This week’s edition of Monday Markets includes a magazine devoted to nutrition, as well as one for thinking mothers (which means all of them). The third offering is a magazine for radiologists.
From the Web Site:
Today’s Dietitian welcomes lively, timely, and engaging articles on all subjects of interest to the nutrition profession. We encourage the submission of letters to the editor, feature articles, profiles of exceptional dietitians, and manuscripts for the following departments:
* Bookshelf: Reviews of books by, for, about, and of interest to dietitians
* Community Matters: Stories on dietitians using their skills to benefit the community
* Food for Thought: Essays on any issues pertinent to the profession
* Growing Your Business: Practical strategies to help entrepreneurial dietitians start and develop their businesses
* Practice Matters: Stories on any aspect of professional practice
* Research Brief: Summaries of new research on any aspect of medicine
* www.watch: Profiles of Web sites and Internet software
Queries, Abstracts, and Outlines
A one-page query, abstract, or outline of your story idea is preferred. Please e-mail your proposal to the editor at [email protected] A submitted query, abstract, or outline will be read only if the e-mail includes the author’s full name, credentials, academic degree, title, and affiliation (if any), postal address, daytime phone number, and e-mail address. (Information is for verification, not for publication.)
Query and Manuscript Submission
Queries and articles should be sent via e-mail as Microsoft Word attachments. A manuscript will be considered only if it is double spaced, includes page numbers, and has a title page that lists the author’s full name, affiliations, highest academic degree, complete address, daytime phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and Social Security number. (Information is for verification, not for publication.) If there is more than one author, provide information for each contributor and designate one author to handle correspondence.
Whensubmitting a manuscript, include a signed statement that the article is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration by any other publication or electronic medium. Also include a brief author biography.
Articles need not conform to strict word counts. However, as a general guideline, feature stories typically run 2,000 to 2,500 words and departments run 800 to 1,200 words. Authors are encouraged to submit sidebars.
From the Web Site:
For all submissions, please e-mail the manuscript in the body of the e-mail to [email protected] with “Submission” and the department (i.e. “Fiction” “Essay” “Feature Pitch”) as the subject heading. Please do not send your submission as an attachment.
For features, new items, and debate essays, please query with clips first. Simultaneous submissions are okay–just let us know immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
We try to respond within ten weeks. We believe writers are the lifeblood of this publication; we pay as much as we can, although our fees are still modest for now. –Jennifer Niesslein and Stephanie Wilkinson, editors
PERSONAL ESSAYS (800 to 4,500 words): These are the signature pieces of the magazine, the heart and soul of our endeavor. We’re looking for essays that share certain qualities–specificity and insight primary among them. These pieces should employ illustrative anecdotes, a personal voice, and a down-to-earth tone. We will avoid essays that fall back on big concept words–“magic,” “joy,” “wonder”–to get across the transformative nature of motherhood. Poignancy is fine; sentimentality isn’t. Humor is a plus. Important points to remember: We aren’t looking for how-to articles or essays that focus more on the child than on the parent.
FEATURE (3000 to 6000 words): Each issue, we devote space to at least one traditional feature, a piece that relies more heavily on reporting than introspection. Examples of this sort include an in-depth look at the home-schooling movement and an investigation into the frontiers of genetic testing. We’re open to both New Journalism and old, but high-quality research and reporting are a must. Please query with clips and a one-page story outline.
NUTSHELL (200 to 800 words): Nutshell is our news section, offering both stories you won’t find in the mainstream media and unique perspectives on hot topics. Example stories include: a profile of pediatrician whose own children watched three hours of TV a day; a report on a new study of lesbian adoptive mothers; and an interview with a mother whose child left home for college at fourteen. Please query with clips and a pitch.
DEBATE (900 words): Our section of friendly fire, where two writers square off on a topic of controversy. We’re looking for concise, thoughtful words on issues such as sex education, the Barbie question, and whether sleeping with your kids is okay. Brief anecdotes helpful; very strong opinion required. Please query with clips and the issue.
FICTION (1500 to 4500 words): We look for strongly developed characters and, more ephemerally, a sense that we trust the writer. We get a lot of stories that address the daily grind of the characters’ lives; if your story does this, you might ask yourself if this is the moment in the character’s life you want to capture in story. Since much of Brain, Child is made up of personal essays, we have to walk a strict line between the essay and short story forms. We prefer stories that aren’t written from a first-person point of view.
REVIEWS (200 words for mini-reviews; 800-3000 for longer reviews): We review new and not-so-new books of fiction, memoir, autobiography, and nonfiction. Our short reviews focus on books dealing with family or parenting (no how-to or expert advice manuals). The longer review essays tackle several books on a distinct theme; these essays are thesis-driven rather than a serial review of the works at hand.
PARODY (800 words): The parodies we like most are ones that target people, institutions, or media who don’t take mothers seriously. We’re open to a variety of forms (e.g., narrative, letter, quiz, etc.)–as long as it makes us laugh.We strongly prefer submissions by email. If you must mail your submission, send it along with a stamped SASE to P.O. Box 714, Lexington, VA 24450.
From the Web Site:
Radiology Today is a news magazine that welcomes timely and engaging submissions on all topics of interest to radiologists, radiology administrators/directors, and technologists. Feature-length articles typically run from 1,800 to 2,200 words and cover a topic in detail, reporting a number of sources representing all sides of an issue. Radiology Today does not publish formal research papers.
Shorter department pieces typically run from 800 to 1,100 words, addressing a narrower topic in either a news reporting or opinion/analysis format. Radiology Today publishes the following departments:
- CT Slice
- MRI Monitor
- Radiography News
- Managing to Succeed
- Technology Trends
- Ultrasound News
- Bone Matters
- Target on Therapy
- Interventional Update
- Nuc Med/Molecular Imaging News
- PACS Platform
- Research Review
- Guest View
Query, Abstract, or Outline Submission
A one-page query, abstract, or outline of your story idea is preferred. Please e-mail your proposal to the editor at [email protected]. A query, abstract, or outline will be considered only if it includes the author’s full first and last name; credentials, academic degree, title, and affiliation (if any); postal address; daytime telephone number; and e-mail address. (Information is for verification, not for publication.)
Send manuscripts via e-mail as Microsoft Word attachments. A manuscript will be considered only if it includes the author’s full first and last name; credentials, academic degree, title, and affiliation (if any); postal address; daytime telephone number; and e-mail address. If there is more than one author, provide information for each contributor and designate one author to handle correspondence. Radiology Today requires confirmation that the manuscript is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration by any other publication or electronic medium. Also include a brief author biography .