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Marks & Spencer Magazine invites readers to 'tell us what you think' or ask for help and advice. The star letter writer wins 50 M&S gift vouchers. Details: Kelda Warden, Marks & Spencer Magazine, 7 St Martin's Place, London WC2N 4HA. 100 is also paid for favourite recipes, if used - write to the Food Editor at the above address.

Medal News Unsolicited material welcome but initial approach by phone or in writing preferred. Only interested in articles from well-informed authors 'who know the subject and do their homework'. Maximum 2500 words. Payment £20 per 1000 words. Editor: Diana Birch, Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP. Tel: 01404 46972. Fax: 01404 831895

MG World Editor Philip Raby needs good writers and photographers, those who can combine words and professional illustration, a significant factor in any automobile journalism, for this high-quality publication for MG enthusiasts. Sold worldwide, there are options for writers outside the UK. Include enough detail to interest the informed reader without alienating the inexperienced. Give the piece a 'theme': pretty pictures and prose are not enough - tell a story. Use of sidebars is encouraged to provide supplementary information. Avoid jargon; stories written in the present tense preferred. Guidelines are excellent, and should be studied whilst reading the magazine. Contact Philip Raby, Editor, MG World, PO Box 163, Bicester 0X6 3YS. Website:

MiniWorld Magazine Monthly car magazine devoted to the Mini. Unsolicited material welcome but prospective contributors are advised to make initial contact by phone. Features: Restoration, tuning tips, technical advice and sporting events. Readers' cars and product news. Length by arrangement. Payment negotiable. Editor: Monty Watkins, Link House, Dingwall Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 2TA Tel: 0208 686 2599. Fax: 0208 781 1158

Minor Monthly Repair, restoration and loving maintenance. Other car magazines might encourage readers to 'soup-up' their vehicles or add bits to them - the emphasis in Minor Monthly is on conservation. Articles should be up to 1,200 words, with pictures. High resolution black and white or colour photos should accompany how-to articles, providing a clear pictorial guide to the article. Contact editor Brian Elliott at: Minor Monthly, Poundbury Publishing Ltd, Agriculture House, Acland Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EF. Email:

Mizz Fortnightly magazine for the 12-17-year-old girl. Freelance articles welcome on real life, human interest stories and emotional issues. Also quizzes. All material should be addressed to the features editor, Julie Bumiston. Approach in writing, with synopsis, for feature copy; send sample writing with letter for general approach. Fiction Maximum 1000 words. Editor: Lucy Tobin, King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS Tel: 0207 261 6319. Fax: 0207 261 6032

MochaSofa ( is an online women's magazine that updates its content on a daily basis. Editor-in-chief Kathy English describes it as offering 'practical solutions and services' that 'ultimately free up more time for enjoyment'. She looks for sources of expert advice and practical how-to information to enable her Canadian readers to negotiate the daily demands of Food and Entertaining, Health and Wellness, Fashion and Beauty, Work and Money, Leisure and Pastimes, Home and Garden, and Family and Relationships; the themes under which articles are displayed. This is a market that demands good online writing skills; articles should be about 400 words, tightly organised, and information packed. Visit the website for further information. MochaSofa, Transcontinental Media Inc., 25 Shep-pard Avenue West, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M2N 6S7, Canada.

Model Cars Plus aimed at male readers interested in radio controlled or diecast models and plastic kits. Editor Neil Mead is happy to hear from new writers with a solid background in the subject. Best way in is with an article on some aspect of full-size cars rather than model vehicles. 'Most model car enthusiasts get their interest from a love of full-size cars, sports cars like Porsche and Ferrari,' he explains. 'So I'd be particularly keen to hear from anyone with that kind of expertise - perhaps someone who has been involved in testing or designing for a major manufacturer.' Contributor guidelines, available on receipt of sae, include advice on format, photos and house style, as well as payment, copyright, and reviews. Contact: Neil Mead, Model Cars Plus, Nexus House, Swanley, Kent BR8 8HU. Tel: 01322 660070. Fax: 01322 667633

Model Railway Enthusiast Articles with good photographs (prints or drawings preferred) on the subject of collecting or modelling are welcome but ideas should be discussed first with the editor. Payment £40 per 1000 words; £5 per picture published. Editor: Pat Hammond, 8 Cornelian Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 3AJ Tel: 01723 506326. Fax: 01723 506326

Mojo Features, reviews and news stories about rock music and its influences. Payment approx. £150 per 1000 words. Editor: Mat Snow, Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street, London W1N 7AR Tel: 0207 436 1515. Fax: 0207 312 8926

Mother and Baby Unsolicited mss welcome, about practical baby and childcare. Personal 'viewpoint' pieces are considered. Approach by phone or in writing. Editor: Melanie Deeprose, Endeavour House, 189 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JG. Tel: 0207 437 9011. Fax: 0207 208 3584

Motor Boat and Yachting Cruising features and practical features especially welcome. Illustrations (mostly colour) are just as important as text. Maximum 3000 words. Payment £100 per 1000 words or by arrangement. Editor: Alan Harper, King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS Tel: 0207 261 5333. Fax: 0207 261 5419

Ms London Aimed at working women in London, aged 18-35. Unsolicited mss must be accompanied by s.a.e. Content is varied and ambitious, ranging from stage and film interviews to issues, fashion, careers, relationships, homebuying and fyrnishing. Approach in writing only with ideas in the first instance and enclose sample of published writing. Material should be London-angled, sharp and fairly sophisticated in content. Maximum 1500 words. Payment about £130 per 1000 words. Editor-in-Chief: Bill Williamson, 7-9 Rathbone Street, London W1P 1AF. Tel: 0207 636 6651. Fax: 0207 255 2352

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