Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Calling all budding writers and bloggers...

Did I ever mention... that I own a little magazine?

It's just a little free monthly magazine with around 8-10,000 readers a month.

For any budding writers or bloggers out there, I'm offering the chance to be published in the February issue...

Copy deadline for the February issue is January 20th. Articles can be emailed to me for consideration before this date please.

The magazine is family based and to give you an idea the sections break down as follows:

* Community and Family
* What's On
* Shopping and Fashion
* Food and Drink
* Health and Beauty
* Home and Garden
* Property and Finance
* Motoring

I'm looking for fresh content on any of these subjects. A small article... an old blog post... a product review... A fabulous recipe... whatever you think might tickle the readers' fancy!

What's in it for you?

* Exposure of your blog to 8-10,000 NEW people.
* Printed copies of the finished publication sent to you so you can see your work in print!
* The kudos that you have been published.

Whilst I cannot offer a financial gain at this time, please don't get me wrong, I'm not looking for free, cheap content, (it's a free magazine so there is not much money involved in it full stop) - I have plenty of excellent content given to me every month, I'd just love to mix it up a little and as I love reading all your blogs I'm sure others would too. I'm not asking for loads of time to be put into this... maybe revisit your best blog posts... that's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for!

I don't know if anybody is interested but I'd love to hear from you, just email me your contributions and I will pick my favourite and announce the winner on 21st Jan (or around that time).

And if you know of anybody else who may be interested please blog or tweet or whateverness. x

ps. any questions? pop them in the comment box or email me... x


Eleanor said...

wow! you kept that one quiet :D

I am really interested in this! Going to see what I can come up with.

And what a great idea, so great of you to offer this opportunity, thank you!

Just one question, who is it aimed at/distributed to? Just so I know who I'd be writing for.

Thanks :)

Shopaholic said...

Hi Eleanor, The mag is a family one... goes out door to door to homes, but the main reader profile I'd say is female, all ages, lots of professional ladies plus mum's... quite a wide audience really

It's been running about 4 years so well established and well read.

hope that helps x

Eleanor said...

that's brilliant, thank you for the info :)

Leah said...

I'll email you something from my older post, those days when I was so intersted in becoming a writer. Hahaha!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Very very intriguing so I will dig through the idea box!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

How wonderful, what an exciting venture. I will have a sort through and email anything that I think might be suitable. xx

daisychain said...

Oh man, this would be SO perfect for building up my portfolio but I have no ideas and not enough time right now,
will you be looking again in the future?

Shopaholic said...

hi daisychain, I was thinking depending on how successful/how many entries I get I may even just make it on-running... so anyone can send anything any time and I'll see if I can include it.
As it's a monthly mag I'm always on the look out for content each month. Deadlines are always around 20th month prior to print.

And thanks for the entries so far everyone, this is going to be virtually impossible to pick a 'best', so it may come down to what fits best for the month... etc. x

ANA said...

That is such a great opportunity!! I would love to contribute, but I don't feel like I have anything interesting to write about :o(


Brit Gal Sarah said...

Hi! I was sent on over by NW London Girl, who got picked :-)

Sounds like a great idea and if you ever want a funny piece on how different my life is in rural Oklahoma, to how it was in the Home Counties, and I can defo include shopping (!!), then email me. My contact details are on my blog.

Nice to find you as well, very cute blog.