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Vision Magazine is a monthly publication distributed free at over 1,900 locations in California, Arizona, and Hawaii. With a readership of 270,000 and growing, Vision Magazine is a venue for purposeful and holistic living and serves the community as an inspiration for both thought and action. We are positive media, telling the stories that need to be heard. We reflect a readership of well-educated, holistically focused, spiritually-oriented, environmentally and socially-concerned people.
Here is some more information that may help you when sending articles and queries to the magazine:
- GET TO KNOW OUR VISION?: If you have never written for Vision before (or it has been a while), the best way to publish is to first become familiar with the magazine and the style of our articles, topics, monthly themes (different every month) and monthly sections. Our website is www.visionmagazine.com, or pick one up at the stands. We look for material that is informative, expands our understanding and seeks to present solutions.
- WHAT WE PRINT: We welcome material in different formats including: commentaries, reviews, news articles, human interest articles and (on occasion) short fiction and poetry as long as they are well written, follow basic grammatical and formatting rules, adhere to the magazine style and purpose and are within the word count, theme and deadline guidelines. Unsolicited material will be returned only if envelope with return postage is provided. (Note – articles not related to the monthly theme may be held for use at a later date.)
- WHAT TO SUBMIT: You can either submit an article outright, or you can submit a complete query with an idea and how you would go about writing about it. Please include suggestions as to theme/month and section where you think the article could go. The more specific you are, the more it helps us ?see? the article and how it can fit into an issue. The editorial calendar as well as these writers? guidelines are available on the website. Please be aware that feature articles are 2,000 words, departmental articles are 700-1000 words and café/holistic products/reviews are 400-500 words. The word count guidelines need to be followed as closely as possible. Please keep sectional pieces to a max of 1,100 words and features to a max of 2,200 words. For example, if you send a 6,000-word article as a feature or a 150 word review, we will not publish it (yes, this has actually happened).
- HOW TO SEND: E-mail is best, as text in the body of the e-mail message or as an attached Word document. Font: 12-point Courier. Single-spaced, no indents. Spacing between sentences: one space. No footers or headers. You may send queries and manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org, through regular mail to Vision Magazine, Attn: Editorial, 1281 University Ave., Ste G, San Diego, CA 92103 or through fax at (619) 296-1910.
- FORMAT: Give our graphics guy a break. He works hard and has to walk a whole two blocks away to get his morning coffee (organic/fair-trade, of course). To this end – the simpler, the better. Your submitted article should be single-spaced, using 12-point Courier New font. Please use only one space between sentences. Do not include headers and/or footers and DO NOT INDENT THE FIRST WORD OF EACH PARAGRAPH. Simply put a space between paragraphs. For more specifics, download the Vision style sheet online at www.visionmagazine.com or contact email@example.com.
- BE EARLY, EARLY, EARLY: Please submit queries six weeks before the intended published month (Ex: August 20 for the October 1 issue). Unsolicited complete articles are due by the first of the previous month (Ex: July 1 for August 1 issue), and completed solicited articles are due by the 10th for the following month (Ex: July 10 for August 1 issue).
- PAYMENT – CASH AND OTHERWISE: We do sometimes pay freelancers, but we are a free regional publication with a modest budget, so it is normally only after they have written for us for a while. Pay or not, if you have another service you are promoting that our demographics might be interested in, publishing an article in Vision is a great way to promote it! Keep in mind that although 90,000 issues go out each month to readers in California, Arizona, Hawaii and Louisiana (and soon to be other regions as well), each of those issues is read by an estimated 3-4 readers. That is close to half a million cultural creatives reading your article and your bio.
- PHOTOS AND GRAPHICS: Articles, including reviews and cafe’ pieces, need to come equipped with photos and/or graphics. If you suspect that obtaining photos will be an issue, let us know early on so we can work something out. Photos and graphics should be at least 300 dpi and in digital (sent via e-mail) format.
- FACT-CHECKING AND SOURCES: Ensure your facts are accurate with detailed figures, statistics and quotes cited by reputable sources using an appropriate format. It is the writer?s responsibility to include citations when needed, not the magazine?s. When should you use a citation? All quotes should always reference who is speaking (i.e. ?This is the quote,? said White. Or According to an article that appeared in the July 21 edition of the New York Times, “This is the quote.” (Article Name, publication, date). Use common sense. If it is a quote, a specific statistic or a general statement that is extraordinary (Ex: It was confirmed that the UFO was sited over Santa Fe), then you need to reference the information.
- BIO / CONTACT INFO: If submitting a feature article or a sectional piece, please include a bio with contact information (100 words or less) that is both current and accurate. Smaller articles (reviews, cafes and holistic products) will appear with name or initial credit only.
- RIGHTS: Our regular policy is that Vision Magazine reserves one-time rights on an article published with a window of three months where the exact article. published with us may not appear in other publications in the same publication region.
