14 January 2011

Writing for Underwired Magazine (pay rate: $100 per article)

Post date: 14 January 2011
Deadline: every 1st of the month for placement in the following month

Deadline for the December issue and moving forward through 2011 will change as follows: Essay submissions will be due by the 1st of the month for placement in the following month (Ex: Deadine for the December issue is November 1st). Happy Writing!

Essay Submissions

Underwired publishes personal essays (800-1200 words) every month and is always looking for new contributors. Essays should somehow relate to the chosen theme for the month and be on topics of interest to women. Underwired buys one-time rights, and payment is $100 (Please note that payment, along with a copy of published piece, is sent when checks are processed. This could take between 30-60 days. Please do not email within this time frame as we can not respond to all email inquiries due to the volume that we receive). All essays are considered on spec. Please be familiar with personal essay style of writing. Underwired does not accept submissions for fiction or poetry at this time. Have fun!

Please send submissions direct to editor@uwmag.com. Essays should be sent as an attachment as well as copied within the body of the email. Please include the month/theme that you are submitting for in the subject line. Submissions may also be sent snail mail to the attention of the Editor Underwired Magazine 455 S 4th St Suite 610 Louisville, Ky 40202. Essays will not be returned unless you include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please include a brief bio with your submission. Essays that do not include a bio will not be considered! Deadlines are the 10th of the month for placement in the following month. Starting with the December issue, deadlines will bump to the 1st of the month. Please see examples in bold at the top of this page. Underwired can not be held liable for the loss or damage of any work submitted for consideration. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and/or space. Please note: Due to the volume that we receive, we can not offer feedback. We have to consider many factors when selections are made, and a decline is not always reflective of a writer's style.

Editorial Calendar 2011

* February The PDA Issue

public displays of affection, boundaries/personal space, indecent exposure, stages of a relationship, Facebook status updates "It's Complicated", texting/sextexting, PDA devices... What it means to be mobile (Our attachment to our mobile devices)

* March The Recycle Issue

reduce/reuse/recycle, upcycle, all things vintage, reclaim/recover, what's old is new, salvage... Think beyond objects/clothing to what it means to recycle/salvage friendships, boyfriends, yourself...

* April The Ville Issue

All things Louisville... favorite places/spaces to the first Sat in May (Derby hats/dresses... parties), leaving home/coming home, traditions... and, of course, Kentucky bourbon Editorial Calendar 2011

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