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American Profile

Publisher: Publishing Group of America

Established: April, 2002

Circulation: 2 million+

Accepts Email Submissions: No

Website URL:

Description: Good news about hometown life, small communities and local heros.

Editor(s): Stuart Englert (Midwest) Laura Sewell (Southeast)


Phone: (800) 720-6323

Fax: (615) 468-6100

Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.

Address: 341 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 400

Franklin, TN 37067


Rights: American Profile buys exclusive rights to published stories and published photography.

Needs: Nonfiction: Articles, Fillers, Interviews and Photographs. An American Profile story an annual community or regional event, a unique business venture, a hometown hero, an historic town monument, even a well-known celebrity whose hometown ties are still very strong. The piece must be a feature story of a positive nature (tone and style should be warm and friendly), as our editorial perspective is to bring good news to the forefront.

Length: Typically, story lengths are 450 words for features of less than a page, 650 words for a one-page feature and 1,200 words for a cover story.

Art/Photo Needs: See the Photography Guidelines

Payment: Typically, we pay $650 for a two-page cover story that may include a sidebar; $325 for a one-page feature story; and $200 for short features of less than one page.

How to Submit: Send a one-paragraph query with clips and SASE. No phone, fax, or e-mail submissions.

Tips for Writers: Our editorial staff assigns the mazjority of our stories to regional freelance writers and photographers. We welcome and appreciate story ideas as well as names of potential writers and photographers. If you are interested in a freelancing opportunity with us, please send resume, clips and queries. Queries should be limited to one type-written page, including a concise description of the story idea and how it will be tailored to fit our publication.

This listing was lated updated on May-20-2002.

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