Thanks for your interest in Vision Magazine! We look forward to working with you!
Vision Magazine 2012 Editorial Calendar
January 2013 ? Where Do We Go From Here?
February 2013 | Manifesting the New World
March 2013 | Human Potential
April 2013 | Indigenous Wisdom
May 2013 | Spiritual Technology
June 2013 | Sacred Sound Waves
July 2013 | Paranormal Everyday Life
August 2013 | Animal As Equals
September 2013 | Consciously Decoding Conspiracy
October 2013 | Modern Magick
November 2013 | Oh My Goddess
December 2013 | Extrasensory Perceptions
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VISION MAGAZINE is an elegant balance of informative stories and inspiring viewpoints; rich, vivid color juxtaposed with appealing editorial, community resources, and calendar of events, each providing tools for living in a more peaceful and sustainable world. We currently print 90,000 copies of the magazine, which is distributed at over 1900 locations throughout California, Northern Arizona and Hawaii. Call 1-866-804-8444 to advertise in print or online!
Over the past ten years, VISION MAGAZINE has become a mainstay within the holistic community, revealing evolutionary ideas in conscious living, holistic healing, and the creation of a more peaceful world. With each issue, VISION MAGAZINE reflects our innovative, open-minded, progressive readership. BEAUTY & HEALTH brings you the latest guides and gurus of radiance: spas, masseurs, estheticians, nutritionists and other health professionals. Insightful interviews and stories of the projects, books, and people in the THE ART OF LIVING acknowledge those who are changing their own lives and the lives of others. NATURAL HEALTH brings you the clinical evidence of herbs, antioxidants, cooking, vitamins ?whether new or ancient technologies?to lead us to a healthier, fuller life. Exploring the consciousness of our minds, and our unconscious desires, INNER ART asks the artistic nature in each of us to blossom and flourish with desire and care. MIND & SPIRIT brings together the teachers and students that have dedicated their lives to breakthroughs in wholeness and wellness. In Earth Watch we bring global issues to your door, covering world news and the ecological issues that affect us all. Sit down with VISION CAFÉ and indulge in exclusive reviews of current releases ? books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and movies. Next enjoy our monthly Visionary Artist, a page of visual delights to entice you to current showings of the artists that often grace our cover. Community Resources keeps you in touch with the practitioners, companies and people?therapists, coaches, doctors, who form our holistic community.
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VISION MAGAZINE is an elegant balance of informative stories and inspiring viewpoints; rich, vivid color juxtaposed with appealing editorial, community resources, and calendar of events, each providing tools for living in a more peaceful and sustainable world. We currently print 90,000 copies of the magazine, which is distributed at over 1900 locations throughout California, Northern Arizona and Hawaii.
Over the past ten years, VISION MAGAZINE has become a mainstay within the holistic community, revealing evolutionary ideas in conscious living, holistic healing, and the creation of a more peaceful world. With each issue, VISION MAGAZINE reflects our innovative, open-minded, progressive readership. BEAUTY & HEALTH brings you the latest guides and gurus of radiance: spas, masseurs, estheticians, nutritionists and other health professionals. Insightful interviews and stories of the projects, books, and people in the THE ART OF LIVING acknowledge those who are changing their own lives and the lives of others.
NATURAL HEALTH brings you the clinical evidence of herbs, antioxidants, cooking, vitamins ?whether new or ancient technologies?to lead us to a healthier, fuller life. Exploring the consciousness of our minds, and our unconscious desires, INNER ART asks the artistic nature in each of us to blossom and flourish with desire and care. MIND & SPIRIT brings together the teachers and students that have dedicated their lives to breakthroughs in wholeness and wellness. In Earth Watch we bring global issues to your door, covering world news and the ecological issues that affect us all. Sit down with VISION CAFÉ and indulge in exclusive reviews of current releases ? books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and movies. Next enjoy our monthly Visionary Artist, a page of visual delights to entice you to current showings of the artists that often grace our cover. Community Resources keeps you in touch with the practitioners, companies and people?therapists, coaches, doctors, who form our holistic community.
About Our Readers
Our readers are proactive towards their health, consider their well-being to be a top priority, and are comprised of 57% women and 43% men with a household income of $65,000 or greater.
We also offer Vision in Design, our in-house design group, making it simple and affordable for you to design ads, logos and promotional materials for your growing and expanding business.
2013 Editorial Calendar
January 2013 ? Where Do We Go From Here?
February 2013 ? Manifesting the New World
March 2013 ? Human Potential
April 2013 ? Indigenous Wisdom
May 2013 ? Spiritual Technology
June 2013 ? Sacred Sound Waves
July 2013 ? Paranormal Everyday Life
August 2013 ? Animal As Equals
September 2013 ? Consciously Decoding Conspiracy
October 2013 ? Modern Magick
November 2013 ? Oh My Goddess
December 2013 ? Extrasensory Perceptions
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