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Earn up to $2 a Word at the Newly Revamped Woman’s Day

womans-day-january-2014Woman’s Day magazine has been around for 75 years, so naturally there have been some changes to the format, tone and style of the pub. But since its 2012 redesign, editors say the mag is more focused than ever on adding value to their readers’ lives — whether it be money-saving tips, recipes or health news.

The pub is ready for fresh new writers, and there are plenty of opportunities for freelancers (including contributing to Womansday.com). But remember, it’s important to do your homework before submitting a pitch:

Even with more than seven decades behind its title, this is not your nana’s Woman’s Day. It’s not even the Woman’s Day from five years ago. Freelancers interested in writing for the mag would do themselves a world of favors by getting acquainted with its post-redesign iteration. “A writer who wants to pitch us really needs to have read the past year of issues to know what we’ve covered. That requires a bit of research and knowledge,” says [executive editor Annemarie Conte], who encourages aspiring contributors to do a little legwork. “We’re in 90 percent of libraries in the country. You can find our back issues. There’s no excuse not to know the last 12 months of Woman’s Day.”

To hear more about how to get published in this mag, including editors’ contact info, read: How To Pitch: Woman’s Day.

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Details is Looking for Writers With a Knack for Witty Cultural Commentary

DetailsDetails magazine is not your average frat-boy pub. You won’t find foldouts of half-naked ladies or advice on how to throw the best kegger. Instead, you’ll find the latest style trends, celebrity interviews and sections on culture, body, tech, travel and more.

So how can a freelancer get his foot in the door at this sophisticated pub? Well, lucky for you, the mag has recently broadened its FOB and is now open to more first-person narratives:

The interests and tastes of the typical Details reader (a “young, successful, urban-dwelling man”) are central to the magazine’s editorial mission, and though Details has been primarily service-oriented in the past, editors have recently begun adding more voice to the magazine through the addition of cultural essays through all sections of the front-of-book. These totally pitchable first-person pieces are rooted in cultural commentary, says [Candice Rainey, deputy editor], but are still “viewed through the lens of Details.”

To hear more about to get published in this mag, including editors’ contact info, read: How To Pitch: Details.

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Earn $1.50 A Word And Up At This Parenting Mag

AmericanBabyAmerican Baby magazine has been doling out mothering advice since 1938, and it’s not stopping anytime soon. The monthly pub’s key demographic these days are first-time millennial moms seeking advice on everything baby related.

The mag’s content is 50 percent freelance written and their various online counterparts, including Parenting.com, are in need of fresh content. The pub’s editors dish on the coverage they’re looking for:

American Baby is specifically targeted to the first-time, millennial mom in her 20s to early 30s, and that focus has a large impact on the book’s style and tone. “We’re very modern about our approach to having a baby, and I think that’s reflected in the writing,” says Mindy Walker, American Baby’s executive editor. “It’s very friendly, but we also use a lot of authority. We don’t dumb it down for the reader; we keep it very direct and approachable.”

To learn more about how to get published in this pub, including editors contact info, read: How To Pitch: American Baby.

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Seventeen‘s Ann Shoket: Editors Need to Think Beyond the Page

If the thought of working for Seventeen conjures images of attending VIP events for “research,” being able to expense your lipstick addiction, and generally basking in the glow of crazy, insane, delicious, wonderful, fun on a daily basis, you’re right.

Seriously, editor-in-chief Ann Shoket says the biggest thing she looks for in new hires is an “ability to think surround” by considering social media outreach, advertising partners, and possible Web content for all articles. “A magazine story doesn’t resonate if it’s just on the page,” she says.

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LA Mag Names New Publisher

Los Angeles Magazine has a new publisher: Amy Saralegui. Emmis Publishing just announced Saralegui’s new gig which brings her over from another Emmis publication, Texas Monthly. She replaces outgoing LA Mag publisher Alan Klein who left for Angeleno.

At Texas Monthly, Saralegui served as advertising director since 2003 and was in charge of overseeing the magazine’s Dallas, Houston and Austin sales offices and development. Prior to that post, she was associate and interim publisher of Latina < magazine and director of retail marketing for Polo Ralph Lauren.

In the release, Saralegui said, “Los Angeles is a dominant brand in one of the most dynamic media markets. It has continued growth potential, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the magazine’s sister publications.”

In case you were wondering, those include Tu Ciudad Los Angeles and Orange Coast magazines.

- CHRIS GARDNER