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Publisher: Lionheart Publishing, Inc.

Established: 1961

Frequency: monthly

Circulation: 17,000+

Accepts Email Submissions: Yes

Website URL:

Description: The official publication of the Mason Contractors Association of America.

Editor(s): Jennie Farnsworth


Phone: 770-431-0867 ext. 225

Fax: 770-431-6969

Address: 506 Roswell St.

Suite 220
Marietta, GA 30060


Rights: Work is published herewith the author's express consent and permission and on a one-time basis unless otherwise contracted by Masonry. We reserve the right to edit articles for length, style and content.

Needs: Nonfiction features, sidebars and columns pertaining to all realms of masonry (brick, block and stone systems), current construction news, case studies or business topics. At this point in time, we do not publish information on poured concrete, stucco or tile. If in doubt as to the acceptability of your subject matter, please ask – call Jennie Farnsworth, Editor, at (770) 431-0867 ext. 225. Writers must have expertise in the subject matter or interview at least one industry expert. As this is the official publication of the Mason Contractors Association of America, articles should be written with the masonry construction business owner in mind. Articles geared toward consumers and do-it-yourselfers will not be considered. Those writers not involved directly in the masonry industry should submit a query and rough draft to make sure you’re in-sync with our readership. All work submitted must be informative, well written and proofed. Also, our editorial calendar is posted online at Just because your topic does not show up in the editorial calendar does not mean we’re not interested in your idea.

Length: Features are generally 800 to 2,500 words, depending on the subject matter discussed and the amount of pictures, illustrations and/or tables included. Feature sidebars are typically 350-600 words, with 0-2 images. Columns usually run 600-1,000 words with an occasional headshot.

Art/Photo Needs: Usually, authors submit all of the images, illustrations and tables that accompany the feature and sidebar articles. Graphics must be either: high-resolution digital files (300 dpi or higher, in EPS, TIFF, JPEG or press optimized PDF format) sent by e-mail or burnt onto a CD; or mailed as hard copy originals to: Jennie Farnsworth, Lionheart Publishing, Inc., 506 Roswell St., Suite 220, Marietta, Ga. 30060. Hard copy photographs will be returned after layout. Photo credits are given to the photographer and/or company providing the image.

Payment: Currently, we are not a paying market. However, we include author bylines and bios, and send the author several copies of the magazine with their published work. More importantly, we often submit published articles for various awards and many of our authors have received honors.

How to Submit: Please submit as a Microsoft Word attachment. Send your submissions to: All entries will remain confidential and receive a reply.

Response Time: We typically respond to manuscripts within one week and queries within two days. If you don’t hear from us in this amount of time, please contact us to make sure we received your submission.

Tips for Writers: 1) A light, personable tone usually works well for our magazine. 2) Include an author bio at the end of your article. Bios are typically one to three sentences and can include: name, title, employer, education, awards, committee and association memberships, contact information and other pertinent information. 3) If in doubt, ask. A two-minute phone call is better than a two-hour rewrite. Call Jennie Farnsworth, Editor, at (770) 431-0867 ext. 225. 4) Issue deadlines are typically six weeks prior. For instance, the March issue deadline falls around the second to last week in January. Articles are usually scheduled two to three months in advance. If you wish for your article to appear in a certain issue, you need to contact us during this scheduling period. We cannot guarantee publication of articles received after the issue deadline.

Sample Copies/Subscription Information: Issues are available online at Sample copies are $5.50 and a one-year subscription rate is $24 ($30 Canada). Call 847-301-0001 or toll-free 800-536-2225.

This listing was lated updated on Aug-31-2004.

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