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Fiction: Queries welcome, but not required. Your piece should be about 1000 words. Often, shorter is better. Vignettes are always welcome.
Features: Instruct, enlighten or motivate your reader in about 500 to 800 words. More are okay, if the subject and quality warrants it. The piece must be topical. Commentaries welcome. Articles about events must be dated. We encourage art in support of these pieces!
News: 250 to 500 words. The story should consist of your original copy, not submissions from news outlets. All news must be dated.
Art: Photos, drawings, etc., are highly encouraged. Please submit as .jpg files. Include information about the piece, such as subject, commentary, etc.
By making a submission, you are certifying you own the rights to the material and are authorized to submit it for publication. The editors reserve the right to make necessary changes for punctuation, spelling and grammar, and insertion of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) key words. Language appropriate to the topic is required. Since we have so many titles, it’s difficult to set any strict rules, but keep your readership in mind when you write. We believe in free speech, but reasonable limits should be considered.
Copy will be in either 10- or 12-point Times New Roman with standard formatting. Extravagant formatting, colors, art within the body of the copy, etc. is not acceptable. Submit only as .doc or .txt files. IMPORTANT: At the top of the first page, place your name, address, phone number, email address and, if you are submitting work for pay, your Tax ID number (see below). No work will be accepted without this. Author retains rights. We pay upon acceptance. Payment will be based on published word count. Depending on the article, we will pay $.01 – $.015 per word, with a $5.00 minimum. We will let you know if we have accepted your piece for publication in less than 60 days.
All submissions will be via email. No paper, “hard copy” submissions will not be considered. Email stories formatted as discussed to firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellen_gaylifestylemonthly@yahoo.com.