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WRITERS GUIDELINES

Articles accepted 'on spec' and available as reprints.
Queries considered if accompanied by writing samples.
Submissions accepted in Microsoft Word or in body of email.

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO:
ftmyers@optonline.net


ABOUT THE PUBLICATION
•Ft.Myers magazine is a bi-monthly magazine focusing on local and national arts & lifestyles, reaching 50,000 readers with a circulation of 20,000 distributed free at more than 250 locations throughout Lee and Collier Counties in Southwest Florida.
•Ft.Myers magazine is targeted at educated, active, creative and successful residents of Southwest Florida, ages 20-75 years old, as well as guests at the best hotels and resorts on the Gulf Coast.

EDITORIAL CONTENT
•Arts columns and features include: Books, Music, Video, Television, Films, Theater, Internet, (news, previews, reviews, interviews, profiles)
•Living columns and features include: Health & Wellness, Sports & Recreation, Travel & Leisure, Food & Drink, House & Garden (news, previews, reviews, interviews, profiles) .

MANUSCRIPTS
•Submissions and queries accepted via email.
•Include suggested headlines, subheads and a brief biography (a sentence or two) that may appear at the end of your article.
•Include all photographs and artwork that may enhance the presentation of your article.
•Include your name, address, telephone number and email address. If published, we will need your social security number.
•Allow 6-12 weeks for a response.
•Submissions accepted in Microsoft Word, SimpleText or in the body of email.

DEADLINES
•The first day of the month preceding publication (deadline for March-April issue is February 1st).


RIGHTS
•Ft.Myers magazine buys one-time rights to articles that will not be appear in other publications in Southwest Florida within six months of publication.
•Ft.Myers magazine buys one-time rights to previously published articles that have not appeared in other publications in Southwest Florida.
•Ft.Myers magazine buys one-time rights to publish editorial or artwork in publication and also on website.

PAYMENT
•Payment will be sent approximately 30 days of publication.
•Authors must supply name, email address, mailing address, telephone number (and social security number – if published)


R A T E S

EDITORIAL
approximately 10¢ per word
500-1000 words: $50-$100
1000-1500 words: $100-$150

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS
Cover: $60
Full page: $40
1/2 page or larger: $20
Smaller than 1/2 page: $10
•Submit high-resolution images
(JPG or TIF) via email.




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