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Earn $1 a Word at Culture and Foodie Mag Saveur

saveur-articleAlthough Saveur is a foodie pub with plenty of competition (names like Bon Appétit, Food & Wine and Every Day with Rachael Ray come to mind), the mag distinguishes itself with its varied content, authentic storytelling and literary writing.

The pub is 70 percent freelance written (50 percent for its online counterpart), and because of the small number of staff writers, editors are eager to recruit quality freelancers who can stick around for the long haul:

“Once we’re working with somebody, if we’ve had a good experience with them, we’re happy to have them continue to pitch us and we will even start reaching out to them,” [said executive editor Betsy Andrews]. More seasoned freelancers can score features ranging from 1,200 to 2,000 words. Biographies as well as the wine and cellar sections (500 to 1,300 words) are also within freelance reach.

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

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Southern Living Names Hunter Lewis Exec Editor

Hunter Lewis has been named executive editor of Southern Living. Lewis comes to the magazine from Bon Appétit, where he most recently served as food editor, since late last year. Prior to his time there, he worked as kitchen director for Saveur for two years.

“Hunter’s talents as a storyteller, food stylist, editor, and cook will help us build on the excitement of today’s Southern food movement,” said M. Lindsay Bierman, editor-in-chief of Southern Living. “There’s also no doubt that his hands-on expertise withrecipe development will make the hundreds of dishes we publish each year taste that much better.”

Lewis will join Southern Living September 10.

Get $1/Word for Your Fresh Food Story

saveur.jpgSaveur is looking for writers with a taste for tradition, culture and above all else, great food. And its pay rate of $1 a word is enough to make any freelancer’s mouth water.

Dedicated to the idea that the best way to understand a culture is through food, Saveur distinguishes itself by delving deeper into regional cuisines and cooking traditions around the world. In addition to recipes and travel guides, readers get detailed and personal stories that go beyond just food to actually expand their understanding of the world.

“We want to surprise our readers, to provide a genuine sense of discovery with each issue,” said deputy editor Beth Kracklauer. “We look for stories that will move us and stick with us, because they tell us something we don’t know or allow us to look at something familiar in a new way.”

Get detailed contact info for all editors accepting pitches in How To Pitch: Saveur.

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Saveur Adds Associate Publisher

Kristin Cohen has been named Associate Publisher of Saveur magazine, a position she held previously. Cohen was most recently working as a Vice President of Business Development for Intellivent Group, a food marketing firm.

“Kristin’s success with the title is shown not only by sheer numbers but in her strategic thinking as we deliver our partners a complementary platform for their brands and an engaged audience in whatever medium in which they choose to consume it,” explained Ernie Renzulli, Bonnier Vice President, Group Publisher.

“I’m thrilled to rejoin Saveur, a team and brand for which I am beyond passionate,” said Cohen. “With unwavering editorial direction over the last 18 years, the brand has persevered and grown in the emerging media environment.”

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.

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.

Fee Negotiations Drive Food Network, HGTV From Cablevision

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Well, we Time Warner Cable subscribers may not have to live without Fox, thanks to last-minute negotiations between News Corp. and Time Warner, but millions of Cablevision subscribers in the tri-state area have lost access to Food Network and HGTV.

While the battle over subscriber fees between News Corp. and Time Warner raged publicly in the days leading up to the New Year’s Eve contract deadline, Scripps Networks Interactive, which owns the two yanked channels, was quietly dealing with Cablevision. And the latter negotiations didn’t end as pleasantly as the others. Although Scripps says it “remains open to discussions,” Cablevision “has yet to engage in good faith negotiations for their subscribers.”

In the face of losing their culinary TV and home improvement channel, Cablevision subscribers are fighting back with over 120,000 calls and 35,000 e-cards sent to the cable provider, Scripps said in a press release today. The company has set up the Web sites ilovefoodnetwork.com and ilovehgtv.com for Cablevision subscribers to log on and send messages of “outrage and disappointment” to the company.

