unusual sport-orientated road cars. Length by arrangement. Payment negotiable. Editor: Steve Bennett, Link House, Dingwall Avenue, Croydon, Surrey CR9 2TA. Tel: 0208 686 2599. Fax: 0208 781 6042

Carousel - The Guide to Children's Books Reviews of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books for children, plus in-depth articles; profiles of authors and illustrators. Length: 1200 words (articles); 150 words (reviews). Illustrations: colour and b&w. Payment: by arrangement. Jenny Blanch, The Saturn Centre, 54-76 Bissell Street, Birmingham B5 7HX. Tel: 0121-622 7458. Fax: 0121-666 7526. Email: Website:

Cat World Unsolicited mss welcome but initial approach in writing preferred. Wants lively, first-hand experience features on every aspect of the cat. Breeding features and veterinary articles by acknowledged experts only. Maximum 1800 words. News: Short, concise, factual or humorous items concerning cats. Maximum 100 words. Editor: Jo Rothery, Avalon Court, Star Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8RY. Tel: 01403 711511. Fax: 01403 711521. Email: Website:

Chapman Scotland's quality literary magazine. Features poetry, short works of fiction, criticism, reviews and articles on theatre, politics, language and the arts. Unsolicited material welcome if accompanied by s.a.e. Approach in writing unless discussion is needed. Priority is given to full-time writers. Features: Topics of literary interest, especially Scottish literature, theatre, culture or politics. Maximum 5000 words. Fiction: Short stories, occasionally novel extracts if self-contained. Maximum 6000 words. Payment £15 per 1000 words. Special Pages: Poetry, both UK and non-UK in translation (mainly, but not necessarily, European). Payment by negotiation. Editor: Joy M. Hendry, 4 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RX. Tel: 0131 557 2207. Fax: 0131 556 9565. Email : Website:

Chat Weekly general interest women's magazine. Unsolicited mss considered; approach in writing with ideas. Not interested in contributors 'who have never bothered to read Chat and don't therefore know what type of magazine it is'. Maximum 1000 words. Payment up to £600 maximum. Editor: Paul Merrill, King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS. Tel: 0207 261 6565. Fax: 0207 261 6534

Chatelaine is a monthly Canadian magazine for women where freelance writers are welcome to submit queries for feature articles (500 -3,000 words) as well as for the health pages. A written proposal is essential; include samples of your work (a resume helps), a sae and IRCs; address all queries to the Senior Editor (Articles); no fiction or poetry. Fees start at $500 for a one-page article, paid on acceptance of final manuscript. Chatelaine buys the right to first-time print publication of work (English and French), plus the non-exclusive right to store and dis- tribute it electronically, and to republish on an online site; subsidiary rights are yours to sell. Articles require scrupulous research. The editor encourages writers to take a stand, marshalling strong research to argue a point of view convincingly, and expect them to work with the handling editor until the article is as informative, enlightening, convincing and innovative as it can be. Inquiries to Rona Maynard, Editor, Chatelaine Magazine, Editorial Department, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5W1A7;

Chess Life ( is the official publication of the United States Chess Federation. A monthly, print publication, it has an international focus, though it reports, in the main, on the activities of US players. Editor Peter Kurzdorfer stresses that writers must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the game. This is not a publication for the casual enthusiast, but for serious students. He uses profiles, interviews, and features that explore the place of chess in the world. He is actively looking for more 'personality pieces' - not just the superstars, but American players and chess enthusiasts around the world who have something to say or contribute. Query: Chess Life, United States Chess Federation, 3054 US Route 9W, Windsor, New York 12553-7698, USA. E-mail:

Church Music Quarterly Contributions welcome. Telephone in the first instance. Articles on church music or related subjects considered. Maximum 2000 words. Payment £60 per page. Editor: Trevor Ford, 151 Mount View Road, London N4 4JT Tel: 0208 341 6408. Fax: 0208 340 0021. Email:

Church Times Unsolicited mss considered. Articles and pictures (any format) on religious topics. Maximum 1000 words. Payment £100 per 1000 words. Editor: Paul Handley, 33 Upper Street, London Nl 0PN Tel: 0207 359 4570. Fax: 0207 226 3073. Email: Website:

Classic Boat & The Boatman Cruising and technical features, restorations, events, new boat reviews, practical, maritime history; news. Study of magazine essential: read 3-4 back issues and send for contributors' guidelines. Length: 500-2000 words. Illustrations: colour and b&w photos; line drawings of hulls. Payment: £75-£100 per published page. Dan Houston, Focus House, Dingwall Avenue, Croydon CR9 2TA. Tel: 020-8774 0603. Fax: 020-8774 0943. Email: Website:

Climber Unsolicited mss welcome (they receive about ten a day). Ideas welcome. Freelance features (accompanied by photographs) are accepted on climbing and mountaineering in the UK and abroad, but the standard of writing must be extremely high. Maximum 2000 words. Payment negotiable. Editor: Bernard Newman, Warners Group Publications plc, West Street, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9PH. Tel: 01778 391117

Club International Features and short humorous items aimed at young male readership aged 18-30. Maximum 1000 words. Shorts 200-750 words. Payment negotiable. Robert Swift, 2 Archer Street, London W1V 8JJ. Tel: 0207 734 9191. Fax: 0207 734 5030

