Next week, I’ll discuss fiction inspired by real-life characters.
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For more than six decades, Seventeen has been the prototypical teen girls’ magazine. It covers fashion and friendship, popularity and pop culture, family and fiction. The editors look for strong writers who can connect with girls ages 12 to 19. Articles offer sound advice, and inform 2 million girls a month about news and trends. They include self-help, profiles, and personal experience.
Email a query with outline and clips or writing samples for nonfiction to the appropriate Seventeen editor. Send complete manuscript for fiction. For relationship/love stories, email Devin Tomb, firstname.lastname@example.org; for Your Life and fitness and nutrition, Ashley Mateo at email@example.com; for general health, sex education, and Buzz, Kim Tranell at firstname.lastname@example.org; for fashion, Gina Kelly at email@example.com; for beauty, Yesenia Almonte at yalmonte@ hearst.com.
Articles, 650–3,000 words. Fiction, 1,000–3,000 words. Buys first rights. Pays $1–$1.50 a word, on acceptance.
Call for submissions for young writers:
Their website says,"We are open for submissions, and are particularly interested in creative fiction by teens, but will also accept YA stories by adult authors."