Maxim has aged gracefully throughout the years, growing slightly more sophisticated while remaining tethered to its initial man-minded mission. And they are in search of freelancers who can channel the plain-spoken, witty best friend guiding you through the guy universe.
Although the easiest section of the magazine to break into is the front of the book, ambitious writers can pitch intriguing features, as well. But editor-in-chief Dan Bova cautions that successful long-form pitches frequently hinge on a writer being able to get special access to a source or bring a completely new angle to an issue.
“Whatever the subject is — poker, Mardi Gras, etc. — we’ve done it a million times before,” he said. “We’re looking for clever twists on the topic.”
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