Company Glossy women's magazine appealing to the independent and intelligent young woman. A good market for freelancers: 'We look for great newsy features relevant to young British women'. Keen to encourage bright, new, young talent, but uncommissioned material is rarely accepted. Feature outlines are the only sensible approach in the first instance. Maximum 1500-2000 words. Payment £250 per 1000 words. Features to Rachel Loos, National Magazine House, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1V 2BP. Tel: 0207 439 5000. Fax: 0207 439 5117

Company Clothing Magazine Only UK magazine dedicated to the corporate clothing industry. Unsolicited mss welcome on any aspect of business clothing and workwear. Editor: Leonie Barrie, 7 Holbrook Road, Leicester LE2 3LG. Tel: 0116 270 4075 Fax: 0116 270 4075

Computer Weekly Freelance contributions welcome. Always looking for good new writers with specialised industry knowledge. Previews and show features on industry events welcome. Maximum 1500 words. Karl Schneider, Reed Business Information Ltd, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. Tel: 020-8652 3122. Fax: 020-8652 8979 . Website :

Cosmogirl Freelance writers who feel they can reflect the fun, glamour and passion for life of the teenage girl market are welcome to submit ideas. The editor is always on the lookout for fresh new talent to contribute to the magazine. Particularly interested in original ideas for true life stories, news features and quizzes aimed at a teenage readership. Length: 600 words. Please do not submit any full-length articles on spec but send a synopsis of the idea to: Miranda Eason, Features Editor, Cosmogirl, National Magazine House, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1F 9EP; Tel: 020-7439 5081. Fax: 020-7439 5400. Email : Website:

Cottage Gardens If you have flowers, vegetables and herbs jostling for space in your small plot, then this could be the magazine, and the market, for you. The editor is always open to ideas from anyone with a knowledge of the subject and the ability to provide pictures to go with their words, but please do send a sae with your initial proposal. Particularly interested in readers' gardens to profile and in anyone who can write authoritatively about the technique of companion gardening, which involves planting different species together so that one deters pests from the other. Marigolds and tomatoes a classic example. Contact: Jane Howard, Cottage Gardens, Practical Publications Limited, Columbus House, 28 Charles Square, London Nl 6HT. Tel: 020 7608 6464

Country Smallholding Prospective contributors should contact editor with an outline, preferably several outline ideas, and a bit of personal background. Contributors who can provide pictures are always particularly welcome. Visit the magazine's website on for further details then contact: Diane Cowgill, Country Smallholding, Archant Regional Ltd, Fair Oak Close, Exeter Airport Business Park, Clyst Honiton, Exeter EX5 2UL . Tel: 01392 888475. Fax: 01392 888550. Email:

The Countryman Every department of rural life except field sports. Copy must be trustworthy, well-written, brisk, cogent and light in hand. Articles up to 1200 words. Skilful sketches of life and character from personal knowledge and experience. Dependable natural history based on writer's own observation. Really good matter from old unpublished letters and MSS. Study magazine before submitting material. Illustrations: b&w and colour photos and drawings, but all must be exclusive and out of the ordinary. Payment: min. £70 per 1000 words, usually more, according to merit. Contact: David Horan, Countryman Publishing Ltd, 23 Sheep Street, Burford, Oxon OX18 4LS. Tel: 01993 824424. Fax: 01756 701326; e-mail:

Countryside Tales Articles with a rural theme are required by this quarterly. Submissions of up to 1,000 words concerning nature, farming or wildlife are welcomed, particularly reminiscences of bygone days. Items about nature and wildlife are always required. Ideally, these should be your own personal account, not just facts and figures that could be read in any text book. If you do write about, say, a particular species of wild flower, include some little known and interesting facts. Don't just write, for example, 'Buttercups are yellow and are usually found in fields'. If your article is about a certain place, please ensure it is concise and interesting; don't let it read like a travel brochure or walkers' guide. Find out some interesting facts: an old ghost story or legend, perhaps. Biographies should be accurate and, as above, contain interesting and unusual information. Your article should be interesting, entertaining and, most importantly - readable. The best poem, article and short story in each issue (as judged by the editor) will receive a payment of £10.00. For all other published items, payment is a complimentary copy of the magazine. Details: Countryside Tales, Park Publications, 14 The Park, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham, Glos GL54 1DX; contact editor David Howarth (tel: 01451 831053) to discuss ideas, or send sae for guidelines. Email: Website:

Cross Stitcher Britain's best-selling magazine for the craft. The bulk of this full-colour, glossy monthly is devoted to cross stitching projects - using symbols, charts and brief explanatory notes. However, there is also scope for written articles - true life stories of cross stitchers, occasional how-to advice, etc., and filler items. Clearly a magazine for the knowledgeable enthusiast or specialist, there is scope for both seasonal and human interest items. Cross Stitcher is available at most good newsagents and should be studied thoroughly. Approach editor Alison Binns with queries, by e-mail: or by post at Cross Stitcher, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW.

Cycling Weekly All aspects of cycle sport covered. Unsolicited mss and ideas for features welcome. Approach in writing with ideas. Fiction rarely used. Maximum 2000 words. Most work commissioned but interested in seeing new work. Payment £60-100 per 1000 words. Editor: Andrew Sutcliffe, King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS. Tel: 0207 261 5588. Fax: 0207 261 5758

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