We are looking for writers to write articles for a magazine that will launch April 2005 both on line and in print.
All features must be targeted in some way to first responders (Police, Fire and EMS) and their families. Know your audience please. This is not a magazine specifically targeted to Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and EMS but there are unique challenges and joys that these individuals and their families face. These must 'flavor' your pieces. New writers as well as established writers are encouraged to submit.
Complete MS (300-600 words) should be copied in the body of the email with a cover letter. Your cover letter should include previous publishing credits and links to published work. Be sure to say what department you are submitting to (see below). Pay for articles will be 5 cents to 10 cents per word for articles. Payment is 30 days after publication. Reprinted articles will be considered and will receive half the per word rate. We request 1st (or reprint) on-line and archive rights to our website.
Columns (regular columnist):
Submit a proposal for the column and how it will be uniquely beneficial to first responders and their families. Include a cover letter listing qualifications (school or real world experience), clippings or links to published pieces. Also submit an example of your first column. If you are recognized in your field or are a regular speaker on the topic please be sure to include this information. Columnists will be paid up to 20 cents per word. Individuals specializing in mental health of first responders or family counselors are encouraged to apply. Columns will be up to 1,000 words)
Types of articles and columns we would like are: Family Time, Family Life(recipes and budget ideas with a TRUE story woven throughout to make it interesting), Communication builders, as well as feature articles. If you have something you think will help this group submit a proposal. We are specifically interested in hearing from first responders and their families. We are currently not accepting fiction or poetry.
Submissions to the printed magazine will also appear on-line however you may also submit short pieces (less than 500 words) to appear in our online magazine only. These pieces will be paid a flat fee of $15 and will also be paid 30 days after publication.
Questions, submissions or proposals can be emailed toTiffany Colter, Editor Other Side of the Badge Magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org
or mailed to:
Tiffany Colter, Editor
Other Side of the Badge
P.O. Box 523
Sylvania, OH 43560-0523
If mailing by post please include contact information and a SASE with proper postage. Replies will be 2-6 weeks depending on volume.