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The Tablet Quality international Roman Catholic magazine featuring articles -political, social, cultural, theological or spiritual - of interest to concerned Christian laity and clergy. Unsolicited material welcome (1500 words) if relevant to magazine's style and market. All approaches should be made in writing. Payment from about £50. Editor: John Wilkins, 1 King Street Cloisters, Clifton Walk, London W6 0QZ. Tel: 0208 748 8484. Fax: 0208 748 1550. Email:

Tai Chi Magazine The widespread interest in Tai Chi, the Chinese style of conditioning the body and mind to achieve perfect balance with the inner self, has led to an explosion of publications geared to help the beginner better understand what Tai Chi is and what it can do for them. Tai Chi magazine is a Los Angeles-based publication with a global reach. 'We have subscribers on three continents and print 250,000 copies each month,' said editor Marvin Smalheiser. 'We're looking for features or interviews with teachers of Tai Chi who bring a unique insight to their interpretation of this ancient discipline.' Marvin pointed out that the magazine does not profile personalities for who they are but for what they can contribute to the general understanding of Tai Chi. New approaches to the teaching, practice or basic principles are always of interest as much of the magazine's readership is made up of beginners. A recent issue looked at the effectiveness of Tai Chi as a means of self-defence; covered spiritual growth and physical conditioning; and looked at the increased use of traditional Chinese herbal medicine in Western hospitals. The magazine has a website and Marvin says the best way to reach him with an idea is via e-mail though post is also acceptable. Ideas can be sent to: or Marvin Smalheiser, Editor, Tai Chi Magazine, PO Box 39938, Los Angeles, CA, 90039, USA; website:

Take a Break True-life feature magazine. Approach with ideas in writing. News/Features Always on the look-out for good, true-life stories. Maximum 1200 words. Payment negotiable. Editor: John Dale, Shirley House, 25-27 Camden Road, London NW1 9LL, Tel: 0207 284 0909

Take a Break's Win & Go H Bauer Publishing welcome letters, unsolicited manuscripts and photographs for their new 72-page publication Take a Break's Win & Go (1.30); 50 is paid for stories with photos recalling 'your holiday blushes'. There were three, quite short and anecdotal, in a recent issue. Include your first name and age. Also required are 'your holiday dramas, horrors, romances, unusual journeys, travel tips, funny stories'. 200 plus is paid for true life stories and 20 plus for letters, photos and tips used. Send to Win & Go, Fourth Floor, Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London NW1 7DT; e-mail:

Taste of Wales Features on Welsh food and drink, food-related tourist attractions and events, interesting people in the food and hospitality industries, new product reviews and recipes. Articles on Welsh food welcome. Max. 1000 words. Contact the editor by phone. Payment negotiable. Editor: Sandra Williams, The Food Hall, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells LD2 3SY. Tel: 01982 552952. Fax: 01982 553474

TES Primary TES Primary contains a strong mix of practical material for classroom use and features relating to primary education and primary age children. Editor Diane Hofkins welcomes ideas from writers with a profound knowledge of primary education, particularly teachers and former teachers, or people able to write background articles on practically anything teachers might use in the classroom and relate to the curriculum. 'In particular, we look for ideas that are highly visual and that does not mean pictures of children in classrooms,' Diane said. 'Do not contact us with ideas if you have not seen the magazine. It's on sale at WH Smith and other newsagents, but anyone who can't find it may ring us for a sample copy. 'It's best to send in a proposal rather than the whole article, but please don't ask for commissions without sending us ideas.' Potential contributors may find it useful to visit the TES Primary Website: Contact: Diane Hofkins, Editor, TES Primary, TSL Education Ltd, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX. Tel: 020-7782 3000. Fax: 020-7782 3205

TGO (The Great Outdoors) Deals with walking, backpacking and countryside topics. Unsolicited mss are welcome. Well-written and illustrated items on relevant topics. Maximum 2000 words. Colour photographs only please. News: Short topical items (or photographs). Maximum 300 words. Payment £100-200 for features; £10-20 for news. Editor: Cameron McNeish, 195 Albion Street, Glasgow Gl 1QP. Tel: 0141 302 7700. Fax: 0141 302 7799

that's life! Interested in considering true-life stories. Approach by phone or in writing in the first instance. Features Maximum 1600 words. Payment £650. Karen Jones, 2nd Floor, 1-5 Maple Place, London W1P 5FX. Tel: 0207 462 4700. Fax: 0207 636 1824

This England A strong overseas readership. Celebration of England and all things English: famous people, natural beauty, towns and villages, history, traditions, customs and legends, crafts, etc. Generally a rural basis, with the 'Forgetmenots' section publishing readers' recollections and nostalgia. Up to one hundred unsolicited pieces received each week. Unsolicited mss/ideas welcome. Length 250-2000 words. Payment £25 per 1000 words. Editor: Roy Faiers, PO Box 52, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1YQ. Tel: 01242 577775. Fax: 01242 222034

Time Out News and entertainment in London. Worth submitting an idea by phone if particularly apt to the magazine. Maximum 2500 words. Payment £164 per 1000 words. Editor: Dominic Wells, Universal House, 251 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0AB. Tel: 0207 813 3000. Fax: 0207 813 6001

