Kentucky Monthly magazine is soliciting queries from new writers. As the listing notes, Kentucky Monthly‘s focus is on Kentucky and Kentuckians. If you don’t already read the magazine and are interested in querying, pick up some back issues at the library to familiarize yourself with their style and typical subject matter.
The following listing was picked up from the June 28, 2012 edition of Writers Weekly:
- Kentucky Monthly, P.O. Box 559, Frankfort, KY 40602-0559. P(502)227-0053. F(502)227-0059. Email: steve-at-kentuckymonthly.com. Website: http://www.kentuckymonthly.com. Kim Butterweck, Executive Editor. “About Kentucky and Kentuckians. Our focus is clear and we are only interested in stories that fit in that niche.” 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 42K. Monthly. Pays on the 15th of the month following publication. Publishes ms 3 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within two weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $20.00.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. “For specific projects we pay a flat fee, but our general guideline is roughly $0.15/word for 800-1600 words.”
PHOTOS/ART: $75 per assignment ($35 for each additional photo used.”
HINTS: “Writers should be familiar with the magazine and the types of stories we feature. We do not expect anyone to know everything we have done, but at least know the types of features we’re going to possibly use.”
Kentucky Monthly is also accepting submissions through August 3, 2012, for their annual literary showcase of Kentucky writers. For more information, visit their web site: http://kentuckymonthly.com/submit-a/literary-submissions/.