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Land a Byline in the Fourth Most Circulated Magazine

For almost a century, Better Homes and Gardens has been offering actionable advice on everything from decorating and gardening to personal and family well-being. No sections are off-limits to freelancers in the book, and landing a byline means your work is sent to its 7.6 million-plus subscribers. Not only is it a chance to get many eyeballs for your writing – the pub also pays its freelancers up to $2 a word.

While editors at the mag regularly come up with ideas in house and assign them to writers who they regularly work with, “I really am always hungry for story pitches,” said senior deputy home editor Kelly Kegans. “The better pitches that we end up running with, by and large, come from outside.” All sections of the book are open to freelance pitches, and unlike many other mags, editors don’t discourage newbies from pitching the feature well. “It just depends on the strength of their story idea, more than anything,” she said.

For editors contact info and more, read How To Pitch: Better Homes and Gardens.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Better Homes and Gardens Names East Coast Producer/Editor

Better Homes and Gardens has named Eddie Ross its east coast producer/editor, for print and digital. Ross comes to Meredith from Rue La La, where he most recently served as editorial director. He has also held various editorial positions at Food Network Magazine, Martha Stewart Living and more.

“Eddie’s creative, inventive approach to decorating and personal style is a perfect match for our audience of women who are passionate about expressing their style in everything that they do,” said Gayle Butler, editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens, in a statement. “Additionally, his deep video experience will be invaluable to us as we expand our video content across our digital platforms.”

Ross will report to Kelly Kegans, senior deputy editor, home design.