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Sally Field on the Joys of Her New York Apartment

In support of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sally Field is on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. With her three sons now fully grown, she’s relishing the freer rhythms of her personal life.

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Field recently traded a large Malibu estate for a smaller home in LA and second apartment in New York. In the Q&A with former Parade EIC Janice Kaplan, she extols the virtues of that east coast abode:

“It’s an old prewar apartment with a view of the Empire State Building and the new World Trade Center tower, so it feels very New York to me. It just invites reinvention. I get to see all the opera and theater that I want and still it’s not enough. There’s so much to do that sometimes I just say, ‘Okay, Field, you have to stop for two nights and just read your book!’”

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Amy Poehler Blitz Continues with Ladies’ Home Journal Cover

January: The Golden Globes. February: The upcoming, first guest spot on Late Night with Seth Meyers. March: Lingering across newsstands as the cover-story feature for Ladies’ Home Journal. All in all, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler is putting together one heck of a 2014 media Q1, with still plenty of Q1 to go.

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As an added bonus for Mediabistro readers, the March article to go along with the cover – titled “Poehler Power” – was written by none other than the very busy and successful freelance feature writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner. She was once our director of education.

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Storied British Journalist Jeffrey Blyth Passes Away at Age 87

JeffreyBlythJeffrey Blyth came over to New York from England as chief U.S. correspondent for The Daily Mail in 1957. A decade later, he began a long association with another UK newspaper, the Press Gazette, as a weekly columnist. But it all started rather inauspiciously:

Originally because it was feared the Mail might object, he contributed anonymously – or in the beginning using his wife’s byline.

His wife Myrna was working at the time for Family Circle. She would go on to become a longtime editor of Ladies Home Journal and founder of More magazine.

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Ladies’ Home Journal and GQ Are Most Accurate Magazines

Grammarly, a proofreading service, surveyed the “top” women’s and men’s magazines and found that Ladies’ Home Journal and GQ featured the most grammatically correct content.

Overall, the men’s magazines had less (fewer!) mistakes on average (.9 mistakes per 100 words) than the women’s (1.4 mistakes per 100 words).

Please note that this post scored an 86 out of 100 via the site’s “Grammar Check” tool. We strive for excellence.

The full graphic is below.

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Land $2 Per Word at Ladies’ Home Journal

Freelancers can land a cool $2 a word with a successful pitch to Ladies’ Home Journal. The mag underwent a redesign for the digital age in March of 2012, incorporating much more reader input in its editorial content. Though editors mostly assign stories to their stable of freelancers, many of them started out with a pitch.

“We welcome pitches because we’re always looking for new [writers],” said Lorraine Glennon, senior books and articles editor.

To go along with the redesign, editorial content has shifted towards first person stories, like “The Divorced Mom’s Guide to Online Dating” which told the story of a newly divorced mother of two who decides to venture into the online dating world.

So, how can you land a byline in this newsstand staple? Get all the details and editors’ contact info in How To Pitch: Ladies’ Home Journal. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Land $2 Per Word at Ladies’ Home Journal

Freelancers can land a cool $2 a word with a successful pitch to Ladies’ Home Journal. The mag underwent a redesign for the digital age in March of 2012, incorporating much more reader input in its editorial content. Though editors mostly assign stories to their stable of freelancers, many of them started out with a pitch.

“We welcome pitches because we’re always looking for new [writers],” said Lorraine Glennon, senior books and articles editor.

To go along with the redesign, editorial content has shifted towards first person stories, like “The Divorced Mom’s Guide to Online Dating” which told the story of a newly divorced mother of two who decides to venture into the online dating world.

So, how can you land a byline in this newsstand staple? Get all the details and editors’ contact info in How To Pitch: Ladies’ Home Journal. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Editor-in-Chief Diane Salvatore Out at Prevention

After a two-year run, editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore is gone from Prevention magazine. An anonymous tipster has informed FishbowlNY that Salvatore has been fired from the Rodale-owned company. No other information is available.

Before arriving at Prevention, Salvatore was editor-in-chief at Ladies’ Home Journal. She also held down the title of director of editorial operations at the Hearst Magazine Division.

Early in her career, Salvatore had the good fortune of learning under the legendary Helen Gurley Brown, as a articles/books assistant at Cosmopolitian in the 1980s. Brown died August 13 at age 90.

Salvatore, a local product, studied at New York University, before moving on to Penn State.

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Ladies’ Home Journal Names Associate Publisher/Sales

Faith Gingold has been named associate publisher/sales for Ladies’ Home Journal. Gingold most recently worked as eastern advertising director of Southern Living. Prior to that she worked at Time Inc.’s Health under the same title for six years.

The role is a new one at Ladies’ Home Journal. By taking the position, Gingold will be responsible for boosting the ad sales for all of Ladies’ Home Journal’s platforms.

Gingold’s appointment is effective September 11.

Noted Film Critic Judith Crist Dies at 90

Judith Crist had a rich career as a film critic. Older readers may recall Crist from her days as a Today Show contributor from 1964 to 1973. Others know Crist for her many years dishing out the best and worst at the movies for TV Guide.

Crist died today after a long illness. She was 90.

Crist’s work was featured in numerous publications throughout the decades. The Bronx native attended Morris High School, and began to carve out her career at Hunter College. Subsequently, she was named to the school’s Hall of Fame. Columbia University’s School of Journalism followed, where she got her Master’s degree and had been an adjunct professor since 1958.

Immediately after school, Crist worked for the New York Herald-Tribune. During her 22-year-run, Crist was the “point person” for all things arts and entertainment, including her first job as a film critic.

That led to another 22-year stint, this time at TV Guide.

Crist was the founding film critic for New York magazine, and served as film critic for the New York Post. She also worked on many weekly and monthly publications. She even returned to TV, providing film reviews on WOR/Channel 9.

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The Times Wants Your Personal Essays

If the first 15 outlets weren’t enough, here are the next batch of titles hungry for your honest stories, including the Gray Lady — where everyone has an equal shot at this “human relationships” column.

But don’t rip out those diary pages just yet. Editors shared the nitty-gritty details on what they want to see in a pitch. While they varied on topics from parenting to food, they all require a clean, tight copy set to their own preferences.

Double-check the word count limit to Ladies’ Home Journal, confirm what Saveur always runs their essays with, and find out what the Times receive “far too many essays” on in Personal Essay Markets, Part II [sub req'd].

We’ll finish off our list with Part III, and stay tuned for an updated guide to digital outlets in our final Part IV.

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