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Publisher: Bivens Communications

Established: 2003

Frequency: Monthly

Circulation: 40,000

Accepts Email Submissions: Yes

Website URL:

Description: We strive to bring writers the articles, markets, and news they need to help them succeed in the writing industry, but we also want to bring laughter and a little lightness to what can be a very tough business.

Editor(s): Emily K. Bivens

Masthead URL: Click here for the masthead webpage.


Phone: 319-373-6832

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

Address: 3000 First Street

Marion , IA 52302


Rights: One-time electronic rights, second rights.

Needs: We look for how-to articles on issues pertaining to writing, profiles of successful writers, and general features that help writers improve their craft. We do seek interviews with authors, editors, and publishers, but we do most of these in-house. However, if you have a great interview, please feel free to query us. We love articles on controversial topics and those that make writers think outside the box! We also look for advice from experts on issues pertaining to writing, and general interest newsy pieces. We rarely accept essays, unless one just blows us away. Reprints are accepted. Please state in your query or submission if your article/interview is a reprint, and where & when it was last published.

Length: We prefer shorter pieces or features that can be broken into several sub-headings. Minimum word length is 500; maximum is 2500.

Art/Photo Needs: Please state photo availability in your query. We buy one-time rights to any photography or illustrations. Releases are required. We occasionally seek cartoons or illustrations, but only if they pertain to writing in some way.

Payment: We negotiate our pay individually with each writer. Our pay for most feature articles is between $20-50. Reprints usually pay $10-20.

How to Submit: We prefer that writers send queries first. If you have a reprint or essay, you may send the whole article. We do not accept or open any emails with attachments. Writers who include attached material will not receive a response from us. Accepts queries and articles by email or mail.

Response Time: We make every attempt to offer personal feedback on all queries and submissions, but please don't read into it if you receive a form letter from us. Attempts to respond to all queries and submissions. Due to the volume of emails we receive, we may be unable to respond to queries. Our editorial lead time is 1-4 months.

Tips for Writers: When submitting a query or submission, we consider several points in determining if the author and their material fit in with Every Writer's mission & style: 1) Spelling and grammar; 2) professionalism and courtesy; 3) voice & style compatibility with our mission statement; 4) originality and clarity of idea. Please be familiar with our mission statement and the types of articles we publish.

Sample Copies/Subscription Information: You may subscribe to our newsletter to view articles and receive market listings by sending an email to: Or you may simply visit us on the web at:

This listing was lated updated on Jun-21-2004.

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