Right after yesterday’s morning writing session at Atlantis Coffee, I met with the publishers of Fine Lifestyles Regina, a thick, glossy, free-circulation, advertising-packed magazine that has now published two issues, each of which contained a story by me–the first about chef Rob Fuller, and the second about artist Victor Cicansky.
They’ve had a different editor for each issue so far, and were looking for someone new for the next one. I expressed interest, and as of yesterday, I’ve got the job. (I hope I’ll be around more than one issue!)
I’m going to draw up some formal submission guidelines in the near future, but basically, here’s what I’m looking for: upbeat, success-focused articles about interesting and innovative Regina people, businesses and organizations. Take a look at the previous two issues to see what’s been done already. Best to get an actual copy, of course, but you can also see them online: here’s Issue 1, and here’s Issue 2.
I also need writers who are interested in taking stories on assignment. Some of the editorial is “advertorial,” stories that are offered to advertisers to complement their paid ad, but there is also plenty of more traditional editorial material. The magazine runs almost 200 pages, with a 50/50 ad/editorial split, so it needs lots of writers.
Rates start at 10 cents a word, and we pay an additional $25 for photographs (which are required for pretty much every story; if the writer can’t provide them, we have photographers they can call on).
So, if you’re a freelance writer who might be interested, email me at ewillett(at)sasktel.net. Feel free to query with story ideas, and let me know if you’re also interested in assignments! Send a sample of previous work, if you can.
I look forward to hearing from you!