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Independent Musician

Publisher: Paul Tardo

Established: 2002

Frequency: bimonthly

Accepts Email Submissions: Yes

Website URL:

Description: IM Magazine is a slick, full-color, bi-monthly journal for the independent music industry, independent artists, and fans of independent music.

Editor(s): Alexandra Kerl


Phone: 415.503.0340

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

Address: 1067 Market Street

Loft 6002
San Francisco, CA 94103


Needs: We always need artist features, interviews, critical essays, and articles about trends and innovation in the world of independent music; we never need columns or rants. We expect articles to be well-researched and have more than one source (except in certain cases, we’d prefer three). We want intelligent, thoughtful music journalism that will be of interest to the independent music community. We don’t write stuff about major label music.

Length: Depends on piece. Generally between 500-3000 words.

Art/Photo Needs: We are always looking for photographers around the U.S. that we can contact for specific assignments. E-mail samples and ideas to

How to Submit: We accept both submissions and queries. If you’re sending us a query letter, follow the below directions. Tell us what you want to write about, how long it will be, who you will talk to, and what art you have for the story. The query should convey your approach, tone and style and why you are qualified to write this article. Remember that the magazine’s lead time is two months and material should not be dated.

Response Time: We attempt to respond within three days.

Tips for Writers: We're always looking for creative new minds, so go ahead and query us.

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

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