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Earn Up to $2 a Word at Inc. Magazine

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The pages of Inc. magazine, the publication for entrepreneurs that has been around since 1979, got a makeover this past summer. Although its core content hasn’t changed (features on tech startups, innovation, manufacturing and product design are all still included), the mag has done away with its traditional front-of-the-book and features well. Instead, articles are slotted into one of four sections in the book.

And fortunately for freelancers, just about every section is open to pitches, excluding columns written by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists (unless you happen to be one). Executive editor, Bobbie Gossage, explains one key entry point:

Gossage says the easiest way to break in is with a “Tip Sheet,” the article that starts off every section. It’s a trendy, how-to story usually accompanied by a relevant quiz or a fun sidebar (the Tip Sheet for the “Money” section in the February 2014 issue is about what buyers and sellers need to know about the booming business-for-sale market; for the “Innovate” section, it’s on unlocking creativity in one’s brain and one’s company).

To hear more about this mag, including editors’ contact details, read: How To Pitch: Inc.

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Start Up A Contributor Relationship With Inc.

If you follow the burgeoning startup scene in New York, Inc. may have some assignments for you. While Inc. occupies the same shelf space of other business publications like EntrepreneurFast Company and Forbes, the magazine has a distinction that separates itself from its competitors.

“We are a magazine about people who are incredibly passionate and have the will to start a business from scratch,” said Alexandra Brez, managing editor. ”We are different because of our sophistication, as well as our connection to and interest in community events. And we are a very likable brand. People are proud to be featured by us.”

For pitching guidelines and information on open sections, read How To Pitch: Inc.

ag_logo_medium.gifThis article is one of several mediabistro.com features exclusively available to AvantGuild subscribers. If you’re not a member yet, you can register for as little as $55 a year and get access to these articles, discounts on seminars and workshops, and more.

Earn $2 a Word for Startup Stories

While Inc. occupies the same shelf space of other business publications like EntrepreneurFast Company and Forbes, the magazine has a distinction that separates itself from its competitors.

“We are a magazine about people who are incredibly passionate and have the will to start a business from scratch,” said Alexandra Brez, managing editor. ”We are different because of our sophistication, as well as our connection to and interest in community events. And we are a very likable brand. People are proud to be featured by us.”

Get pitching guidelines and information on open sections in How To Pitch: Inc.

ag_logo_medium.gifThis article is one of several mediabistro.com features exclusively available to AvantGuild subscribers. If you’re not a member yet, you can register for as little as $55 a year and get access to these articles, discounts on seminars and workshops, and more.

Entrepreneur Adds to Online Team

Entrepreneur magazine has named Colleen DeBaise Director of Special Projects for its website, entrepreneur.com. DeBaise was most recently the Small Business Editor for The Wall Street Journal.

DeBaise joins the site’s Editor, Laura Lorber, who also previously worked with the Journal. “We are thrilled to have Colleen join our team,” said Lorber. “Colleen has become a leading voice in small-business and entrepreneurship coverage and is a great fit.”

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Huffington Post: Ousted Editor & Publisher editor Greg Mitchell recounts his lay off. Since he was tossed out with senior editor Joe Strupp, “That meant that the magazine would lose the two staffers who had been responsible for roughly 80 percent of the magazine’s news-making and traffic-driving ‘scoops’ over the past 11 years — at a time when Web impact needs to be expanded,” Mitchell writes. “I wish my salary was so high that cost-cutting alone would explain it.”

New York Times: Negotiations over Conan O’Brien‘s buyout with NBC are being held up as the late night host tries to negotiate better severance deals for his soon-to-be-unemployed staff.

Folio: Entrepreneur magazine is planning to take on AARP magazine with the launch of a new Web site, SecondAct.com, this spring.

TVNewser: A judge has refused to dismiss the case against David Letterman‘s alleged extortionist, Joe Halderman.

Broadcasting & Cable: Broadcast TV channels are not planning to take a break over the summer by running reruns.

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WebNewser: The Washington Post‘s national reporter Jose Antonio Vargas joined The Huffington Post as technology and innovations editor.

TVNewser: Former Fox News producer Aaron Bruns was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for possession of child pornography.

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Altangeles: Dennis Romero, a former writer for Entrepreneur magazine, has the final word.

One Last Look At Recent Entrepreneur Departures

emag.pngLast week, we learned that four people had asked to be let go at Irvine, Calif.-based Entrepreneur magazine. We spoke to publisher Ryan Shea, who told us he was amazed that his staffers wanted to brave the iffy employment market of the current economy.

Our sister blog FishbowlLA said those who left the company are research editor James Park, associate editor Kim Orr, associate editor of franchise Allison Gergley and associate Web editor Elizabeth Wilson. Although Shea had said these staffers had previously been part of former editor Rieva Lesonsky‘s team (she left the magazine in April 2008), she told FishbowlNY that only two of the four had worked for her.

Lesonsky, who started content provider GrowBiz Media with her three top editors from Entrepreneur after leaving the magazine last year, said she had nothing to do with the recent departures. “The corporate culture had changed a little,” she said about her reasons for leaving. “It had become untenable for people who had been there for so long.”

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Editorial Shake Up At Entrepreneur

emag.pngWe got a tip this morning that there were layoffs at Entrepreneur magazine, but upon further investigation we learned that wasn’t 100 percent true.

Ryan Shea, vice president and corporate publisher for the magazine, told us that four editorial staffers had recently left the mag but they were not fired. They asked to be laid off, although Entrepreneur management hadn’t asked for volunteers, he said.

“It’s actually the weirdest thing I’ve ever dealt with, but people never cease to amaze me,” Shea told FishbowlNY.

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Entrepreneur Seeks Dismissal Of $178 Million Negligence Case

entrepreneur.pngYesterday, Entrepreneur filed a motion with a federal court in New York seeking to dismiss a case filed against the magazine last month.

The suit, filed by 87 individuals, accused Entrepreneur of gross negligence for including Agape World on its Hot 100 list in its May 2008 issue. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs invested money in Agape after seeing the company on Entrepreneur‘s list. Agape’s CEO, Nicholas Cosmo, was later arrested and the company was revealed to be a Ponzi scheme. The plaintiffs are seeking $178 million from Entrepreneur‘s publisher, Entrepreneur Media.

In its motion seeking dismissal of the suit, Entrepreneur pointed out that its Hot 100 list is not supposed to be used as a basis for investment strategy.

“The ‘Hot 100 at a Glance’ was offered as informative material to a general audience of readers and neither draws any conclusions nor makes any recommendations to its readers, as to the financial suitability of an investment in any of the listed companies,” the motion explained.

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