Contact: Article or Feature Submissions
If you have a story or news item you would like to submit to GRAND, please e-mail your story Here
We ask that you please spell-check your item, and keep in mind that we do not publish hate speech, etc. Please include a bio, and a recent photo of yourself, or other details and background about your story.
Read GRAND magazine, listen to the voices and the messages. Then, find a story or an idea that directly relates to the role of grandparenting and/or the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. (In other words, we are not a magazine about aging, or senior citizens; in the U.S., the average age of a first-time grandparent is 48. Our audience is overwhelmingly “baby boomers.”) When you have found a topic, ask yourself two questions: what is this about? And what is this about, really? Then…Answer those two questions to me, in an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and knock my socks off.
Often, I’m asked questions such as:
- Preferred word length. As GRAND is a digital magazine, we look for articles in a 450-850 word range, but just tell the story. I’m the editor; I’ll worry about length.
- Samples of past writing. Probably won’t be read. I’m busy, and anyway, who knows how much (and how well) the material was edited after it left your hands? I’m always willing to give a new writer a chance.
- What issue will this appear in? Who knows? Our magazine content is
chosen, by me, to meet an organic standard and each month has a very
different personality. Your piece will appear when it is exactly right.
- When will I be paid? Standard is within 45 days of acceptance of the article. Sometimes sooner if we’ve pressed you for a short deadline. Sometimes later if revisions have been required.
- How much will I be paid? Not as much as you’re worth.
- What about photographs? The more you send with a piece that needs photographs, the happier we are, even if we don’t use them. We like to have options. We rarely, once in a blue moon, when pigs fly, pay an author to take photographs.
- Do I need to include websites and other resource information in the article, as applicable? Yes, yes, yes. The more links and video/podcast potential and purchasing information and research data, etc. that we make accessible to the reader, the more we’re doing our job.
- How quickly will you reply to my query? If you don’t hear from me within 48 hours, something (like spam-control) has interfered. Try again.
- Are you happy to hear from new writers? Immensely. It’s the most exciting part of the job…because there’s always the chance that there’s an idea coming that will make my day!
We are a writer’s magazine. We welcome you! From there, we will get back to you with a decision about publishing your news item or feature.
Christine Crosby – email
GRAND Magazine Publisher
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