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. Gina LaGuardia, Editor-in-Chief; Dawn Kessler, Senior Editor; Feona Sharhran Huff, Assistant Editorial. 75% freelance. College Bound Magazine is written "for high school students by college students (or those young at heart) to give them an edge in the college admissions process and beyond.” Welcomes new writers. Circ. 75K for regional editions; 725K for annual national edition. 22 issues/year. Pays within 30 days of publication. Publishes ms 3-4 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Responds 6-8 weeks. Sample for SASE with $2.21 postage. Subscription controlled (distributed free to high schools); $15 for individuals. Guidelines online at http://www.collegeboundmag.com/contribute.html
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CURRENT NEEDS: “We're looking for very specific, well-thought-out ideas and unique angles on college-bound issues including admissions, financial aid, and college life. No general 'how to get into college' pieces, please.” Pays $100-$125 for features of 800-1200 words; $15-$75 for departments of 200-600 words, depending on length and research required. Submit cover letter, query and clips or writing samples by mail with SASE.
HINTS: “Think teen-friendly college-bound advice. Take the tone of an older sibling who is giving their younger brother/sister 'straight-up' advice, while also incorporating expert insight.”