It comes as no surprise to us that Cablevision’s 3 million subscribers are missing their Food Network fix. And if you find yourself agreeing with us, you might want to check out some Food Network alternatives. Some of our favorite Web sites are crowd-sourced cookbook food52.com and local culinary faves like Edible Brooklyn, Edible Manhattan and Edible Queens. And epicurean magazines abound, from classics like Bon Appetit to the sleek Saveur to even Food Network Magazine, if you’re missing the channel. What are some of your favorite foodie media outlets?

All this week, mediabistro.com is featuring foodie-related content as part of its Profit From Your Passion Month. Today, learn about four gigs that can open the door to a career in food media. Just because you can’t watch Food Network right now doesn’t mean you can’t work towards starring on it one day!

Previously: January Is Profit From Your Passion Month

Bonnier Debuts Plans For Highly Anticipated Tablet Device

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

When Sports Illustrated revealed plans for content for the not-yet-released tablet reading device, we were impressed. The prototype seemed like a great way to integrate traditional magazine content, with large, full-color photography, bold headlines and lengthy text, into an e-reading format that has yet to be experienced by anyone.

But that was just the first of its kind. Expect other magazines and publishers to be revealing tablet prototypes in the coming months. Like publisher Bonnier Corp., which has titles like Popular Science and Saveur in its stable. Last week, the publisher released the above video of its tablet technology, created with design shop BERG.

Unlike Time Inc.‘s SI demo, Bonnier’s focuses in vertical scrolling to read articles. There is no “digital page turning,” that is common among a lot of digital versions of magazines today. As the video explains:

“The concept aims to capture the essence of magazine reading, which people have been enjoying for decades: an engaging and unique reading experience in which high-quality writing and stunning imagery build up immersive stories.”

What do you think of this concept? Is it better or worse than SI‘s? We don’t know about you, but we’re intrigued.

Previously: Sports Illustrated Puts Money On Tablet Technology

Saveur Celebrates Successful Year With Gourmet Potluck Feast

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Saveur Publisher Merri Lee Kingsly and Editor-in-Chief James Oseland have a great time at their holiday party Tuesday night

We’ve been to enough media parties to become very well-versed in how to delicately eat hors d’oeuvres while chatting with someone and balancing a glass of wine. We know to steer clear of the mini sliders and stick to anything that can be consumed in one bite.

But when we arrived at Saveur‘s jam-packed test kitchen-cum-party space on Tuesday night, we knew we would have to throw all our party rules out. The theme of the potluck party was simplicity and celebration, and it was catered by some of the best chefs in the biz, who mingled among the crowd or served their food from steaming chafing dishes themselves. And never mind that one-bite rule; we dug into Scott Conant‘s balsamic glazed ribs, Christopher Lee‘s black truffle and bucheron cheese potato gratin and chocolate cupcakes topped with caramel buttercream and crumbled bacon, which sounds weird but was delicious.

After a successful year that saw Saveur leading its category in ad sales, publisher Merri Lee Kingsly was absolutely beaming as she and editor-in-chief James Oseland welcomed all the participating chefs, including Marco Canora, John DeLucie, Alex Guarnaschelli, Gavin Kaysen, Michael Laiskonis, George Mendes, Seamus Mullen, Pichet Ong, Zak Pelaccio, Michael Psilakis and Bill Telepan.

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The chefs, with Kingsly and Oseland

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Bonnier Acquires Book Publisher

WOLOGO.jpgMagazine publisher Bonnier Corp. has grown rapidly in the past year, thanks to several major acquisitions. The most recent, announced today, brings book publisher Weldon Owen Publishing into the Bonnier fold, giving the company its own book division.

Weldon Owen is most well-known for publishing illustrated non-fiction books, including cookbooks. This specialty will mesh well with Bonnier’s stable of titles, including Saveur, which has previously worked in partnership with the publisher. Weldon Owen also produces children’s titles and family/adult reference books, partnering on some of those titles with Bonnier’s Parenting magazine.

This deal marks Bonnier’s fifth acquisition in 15 months, as the three-year-old publishing company seeks to expand its reach. In October, the organization picked up independently published parenting title Conceive, which followed a big deal in June under which Bonnier acquired five Hachette Filipacchi enthusiast titles.

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Previously: Bonnier Picks Up Parenting Title Conceive

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