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Women's Independent Press

Publisher: Anna Marie Gire

Established: March 2002

Frequency: monthly

Circulation: 10,000

Accepts Email Submissions: Yes

Website URL:

Description: The Women’s Independent Press (WIP) is a new, general interest newspaper covering issues that pertain to the vast and varied interests of all women, regardless of race, class, religious/spiritual or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

Editor(s): Linda M. Moore


Phone: 270 300 3625

Address: 1114 Brookline Blvd.

Pittsburgh , PA 15226


Rights: 1st NA

Needs: Features/General: Entrepreneurship; issues regarding women in prison (i.e., effects on families, differences in female-male offenses and sentencing, demographics, etc.); effects of prostitution on women and their children; white baby-boomers vs. minority baby-boomers; women’s retreats; women and the media; women’s roles in other cultures; parenting--single vs. partnership/same sex parenting; women’s humor; domestic/sexual violence; divorce/child custody; juvenile crime; returning to school; travel; profiles of women of exceptional courage, talent, perseverance; women who provide excellent role models for other women/girls; women mentors; etc.

Focus on the World: Timely/Informative articles and thoughtful commentaries/opinion pieces about women nationally/internationally in the news.

Health/Fitness/Recovery: Articles on peri-/pre-/post-/menopause/; midlife issues; herbal/alternative medicine; mental/emotional health; physical fitness (i.e., mind/body link); sexuality; substance abuse/recovery; eating disorders; health-humor relationship; nursing home care/assisted living, etc.

Teen/Young Women: Sexual harassment in schools; peer pressure relating to drugs/sex, etc.; social stratification within the school setting; racism/sexism/homophobia/bullying; hopes, dreams and goals among young women, etc.

Arts/Entertainment: Book, movie, theater and music reviews; profiles of women behind the scenes in the entertainment business, i.e., writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, etc.

Consumer: Positive or negative consumer experiences by women regarding local or other vendors, shopping tips, etc. Women in Sports: Accomplishments of female sports figures and teams; positive role models for young women; non-traditional sports/activities such as pool/billiards, bowling, skateboarding, etc.

Anything unique, interesting, and different from mainstream women's magazines.

Length: Usually 1,000-1,500

Art/Photo Needs: Any relevant graphics/photos will be requested from the author, if applicable.

Payment: Pays $25 per per article, column, review, essay, etc. We also forward copies of the newspaper to all writers upon publication.

How to Submit: Submit queries/submissions to Microsoft Word is preferrable; .rtf format is also accepted. If using regular mail, please forward to ANNA MARIE GIRE, Publisher/WIP, 1114 Brookline Blvd. Pittsburgh PA 15226. Indicate on the outside of the envelope Query or Submission. When requesting submission guidelines, send SASE.

Response Time: 2-4 weeks

Tips for Writers: Please submit your final copy, not a draft. We greatly prefer email submissions but understand that not everyone has access to a computer. Please indicate word count, name, address, email address, telephone number. Please double-space all submissions.

This listing was lated updated on Nov-10-2003.

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