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National Portrait Gallery Yes, believe it or not, there's a market here. Check out the Publications page on the NPG website. They do sometimes consider submissions and proposals from authors and the person to contact is the NPG Publishing Manager, Celia Joicey, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H OHE. Tel: 020 7306 0055 ext 253. Fax: 020 7306 0092. Website:

Natural Health & Wellbeing Offers an informative, friendly and comprehensive insight into all aspects of wellbeing, with in-depth features from experts and practitioners. Topics covered will include organic food, physical health, and emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Target audience is women aged 25-45, ABC1, married or single with a practical, modern approach to life, concerned with health and beauty issues, both for themselves and those around them, and they're intelligent with an active lifestyle. Writers should get in touch with editor Jill Keene. Give brief details of your qualifications to write on a particular subject, plus some outline ideas in the first instance. Natural Health & Wellbeing will be available in newsagents and supermarkets, and will be represented at relevant exhibitions. Contact: Jill Keene, Natural Health & Wellbeing, Aceville Publications, Castle House, 97 High Street, Colchester, Essex C01 1TH. Tel: 01206 505971; Fax: 01206 505985; e-mail:

New Baby Billed as 'Your guide to the first nine months', the magazine is packed with advice on coping with baby's early life. 'Other magazines deal with pregnancy and the first year, or new babies up to toddlers; nobody has yet produced a magazine that concentrates solely on the first nine months,' says editor Dan Bromage, who will be covering hard medical and baby-care issues alongside product information and reviews. Ideas from freelances are welcome, though Dan warns that unsolicited manuscripts and photographs will not be returned. You can e-mail him direct on or write to WV Publications, Highbury House Communications PLC, 57-59 Rochester Place, London NW1 9JL. Tel: 020-7331 100

New Beacon Published in print, braille and on tape and disk. Unsolicited mss welcome. Approach with ideas in writing. Personal experiences by writers who have a visual impairment (partial sight or blindness), and authoritative items by professionals or volunteers working in the field of visual impairment welcome. Maximum 1500 words. Payment negotiable. Editor: Ann Lee, 224 Great Portland Street, London WIN 6AA. Tel: 0207 388 1266. Fax: 0207 388 0945

New Christian Herald Evangelical, inter-denominational Christian newspaper aimed at committed Christians. News, bible-based comment and incisive features. No poetry. Contributors' guidelines available. Payment Herald House rates. Editor: Russ Bravo, Herald House, 96 Dominion Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 8JP. Tel: 01903 821082 Fax 01903 821081

New Statesman Coverage of news, book reviews, arts, current affairs, politics and social reportage. Unsolicited contributions with s.a.e. will be considered. No short stories. Editor Peter Withy, Victoria Station House, 191 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NE Tel: 0207 828 1232. Fax: 0207 828 1881

New Welsh Review Welsh literary magazine in the English language. Welcomes material of literary and cultural interest to Welsh readers and those with an interest in Wales. Most articles are commissioned, but if you have a proposal, email a brief synopsis (300 words maximum) to the editor . They pay in the region of £100 to £150 per article upon publication. Editor: Francesca Rhydderch, PO Box 170, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales SY23 1WZ. Telephone 01970 628410; Fax 01970 626320. Website:

The New Writer Plenty of news, views, competitions, reviews and regional gossip in the Newsletter section; writers' guidelines available with s.a.e. Unsolicited mss welcome. Interested in lively, original articles on writing in its broadest sense. Approach in writing with ideas. Material is not returned unless accompanied by s.a.e. Payment £20 per 1000 words. Fiction: short-listed entries from the lan St James Awards and subscriber-only submissions. Payment £10 per story. Poetry Unsolicited poetry welcome. Both short and long unpublished poems, providing they are original and interesting. Payment £3 per poem. Editor: Suzanne Ruthven (Poetry Editor Abi Hughes-Edwards), PO Box 60, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2ZR. Tel: 01580 212626. Fax: 01580 212041

Norfolk Journal If you can write with empathy about East Anglia, and tell readers something they did not know, then approach Pippa Bastin, managing editor of Norfolk Journal, Suffolk Journal, Cambridgeshire Journal and The Essex Magazine. Norfolk Journal celebrated its tenth anniversary this summer. The Cambridgeshire and Suffolk titles were launched in spring 1994, and The Essex Magazine made its debut in March last year. Each of the four monthlies has a circulation of about 15,000. Target readers are ABC 1 consumers, aged 35-55, with a fairly even split between men and women. 'The magazines cater for anyone who is interested in where they live,' Pippa said. 'We conduct regular readership surveys and then provide readers with what they want to read, history, contemporary profiles, local issues, and lifestyle.' Each of the titles carries regional features alongside local ones, on the basis that readers are not only interested in their own county. 'Whoever writes for us must show a strong empathy with the area, whatever their subject matter,' said Pippa. 'Apart from our regular columnists, we try to keep ourselves as open as possible so that if something happens or arrives unsolicited, we can react quickly. We try not to plan the magazines too far ahead, so we can keep them fresh each month.' Pippa and her team read everything that comes in, but prefer to receive a short written synopsis and a cutting of a professionally published article. If a contributor writes well and clearly understands what the magazines are about, Pippa will hope to give them two or three commissions a year. Another big plus is if a contributor can not only write well but can also provide good quality photographs, either prints or transparencies. Contact: Pippa Bastin, The Journal Magazines, The Old County School, Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1HP. Tel: 01284 701190; Fax: 01284 701680

Now Offers opportunities for freelances with showbiz connections. 'If anyone has any ideas for Now and has the contacts to make them work, we're always pleased to hear from them. Study the magazine and then write in with outline ideas. We mostly want people who are already known to be stylish. But we have occasionally taken a soap star who isn't regarded as a style icon, and given them a makeover session ourselves, so it's always worth suggesting people if you think you can get them.' Contact: Now Magazine, 1PC Magazines Ltd, King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS. Tel: 020 7261 7366.

Nursery World would particularly like to find more people who can write their special reports. Ideally, these are early years practitioners. If you think you could write for Nursery World, send a succinct letter to the editor, setting out a few outline ideas and giving brief details of your background. A recent issue carried a special report on why refugee children miss out on vital schooling, as well as ideas for developing early literacy skills using signs and labels, and how to find ideas for local outings on the Net. There was also an eight-page pull-out on the subject of consulting with children - the importance of listening to them and the latest approaches being used to provide a better picture of how they regard things in their lives. Contact: Ruth Thomson, Features Editor, Nursery World, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX. Tel: 020 7782 3000.

Nursing Times A large proportion of Nursing Times' feature content is from unsolicited contributions sent on spec. Pieces on all aspects of nursing and health care, both practical and theoretical, written in a lively and contemporary way, are welcome. Commissions also. Payment varies/NUJ rates apply to commissioned material from union members only. Send sae for guidelines to Nursing Times, Emap Healthcare, Greater London House. Editor: Tricia Reid, Porters South, Crinan Street, London Nl 9XW Tel: 0207 843 4600. Fax: 0207 843 4633

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