Titbits Consumer magazine for men covering show business and general interests. Unsolicited mss and ideas in writing welcome. Max. 3000 words. News, features, particularly photofeatures (colour), and fiction. Payment negotiable. Editor: James Hughes, 2 Caversham Street, London SW3 4AH. Tel: 0207 351 4995. Fax: 0207 351 4995

Today's Fishkeeper Happy to hear from freelances with good knowledge of the subject. Fish health is pretty well covered but ideas for features on any other aspects of the hobby are welcome; anything from practical care to visits to aquaria. Contact by letter, or preferably e-mail, with an outline idea, and don't worry if you can't do your own photographs; they have expert photographers they can call on. Sound knowledge and writing skills are the important thing. Contact: Derek Lambert, TRMG Magazines Ltd, Winchester Court, 1 Forum Place, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0RN; tel: 01673 885352; e-mail:

Top Sante Particularly keen to hear from anyone who can write a well-researched feature with a topical angle. For example, 'Can you trust your GP?' was linked into the Harold Shipman case. Also carried an in-depth piece on foot and mouth. Top Sante boasted its first new look issue in September, but subtle changes have been coming on board since April. Whereas once health and beauty features were kept separate, now they are blended together where appropriate, making them more relevant to readers' lives. So a feature about the importance of getting enough sleep, for instance, would not only explain what happens to your body when it does not get enough, but would also now carry beauty tips on how to look as if you have had eight hours when you have really only had four. Keen to find writers who can write about health matters by taking all the scientific medical information and putting it into a style that the reader can understand. Always keen to hear from new people. Features in the redesigned September issue included how four women's jobs keep them trim and toned; essential items for your medicine cupboard; and how your bra could be damaging your health. One woman told how she overcame a major injury to sail the globe and there was advice on talking to a bereaved friend. Contact: Juliette Kellow, Top Sante, EMAP Elan, Endeavour House, 189 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JG; tel: 020 7208 3772.

Total BMW Looking for writers with a youthful outlook to their writing. Send ideas together with examples of your published work in the first instance. Features have included highlights from the Donington BMW festival; a profile of the first Seven; and sprinting in a classic BMW. The Information section has shown how to find a 5-series bargain, plus the lowdown on BMW decoders and Motronic fuel injection. Contact: Paul Wager, Total BMW, A&S Publishing, 35 St Michael's Square, Gloucester, GL1 1HX. Tel: 01452 307181. Fax: 01452 415817

Total Football News, features and reviews covering all aspects of domestic and international football. Contributions welcome. New and interesting angles, particularly funny pieces and fan-based articles. 2000 words maximum. Payment negotiable. News: Unusual stories from all areas of the game - tabloid style. 500 words maximum. Payment £75 per 500 words. Editor: Richard Jones, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW. Tel: 01225 442244. Fax: 01225 732248

Trail Gear reports, where to walk and practical advice for the hillwalker and long distance walker. Inspirational reads on people and outdoor/walking issues. Health, fitness and injury prevention for high level walkers and outdoor lovers. Approach by phone or in writing in the first instance. Very limited requirement for overseas articles, 'written to our style'. Ask for guidelines. Maximum 2000 words. Big requirement for guided walks articles. Specialist writers only. Ask for guidelines. Maximum 750-2000 words (depending on subject). Payment £80 per 1000 words. Bretton Court, Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 8DZ. Tel: 01733 264666. Fax: 01733 465939

Traveller Copy must be accompanied by good-quality colour transparencies. Articles welcome on off-beat cultural or anthropological subjects. Western Europe rarely covered. No general travel accounts. Max. 2000 words. Payment £150 per 1000 words. Editor: Miranda Homes, 45-49 Brompton Road, London SW3 IDE. Tel: 0207 581 4130. Fax: 0207 581 1357

Treasure Hunting Britain's bestselling metal detecting magazine, accepts features and news items from freelances, but advises would-be contributors to get in touch first by phone or e-mail with an outline of their idea. Ideally a feature should be 1,500-2,000 words. Contributors stand a greater chance of acceptance if they can provide a package of words and six to eight good quality pictures - colour prints from 35mm film or digital images by e-mail or on CD-ROM. But digital pictures must be high resolution - standard 72dpi is not acceptable. Payment is 15 per 1,000 words plus 5 per illustration. Also interested in possible cover illustrations for which they pay 50. These should show people using metal detectors but should reflect the season of the issue. Articles tend to fall into two categories - descriptions of a day out in the field and more specialised articles on particular coins or other artefacts. Contact: Greg Payne, Treasure Hunting, Greenlight Publishing, The Publishing House, 119 Newland Street, Witham, Essex CMS 1WF; tel: 01376 521900; fax: 01376 521901; e-mail:; website:

Trout Fisherman Monthly instructive magazine on trout fishing. Most of the articles are commissioned, but unsolicited mss and quality colour transparencies welcome. Maximum 2500 words. Payment varies. Editor: Chris Dawn, Bretton Court, Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 8DZ. Tel: 01733 264666. Fax: 01733 465436

Turkeys All aspects of turkey breeding, growing, processing and marketing at an international level. Specialist technical information from qualified contributors will always be considered. Length by arrangement. No unsolicited mss. Approach in writing with ideas, or by phone. Payment 70 per 1000 words. Editor: Shirley Murdoch, PO Box 18, Bishopsdale, Leyburn DL8 3YY. Tel: 01969 663764. Fax: 01969 663764.

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