Email received from Grit on 6/17/06:
Well, not only are we changing e-mail submissions, we're entirely
changing our format. I've attached a Word document with new information. It's not
in the same style as our previous listing, so if you have any questions,
We're changing format with our September/October issue. Also, our editor
in chief is K.C. Compton (I don't remember if I gave you her name before).
Thanks a bunch!
Senior Associate Editor
1503 S.W. 42nd St.
Topeka, KS 66609
1503 SW 42nd Street
Topeka, KS 66609-1265
1 (800) 678-5779
Editor-in-Chief: K.C. Compton
Description and Readership: Grit magazine celebrates the intergenerational bonds among those who live on the land with spirit and style -- a legacy of self-sufficiency, audacious ingenuity and pragmatic problem-solving that gave this country its backbone and continues to shape its unique character.
* Audience: rural lifestyle farmers/those living a rural lifestyle, hobby farmers
* Frequency: 6 times each year
* Distribution: Subscription and newsstand
* Total distribution: 150,000
* Website: www.grit.com
60% written by non-staff writers.
NO unsolicited manuscripts accepted; query first. Prefer e-mail queries; must include “Query” in subject line.
Do not try to write for this magazine if you know nothing about rural life. We intend to be an authoritative voice for rural lifestyle farmers and require our writers to be informed about their subject matter.
Articles: 800-1,500 words. Query first; NO unsolicited material accepted.
Depts/columns: 500-1,500 words. Include Farm Economics; Comfort Food; Recipe box; Country Tech; Sow Hoe; Country Vet; Looking Back; In The Shop; Voice of Experience
96 pages, 50% advertising:
Sample copy, $4. Guidelines and editorial calendar available.
* “Country Roads & Driveways” Low-tech solutions often are best for assuring your country road or driveway’s long, healthy life.
*Sample department/column: “Recipe Box” Readers exchange long-lost, old-fashioned recipes.
Rights and Payment:
Shared rights. Rates vary depending on experience and expertise. Pays on publication. Provides 1 contributor's copy.
NOTE: According to info. submitted to WritersWeekly in March, 2006, Grit's previous payment rates were $0.15/word.