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Pitching Suburban Magazines

Magnify local stories and personalities to shore up writing gigs at these outlets

By Samantha Melamed - October 20, 2009
Far from soccer moms and picket fences, regional and suburban titles crave fresh, edgy profiles and service stories with strong local connections We're all familiar with city magazines, from venerable weekly New York magazine to monthlies like Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago. But freelance opportunities at these titles tend to be notoriously scarce for newcomers -- and since rough times for retail mean skinny city books, breaking in isn't getting any easier.

But there are still opportunities aplenty for those who know their geography, in the form of a number of increasingly stylish suburban and exurban regional titles with all the polish of city magazines, but with editorial focuses that lie explicitly outside the city center....

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