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How to Pitch: Down East

The magazine of Maine seeks strong writers to showcase the state's diversity.

By Rose Gordon Sala - March 20, 2014
The information in this article is current and accurate.

Circulation: 90,000
Monthly visitors: 33,530 uniques
Frequency: Monthly
Special issues: Best of Maine (July); Maine Made Gifts (December)

Background: As Down East magazine celebrates its 60th birthday, its home state is having a bit of a moment. From its lobster rolls to its microbrews and locavore sensibilities, Maine is hot -- at least in terms of its culture. Yet Kathleen Fleury, a native Mainer who took over as editor-in-chief in late 2013, said the pub's mission is to give readers "the experience of Maine every month," not simply the latest trend that ...

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