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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com
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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org;
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
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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