Richmond Family Magazine: Home

Richmond Family Magazine: Home

  Writing  Guidelines     Richmond  Family  Magazine  is  a  full-­‐size,  full-­‐color  monthly  magazine  published  for   the  Metro  Richmond  ...

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Writing  Guidelines    

Richmond  Family  Magazine  is  a  full-­‐size,  full-­‐color  monthly  magazine  published  for   the  Metro  Richmond  readership.  Articles  vary  in  length  from  800  to  1,300  words   Our  articles  are  informative  and  topical  with  regional  or  local  relevance  and  written   for  parents  with  kids  of  all  ages  –  from  babies  to  teens.  Writing  style  is  upbeat  and   informal.  Our  articles  are  never  preachy  and  always  unbiased.  Content  should   answer  everyday  questions  parents  ask  about:  family  life,  healthy  living,  education,   working  parents.  Seasonal  topics  are  welcome.  No  fiction  or  poetry,  please.   Features:     A  full-­‐length  feature  (1,300  words  max)  must  explore  a  topic  thoroughly  and  use   quotes  from  real  parents  and/or  anecdotal  information  from  family  life,  and/or   quotes  from  a  Richmond  area  expert.  Credentials  should  be  cited  in  context.  Sources   for  statistics  and  research  (books  and  websites)  should  also  be  cited  within  the   article.  When  applicable,  include  resources  for  parents,  i.e.  local  contact  information,   lists  for  parents,  useful  websites.  Photos  or  artwork  may  be  submitted  with  final  for   consideration.  Sidebars  may  be  submitted  and  should  include  information  that  does   not  appear  in  the  article  itself.   Profiles:   We  are  looking  for  Richmond  area  people  with  unique  or  inspirational  stories  to  tell,   such  as  parents  with  multiple  multiples,  families  who  have  adopted  internationally,   parents  who  are  serving  in  the  military,  etc.  We  are  also  interested  in  profiles  on   local  celebrities  who  are  parents:  sports  figures,  business  and  political  figures,  and   media  personalities,  for  example.   Travel: Family  travel  pieces  should  inspire  parents  in  a  concise  way  to  enjoy  and  explore   destinations  with  the  entire  family.  Content  should  be  information  based  and  should   not  use  the  words  “I”  and  “me”  excessively.  We  are  looking  for  regional  day  trips,   resort  packages,  and  vacation  destinations  for  families  with  kids  of  all  ages.  Sidebars   should  include  information  not  related  in  the  article  itself:  websites  and  email   addresses,  phone  numbers,  costs,  hours  of  operation,  dining  opportunities.   No  previously  published  material.  We  buy  exclusive  periodical  rights  and  electronic   rights.  Payment  is  based  on  experience  and  quality  of  work  and  will  be  made  at  the   time  of  acceptance.         Submissions:     Email  manuscripts:     [email protected]  

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