After the past success of our four-part series on Personal Essay Markets, we decided to bring it back this month. We have updates on a variety of pubs, all eager for first-person narratives from talented freelancers.
In Part I of the series, editors from 15 different markets broke down the details on what writers need to do to score a byline in their pub. Here’s an example:
The Boston Globe Magazine – “Connections”
A Boston connection is not necessary, but essays for this column must offer a fresh perspective on a personal relationship, whether with a romantic partner, friend, family member or even an interesting exchange with a stranger.
Length: 650 words
Assigning editor: Veronica Chao, VERONICA dot CHAO at GLOBE dot COM
Chao’s advice: ”Please submit a completed draft rather than a pitch. Anonymous or pseudonymous bylines are not permitted at The Globe, nor is changing the names of people mentioned in the essay. Anyone you write about significantly in the essay must approve of your writing about him/her. We respond to an essay we want to publish within a month; we don’t respond to essays we won’t pursue.”
To find out what other mags, including Elle, AARP The Magazine and EatingWell, want, read: Personal Essay Markets, Part I.
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