GUIDE FOR CONTRIBUTORS
You do not have to be a "professional writer" to contribute to our magazine. Therefore this information is designed to explain any terminology that might be confusing. If you are a professional writer, just note the key words and you'll be fine as well.
You&Me America's Medical Magazine seeks non-fiction articles, perferably from a first-person perspective, about the human aspects of dealing with all medical issues, from the life threatening to the chronic to the so-called "trivial." We do not want all happy endings or all sad endings. We can use some health-care provider prospectives as well. We do not want or use informational articles.
Articles work best when they are intimate and personal, and also focus on a particular experience or aspect of the larger experiences. We cannot use "summary" or informational articles. It works best to focus on a single day,event, experience or reaction that may be part of your entire experience. See the examples below:
Please note that we are not limited to the above topics. If you can write on a topic we haven't covered yet, or offer a unique viewpoint, we are more likely to accept your submission.
If you choose to write about someone else's experiences, you must obtain their permission to do so.
In today's publishing environment the old model of an author sellling an article and then abrogating all promotion or future involvment to the buyer is obsolete. We seek contributors who understand modern media and can detail how they will link to their article, or promote it via social media.
We buy articles that have not been printed and also do buy reprints, if the author has reprint rights. We currently buy only the right to publish in the ezine. We do not currently seek any exclusive rights and you will be free to sell your work elsewhere, depending on the willingness of other entities to buy it.
We pay on acceptance. We do not pay specifically by the word, but as many authors do want to know price ranges, our payment for rights to publish on our website only average 4-5 cents a word.
Below are details on how to send your "query."
Having your work accepted often has more to do with the needs of a magazine than how "good" it is, so the initial step is to email us with enough information so we can both decide if we want to go forward.
Articles typically should be in the 1000-3000 word range, although we do consider exceptional articles of other lengths.CONTACTING THE MAGAZINE
- We do all initial communication via email.
You can easily send us a message through our contact form. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your first contact with us should be a "query" i.e. an email describing the nature of your work, how long it is, and any other details you feel are important (such as whether or not you have photos with the text). You may want to include a brief excerpt from the work. SEND THE QUERY IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL. We will not open any unsolicited attachments due to liability and security concerns.
- We will contact via email you after we have looked over your query.