Publisher: Objetar Media
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Description: Bimonthly, full-color glossy magazine for horse-loving girls aged 8-14. Filly Magazine is designed to entertain and educate girls who work with and want to read about horses.
Editor(s): Tamara L. Downs
Address: Filly Magazine
1020 NW El Dorado Drive
Pullman, WA 99163
Rights: First rights for manuscripts, one-time writes for photos.
Needs: Nonfiction: Interviews (with girls of exceptional success in or contribution to the horse world, equine experts, career horsewomen); how-to (horse care, riding instruction, training, etc); humor; historical/nostalgic (use of horses in other times and places); general interest for young horsewomen. Buys 18-24 mss per year. Query or send complete manuscript. Articles with photos will be given special consideration.
Fiction: Adventure, historical, humorous, fantasy/myth, mystery, suspense. Must be horse related. Buys 6-9 mss per year. Send complete manuscript.
Poetry: Free and light verse, traditional, cultural. Send 6 poems maximum.
Columns/Departments: Blue-Ribbon features a girl whose efforts help horses or other people through interaction with horses (75-150 words); Nosebag offers book and product reviews (75 words); craft/cooking/quizzes/activities. Send complete manuscript with photos or illustrations if needed.
Length: Non-fiction: 500-1500 words
Fiction: 1000-2000 words
Art/Photo Needs: Send photos with submission if possible. Black and white or color accepted. Captions, model releases, and identification of subjects required. We especially need photos of specific breeds and of girls riding/working with horses.
Illustrations: Most of our illustrations are done on assignment or by author/illustrators whose written work we purchase. If you would like to be in our artists pool, please send sample work for our files. Send copies only; work will not be returned.
Payment: Non-fiction and Fiction: 3 cents/word
Illustrations: $10-20 or per assignment
How to Submit: Submit query or complete manuscript to Tamara L. Downs, Managing Editor. Include SASE for our reply. Submit seasonal material at least 6 months in advance. We accept simultaneous submissions. Writers guidelines and needs for #10 SASE.
Response Time: Allow 12 weeks for response to submissions, 8 weeks for queries.
Tips for Writers: Filly Magazine is 80% freelance written, and almost all areas are open to freelancers. We welcome new writers and select works on their own merit rather than on the strength of the writer's reputation. However, if you want to submit an article requiring technical knowledge, be an expert in the field. We are a new market targeting savvy, intelligent, enthusiastic girls who want to read about horses. Any piece accompanied by photos stands an even better chance of publication.
Sample Copies/Subscription Information: Filly Magazine, Volume I will be available in March 2003. However, we are currently preparing our first year's issues, so writers are encouraged to submit work early.