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Herbs for Health need non-fiction articles, 500-2,000 words, on scientific research into herb uses, consumer guides and medicinal recipes; pay 33c per word; articles need to be well-researched with sources listed; query first. E-queries accepted ( Submissions on disk or hard copy; payment on publication; Herbs for Health, Herb Companion, 243 E 4th Street, Loveland, CO 80537.

Heritage Features British villages, tours, towns, casdes, gardens, traditions, crafts, historical themes and people. Interested in complete packages of written features with high-quality transparencies - words or pictures on their own also accepted. Not interested in poetry, fiction or non-British themes. Approach in writing with ideas. Maximum length 1200 words. Payment approx. ,£100 per 1000 words. Editor: Sian Ellis, 4 The Courtyard, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 2AZ. Tel: 01189 771677. Fax: 01189 772903

hiya! 'Scotland's hottest magazine for women'. A glossy quarterly, hiya! explores cultural and lifestyle aspects of Scottish living. With a touch of celebrity interview or profile here and there, the magazine offers an abundance of fashion advice; what to wear from wedding to waddling. There is a look at health & beauty, house style, careers, art, and humour. hiya! touches on an eclectic range of Scottish themes, and is a magazine which cannot quite be pigeonholed, which is not quite like any other, but which might just be interested in the right article, with the right tone. Contact: Zeila Compton, Editor, hiya!, 3 Drumbrae Avenue, Edinburgh EH12 8TE. Email:

Home Wine and Beer Maker Articles on all aspects of home wine and beer making and the use of homemade wine in cooking, etc. Unsolicited mss welcome. Editor: Evelyn Barrett, 304 Northridge Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 2AB Tel: 01442 267228. Fax: 01442 267228

Horse and Hound Plenty of opportunities for freelancers. Unsolicited contributions welcome. The oldest equestrian magazine on the market, now relaunched with modern make-up and colour pictures throughout. Contains regular veterinary advice and instructional articles, as well as authoritative news and comment on fox hunting, international showjumping, horse trials, dressage, driving and cross-country riding. Also weekly racing and point-to-points, breeding reports and articles. Includes junior sections for the Pony Club. Regular books and art reviews, and humorous articles and cartoons are frequently published. Also publishes a sister monthly publication, Eventing, which covers the sport of horse trials comprehensively. Payment NUJ rates. Editor: Arnold Garvey, King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS Tel: 0207 261 6315. Fax: 0207 261 5429

Hotline The quarterly complimentary magazine for Virgin train customers. The magazine's mix of serious and light articles with a British focus has proved to be a winning combination. A recent issue covered the race to Mars from a British angle, an in-depth article about dating agencies for professional people, a piece on Merseyside's burgeoning film industry and an article on the growing concern behind the increasing number of reported food allergies. The magazine is published by John Brown Contract Publishing who also bring out trade magazines for Virgin Atlantic, Waitrose and Debenhams, amongst others, and the best way in is to write a winning idea and send it in marked: Editorial. Because the editorial team puts material together across the board it is important to mark your submission for Hotline. Rates are by negotiation; minimum amount paid is 100 per 1,000 words. Hotline, John Brown Contract Publishing, The New Boathouse, 136-142 Bramley Road, London W10 6SR. Tel: 020 7563 3205; fax: 020 7565 3060.

House Beautiful A good market for freelances but a new property section has broadened opportunities still further. 'We're still always on the lockout for houses to profile, but we're also after interesting property stories too for the new section,' says Libby Norman. 'Anything from new developments in a particular region to neighbourhood stories and human interest - a whole street pulling together over a property issue, for instance. Our core is still very much decorating and interiors, but the new section has enabled us to cover other home-related topics.' A recent property section looked at the lengths people would go to for the best deal and gave advice on how to let your garden sell your house, plus news items on green belt, street names, and cutting your utilities bills. Send outline ideas by fax or letter to features editor Ailsa Macdonald, House Beautiful, National Magazine House, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1V 2BP. Tel: 020-7439 5000

Ideal Home If you have a speciality and think you could write for Ideal Home, decide what section your idea best fits and then contact the relevant department editor: Nicky Phillips covers decorating matters, Sarah Whelan covers houses and gardens, and Karen Stylianides does everything else. Whilst the editorial team are happy to consider all relevant ideas, a good way in is always with a house profile. A 50-word synopsis and a few reference snaps are all it takes for Sarah to make a decision. They don't want very grand period homes or first homes. Readers are more likely to be on their second or third homes, so they want comfortable family homes that have been decorated with imagination rather than money. Ideal Home caters for a middle market audience - the Waitrose and Marks & Spencer woman. Cookery too is an important area. Contact the relevant editor at: Ideal Home, King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS. Tel: 020-7261 5000. Fax: 020-7261 6697

InteracTive is a bi-monthly magazine focusing on information and communications technology (ICT) in UK schools. 'We accept submissions from teachers on any aspect of ICT in education, and we are especially looking for material (from practising teachers, preferably, but we will consider knowledgeable articles by non-teachers) on literacy, numeracy and the use of ICT in schools overseas. We also have upcoming focuses on special needs and "taking ICT out of the classroom" for which we are looking for articles. Rates of payment vary, but are at least 50 per 1000 words pro rata. We also are always in need of reviews of educational software (between 400-500 words), for which we pay a flat rate of 30 per review.' For further information or to submit proposals, contact Brian Asbury, editor. Email:

Italy Topics covered in each issue are the landscape, towns and villages; people's homes and hobbies; music, theatre and literature; food and drink; gardens and lifestyle. Happy to hear ideas from new contributors. Write with a brief resume in the first instance. They have access to excellent photographic material but if you have good quality illustrations, they're happy to use them. Payment is 100 per 1,000 published words to include pictures. Contact: Bridget Swann, Italy, Poundbury Publishing Limited, Agriculture House, Acland Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT11EF; tel: 01305 266360; fax: 01305 262760; e-mail:; website:

J17 News, articles and quizzes of interest to girls aged 13-17. Ideas are sought in all areas. Prospective contributors should send ideas to the features editor, Sarah Pyper, Endeavour House, 189 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JG. Tel: 0207 208 3408. Fax: 0207 208 3590

Kennel Gazette Dogs and their breeding. Unsolicited mss welcome. Features: Maximum 2500 words. News: Maximum 500 words. Payment £70 per 1000 words. Editor: Charles Colborn, Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1Y 8AB. Tel: 0207 493 6651. Fax: 0207 495 6162

Kent Life Unsolicited mss welcome. Interested in anything with a genuine Kent connection. No fiction or non-Kentish subjects. Approach in writing with ideas. Maximum length 1500 words. Payment negotiable. Editor: Roderick Cooper, Datateam Publishing, Fairmeadow, Maidstone, Kent ME14 ING. Tel:01622 687031. Fax: 01622 757646

The Kitchen Garden has established a strong subscriber base amongst people keen on growing fruit, vegetables and herbs. Editor Andrew Blackford says he will always consider ideas from freelances, so long as they have sufficiently detailed knowledge of the subject. The main criteria is that the garden has to be a good example of whatever it is, with some unusual ideas and tips that people may not have thought of themselves. So a potager with some interesting plants perhaps, or an allotment which is out of the ordinary. Write to Andrew with outline ideas and if you have photographs, send a selection of snaps so he can tell whether the garden merits him sending a photographer. Photojournalists are also welcome, but the images must be high quality transparencies. Contact: Andrew Blackford, The Kitchen Garden Magazine Ltd, 12 Orchard Lane, Woodnewton, Peterborough PE8 SEE. Tel: 01780 470097; fax: 01780 470550.

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