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PostPosted: December 31st, 2003, 10:49 am 

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Submission Details

Imagine does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Query by electronic mail only. No regular mail, telephone or faxed queries, please. Include clips of previously published writing. Imagine does not accept multiple submissions.
Manuscripts must be double-spaced with ample margins, submitted by attaching a text file to e-mail sent to kate@imaginemagazine.net or formatted on a Macintosh-compatible disk in Microsoft Word.
Source lists (required on all pieces) must include each source's name, telephone number and address.

I'm not generally the type of person that submits to a lot of places, because I get turned down because of my age. However, now that I'm 18 I think they will take me a little more seriously.

Could anyone tell me what the quote above means? First they say they don't want "unsolicitied" manuscripts, but yet they advertised for freelance writers. Then they say send a query. Next they say they want originals, AND you have to send them the manuscript formatted so a MAC can read it. Then I understand #3, they want sources... but what if I don't do any interviews?

Their website is: http://www.imaginemagazine.net
This is from their writer's wanted page.

Also, they seem to have a LONG reply wait. They said it could be from 2 (or 4) to 24 months because it is a quarterly magazine. Isn't this a bit long if they want some time sensitive information?

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Calling all free-lance journalists!

Imagine magazine is a new, four-color, glossy title that will launch nationally in spring 2004. We're seeking experienced free-lance journalists to contribute to the magazine. These contributions include feature articles and shorter pieces on subjects ranging from personal development, to news items, to profiles of people who are working to change the world.

To learn more about Imagine, go to www.imaginemagazine.net, where you can download a copy of our writers' guidelines and a pdf of our prototype issue. After you've read those items you can contact our editorial department at karen@imaginemagazine.net to submit queries and/or discuss our needs.

Email: karen@imaginemagazine.net
Web site: http://www.imaginemagazine.net
Posted: December 24, 2003, 1:13 pm

This is the ad that writer's weekly linked to. I can't seem to find their pdf.

Thanks for your help,

-Matthew Dumas
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin, [u] Historical Review of Pennsylvania [\u], 1759.

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PostPosted: December 31st, 2003, 12:23 pm 

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They want queries, with clips, sent by email. IF accepted, then submit manuscripts as mentioned. Says they pay on acceptance, so that is good considering the long wait you may have to get an actual article in print. If you don't have sources, I would guess just don't mention sources.

To find their pdf, click on "Get Free Preview of the Magazine" which is on their homepage.

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PostPosted: December 31st, 2003, 3:04 pm 
K Ray has given you good answers to your questions, so let me address an issue that your post raises, but that you didn't ask about...

Age has nothing to do with it. They won't take you more seriously now because you are 18 and they didn't take you less seriously before because you weren't. Unless you are submitting to a market that specifically wants teen writers, or are querying on a subject where your age would be specifically relevant, DO NOT MENTION HOW OLD YOU ARE! It is irrelevant.

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