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The Dalesman Monthly magazine with articles of specific Yorkshire interest. Unsolicited mss welcome; initial approach in writing or by phone. Maximum 1500 words. Payment negotiable. Editor: Terry Fletcher, Stable Courtyard, Broughton Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 3AE Tel: 01756 701381. Fax: 01756 701326

Dance Theatre Journal Interested in features on every aspect of the contemporary dance scene, particularly issues such as the funding policy for dance, critical assessments of choreographers' work and the latest developments in the various schools of contemporary dance. Unsolicited mss welcome. Length 1000-3000 words. Payment varies 'according to age and experience'. Editor: Ian Bromley, Laban Centre for Movement & Dance, Laurie Grove, London SE14 6NH. Tel: 0208 692 4070. Fax: 0208 694 8749

The Dancing Times Freelance suggestions welcome from specialist dance writers and photographers only. Approach in writing. Editor: Mary Clarke, Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0EB Tel: 0207 250 3006. Fax: 0207 253 6679. Email:

Darts World Features articles or series on technique and instruction. Maximum 1200 words. Fiction: Short stories with darts theme of no more than 1000 words. News Tournament reports and general or personality news required. Maximum 800 words. Payment negotiable. Editor: A.J. Wood, 28 Arrol Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4PA. Tel: 0208 650 6580. Fax: 0208 654 4343

Day by Day News commentary and digest of national and international affairs, with reviews of the arts (books, plays, art exhibitions, films, opera, musicals) and county cricket reports among regular slots. Unsolicited mss welcome (s.a.e. essential). Approach in writing with ideas. Contributors are advised to study the magazine in the first instance. Editor: Patrick Richards, Woolacombe House, 141 Woolacombe Road, Blackheath, London SE3 8QP. Tel: 0208 856 6249

Decanter Wines and spirits magazine. Unsolicited material welcome but an advance telephone call is appreciated. No fiction. All items and articles should concern wines, spirits, food and related subjects. Editor: Susan Keevil, 583 Fulham Road, London SW6 5UA. Tel: 0207 610 3929. Fax: 0207 381 5282

Devon Life magazine often finds it difficult to cover events in that area, so if you are an article writer keen to expand your portfolio, try submitting a piece to features editor Jan Barwick. 'We have a big freelance team in the south of the county, but very few in the north,' Jan said. 'We do get plenty of freelance submissions and are always interested to look at anything relevant to life in the county, but please, not poetry or short stories - we don't use them. We have plenty of history and location features, and would favour more on people, business success stories or environmental issues. We're a very visual magazine, so a package of words and pictures is the best way in, but the pictures must be of excellent quality - trannies for preference, but good quality glossy prints are acceptable. No digital photography please.' Word counts vary from around 700 for a one-page piece, to 1,000 for a double-page spread, and around 1,500 for four pages, but a four-pager will only be considered if the accompanying photographs are excellent. Jan prefers to see complete manuscripts rather than synopses or proposals and warns that rates are fairly low, as is normal with county magazines. Payment follows publication. 'Interested contributors should write to me with a sae, asking for a copy of the writers guidelines,' adds Jan. 'And the sae is very important. The number of people who send in an unsolicited manuscript without one is extraordinary and they sometimes get quite upset when they don't get their rejected copy back.' Contact: Jan Barwick, Features Editor, Devon Life, Colour Works Publishing, Parragon House, Ford Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5LQ. Tel: 01803 860910. Fax: 01803 860922. Email:

Disability View Features with a family flavour are particularly welcome. There are also occasional openings for travel pieces depending on whether the destination has been covered before, but copy needs to include practical information on access as well as the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday location. Contact: Steve Craven, Managing Editor, Disability View, M&S Publicity Limited, Park Lane House, 47 Broad Street, Glasgow G40 2QW; tel: 0121564 5100; fax: 0141 564 5100; e-mail:; website:

Discovery Walking Guides DWG plans to launch of a series of 32 guide books entitled Walk! The company researches and publishes 23 guides in its Warm Island Walking Guides series, and four highly detailed Tour & Trail maps, with more on the drawing board. Authors re-walk current routes to provide updates and changes for new editions and seek new routes to add to new editions or publications. Potential writers need to be good map readers and would be expected to adapt and mark changes to existing maps while researching. The ability to take good photographs en route would also be an advantage. 'We receive lots of approaches from aspiring walking authors, but many ofthese come from people who haven't done their "homework" to find out what we are looking for,' said director Ros Brawn. 'Study one of our publications or visit our website - - before getting in touch. 'At the moment we are particularly interested in walkers with a good knowledge of routes in Madeira, Mallorca, Menorca, The Alpujarras, and Gran Canaria.' Inquires by e-mail only:

Dog's Monthly The longest running monthly magazine about dogs and caters for the owner to whom a dog is more than just a pet. Dog's Monthly readers are mostly involved in some kind of activity with their dog such as obedience competitions or agility trials. Contributors should contact with an outline in the first instance, preferably by e-mail. You stand a far better chance of being accepted if you can illustrate your piece in some way. This could be photographs, your own drawings or even cartoons. Articles in a recent issue included advice on ensuring your dog's life remains happy when there is a new baby in the family; using foreign stud dogs; and taking your dog on an airline. There were features on police dogs, guide dogs, and the Dobermann. Contact: Dogs Monthly, ABM Publishing Ltd, 61 Great Whyte, Ramsey, Huntingdon PE26 1HJ; tel: 08450 948 958; fax: 08707 66 22 73; e-mail: ; website:

Dogs Today Encourages submission by e-mail with low resolution images where possible. Submissions by post take much longer to be assessed. Rates are 75 per 1,000 words published and 25 per photo used. Past features include why World Cup host Korea is refusing to stop the dog-meat trade; 'rage syndrome' in Cocker Spaniels; and the damaging effects of summer firework displays. 'In the limelight' asked who was making sure that film dogs are not exploited on set and 'Hear, hear' looked at the work of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. All writers of published letters receive a doggie goodie bag whilst two writers of Star Letters - one by post and one by e-mail - won an aromatherapy package of products to pamper their pet. The contact address is Dogs Today, Pet Subjects Limited, Town Mill, Bagshot Road, Chobham, Surrey GU24 8BZ; tel: 01276 858880; fax: 01276 858860; e-mail:

Dreamwatch The glossy monthly for fans of science fiction and action films. Always on the lookout for new writers but they must be people with decent contacts in the film and TV world - writers who have access to actors, agents and other good interviewees. If that sounds like you, e-mail with ideas and samples of work. Contact: Brian Robb, Dreamwatch, Titan Publishing, 144 Southwark Street, London SE1 OUP; tel: 0207 620 0200; fax: 0207 803 1803; e-mail: dream

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