Writer’s Guidelines

Writer’s Guidelines for Simply Family Magazine
Thank you for your interest in Simply Family Magazine, if you have any questions about any of the information below, please contact:editor@simplyfamilymagazine.com
Simply Family Magazine

PO Box 21587

Billings, MT 59102

(406) 671-5615
Simply Family Magazine is a popular, monthly family lifestyle magazine designed to be a free resource for parents and families in Billings, Montana and the surrounding areas.

Readership
Readership is largely composed of families with children ages newborn through beginning college.  Although mostly mothers will pick up the magazine, statistics show that 89% of fathers also read this type of publication.  Readers have a wide variety of backgrounds but statistics show that 84% have a college education, many with advanced degrees. Approximately 55% are dual income families.

Editorial Focus
Articles submitted should address current parenting issues with Billings tie-ins whenever possible.   We are interested in well-researched, non-fiction articles covering all stages of parenting.    We look for pieces covering local interests, health, finance, education, travel, hands-on activities, recipes, seasonal interests, parental involvement, family fun, informational articles, humorous articles as well as “how-to” articles that will make family life easier.

Publishing Specifics
We reserve the r
ight to edit for clarity length and style. To be considered for assigned articles, please send a query letter with published samples.

We buy first rights or reprint rights.  Simultaneous submissions to parenting publications in other regions are accepted.  We will not accept articles that have been submitted to any other LOCAL publications.  LOCAL professionals currently practicing in the topic field of the article they submit are not compensated other than receiving an author credit noting their credentials and the location of their practice.

Please email all article submissions in Microsoft Word attachments or cut and paste into an email to jennybarriger@simplyfamilymagazine.com.  Please include name, address, phone, email, subject and number of words in article and a maximum 2 sentence bio to be used at the end of article including parenting, and/or professional experience.  You will be notified before an article is published to guarantee exclusivity within our region. You will receive payment along with a copy of the issue in which it appears upon publication.  We follow the National Writers Union’s recommendation to compensate writers an additional 10% for electronic rights when the piece is placed on our site, www.simplyfamilymagazine.com.  If you wish to remove an article from our consideration at any time, please contact us at the same email to do so.

Payment
Payment is made upon publication. Fees vary upon length, depth of piece and whether it’s an original manuscript, submitted, assigned, or if it is a reprint.  All photos submitted with articles must be 300dpi and CMYK color.  Please inform the editor if there is an extra charge for photos.

For a sample copy of Simply Family Magazine please send $2.00 to: Simply Family Magazine, PO Box 21587, Billings, MT 59104 or visit us online at www.simplyfamilymagazine.com to view our virtual edition.